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RDO Equipment Co. News - March, 2017

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


A Day in the Life at RDO Equipment Co – Field Service Technician, Matt Cancino

A Day in the Life at RDO Equipment Co – Field Service Technician, Matt Cancino

RDO Equipment Co. knows a business is all about people, and believes the most effective way to provide customers with the best service is to cultivate a consistent and strong team environment.

Since 2007, Matt Cancino has been proud to deliver that high level of service excellence to RDO Equipment Co. customers. He began his career as Service Technician at the Phoenix store. Two years...

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Matt Volkmar, Brandt Agricultural Products, on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

Matt Volkmar, Brandt Agricultural Products, on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

While his initial entry into the agriculture world was in the livestock realm, today Matt Volkner is immersed in the equipment side of the Ag business, as a Territory Manager with Brandt agriculture products.

Known as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies, and for its diversity in products and industries served, Brandt offers several specialty solutions for grain handling and crop...

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RDO Equipment Co. Names New General Manager in Salinas and Watsonville

Ted Mills has joined RDO Equipment Co. as General Manager of the Salinas and Watsonville locations. Effective immediately, Ted is responsible for leadership in all areas of store operations, working with departments to ensure satisfaction of customers, and upholding the Core Values, vision, and mission of RDO Equipment Co.

A native of the Salinas community, Ted’s background and work...

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How to Avoid Yield Loss Using Curve Compensation

How to Avoid Yield Loss Using Curve Compensation

Planting is often considered the most important step in a farming operation. For this reason, there have been many advancements in planter technology that allow farmers to work more efficiently. For example, one strategy often used by growers is employing larger tractors and planters to cover more ground. However, larger planters come with their own challenges, such as the inconsistency in...

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mikeroweWORKS Foundation Work Ethic Scholarship Awarded to RDO Equipment Co. – Irving Team Member

mikeroweWORKS Foundation Work Ethic Scholarship Awarded to RDO Equipment Co. – Irving Team Member

You might recognize him as the voice in Ford commercials, from the TV series “Dirty Jobs,” and “Somebody’s Gotta Do It,” or one of his many speaking engagements. Mike Rowe has made a name for himself as a pitchman, TV host, and speaker. But what many people don’t know about Rowe is he’s an advocate for skilled trades, so much in fact that he runs his own 501 (c) (3) charity, the...

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RDO Equipment Co. - Riverside: March Construction Update

RDO Equipment Co. - Riverside: March Construction Update

While the new building is really starting to take shape at RDO Equipment Co. in Riverside, the team has some exciting news to share that doesn’t involve framing, drywall, or interior HVAC rough-in.

RDO Vermeer in Fontana is relocating and becoming part of the total solutions offerings at RDO Equipment Co. – Riverside. Later this spring, all RDO Vermeer operations are moving from Fontana...

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March 20, 2017  |  Category:
What It Means to Be a Farm Rescuer

What It Means to Be a Farm Rescuer

“I wanted to be the Good Samaritan, driving around in a John Deere tractor, helping farmers who looked like they were having a tough time.”

With a laugh, that’s exactly how Bill Gross describes the desire and driving force that led him to create Farm Rescue, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to farming families experiencing unexpected crises.

Building on Bill’s vision...

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Bill Gross, Farm Rescue, on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

Bill Gross, Farm Rescue, on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

Imagine what would happen if illness, injury, or natural disaster prevented you from doing your job. Like many with close ties to the agriculture industry, Bill Gross knows that, for a farmer, this probably sounds like a nightmare. After growing up on a farm and seeing changes to the dynamic of family farms, he also recognized it would be tough to find help if an unexpected crisis were to...

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7 Strategies to Maximize Your CONEXPO – CON/AGG Experience

7 Strategies to Maximize Your CONEXPO – CON/AGG Experience

You went to CONEXPO – CON/AGG. You hit every hall. You visited every company on your list. You wore comfortable shoes. You even made it to that “to-die-for” and “only-in-Vegas” restaurant you researched beforehand. You had a great experience – but, now what?

With any tradeshow, the biggest challenge isn’t covering the entire exhibit area, attending every educational seminar, or getting...

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March 13, 2017  |  Category: Events
A Week at CONEXPO - CON/AGG with RDO Equipment Co.

A Week at CONEXPO - CON/AGG with RDO Equipment Co.

From the desert southwest to the Pacific northwest, from the Dakotas to the Lone Star State and everywhere in between, team members from RDO Equipment Co., RDO Integrated Controls, and RDO Vermeer gathered this week in Las Vegas for CONEXPO – CON/AGG.

Every day, we brought a quick, three-point recap from our manufacturing partners John Deere, Topcon, and Vermeer. In case you missed any,...

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March 10, 2017  |  Category: Events
RDO Equipment Co., RDO Water, and MVI Partner for Cal Poly Career Fair

RDO Equipment Co., RDO Water, and MVI Partner for Cal Poly Career Fair

California Polytechnic State University, or Cal Poly, has a reputation for being a leading agricultural university. In fact, the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) offers 16 majors and 22 minors.

RDO Equipment Co., RDO Water, and MVI partnered to participate in the CAFES Career Fair, hosted by the Agribusiness Management Club. Students were able to interact...

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RDO Equipment Co. Team Member Celebrated for 40 Years of Service

RDO Equipment Co. Team Member Celebrated for 40 Years of Service

Sandy Blatter, Director of Parts Operation Support, was recognized for 40 years of service at the Fargo Field Support Office’s February meeting. Several members of the leadership team, including Terry Tolbert, Vice President of Aftermarket and Dave Horner, Corporate Controller, along with Christi Offutt and Ron Offutt, honored Sandy and shared stories of her time spent with RDO Equipment...

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Nick Morrow, Agrian, on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

Nick Morrow, Agrian, on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

Combining his experience in aerial imagery and remote sensing with his knowledge in data management and software, Nick Morrow works to provide value to growers in his role as Product Manager with Agrian.  He strives to align with the Agrian vision which, as Nick sums up, is “to help users grow safely with the compliance and label database, profitably with precision and agronomy offering,...

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Doing What’s Next at CONEXPO - CON/AGG

Doing What’s Next at CONEXPO - CON/AGG

Imagine what’s next – that’s the theme of CONEXPO – CON/AGG 2017.

While hundreds of manufacturers will be rolling out their latest and greatest in technology and innovation, others have been quietly leading the way for years. One of those manufacturers is John Deere.

For the first time ever, attendees at CONEXPO – CON/AGG will have the opportunity to get an up-close-and-personal look...

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March 1, 2017  |  Category: Events