Board of Directors

Ken Wagner

Director – Western Region
HERITAGE TRACTOR INC.
Baldwin City, Kansas
785-594-6486

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Ken graduated with a BS degree in Agriculture Economics from Michigan State University and immediately became involved in the Agriculture and Outdoor Power industry. He started a 13-year career with John Deere Company and then transitioned into the dealer side of the industry.

In 1998 Ken started Heritage Tractor, a John Deere dealership located just southwest of the Kansas City metro area. Since that time, he has led the organization and has grown the business into a 22-location enterprise with locations in Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas. Heritage Tractor serves a diverse marketplace involving large and small agricultural equipment offerings, turf and commercial mowing products as well as compact construction equipment. Ken currently serves as President of Heritage Tractor.

Ken is married to Diane, and they have two grown sons.

 

Jared Nobbe

Director – Midwest-SouthEastern Region
SYDENSTRICKER NOBBE
Waterloo, Illinois
618-939-1712

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Jared Nobbe is the fourth-generation member of Sydenstricker Nobbe Partners., Inc, a 27 store John Deere Dealership in Southern Illinois and Missouri.  He currently serves as Vice President of Centralized Services.  Before his current position he served in other capacities for the dealership in sales, parts, and service. 

Jared is a graduated of the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in Technical Systems Management.  He is also a graduated of the Illinois Agricultural Leadership Program.  Jared has served in leadership roles in his local Farm Bureau Foundation, director of First National Bank of Waterloo and his church.  Jared currently serves as President of Clifftop NFP.  An organization dedicated to conservation of the Bluff land in his home county of Monroe, IL.

Jared and his wife, Rebecca have three children Aiden (age 8), Noah (age 5) and Adelynn (age 2).  During their free time, he and his family love spending time outside whether hiking, landscaping, or playing sports. 

Josh Vines

Director – Deep Southern Region
GOLDMAN EQUIPMENT, LLC
West Monroe, Louisiana
318-737-7012

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Josh Vines is the Vice President of Goldman Equipment, LLC, a 13 store John Deere dealership group in Louisiana. Josh currently serves as a Director on Deep Southern’s Equipment Dealers Association’s board and graduated from Louisiana Tech University.

Eric Mason

Director – Far West Region
MASON MACHINERY
Aurora, Utah
888-729-7445

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Eric is the Vice President of Mason Machinery, a two store Massey Ferguson and New Holland operation in Utah that Eric’s grandfather started in 1948. Before becoming general manager 2012, Eric spent seven years as a technician and six years in sales and sales management. In his role as general manger Eric spends most of his time traveling between the two stores to oversee processes and company culture. Eric has served on the Far West Equipment Dealers Association board of directors since 2011and is currently serving as Past-President.

Brad Hershey

Director – Northeast Region
HOOBER, INC
Wakefield, Virginia
717-436-6100

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Brad Hershey is one of four on Hoober, Inc.’s “Third Generation Ownership & Leadership Team,” founded in 1941 by his grandfather. Hoober is a nine-store retail dealership representing Case IH/JCB/KUHN/Great Plains/Kubota, along with specialty lines, located in PA, DE, MD and VA. Brad started with Hoober in 1985 as a salesman in Delaware and was assigned Store Manager of Hoober’s third acquired location in Mifflintown, PA in 1996.

Ivan Dorhout

Director – Iowa- Nebraska Region
TOWN & COUNTY IMPLEMENT
Rock Valley, Iowa
712-476-2731

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Ivan Dorhout is the owner of Town & Country Implement, which carries Case IH, New Holland, and Kubota. Ivan has over 36 years of industry experience. In addition to service on the executive committee and audit committee, he has served as president of the Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association. Along with his leadership role at the regional level, Ivan has participated in EDA’s legislative fly-in and Legislative Committee. ​

Landis Stankievech

Director – Canada Region
TROCHU MOTORS LTD.
Trochu, Alberta
403-442-3866

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Landis Stankievech is Business Manager at Trochu Motors, a single-store AGCO, Versatile and Kubota dealership in Trochu, Alberta, Canada. As a third generation family member at Trochu Motors, Landis grew up working in the dealership but left for 10 years to play hockey and attend post-secondary school. After university, he worked for the consulting firm McKinsey & Company in Calgary before returning to the dealership full-time in 2013. Landis holds a BSE in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University, and a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. Landis and his wife Teresa reside in Three Hills, Alberta.

Ian Carey

Director – Western Region
RDO EQUIPMENT CO.
Pasco, Washington
509-547-0541

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Ian Carey began his career in the farm machinery business 2001 at RDO Equipment Co. in Pasco, Washington. At the beginning of his career, Carey spent time working in the Yakima Valley and lower Columbia Basin of Washington. After moving to the Greater Yuma Valley of Arizona, he continued his work there as well as California’s Salinas, Imperial, Coachella, and Palo Verde Valleys.

He has held many positions within RDO Equipment Co. and its West Coast trade areas. He is currently vice president of RDO’s Northwest Agriculture Region, an 11-store operation in Washington and Oregon.

Carey and his wife, Cristina, have been married for 20 years and they have two children. Their son, Kail, is 16 and a high school sophomore. Their daughter, Nicole is 18 and a freshman at Gonzaga University. The Carey family enjoys spending time at various athletic events. They make their home in Pasco, Washington.

Wally Butler

Director – Canada Region
MAZERGROUP
Steinbach, Manitoba
204-253-2900

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Ross Morgan

Director – United Region
H&R AGRI-POWER
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
270-886-3918

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Ross Morgan works in Operations Management for H&R Agri-Power, an 18 location Case IH, New Holland and Kubota dealership operating in Alabama, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. H&R Agri-Power has been in business 60 years and has been a member of the Equipment Dealers Association for over 35 years. Ross is a past president of the Kentucky and Kentucky/Indiana Equipment Dealer Associations.

Joe Nash

Director – Midwest-SouthEastern Region
DELTA GROUP
Greenville, Mississippi
662-332-2683

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Les Olson

Director – North Central Region
PLAINS AG GROUP
Dickinson, North Dakota
701-483-8741

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In 2002, Les Olson and his business partner, Roger Gjellstad, founded Plains Ag, LLC and operated a single store, Frontier Equipment, in Williston, North Dakota. Under the leadership of Olson, Plains Ag LLC has evolved into four regional territories and sixteen dealerships: Border Plains Equipment in Williston and Stanley, North Dakota, and Glasgow, Montana; Northern Plains Equipment in the North Dakota communities of Minot, Garrison and Mandan; West Plains Inc., also in North Dakota, in Dickinson, Beach, Bowman and Hettinger; and Central Plains Equipment with stores in Burlington, Holyoke and Yuma, CO and Garden City, Sharon Springs and Goodland, KS.

Jon Castongia

Director – Midwest – SouthEastern Region
Castongia Tractor
Rensselaer, Indiana
219-866-5117

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Jon Castongia is the owner of Castongia Tractor and grew up in the small town of Morocco, Indiana where his Grandfather originally started the dealership in 1939.   After hanging out at the dealership with his father Roger, sweeping floors from a young age, and working in the parts department while in high school, Jon decided that being an equipment dealer was going to be his life’s work.  After graduating from Purdue University in 1989 with a degree in Management, Jon joined his father at the dealership until he took over the business in 2002.   Castongia Tractor operates 5 stores in Northwest Indiana and is the oldest continually owned John Deere dealership in the State.   Along with John Deere, the dealership also sells and services, Unverferth, Brent, Frontier, Stihl, Landoll, Honda, Grouser and Tiger boom mowers.

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