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Mario Capetola

Hi, my name is Mario Capetola and I’m the Marketing Communications Manager for AGCO Australia. I’m responsible for all the brands that we market in Australia and New Zealand which include Massey Ferguson, Fendt, Valtra, Challenger and Gleaner. As you can imagine, there’s never a dull moment with multiple brands which keeps us on our toes as we feverishly work towards communicating the various brand values to our customers. It’s an exciting time to be a part of Marketing Communications with the ever increasing new platforms that exist today that enable us to communicate with customers. I look forward to keeping you informed about the various activities that happen down under!

Bernard Geschke

Bernard Geschke

Bernard Geschke, Program Specialist with Progressive Ag Foundation

Hi! My name is Bernard Geschke, Program Specialist with Progressive Agriculture Foundation. I have been actively involved with Progressive Agriculture Safety Days® since the program was founded in 1995. I am presently responsible for annual training of more than 450 Safety Day coordinators. All together, I bring more than 18 years of farm safety knowledge and experience to the Progressive Agriculture Foundation.

I am a member of the International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health (ISASH, previously known as the National Institute for Farm Safety). Whether I’m working in a classroom or training in the field, you can always count on me to greet you with a warm smile and friendly “Hello.” In my spare time, I enjoy relaxing with friends and family at the lake. I have three children with my wife of 35 years, Cindy.

Lauren Gregory

Hello, my name is Lauren Gregory and I am part of the Marketing Communications team for AGCO Australia. Coming from an accounting background, I joined AGCO last year in the hope of starting a new career path. I have enjoyed my learning curve so far, and am looking forward to future challenges in helping grow social media and online marketing communications in Australia.

In my time here I have been responsible for things like, Event Planning, Social Media, Digital Communications and Online Resource Centers. I enjoy working in the great team environment we have here at the Sunshine office in Melbourne and look forward to being able to report on our exciting ventures and great achievements happening now and in the future.

Marc Ziesmann

Occupation: Intern

Location: Duluth, GA, United States

Currently I am working for AGCO as a marketing intern. I study Agricultural Economics at North Dakota State University and plan on minoring in Animal Science and possibly Agronomy. Even though my parents do not farm, I basically grew up on a farm. Since I was about eight years old I have been working for several farmers around my area.  Some of the tractors used on the farms where I worked were Fendt.

Taking over a farm was never an option, yet I always knew I wanted to work in a job related to the tractors I grew up on.  The internship program at AGCO gives me the opportunity to work for a company that builds not only the Fendt tractors I grew up with  but also connects me to old memories.  I feel I can make a difference by contributing to the success of the AGCO team.

When I am not working, I enjoy fishing, hunting, horse back riding and basically everything farm-related. Sometimes in College when I have to study for a big quiz or test, even fixing the fence does not seem too bad anymore.

Jo Herian: DISCussions

“Toto, I’m not in Kansas anymore”.Jo Herian

It is amazing how this blog can take me from Kansas to the world — and bring the world to Kansas.  Glad you could stop by for a visit!  Contrary to popular belief, Kansas is not flat {a motorcycle out of gas will confirm that fact}; we like barbeque; and working hard/ playing hard is a way of life.

Wheat harvest is June when it’s hot and windy.  Beans and milo are cut in the fall around frosts, rains and snows.

And in the middle of it all is AGCO located in Beloit, Kansas with a satellite plant in Cawker City, Kansas.

AGCO Beloit’s website www.sunflowermfg.com tells the plant’s history and details the Sunflower branded product lines.  This transplanted city girl has the privilege of visiting with you about the happenings at AGCO Beloit and the area farm community.

My name is Jo Herian and have worked at the Beloit plant over 20 years.  Please join me and let’s put some gravel in our travels.