In this episode of the podcast Darrell Bruggink sat down with the third-generation of one of America’s most influential farm equipment families based in North Dakota’s Red River Valley. Amity Technology’s Howard Dahl.
“Dad said ‘I'm not going to go into this and make all the financial commitment without a team of people.’ So when others agreed to come on board, he made the commitment financially. And he told me ‘I'm going to risk my fortune on this, but blood is thicker than water and I need to help my brother-in-law." And so, it was a real challenge at first, but because of a great team of people they became the leader in four-wheel drive tractors with Steiger.” -- Howard Dahl on how his dad, Eugene, had to guarantee $6 million to keep the company
Howard’s family tree includes several innovations at the forefront of ag technology, including several Melroe products, the Bobcat loader, the Steiger Tractor, the Concord air seeder and more. You’ll also hear how he was surprised to hear from both Case and John Deere making surprise overtures to buy his Concord line -- on the very same day.
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