Since the very first issue, Rural Lifestyle Dealer has featured rural lifestylers from all sizes and kinds of operations and homesteads in its “What Rural Lifestylers Want from You” series. The goal is to help dealers better understand how rural lifestylers live and work, so they can recommend equipment that makes their lives easier and better. Here is a list of the people and topics covered in the long-standing series.
|Joe and Mary Neibler
|7-acre suburban “farmstead”
|Bob Garner and George Dearborn
|Cuesta Grade Mountain range in California and Ocala, Fla.
|75-acre homestead on former cattle range/15-acre hobby farm
|Dan and Robin Olson
|Large property owners with 2 horses
|Ken and Doris Bray
|San Luis Obispo County, Calif.
|Larry and Sheila McCrery
|John and Ginger Ahl
|6,600-acre Christmas tree nursery
|Walter and Rhonda Shealy
|Part-time commercial cow/calf operation
|100-acre wildlife habitat with 2,354 square foot vacation home
|Brit and Fleming Pfann
|Silk Hope, N.C.
|Goat dairy and bed-and-breakfast
|Fred and Cindy Turner
|White tail deer hobby farm
|San Antonio, Texas
|Large property owner with horses
|Tom and Diana Seboldt
|Hobby cattle farm
|Union, Conn., and Oneida County, N.Y.
|310-acre hunting tract
|Rob and Cindi Miles
|Logan County, Okla.
|10-acre homestead, with 80 acres of Bermuda grass pasture, 30 acres of native grass and 50 acres of wheat and rye for winter pasture
|Tom and Janeth Tomlin
|San Antonio, Texas
|5 acres of property overrun with weeds and mesquite trees
|Owner of landscaping business focused on earth-friendly approach of quieter, cleaner and non-toxic practices and equipment
|Director of a ranch that rescues and rehabilitates horses and farm animals for adoption
|Sioux Falls, S.D.
|600-acre homestead and prairie restoration project
|35 acres producing 23 different crops
|Dwight and Judy Batts
|Wilson County, N.C.
|375-acre tree farm
|Jesus “Chuy” Medrano
|Owner of a landscape business with services including maintenance, water management, color programs, snow clearing and outdoor designs
|Mat and JoAnn McCleary
|Whidbey Island, Wash.
|Owners of Frog Construction with services in maintenance and land clearing
|Avid hunter and farmer with 3,500 acres
|Small-scale organic farming operation