Kim Schmidt

Kim Schmidt

Kim Schmidt is the Executive Editor of Farm Equipment and the host of Ag Equipment Intelligence’s On The Record. An award-winning writer, she worked 7 years in business-to-business trade media before joining Farm Equipment in 2012. She is a journalism graduate of Marquette University.

Contact: kschmidt@lessitermedia.com

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Kim Schmidt

Getting Back on the Road

In typical years, the first quarter is a busy time for our staff, with a lot of time spent out of the office at industry events, meetings and visits with dealers. It’s hard to believe that with the exception of a few regional visits to dealers it’s been a year since we’ve done any extensive travel.


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Kim Schmidt

Getting Back on the Road

In typical years, the first quarter is a busy time for our staff, with a lot of time spent out of the office at industry events, meetings and visits with dealers. It’s hard to believe that with the exception of a few regional visits to dealers it’s been a year since we’ve done any extensive travel.


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Dealership of the Year 2017 — Multi-Store Recipient

Ewald Kubota — Seguin, Texas

Multi-store Texas dealership focuses on keeping a personal touch with customers and employees as it grows.
Next year, Ewald Kubota will celebrate 70 years in business. And while the dealership has experienced a number of changes and challenges in that time — manufacturer changes, the recession of the 1980s and now growth and expansion — owner John Ewald still manages and approaches the dealership like the family business it is. The dealership began as a single location Ford dealership in Seguin, Texas, and today is a 7-store Kubota dealership with locations throughout south-central Texas and one rental location.
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Season-to-Season

Power Centers of Madison: Gearing Up for Winter

Following a wet summer, Power Centers of Madison was still supporting mower customers as the team prepared for winter sales.
As fall rolled around in southern Wisconsin, the grass was still growing following a wet summer. Power Centers of Madison still had selling and servicing mowers top of mind, but the process of getting snow removal equipment into the showroom and displayed outside was also well underway.
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Season-to-Season: Power Centers of Madison

Duane Nolden and Ed Prochaska, owners of Power Centers of Madison, had been working together at another rural lifestyle dealership in the Madison, Wis., area for 15 years before they went into business on their own. At that dealership, Nolden was the general manager while Prochaska managed the shop. “We were pretty much running the business. The owner of the dealership was trying to sell it at the time, but things didn’t come together the way we wanted to buy the place,” Nolden says.


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