Items Tagged with 'Illinois'


Day in the Cab

Catching Timebombs & Building Credibility with Maintenance Visits

Independent dealer puts problem-solving skills to ultimate test & builds strong relationships during crunch time
Planting season has arrived in the northwest corner of Illinois. Chad Baker hits the road for last-minute planter inspections and agrees to give us a peek behind the curtain during one of the busiest times of the year.
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Conversations in Ag

Regardless of Age, Selling is About Knowing Your Customer

2 dealer executives sit down to discuss how customer personality is a greater driver in communication preferences & technology adoption than age
Jared Nobbe, division manager with Sydenstricker Nobbe Partne, and Colin Hlavinka, director of sales for Hlavinka Equipment Co., sat down during the North American Equipment Dealers Assn. Dealer Conference in Dallas to compare notes on the best approaches to selling to the next generation of customers.
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Competition Calls & Farm Equipment Responds

An unexpected phone call spurred fast action that protected the brand while gaining access to an acquisition partner
Farm Equipment was well ahead in every measurable criterion — advertising market share, editorial pages, ad pages and revenue. Things were proceeding nicely, and I wouldn’t say we were complacent but perhaps a shakeup was needed.
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Farm Equipment Magazine’s ‘Origin Story’

A farmer dabbling in trade publishing & an unpaid printer bill brought Johnson Hill Press 2 key opportunities in the late 1960s
A publishing genealogist could argue that the family tree of Farm Equipment dates back to 1957, 47 years before Lessiter Media acquired the publication.
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