AEM Launches Equipment Industry Podcast

cindy zimmerman

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has launched a new podcast to help keep members informed about “potentially disruptive trends in the construction and agriculture equipment industry.” Three episodes of the AEM Thinking Forward Podcast are available now and new editions will be available on a monthly basis featuring topics such as 3D printing, automation, precision agriculture, Internet of Things, …

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AEM Reports 2017 Tractor and Combine Sales

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The 2017 Ag Tractor and Combine Report from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) shows some recovery from 2016. “When we look at 2017 U.S. retail sales, especially from mid-year on, the bright spot continued to be the small-tractor sales under 40 HP with consistently positive numbers, while tractors 40-100HP have essentially been flat,” AEM Senior VP for AG Services …

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AEM Names Curt Blades as Senior VP AG Services

cindy zimmerman

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has named Curt Blades as senior vice president, AG services, replacing Charlie O’Brien, who announced his retirement from AEM earlier this year. Blades will be responsible for strategic direction of agriculture programs and services for the AEM membership, and will serve as primary liaison with ag-specific industry organizations, customer groups and government agencies, both …

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AEM Releases Policy Plan for Infrastructure Advantage

cindy zimmerman

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has unveiled a new policy report for the country called “The U.S. Infrastructure Advantage™” which makes the case for a U.S. infrastructure system that supports the safe and efficient movement of people and goods; provides connectivity between and within rural and urban America; and fosters strong economic growth and robust job creation. “The United …

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AEM Encourages Safety 365

Kelly Marshall

June is National Safety Month, but the Association for Equipment Manufacturers is encouraging those who operate machinery to practice safety 365 days a year. “The message of safety is one we should never get complacent about. We need to wake up every day, 365 days a year, with a commitment to being safety conscious,” said James Vos, AEM safety materials …

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AEM Hosts Rural Broadband Panel Discussion

Kelly Marshall

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) hosted a panel discussion to focus on the expansion of rural broadband. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey and representatives from equipment manufacturers John Deere and HammerHead Trenches met on Capitol Hill on May 18th in conjunction with Infrastructure Week 2017.  The event was organized as part of AEM’s Infrastructure Vision 2050 initiative. Their initiative is “focused …

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Taking DC Bureaucrats to the Farm

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The National Corn Growers Association recently joined with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the American Seed Trade Association to host officials from EPA and USDA for demonstrations on planting practices, seed treatments, and equipment innovations in an effort to help them understand modern farming. The event took place on the working farm of NCGA Chairman Chip Bowling in …

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AEM Represented in NAMA Leadership

Jamie Johansen

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) has elected John Rozum, director of ag events for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), to the NAMA Executive Committee. Rozum was elected a vice president of the executive committee and is president of the NAMA Badger chapter who received the Outstanding Professional Chapter Award from the Student NAMA organization during the 2017 Agri-Marketing Conference. …

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Ag Groups Host Field Day for Government Officials

Kelly Marshall

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA), the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) hosted a field day for officials at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Pesticide Programs. Participants got to observe seed treatments, planting practices, equipment innovations and product demonstrations– all using the most cutting-edge technology available. …


Charlie O’Brien to Retire from AEM

Kelly Marshall

Charlie O’Brien will be retiring from his position of senior vice president at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) later this year. O’Brien has been with AEM since 2007. He will be working with President Dennis Slater to begin phasing out of his position in order to spend more time with his family and a family business. “I care a …

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