Rural Lifestyle Dealer announces its 2020-2021 editorial advisory board, which is made up of a select group of dealers who have demonstrated excellence and leadership.

The dealers will help the RLD editorial team monitor issues, uncover news and identify key trends affecting dealerships across North America. In short, they’ll help make sure we continue to deliver high-quality content to help you succeed. Meet our new editorial advisory board. 

Debra Fredrickson is director of marketing for Alex Power Equipment of Alexandria, Minn. Alex Power earned the 2019 Dealership of the Year in the single-store category. The dealership carries: Kubota, Bobcat, Land Pride, Bush Hog, Cub Cadet, Husqvarna, Honda Power Equipment, Felling Trailers, DCT Trailers and ABU Trailers.

David Holman is the owner of Ranchland Tractor & ATV of Saucier, Miss., which earned Dealership of the Year in the single-store category in 2018. The dealership carries KIOTI, Mahindra, Bad Boy, Can-Am, Gravely, Polaris, Sea-Doo, Texas Bragg trailers and Woods Equipment.

Mike Schramke owns Larry Stovesand Equipment, which has locations in Murfreesboro and Springfield, Tenn. The dealership carries KIOTI equipment and the Titan Implement line.

Bart Sherwood is the owner of Sherwood Tractor, which has locations in Rose Bud and Blackwell, Ark. Sherwood Tractor earned Dealership of the Year in the multi-store category in 2018. Sherwood Tractor carries Mahindra, Roxor, Bad Boy, Bush-Whacker, Claas, Cub Cadet, STIHL, Vermeer, Precision Trailers and Titan Implement.

RLD expresses our appreciation to those dealers who have previously served on the board: Bill Brooks, president of Proven Power Inc.,Waukesha and Oconomowoc, Wis.; Rob Collins, sales manager for Big Valley Tractor, Stockton, Calif.; John Ewald, owner of Ewald Kubota, an 8-store dealership based in Seguin, Texas; and Doug Vahrenberg, owner of Vahrenberg Implement of Higginsville, Mo.

We encourage all dealers to share story ideas and comments about the stories in our print magazine as well as our coverage online and in our eBrief daily newsletter.

Send your comments to Lynn Woolf, managing editor,  

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