Dealer Succession

A New-Era ‘Contract’

This year (2019) marks 15 years since our company (Lessiter Media) acquired Farm Equipment magazine (along with two other titles we rebranded as Ag Equipment Intelligence and Farm Innovations For Today’s Top Farm Operator). The last 15 years have brought highs and lows, but never boredom! We’re forever grateful for an acquisition that introduced us to so many outstanding people — both personally and professionally — that comprise you, the North America’s farm equipment industry.
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Our Dealer Story Podcast

[Podcast] Our Dealer Story: New Holland Rochester

In this episode of the <em>Farm Equipment</em> podcast, “Our Dealer Story” brought to you by HBS Systems, we're joined by brothers Jesse and Matt Streater, the CEO and Director of Sales from New Holland Rochester, a 7-store New Holland dealer in Indiana.
In this episode of the Farm Equipment podcast, “Our Dealer Story” brought to you by HBS Systems, we're joined by brothers Jesse and Matt Streater, the CEO and Director of Sales from New Holland Rochester, a 7-store New Holland dealer in Indiana.
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Our Dealer Story Podcast

[Podcast] Our Dealer Story: Salem Farm Supply

In this episode of the <em>Farm Equipment</em> podcast, “Our Dealer Story” brought to you by HBS Systems, we sat down with Carole Lewis, the dealer principal of Salem Farm Supply. The Upstate New York Case IH and Kubota dealer first opened its doors in 1953.
In this episode of the Farm Equipment podcast, “Our Dealer Story” brought to you by HBS Systems, we sat down with Carole Lewis, the dealer principal of Salem Farm Supply. The Upstate New York Case IH and Kubota dealer first opened its doors in 1953.
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Our Dealer Story Podcast

[Podcast] Our Dealer Story: BTI

In this episode of the <em>Farm Equipment</em> podcast, “Our Dealer Story” brought to you by HBS Systems, we sat down with third generation owners Mike and Kelly Estes, owners of BTI, a 6-store John Deere dealership based in Bucklin, Kan.
In this episode of the Farm Equipment podcast, “Our Dealer Story” brought to you by HBS Systems, we sat down with third generation owners Mike and Kelly Estes, owners of BTI, a 6-store John Deere dealership based in Bucklin, Kan.
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To The Point

Parts Rush: Young Dept. Manager Ends Up in Music Limelight

Journey with us back to the early 1970s to the farm equipment world of Ontario. Envision a young parts manager pounding his sticks on the parts counter, on 55-gallon drums or whatever was parked out in the shop. Of course, stealing this “practice time” only between farmers’ requests for hoses, sweeps/tines and feeder chains.
Journey with us back to the early 1970s to the farm equipment world of Ontario. Envision a young parts manager pounding his sticks on the parts counter, on 55-gallon drums or whatever was parked out in the shop. Of course, stealing this “practice time” only between farmers’ requests for hoses, sweeps/tines and feeder chains.
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Our Dealer Story Podcast

[Podcast] Our Dealer Story: Lund Implement

In this episode of the <em>Farm Equipment</em> podcast, “Our Dealer Story” brought to you by HBS Systems, we sat down with third generation owner Chris Lund of Lund Implement, a single-store AGCO dealership in Madison, Minn.
In this episode of the Farm Equipment podcast, “Our Dealer Story” brought to you by HBS Systems, we sat down with third generation owner Chris Lund of Lund Implement, a single-store AGCO dealership in Madison, Minn.
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Our Dealer Story Podcast

[Podcast] Our Dealer Story: Van Wall Equipment

In this episode of the <em>Farm Equipment</em> podcast, “Our Dealer Story” brought to you by HBS Systems, we sat down with Don Van Houweling and two of his sons, Matt and Mike of Van Wall Equipment, a 24-store John Deere dealership based in Perry, Iowa.
In this episode of the Farm Equipment podcast, “Our Dealer Story” brought to you by HBS Systems, we sat down with Don Van Houweling and two of his sons, Matt and Mike of Van Wall Equipment, a 24-store John Deere dealership based in Perry, Iowa.
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Our Dealer Story Podcast

[Podcast] Our Dealer Story: Castongia Tractor

In this episode of the <em>Farm Equipment</em> podcast, “Our Dealer Story” brought to you by HBS Systems, we sat down with third-generation owner John Castongia of Castongia Tractor, a Northwest Indiana and East Central Illinois John Deere dealership.
In this episode of the Farm Equipment podcast, “Our Dealer Story” brought to you by HBS Systems, we sat down with third-generation owner Jon Castongia of Castongia Tractor, a Northwest Indiana and East Central Illinois John Deere dealership.
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Our Dealer Story Podcast

[Podcast] Our Dealer Story: Champlain Valley Equipment

In this episode of the new <em>Farm Equipment</em> podcast, “Our Dealer Story” brought to you by HBS Systems, we feature Champlain Valley Equipment, a Vermont New Holland dealership. Editor Ben Thorpe sat down with second generation owner Brian Carpenter during the Dealership Minds Summit.
In this episode of the Farm Equipment podcast, “Our Dealer Story” brought to you by HBS Systems, we feature Champlain Valley Equipment, a Vermont New Holland dealership. Associate Research Editor Ben Thorpe sat down with second generation owner Brian Carpenter during the Dealership Minds Summit.
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