Meet Our Members - Farmers Business Network

Back in January we were in Kansas City for the Annual Conference and Trade Show of the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association. One of the attendees was Charles Barron January 2022 Web the Farmers Business Network (FBN) a brand new NTPDA Member. Anxious to learn what this California based company was about we invited Charles Barron, one of the founders, to give us the story.  And what a story this is. Click though to learn how FBN is reimagining the world of agriculture from buying and selling to insurance to loans and soon equipment and parts. I promise you that you'll learn some things about the world of farmers and ranchers you did not know.  This is all about maximizing profits in a new way.

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour. 

 


Meet Our Members - Fastline Marketing Group with Todd Hickman

There is a major discussion going on among many that print is...dead. While it's true that a number of newspapers have ceased to publish Todd Hickman January 2022
it's also true that if your print publication has a niche audience you can win. Here I visit with Todd Hickman from the Fastline Marketing Group based in Buckner, Kentucky. For decades the company has produced magazines that feature agricultural equipment. What's changed and why? Join us in this conversation from Kansas City that took place during our Annual Conference and Trade Show this past January. Oh, and you'll learn a bit about Todd's father who was a news anchor for years in Illinois.  Enjoy!  

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.


A Global Giant in Ag Parts - Worthington Ag with Mike Winter

From very humble beginnings nearly sixty years ago, Worthington Tractor Parts Inc. has evolved into a company that sees its Mike Winter 25 January 2022 subsidiaries doing business not only in the Western Hemisphere but also in Australia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Italy and more. My guest is Mike Winter the President of this vast company. Here we talk about the early days, the business growth, what they offer to their customers and some interesting details about a corn-head many farmers laughed at back in the 1980's...but no longer.  Oh, one other thing, Mike gave us an exclusive about a new development that deals with Capello Corn Heads and the U.S as well as he concern about Ukraine. 

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.


Meet Our Members - KEBA of North America

It's an international family story. Here you will meet Can (John) Badur whose family started the Turkish company KEBA. Over the years John Hein KEBA January 2022 the company has grown and while John is in the Chicago area veteran sales professional Hein Soesan, from the Netherlands, takes care of European accounts. We sat down during the Annual Conference and Trade Show that was held in Kansas City this past January.  Check out the conversation that's really a neat story and we even had some fun during the interview.  Meet Can and Hein and learn about the company known as...KEBA where they say, "Quality Will Win".  Meet our Members: 

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.


NTPDA Leadership with Scott Schelling and Trey Russell

Over 40 years ago a group of agriculture equipment recyclers got together and formed the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association (NTPDA). The group was small and mostly confined to the United States. Today the association has members not only in the Trey and Scott KC July 2021 U.S. but also Canada, Italy, Spain, Germany, the United Kingdom and Malaysia. Here I sit down with Scott Schelling the Immediate Past President and owner of Rock Valley Tractor Parts of Iowa and Trey Russell the incoming President and second generation to Russell's Tractor Parts of Alabama during our time at our Annual Conference and Trade Show. We talk about what they've gotten out of the association and what may be coming in the future.  Plus a "Shout Out" about the Summer Mixer coming in July. 

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.


Some Phyllis Cox Photo Memories

All of us at the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association want to take a moment to wish Phyllis the very best in her retirement. She's been with us for nearly 25 years and has made so many friends and we have so many memories. We visited earlier today, on her last day with us, and don't worry...she has plenty of projects lined up to keep her busy. Here, from over the years are some Phyliss Photo Memories.  Enjoy!  You can click on the image to enlarge. 

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Here's to you Phyllis and thank you!! 


Meet Our Members - Schmidt Machine Company

We welcome back to NTPDA our friends at Schmidt Machine based in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. Recently the company was featured during an broadcast interview Kevin Schmidt 13 December 2021 for Insight on Business the News Hour here is that piece:

"Over the years we've interviewed hundreds of business owners. Some that are in a brand new business and others that have taken over a company that's been around for decades. Today, in our Small Business Spotlight, we're visiting with Kevin Schmidt whose grandfather, back in 1928, started Schmidt Machine based in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. For a family owned company to have been around that long is a testament to hard work and quality products. Schmidt Machine specializes in creating aftermarket ag parts and does business world-wide.  Meet Kevin...who also does a bit of "standup comedy" when he's not running the business and, yes, he offers up a sample."

If you've got news about your company we'd love to hear from you! Send your press releases for The Bulletin and for consideration for a broadcast to Michael@NTPDA.com. You can also call us at 877-668-0900 for details.

Thank you for being a member! 


New Video & Conference Information

We're ramping up for NTPDA-2022 in Kansas City next month. If you have not yet registered it's time to get on it. Here is that online registration link. NTPDA 2022 Harrahs Hotel We've got so many cool things planned and it's going to be great to see everybody again.  The last time we were in Kansas City was 2016 and because it's so centrally located we made the decision to go back. And, we know you want to do business while you're with us and we're all into that.

We've created another video for you and you're about to see some familiar names and faces.

A couple of other pieces of information. To be able to get the Group Room Rate you can reserved online here or give Harrah's a phone call at 1-800-427-7247 and remember to get the correct rate use our code: S01NAT2.  Reservation deadline is coming up fast...like Monday the 20th of December!  Get 'er done! It's been a long time since we've all been together and we've got so many cool things planned.  And, we know you come to do business and we're all about that as well. If you've got questions or having issues with your registration give us a call at 1-877-668-0900. Staff will be onsite early to help with everything you might need. Also, watch your email for some important information coming from Kim.  See you in Kansas City!

 


A Video Invite to Join Us In Kansas City!

Hello Members and Friends! We've missed you...last year, as you know, we were not able to go to Nashville for our Annual Conference & Trade Show. During the past several month your staff has been working on the 2022 event and it's going to be LARGE. Here is a quick video recap of some memories of where we've been and your invite to join us in Kansas City January 20 - 23.  You'll see some familiar faces!

Today is a great day to REGISTER and save!  Here is that REGISTRATION LINK.  Get 'er done and we'll see you in KC come January. We can tell you that we've already had a number of folks take advantage of the reduced registration fee and we'll be welcoming some new and perspective members too. 

Thanks for watching and thanks for being a member! 


Meet Our Members - Tractor-Line with Alex Ho

Technology can be our friend...sometimes. Stay with us on this as you are about to meet Alex Ho the director of sales and marketing for Tractor-Line a ALEX HO (2) company based in Malaysia. The company has been in operation since 1989 and isn't limited to just manufacturing but the entire  process from design to production, machining to engineering, raw materials to finished goods and packaging. 

In addition the company specializes in a host of tractor parts hydraulic to axles, cylinders to buckets. Alex tells us their products are equal or better than some OEM parts. Finally Tractor-Line has the capacity to service global customers and seeking relationships with wholesalers, dealers, parts importers, and brands for OEM collaboration in industries that include construction, forestry, mining and agriculture. As a member of the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association (NTPDA) the company is seeking new frontiers for their services. Here is Alex: 

Thanks for listening and thank you for being an NTPDA Member!