Evolution Ag News
For Immediate Release
Contact: Doug Loudenslager – 740-363-1341
Evolution Ag Schedules Outlook Meeting
Evolution Ag LLC will be holding its 4th annual Outlook Meeting on Friday, December 11th at their recently opened corporate headquarters and training center on US 42 between Delaware and Plain City. Doug Loudenslager said that this year’s event will allow producers to hear some of the latest research on agronomic practices, technology and data management.
Bill and Missy Bauer of B & M Crop Consulting will be one of the headliners for this year’s meeting. The program is free and open to all producers. Loudenslager said that the Bauers will be presenting their research and recommendations on matching hybrid characteristics with corn planting populations. They will also be making a presentation on the creation and utilization of growth management zones. During the final session participants will hear Bill Bauer discuss aerial imagery, fine tuning yield monitor data and how drones are providing management opportunities. Missy Bauer is Associate Field Agronomist for Farm Journal and has made presentations at previous Outlook meetings.
Dr. Scott Shearer and Andrew Klopfenstein from the Ohio State University Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering will also be featured. They will be presenting the latest research on multi-hybrid planting and the results from this summer’s compaction studies. Ohio State has been using the Case IH Early Riser Planter with Precision Planting row units and will be sharing their observations. A similarly equipped planter will be on display at the meeting. Loudenslager said that one of the benefits of having the Outlook meeting at the new dealership is that it allows for the inside display of many pieces of agricultural and lawn and garden equipment. Product Specialists from many of the manufacturers that Evolution Ag represents will be on hand to answer questions and discuss changes for the upcoming year.
Management of data continues to be a hot topic and a concern for many producers. Britney Salmon, Case IH Product Specialist will be demonstrating some of the desktop software that is currently available. Salmon will also be answering questions on aspects of precision farming, data ownership and management.
The day-long program will provide an opportunity for attendees to receive product updates and meet with Case IH product specialists on the new Magnum Rowtrac tractors, Patriot Sprayers, Precision Farming, Early Riser Planters and tillage equipment. In addition, representatives from Great Plains, MacDon, Unverferth, Geringhoff, Kioti, Kubota, Grasshopper and Gravely will be in attendance.
Doug Loudenslager, of Evolution Ag said; “The Outlook meeting is one way that we are working to help provide our customers the information they need to make critical business decisions. Our new corporate headquarters and training center provides a unique opportunity for producers to not only learn about some of the latest agronomic research but also kick the tires and try out the technology. We have an excellent line-up of presenters and topics and there will be ample time to talk with industry experts throughout the day.”
The program is free and includes a continental breakfast, lunch and all presenter handouts but reservations are requested. If you want to attend, contact one of the Evolution Ag locations in Circleville, Delaware, Plain City, Lisbon, Upper Sandusky or Utica or by calling 1-800-421-2374. The program on December 11th kicks off with registration and breakfast at 8:00 a.m. Evolution Ag is located 8 miles south of Delaware or approximately 10 miles north of Plain City on US 42 North.
The companies that make up Evolution Ag LLC have been serving Ohio farmers for over 225 years. More information about the company can be found on its website: www.evolutionagllc.com
Gause Equipment Joins Evolution Ag
For Immediate Release Further Information: Doug Loudenslager
740-363-1341 ext. 101
Gause Equipment Joins Evolution Ag
The owners of Gause Equipment in Lisbon announced that the company has joined the Evolution Ag family of Case IH dealerships. Pat and Mike Zehentbauer said that the company will continue to operate at its current location on Ohio 172 near Lisbon.
Pat Zehentbauer said, “When we made the decision to sell the business, Frank, Mike and I wanted to know that our customers and employees would remain the highest priority. Evolution Ag is a company that is working hard to provide a high level of customer service and treats its employees as partners. We believe they will be a great fit for our community and for our employees.”
Headquartered in Delaware, Ohio Evolution Ag LLC was formed in 2012 as the result of a merger between Agri-Trac Equipment in Utica, Hill Implement in Circleville and J.R. Equipment in Upper Sandusky and Delaware, Ohio. The company boasts a combined experience record of serving agricultural producers for over 175 years. Jim Henkel, Chairman of Evolution Ag said, “I have known Frank and Pat Zehentbauer for many years and our dealerships have helped each other numerous times. I am excited that Evolution Ag will be picking up the baton and carrying on the Case IH agricultural equipment line in the Lisbon and Columbiana county area. They have taken great pride in serving four generations of farmers and we plan on continuing that tradition.”
Gause Equipment started as Gause and Richey Farm Supply in 1956 by Pat Zehentbauer’s father Charles J. Gause and his business partner Francis Richey. It later became Gause Equipment at Mr. Richey’s passing and the purchase of the company by Pat and Frank Zehentbauer. Gause Equipment was the first dealer in the area to become dealers for Cub Cadet and was ranked in the top 100 dealers nationally for 25 years.
Tom Hill, President of Evolution Ag said; “Farmers are asking for additional service and support for the technology that is on the farm today. We look forward to making available our precision farming and sprayer specialists as well as the entire Evolution Ag team to the agricultural community in Lisbon, Columbiana and the surrounding counties.”
Dave Shipley, Principal of Evolution Ag said, “The most important asset in any dealership are the people who serve customers. There is a good team at Gause Equipment and we know that customers in the area have come to know and count on them for their parts, service and equipment needs. Evolution Ag has established a reputation for providing its employees advanced training and opportunities for advancement. Our goal is to be the employer of choice for those who want to work in the farm equipment business.”
Evolution Ag represents the Case IH lines of agricultural equipment including; tractors, combines, planters and tillage equipment as well as the self-propelled Patriot sprayer line. The company will continue to sell and service Cub Cadet, Unverferth, Kuhn, Woods, Knight, Grasshopper and Remlinger at the Lisbon location.
More information about the company can be found on its website: www.evolutionagllc.com
Evolution Ag Holds Groundbreaking for New Facility
Evolution Ag recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new 45,000 square foot dealership facility to be located on SR 42 between Delaware and Plain City. This location will principally serve producers in Delaware, Union, Marion, Hardin, Morrow and Franklin Counties. It will also be the corporate headquarters for the company which also has locations in Circleville, Upper Sandusky, and Utica. The facility will represent a $5 million investment and will employ 30 technicians, specialists and administrators when fully operational. The facility will also serve as a training site for Case IH and New Holland service, parts and sales technicians and specialists. It is expected that operations at the location will begin in the spring of 2015.
For Immediate Release
Contact: Doug Loudenslager
Hamilton Joins Evolution Ag LLC
Will Lead Sprayer and Service Division
Delaware, Ohio. Evolution Ag LLC, a Case IH dealership with locations in Circleville, Delaware, Utica and Upper Sandusky announced that Chad Hamilton has recently joined the company leading the Sprayer and Service Division. Jim Henkel, Chairman said “Chad is well known and respected throughout Ohio and Michigan. He brings over 20 years of knowledge and experience and is an important addition to the Evolution Ag team.” Henkel went on to say that Hamilton’s leadership will allow Evolution Ag to not only market the Case IH Patriot sprayer but also provide outstanding service support.
Hamilton has had extensive training and experience supporting Case IH Patriot sprayers and floaters, Raven, Ag Leader, Ag Chem, John Deere, Apache, Wilmar, New Leader and Norac equipment lines. He will lead the sprayer division for Evolution Ag while based in Delaware, Ohio.
Hamilton said, “I am excited to have the opportunity to join Evolution Ag. They bring an excellent reputation and tradition of servicing customers in Ohio and I am impressed with their commitment to growing the sprayer and service division.” Hamilton also said, “I have been fortunate over the years to work with many producer and commercial operators in Ohio and Michigan. I look forward to making sure that Evolution Ag provides the service and support that our sprayer customers require.”
The companies making up Evolution Ag LLC have been serving Ohio farmers for over 175 years. Agri-Trac Equipment was established in 2002 with the purchase of B&B Tractor. Its marketing area is east-central Ohio and stretches to the Pennsylvania border. Hill Implement was established in 1924 and has a marketing area primarily in south-central Ohio. J R Equipment was established in 1986, purchased the assets of Buckeye Tractor in 2011 and serves customers in central Ohio. Evolution Ag LLC is headquartered in Delaware, Ohio
More information about the new company can be found on its website: www.evolutionagllc.com
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