Sitting in a modest office in the front of the Washington, Iowa, store, Ron Farrier was asked to cough up a title for a hypothetical keynote presentation to other dealer executives. His answer? "Let's Work Together"?
When Kevin Bland was 14 years old, he was hired to mow the lawn of the local farm equipment dealership in Durant, Iowa. Nearly 30 years later, he's the location manager for the same dealership, now called Precision Equipment.
"I started farming and feeding cattle with my grandfather when I was a kid and my passion for agriculture has continued to grow. He and my dad used John Deere equipment and I've always believed it's the best."
Michelle Becker is taking on new responsibilities as Precision Equipment continues on its growth path. The executive administrator is now project coordinator for the group and will oversee a variety of projects to assure they're accomplished on time, within budget and producing the expected results.
When discussions started about Elder Implement being the subject of Farm Equipment’s 2012 “Dealership Minds” project, the dealer group was comprised of five John Deere locations scattered throughout eastern Iowa.
Randy Amosson has found himself in an interesting situation. With a little less than five years of experience with a farm equipment dealership, he's been given the responsibility as chief executive officer and general manager of overseeing an 8-store John Deere dealership in eastern Iowa.
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In this episode of On the Record, brought to you by Associated Equipment Distributors, Howard Buffett talks about getting tractors and combines to Ukrainian farmers. In the Technology Corner, Noah Newman examines how the 360 Rain system boosts yields by over 65 bushels per acre. Also in this episode, the potential peak for large ag equipment sales, layoffs at Hutson Inc., 'Made in USA' equipment influence and AGCO's latest earnings report.