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RDO Equipment Co. News - May, 2015

Learn about our stores, equipment, employees and service to the community.


RDO Water Partners with Secretary of Agriculture in Mexico

Much of the talk of drought has been focused on California, but Mexico is also feeling the effects of a severe drought. In April, the RDO Water team was asked to provide a tour of alfalfa fields where irrigation technology has been implemented to Mexico Agriculture authorities. The Mexicali Valley is a large alfalfa growing area and they are looking for expertise from U.S. companies.
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Portland Donates to Fruit Tree Project

Portland Donates to Fruit Tree Project

The Portland team recently got involved with a unique organization called the Portland Fruit Tree Project. The project is a group of local arborists that prune/maintain fruit bearing trees in the Portland community that people are not able to take care of themselves, either due to financial constraints or physical abilities (elderly, disabled, etc.). In trade, they take the fruit and...

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Sioux Falls Service Technician Wins First Place at National Tractor Pull Classic

Kent Huwe, Sioux Falls Service Technician, stands with his first place trophy from the National Antique Tractor Pull Association Corn Husker Classic, held in Lincoln, Nebraska. He received first place in the “Jackpot Pull” with a 1937 A John Deere pulling 4750 lb weight.

Kent has been “pulling” and competing for more than 25 years.  “I enjoy the people involved in the events and I enjoy...

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RDO Equipment Co. Names Jim Carell General Manager of New McKinney Location

MCKINNEY, Tex. (May 18, 2015) Jim Carell has been named General Manager of RDO Equipment Co.’s newest location in McKinney, TX. This location sells, rents, and services John Deere construction equipment and opened in March 2015.

Carell joined the company in 2002 as a sales professional at the Irving location. In 2014 he was named sales manager of McKinney, then under construction. Prior...

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Burnsville Vermeer Team Members Jump in Frigid Water for a Good Cause

Burnsville Vermeer Team Members Jump in Frigid Water for a Good Cause

The Polar Plunge is an annual event that supports Special Olympics Minnesota. It involves teams raising funds and jumping into frigid Minnesota waters in the middle of winter! Polar Plunge events happen all over Minnesota (and similar events may even happen in your state!).

Dawn Albright, Parts Warehouse Specialist, has been jumping in the Polar Plunge since 2012. It started as a “bucket...

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May 19, 2015  |  Category:
Grand Forks Hosts Week-Long Job Shadow

Grand Forks Hosts Week-Long Job Shadow

Three students from Sacred Heart High School, East Grand Forks, MN, job shadowed employees at RDO Equipment Co. in Grand Forks for five consecutive mornings.  The students were exposed to our Core Values, stakeholders, culture, and Access Your Future (AYF) program in addition to spending time in the shop and the parts department.  These students were very engaged and genuinely interested...

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Sunnyside Helps Teach Kids about Ag Equipment

In late March, the Sunnyside team participated in Dozer Days. This is the same event that the Portland store participates in every year, except this is the first year a Dozer Day event has taken place in Yakima, Washington. The event featured 2,500 attendees.

The event gives kids an opportunity to drive construction and AG equipment with proceeds benefitting children-related charities....

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Salinas Gets Involved in Local FFA Field Day

Salinas Gets Involved in Local FFA Field Day

RDO Equipment Co. in Salinas, CA donated six 60 series machines for use at the 2nd annual Hartnell College FFA Field Day. This competition is hosted at the local community college for all of California’s Central Coast FFA chapters to participate. The competition consists of different events including welding, to produce judging, to farm power.

RDO Equipment Co.’s machines were used in...

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May 6, 2015  |  Category:
International Delegation Visits Red River Valley

International Delegation Visits Red River Valley

A delegation of 20 international visitors stopped by the Moorhead store.

The group was represented by the Managers of agricultural companies in Ukraine, Russia, Moldova and Kazakhstan. The goal of their trip was to learn about seed business and agricultural equipment market in the USA, visit USA farms to learn about modern farming techniques, crop rotations and agronomy.

The trip was...

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May 4, 2015  |  Category:

Annual Safety Days Success in Washburn and Hazen

For the past several years, both Washburn and Hazen have conducted a Safety Day event for local elementary students.

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February 19 marked the annual Safety Day for area First graders in Washburn.  Looking for help to keep things running smoothly, Mike Kamurth, head of the Washburn Future Farmers of America (FFA), was approached and was more than happy to lend a helping hand. It...

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May 1, 2015  |  Category: