Founded: Elder Implement in 1949, became a John Deere dealer in 1980; Farmers Implement in 1936
Current Partners: Tom Poeltler, Chuck Poeltler, Ron Farrier, Carl Wulf, Chad Reed
Locations: 8 in Iowa, sites include Muscatine, Mediapolis, Durant, Houghton, Winfield, Washington, Fairfield and Ottumwa
Lines Carries: John Deere, Brent, Unverferth, J&M, Westfield, Stihl, Land Pride, Hardi, Frontier, Honda, John Deere Sprayers
2011 Annual Sales: $100 million (estimated)
Conversations in Ag
Farm Equipment editors sat down with individuals touching various aspects of agriculture — among them dealers, farmers, manufacturers, economists and consultants — to moderate conversations about the biggest issues impacting the farm equipment industry.