C-LOCK Inc. Funds Over $500K in Equipment Grant Proposals to Research Institutions Globally

C-Lock Inc. has announced the award recipients of their inaugural 2020 Research Equipment Grant program. This competitive grant program was designed to provide an opportunity for institutions to research and test cutting-edge ideas that use C-Lock Inc. technology which will improve efficiency, productivity, and sustainability in animal agricultural production. C-Lock received 44 research proposals from 17 countries and the U.S. …

Over $150,000 Raised for WEDA Foundations

The Western Equipment Dealers Association (WEDA) is thrilled to announce that over $150,000 was raised at the recent WEDA International Dealer Conference for WEDA’s Foundations. Funds raised will go toward scholarships to support career and technical education programs for ag equipment technicians. Recognizing critical labour shortages of properly trained dealership employees, the Canada Equipment Dealers Foundation (CEDF) and the Western …

Concordia Tractor CEO Selected as 2018 Dealer of the Year

The Western Equipment Dealers Association (WEDA) is honored to present the prestigious Merit Award to Harley Adams of Concordia Tractor, Inc. (CTI), as the 2018 Dealer of the Year. Celebrating Exceptional Performance and Outstanding Customer Service As a true mark of excellence, the annual WEDA Dealer of the Year award recognizes exceptional performance and outstanding community service that is an …

ZimmCast 600 – John Deere at World Dairy Expo

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The ZimmCast hits another milestone today with episode number 600! In this week’s program we’ll hear several John Deere representatives talk about the company’s newest forage harvester, the self-propelled 9,000 Series, launched at World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. You will hear from John Thomassen, Global Director – Hay & Forage Harvest; Dan Paschke, Director of Marketing – Hay & …

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Deere at 2018 World Dairy Expo

John Deere showcased its new 9000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters (SPFH) at the 2018 World Dairy Expo last week in Madison, Wisconsin. The high-capacity forage harvesters announced in August provide up to 400 tons of throughput per hour, along with optimum corn silage processing that’s independent of the length of cut. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and …

Western Equipment Dealers Association Acquires Friend Management Systems™

Combination Adds to Offerings of WEDA Business Management Services to the Equipment Dealer Industry (April 11, 2017 – Kansas City, MO) Western Equipment Dealers Association announced today that it is acquiring Friend Management Systems™ in a transaction pairing two leading providers of management consulting and professional development programs and services for equipment dealers. Friend Management Systems™ is a Canadian-based management …

Legislative Tax Victories for Oklahoma Equipment Dealers

Comments from Western Equipment Dealers Association (WEDA) Vice President of Government Affairs Eric Wareham (April 10, 2018 – Kansas City, Missouri) The 2018 Oklahoma state legislature has seen several bills this session that seek to increase revenue by making tax policy changes that would impact the agriculture industry at an already difficult time, and the Western Equipment Dealers Association (WEDA) …

John Deere at 2018 Commodity Classic

The 2018 Commodity Classic is known as the largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show. This year Anaheim, CA took the honors of hosting the event held Feb. 27 – March 1, 2018. John Deere attended and was awarded the inaugural AEM Davidson Award. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for …

ZimmCast From #NFMS18

The 2018 National Farm Machinery Show continues to grow and evolve as evidenced by the changes in the location of exhibitors. This year even featured a new Varied Industries tent in the parking lot. There’s a lot of room throughout the Kentucky Exposition Center but between the tractor pull and growth in exhibitors even more room is needed. In this …

2018 National Farm Machinery Show

Welcome to the 2018 National Farm Machinery Show being held February 14-17 in Louisville, KY at the Kentucky Exposition Center. The show bills itself as the biggest and it is huge. Multiple buildings filled with the latest in farm equipment can take days to stroll through much less spend time talking with company representatives. We have lots of photos and …

Reinke’s Partnership with NCTA Curtis Continues to Flourish

Difficulty filling manufacturing and irrigation jobs are a major problem that faces the manufacturing and irrigation industry. Reinke Manufacturing is on the move to solve the problems of these shortages and create solutions with job training. A skilled labor shortage is being addressed by providing student scholarships for workforce training for the manufacturing industry. It’s crucial to bridge the skills …

AEM Reports 2017 Tractor and Combine Sales

The 2017 Ag Tractor and Combine Report from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) shows some recovery from 2016. In this interview, AEM Senior VP for AG Services Curt Blades talks about the 2017 report and how the new tax reform package has the industry cautiously optimistic for continued overall improvement in 2018. Interview with Curt Blades, AEM

2017 Sunbelt Ag Expo #Sunbelt40

The 40th Annual Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition in Moultrie, Georgia kicked off October 17 with 1,211 exhibitors on 100 acres with 600 acres of research farm. Every year the show has a spotlight state and this year it was Tennessee. This virtual ag newsroom is sponsored by John Deere and includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge …

2017 John Deere Reveal

John Deere hosted an agricultural media event at the company’s Harvest Works headquarters in Moline, Illinois – an appropriate place to unveil a smarter line of grain harvesting technology in the combines and headers John Deere is introducing for model year 2018 production. Deere also showcased the new Frontier VT17 Series Vertical Tillage Tool, new John Deere 4640 Universal Display, …

AEM Holds Rural Broadband Access Panel

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) hosted Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey and representatives from equipment manufacturers John Deere and HammerHead Trenchless for a panel discussion on Capitol Hill on May 18th focused on the expansion of rural broadband access as part of lawmakers’ work this year on infrastructure. The event was in conjunction with Infrastructure Week 2017 and …