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.
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.
As the Houghton, Iowa, location of Precision Equipment moves beyond its days as a single-store operation to one in a family of eight, customers will expect more from their neighborhood equipment dealership.
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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.