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Women: Changing the Face of Agriculture

[Source: INEDA, 03.2016 | Keywords: Women, Agriculture, Dealership] You don’t have to look far to see women working in an ag-related field. From farm operators and agronomists, to sales representatives, advocates and dealership management, women today play an increasingly vital role in agriculture.    According to the 2012 Census of Agriculture, nearly 1 million women – almost a third of our nationís farmers – work Americaís lands. These women generate $12.9 billion in annual agricultural sales.  With nearly 32,167 women farmers in Iowa in 2012, the womenís agricultural workforce grew 15% from 2002, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture… Read More »

All in the Family

[Source: INEDA, 05.2016 | Keywords: Dealership, Family, Multi-Generational] family noun | fam·i·ly |  \ˈfam-lē, ˈfa-mə-lē \ A group of related people, including people who lived in the past The ag industry is rich with family heritage and traditions. From century old farmsteads owned and operated by one family, to manufacturers such as Vermeer carrying on the family legacy, you donít have to look far to discover family connections. Family connections are commonplace in equipment dealerships, with many multi-generational dealerships operating today. Hereís a look at three family-run dealerships with a combined 351 years in business. Grosshans Inc. | Central City… Read More »