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Kinze Manufacturing’s Long Road to ‘Disruptive Innovation’ in the Farm Equipment Industry

Now in its 2nd generation, Kinze Manufacturing’s father-daughter team discuss challenge and triumph, and their aim to innovate with new products dealers want to sell and farmers want to buy.
Kinze Manufacturing started in 1965 when Jon Kinzenbaw, a 21-year old farm boy from Victor, Iowa, opened a welding shop.
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Calmer Corn Heads Owner Marion Calmer Overcomes Roadblocks from the Majors to Become Innovative Manufacturer

Marion Calmer tells the origin story of his experience in no-till innovations at Calmer Ag Research Center, Calmer Farms and Calmer Corn Heads.
Marion Calmer tells the origin story of his experience in no-till innovations at Calmer Ag Research Center, Calmer Farms and Calmer Corn Heads — even though he thought he just wanted to be a farmer.
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Kinze's Jon Kinzenbaw and Susie Kinzenbaw Veatch

A candid conversation about how Kinze Manufacturing was built from nearly nothing into a manufacturer known for its pioneering work in grain carts and then planters
For Susie Veatch and her father Jon Kinzenbaw, the move from local repair shop to global manufacturer has been a rewarding learning experience — but not one without its challenges, including the John Deere lawsuit that could have squeezed them out of the planter business.
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How We Did It

[Podcast] Conversations with Ag Equipment’s Entrepreneurs: Kinze's Jon Kinzenbaw and Susie Kinzenbaw Veatch

In this episode of the <em>Farm Equipment</em> podcast, “How We Did It: Conversations with Ag Equipment’s Entrepreneurs” brought to you by GKN Off-Highway Powertrain, Editor Mike Lessiter sits down for a conversation with Jon Kinzenbaw, founder of Kinze Manufacturing, and daughter and company president Susie Veatch.
In this episode of the Farm Equipment podcast, “How We Did It: Conversations with Ag Equipment’s Entrepreneurs” brought to you by GKN Off-Highway Powertrain, Editor Mike Lessiter sits down for a conversation with Jon Kinzenbaw, founder of Kinze Manufacturing, and daughter and company president Susie Veatch.
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What Caught Your Attention in 2016?

Read these summaries of the ‘most-viewed’ content via Farm Equipment’s Digital Media offering — over the first 8 months of the year.
As editors, it’s our job to know, and deliver on, the news, topics and ideas that are most relevant to the farm equipment industry. Unlike years past, the prevalence of analytics in today’s world allows us to take a first-hand look at the information-consumption habits of our audience.
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The Rear-Fold Planter and the Battle that Ensued

This chapter from Jon Kinzenbaw’s book, Fifty Years of Disruptive Innovation, shares his story behind John Deere’s effort to squeeze Kinze Manufacturing out of the planter building business.
In 1975, a farmer from southern Iowa stopped by my shop and commented that somebody should figure out how to fold a big planter horizontally to make it easy to move from field to field. At that time, twelve-row planters were being introduced, but they folded upward, which resulted in seed and insecticide being spilled from their hoppers.
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On The Record: Dealer Association Consolidation Continues

In today’s newscast we look at more consolidations among equipment dealer associations, Jon Kinzenbaw’s contribution to the farm equipment industry during the past 50 years, a surge in farm operating loan volumes, the value of UAVs and the second quarter results from CNH Industrial and AGCO.
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