Brookfield, Wis. — Feb. 13, 2015 — Farm Equipment magazine is pleased to announce that Leo Johnson, Johnson Tractor, and Keith Kreps, RDO Equipment, have joined its editorial advisory board. Each will serve 2 years on the board.

Farm Equipment formed an editorial advisory board in 2013 to establish a more structured method of seeking input to ensure its editorial content was on track with what dealers need to improve their everyday operations.

Farm Equipment editors communicate regularly with the board with ideas for editorial content and special report topics.

Leo Johnson is partner of Johnson Tractor based in Janesville, Wis. The dealership sells Case IH and Kubota equipment from four locations in Wisconsin and Illinois. ( Johnson Tractor was Farm Equipment’s Dealership of the Year in 2012.

Keith Kreps is executive vice president of RDO Equipment based in Fargo, N.D., and is responsible for all agricultural regions and supports the company’s Australian partnership by serving on its board of directors. ( The dealer group sells John Deere Equipment from 33 locations. Kreps was a past board member of the North Dakota Implement Dealers Assn. RDO Equipment was Farm Equipment’s Dealership of the Year in 2010. 

Johnson and Kreps join other board members, including Brian Carpenter, president and general manager of Champlain Valley Equipment of Middlebury, Vt., Mark Foster, regional manager and partner, of Birkey’s Farm Store based in Bloomington, Ill.; Tom Rosztoczy, CEO of Stotz Equipment in Avondole Ariz.; Clint Schnoor, president of Agri-Service in Twin Falls, Idaho; and Tim Young, general manager of Young’s Equipment in Regina, Saskatchewan.

About Lessiter Publications: Lessiter Publications Inc., Brookfield, Wis., was founded in 1981 by Frank and Pam Lessiter. The firm provides niche content for the agricultural and equine markets through magazines, newsletters, websites, international conferences, books, DVDs, management reports and e-newsletters. For more information, visit