Charlie Moe, corporate aftermarket manager with Kern Machinery of Bakersfield, Calif., talks about how the John Deere Ag Tech Program convinced him to invest some time in seeking out opportunities to go out to area high schools to speak to juniors and seniors about careers in the ag industry.

A number of the high schools in the area have mechanic programs that feed into a regional occupational center with a diesel program, an automotive program and a welding program. The Deere ag tech program run through Walla Walla, Wash., has a primary classroom component but they also receive training on-site at the dealership through an internship quarterly.


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Charlie Moe

Always Planning Ahead for Parts & Service Success

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Years with Operation: 5. Joined Kern Machinery after 20 years with AT&T in the cellular industry in various human resources, sales and general management roles.

Role: Oversees parts and service operations for all 4 locations and also champions Customer Experience, Branding and business promotions for the dealership. “I see myself in a support role for the overall enterprise,” Moe says.

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