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 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.

Pamela Engels

Hi, my name is Pamela Engels and I am the Digital Media Manager at Valtra. I started working with the brand eight years ago when I moved to beautiful Central Finland from my home-country, Germany. Being from the city I have to admit that there’s loads to learn about farming and farm machinery every day. It has been a challenge and I am excited to share some fascinating stories about Valtra and our customers here on this blog. As for hands-on experience with farm machinery – I try to get some whenever the opportunity arises. Luckily Valtra tractors are reliable, indestructible and easy-to-use, perfect even for a city kid on the loose!

What are your experiences with Valtra tractors?

Kimberly Gerke

Kim Gerke

Copyright 2011, Edward Fox Photography

Hello! I am a Marketing Communications Specialist for AGCO Parts, based in Batavia, IL. I joined AGCO in 2010 and am responsible for AGCO Parts Ag-events planning, media and editorial planning, digital communications and web editing. Before AGCO, I worked in other corporate settings in a variety of creative design, customer service and marketing roles. I am a native Chicagoan and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Kent State University in Kent, OH.

At AGCO Parts, I am a part of a team that provides parts solutions for our customers to increase uptime in the field. I plan on updating you on all the great things we’re doing to provide you the right parts at the right time, how to get the best value from your equipment, and the solutions we are creating to enhance your experience with us. Be sure to visit our website for more information.

Tammi Wecksler

As the Relationship Marketing Manager within the North American Marketing team at AGCO’s World Headquarters in Duluth, GA, USA, I focus on understanding and improving the engagement that current and potential customers have through their various interactions with our brand. Through the variety of direct marketing activities that we conduct, my focus is on ensuring that customers receive communications relevant to their needs, and designing ways to ensure web visitors have a positive experience when using online shopping tools such as our “Build Your Own” sites, or, built for the needs of those who are first-time, smaller horsepower tractor owners.

Calder Justice

Hello! My name is Calder Justice and I am here to rock your world with information regarding the technology that AGCO has to offer and how it can make your day in the field more time, Calder Justicefuel, and cost efficient! Our products are available throughout the world and I plan on updating you with pictures and stories from all the places we travel; regarding what our customers have to say and the cold hard facts of how our technology can save you massive amounts of costs with minimal overhead. So please follow me to find out more about AGCO technology and also check out our website to see the full line of the technology products we have to offer!