Case Study 4: How Can Multiple Owners Establish Future Governance & Control?
Best Practices, Operations & Finance

Case Study 4: How Can Multiple Owners Establish Future Governance & Control?

We all know what happens with too many cooks in the kitchen and no recipe to follow. This is also the case for a farming operation with multiple owners and no formal plan for governance or decision making.

Farm Equipment News

View More

Must Read Free Ebooks

Download these helpful knowledge building tools

View More

Free Newsletters

Join our community for unlimited access to the latest tips, news and information.

  • Thousands of dealers rely on Farm Equipment's Daily Update to start their day informed with the latest industry news. As important to them as their first cup of coffee!
  • On The Record is a twice-a-month web broadcast that brings you the types of insights and analysis you've come to expect from the editors of Ag Equipment Intelligence.
  • E-Watch is a bi-weekly electronic newsletter produced by the editors of Farm Equipment magazine.
Farm Equipment Resources

Dealership of the Year

Industry’s Best Dealerships Honored in 11th Annual Awards Program

DOY logo

In 2015, our panel of judges once again had an impressive pool of candidates to choose from for this year's Dealership of the Year honorees.

But, they made their choices and Farm Equipment’s 2015 Dealerships of the Year are: Ritchie Implement, a 3-store group based in Cobb, Wis., in the over $75 million in revenues category; and Salem Farm Supply, a single-store dealer located in Salem, N.Y., in the under $75 million in revenues category.

Farm Equipment Videos

Columns & Opinions

  • Dave Kanicki

    Know Your Competition

    In the 11 years since Farm Equipment has conducted its annual Dealer Business Outlook & Trends survey, only one issue has made it into the Top 5 biggest concerns each and every year. Want to guess what it is?
  • Dave Kanicki

    Company Stores Without the Expense

    “The future of farm equipment distribution in North America is being reshaped in ways and by means that many dealers could not have imagined a decade ago.”
  • Dr. Jim Weber

    Business of Selling: Looking Back and …

    Nearly 40 years ago, I was hired by a consulting firm whose major client was International Harvester, the once venerable leader in agricultural equipment sales. This consulting firm had designed the XL program for IH that recognized and rewarded their dealer organization for implementing a series of sensible, yet stringent, operational and financial standards.
  • Dan Crummett

    Ahead of the Curve: Is Your Dealership Ready for Growing Use of Cover Crops?

    While the use of cover crops is not new, interest in the benefits they can produce is growing. U.S. farmers are on track to plant cover crops in their normal rotations to the tune of more than 20 million acres by 2020. The interest in keeping something growing on fields year round is rooted in farmers’ search for increased yields, better management of natural rainfall, reduced soil erosion, boosting soil organic matter and better overall “soil health.”

Farm Equipment Webinar Series

Building a 21st Century Dealership Facility

Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Time: 11:00 a.m. Central time

Register Now

During this live event, three dealer principals who’ve recently renovated or built completely new facilities will share what they’ve learned from their experiences.

The three-dealer panel includes Larry Roeder, owner of two-store John Deere dealership Hiawatha Implement; Leo Johnson, partner at four-store Case IH dealership Johnson Tractor; and Clint Schnoor, president of 13-store AGCO dealership Agri-Service.

This event is brought to you free courtesy of STANLEY Vidmar.

Top Directory Listings

Editorial Advisory Board

Brian Carpenter
President & GM
Champlain Valley Equipment
Middlebury, Vt.

Mark Foster
Regional Manager/Partner
Birkey's Farm Store
Bloomington, Ill.

Leo Johnson
Johnson Tractor
Janesville, Wis.

Keith Kreps
Executive Vice President
RDO Equipment
Fargo, N.D.

Tom Rosztoczy
President & CEO
Stotz Equipment
Avondale, Ariz.

Clint Schnoor
Agri-Service LLC
Twin Falls, Idaho

Tim Young
General Manager
Young's Equipment
Regina, Saskatchewan

Mark Foster
Regional Manager/Partner
Birkey's Farm Store
Bloomington, Ill.

Product Roundups

Top Store Items
2015 Big Dealer Report (PDF)

2015 Big Dealer Report (PDF)

The "2015 Big Dealer Report" is a joint project of Ag Equipment Intelligence and Currie Management Consultants. This report aims to track ownership changes and consolidation trends of North American farm equipment dealers.  For the purposes of this report, "Big Dealers" are considered those organizations that own and operate five or more farm equipment store locations throughout North America. This report was initiated in 2009 and is updated annually in April. 

Ag Equipment Intelligence - 1 Year Subscription

Ag Equipment Intelligence - 1 Year Subscription

Ag Equipment Intelligence provides ag equipment marketers, dealers and analysts with late-breaking news, analysis and viewpoints on the changing trends in the farm machinery marketplace. Condensing information into the knowledge that you need for quicker, sounder and more profitable strategic decision making, each issue presents financial updates, significant industry-altering trends, and outlooks and forecasts from a variety of different sources.
2015 AEI Dealer Business Outlook and Trends - Farm Equipment Forecast (PDF)

2015 AEI Dealer Business Outlook and Trends - Farm Equipment Forecast (PDF)

Based on surveys from more than 300 North American dealers, not only does the 2015 Dealer Business Outlook & Trends forecast report give you a "from the trenches" look at what dealers see for equipment sales in the year ahead, but it also identifies trends for individual product sales growth. In 48 pages, the report breaks out the dealers' 2015 outlook by country, by region, by the equipment brand and by the size of their dealership. Learn more.


Farm Equipment 1-Year Subscription (U.S.)

Farm Equipment 1-Year Subscription (U.S.)

Farm Equipment is a BPA-audited, controlled-circulation trade publication serving retail dealers of tractors, implements and/or related farm machinery in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Additionally, Farm Equipment serves retail dealers of shortline machinery, wholesalers and distributors of tractors, implements and/or related machinery and manufacturer’s representatives.


Visit Store