A diverse farm economy
2 Jan 2017
When they think about the ag sector, most folks tend to think about farmers. That’s natural enough, but the farm economy includes a lot of supporting business, too. From implement dealers and repair shops to banks and insurance companies, a whole lot of businesses are relying on the success of farmers.
One such company here in Phelps County, NE, is Landmark Equipment. What started as a family business in the 1950s has grown into a multi-outlet sales and service company for John Deere tractors. With GPS and other precision electronics, tractors ain’t what they were in the 1950s! That means a whole raft of skilled jobs surrounding our local farms.