NEWS
Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon Mar 3, 2014 01:27 PM CST

An invitation in my inbox to a media event usually means that a manufacturer has some new product to unveil or that it is opening a new factory. Vermeer's invitation to an event at the National Farm Machinery Show had an entirely different agenda. The company wanted to re-introduce itself to reporters and editors and to describe how, as a family business, it was planning to move into the future.

The event reminded me how much some short-line manufacturers have in common with family farms. Many were founded by farmers; they have a strong work ethic; and succession planning is ...

Quick View
Related News Stories
Midsummer Weather Outlook - 3
Midsummer Weather Outlook - 2
Midsummer Weather Outlook - 1
Cattle Trades Go High Tech
View From the Cab
IARC: Possible 2,4-D Cancer Link
Evolution of Farm Kid Jobs
Never Going Back
The Pollinator's Dilemma
Russ' Vintage Iron