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Stories of the ag brands you love, and the ag brands you love to hate. Chrissy Wozniak has always been fascinated by brand loyalty in agriculture, she has had the opportunity to travel the US and Canada throughout her career and has been blessed to build relationships with the people who run the companies that help keep farmers farming. She wants to tell the stories of these great companies, and help you get to know them for who they really are.

What Color is Your Tractor‪?‬ Chrissy Wozniak

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Stories of the ag brands you love, and the ag brands you love to hate. Chrissy Wozniak has always been fascinated by brand loyalty in agriculture, she has had the opportunity to travel the US and Canada throughout her career and has been blessed to build relationships with the people who run the companies that help keep farmers farming. She wants to tell the stories of these great companies, and help you get to know them for who they really are.

    The Story of Rotomix - with Kelly Whitman President & COO of Rotomix

    The Story of Rotomix - with Kelly Whitman President & COO of Rotomix

    In this episode, Chrissy Wozniak sits down with Kelly Whitman, President & COO of Roto-mix
    ROTO-MIX has built its reputation as the leading manufacturer of livestock mixing and feeding equipment, compost mixing equipment and manure spreaders by continually setting standards for the industry. The company was founded in Dodge City, Kansas by Ben Neier and Bill Pullen in 1984. Since that time, ROTO-MIX has grown to include additional manufacturing facilities in Hoisington, Kansas and Sunnyside Washington as well as a retail location in Scott City, Kansas. The marketing arm has over 100 dealers providing local sales and service in the U.S. and sales in over 40 international markets. With an in-house engineering department the company’s leading edge developments specifically meet the ever-changing requirements of the cattle and dairy feeding industry. ROTO-MIX has successfully filed several patents related to the livestock mixing and feeding equipment. As important as our patents are, our most valuable commodity is our 100+ skilled and dedicated employees. Each and every one of them is committed to delivering a superior product to our dealers and end-users. 
    "Ben and Jim Copeland were the first two to do this and that’s why the company originally was called BJM, for Ben and Jim Manufacturing. Ben was actually the father of the feed mixer, because before Ben invented the auger box there really wasn’t any way to mix feed in the early 60s. Then he kind of decided he had something going, he had something that worked pretty good, and kind of one of those things - the neighbor sees it and he says I want one, and the other neighbor sees one and he wants one. And Ben started manufacturing the auger mixers." Kelly Whitman
    Crop status alerts sent to growers or trusted agronomists. Artificial intelligence screens for trouble areas and crop stages so that you can make your own assessment of crop production risks. Hi-Res, ground-based imagery available on platforms of your choice.Contact TECC Ag for a  field up for free remote crop scouting at TECC Agriculture

    • 24 min
    The Story of John Deere: The Reason Behind the Color Wars

    The Story of John Deere: The Reason Behind the Color Wars

    Born in Vermont in 1804, John Deere worked as a blacksmith’s apprentice before embarking on his own legendary career, moving to Illinois, and coming up with his life-changing idea – the steel plow. 218 years later, John Deere is one of the most well known brands on the planet. 

    John Deere green has been worn proudly for generations, has songs devoted to it and put Moline, Indiana on the map.  Chrissy Wozniak sits down to hear the story, told by John Deere Archivist Neil Dahlstrom. Neil goes over the timeline of ideas and innovation, and talks about some little known fact about the companies history - like the design that was drawn on a napkin & where the phrase 'Runs Like a Deere' came from.

    Join us for this episode of What Color is Your Tractor. Hear more stories about the brands you love and the brands you love to hate at WhatColorisYourTractor.com.



    Crop status alerts sent to growers or trusted agronomists. Artificial intelligence screens for trouble areas and crop stages so that you can make your own assessment of crop production risks. Hi-Res, ground-based imagery available on platforms of your choice.Contact TECC Ag for a  field up for free remote crop scouting at TECC Agriculture

    • 33 min
    The Story of Krone, with Jim Mandes

    The Story of Krone, with Jim Mandes

    Today Jim Mandes, Northern Region Sales Manager of Krone North America, sits down with Chrissy Wozniak, to talk about the origins of Krone, and Krone North America.  

    Krone was founded in Spelle, Germany, in 1906 with the intention of making farming more efficient and profitable. Following many years of growth and expansion, Krone North America was established in 1973 and continues to further that vision by supplying innovative, performance-engineered equipment that has become the benchmark in the hay and forage industry.  
    Krone is still owned and operated by the Krone family, and visionary leader Bernard Krone has hands-on involvement in company operations. As a result, each and every machine bearing the Krone name is engineered to meet the same time-tested, exacting standards that have earned Krone a worldwide reputation for quality.

    As technology makes hay and forage harvesting even faster and more efficient, Krone continues to listen to their customers and invest heavily in research and development to ensure their equipment meets and exceeds their performance and revenue expectations. 
    That commitment has made Krone the industry leader in product innovation. Whether it’s a large square baler that produces a higher density bale perfect for storage and transport, the first high-capacity self-propelled mower conditioner, or the world’s most powerful forage harvester, Krone is first to market with the ideas that everyone else imitates.   
    Krone North America puts German engineering to work for their customers, delivering the highest levels of efficiency and productivity, exceptional crop quality, and maximum uptime in the field.
    Visit Krone North America to learn more.


    Crop status alerts sent to growers or trusted agronomists. Artificial intelligence screens for trouble areas and crop stages so that you can make your own assessment of crop production risks. Hi-Res, ground-based imagery available on platforms of your choice.Contact TECC Ag for a  field up for free remote crop scouting at TECC Agriculture

    • 43 min
    The Story of Landoll, with Don Landoll - founder & innovative leader since 1963

    The Story of Landoll, with Don Landoll - founder & innovative leader since 1963

    President of Landoll Company LLC, Don Landoll, has provided a vision for the company focusing on the “Customer Comes First” philosophy. Since 1963, founder, owner, and president has been an entrepreneurial inspiration.  Chrissy Wozniak talks with Don about how the company started, what their first products were, and why they are a great company to work for in Marysville, Kansas.
    Landoll has been providing proven solutions to our customers for over 55 years. With a worldwide consumer base, they continue to supply their customers with products of the highest quality materials and workmanship. Don’s commitment to customer satisfaction is still very much in effect 55 years later. This approach has helped build the long-standing, stable relationships that Landoll Company, LLC shares with it's customers.
    From the very first line of farm equipment to the very latest lines of products, Landoll continues to develop products that exceed their customers’ expectations. Whether you need a tillage machine to handle today’s high residues, a grain drill, or a machine to address your compaction concerns, Landoll has a machine to fit your needs. They also manufacture outside of the ag industry with their lines of trailers, forklifts and construction equipment.

    Learn more about Landoll at https://landoll.com
    Crop status alerts sent to growers or trusted agronomists. Artificial intelligence screens for trouble areas and crop stages so that you can make your own assessment of crop production risks. Hi-Res, ground-based imagery available on platforms of your choice.Contact TECC Ag for a  field up for free remote crop scouting at TECC Agriculture

    • 30 min
    The Launch of What Color Is Your Tractor - Why this podcast?

    The Launch of What Color Is Your Tractor - Why this podcast?

    Over the years I’ve had the incredible opportunity to meet and spend time with the people of the agriculture industry who work hard to manufacture the equipment that farmers depend on.  Back when I was in Aggie school, in college, I was fascinated by the brand loyalty I saw surrounding me, the green, red, blue, orange, shirts, logos, belt buckles, songs and heated exchanges between farm kids made me realize that there is a deep history behind those colors that have helped farmers put food on our tables for almost the last century and a half.  In spending time on the road during my career, traveling across North America I’ve gotten to know the stories of these remarkable companies, and have broken bread with many of the people behind the brands. I want to share these stories with you. Welcome to What Color is Your Tractor, the Stories of the Ag Brands you love and the ag brands you love to hate. 
    Thanks so much for listening to What Color is Your Tractor, I hope you learned something new about the brand you love or hate. If you’re a manufacturer who would like to apply to be featured on this show please visit whatcolorisyourtractor.com/contact and fill out the form.

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