John Deere Operations

John Deere has proudly been a Presenting Sponsor of the WHO Tractor Ride since 2000. Waterloo is the home of John Deere Waterloo Operations, comprised of John Deere Engine Works and the four factories of the John Deere Waterloo Operations. John Deere Waterloo Operations has over 195 acres of manufacturing floor space, located on 2,485 acres of land, and employs approximately 5,000 people from Waterloo, Cedar Falls, and the surrounding area. John Deere is the World’s leading provider of advanced products and services for agriculture, and a leading worldwide manufacturer of off highway diesel engines. Waterloo Operations produces row crop and four wheel drive tractors.

John Deere
Grip-Tite Foundation Repair

Grip-Tite Foundation Repair is committed to excellence in the service. They are a full service basement repair company install the best products available, using genuine, guaranteed Grip-Tite products – made right here in Winterset, IA. All Grip-Tite Foundation Repair are trained and certified by Grip-Tite. Your home’s future has never been more secure. Call us today for your FREE Basement and Foundation Inspection at (515) 462-1313 or (800) 474-7848. Get a grip on your foundation repair with Grip-Tite Foundation Repair.

Farmers National Company

As the nation’s largest, fastest growing and most successful farm management company – and one that’s been in business since 1929 – Farmers National Company has lots of experience helping landowners. The company also offers real estate services, appraisals, and insurance and commodity marketing. They’re the official Sag Wagon sponsor of the WHO Radio Tractor Ride. Farmers National Company will be conducting an FFA benefit auction on Sunday evening.

Farmers National Company
Brokaw Supply Company

Brokaw Supply Company’s employees have extensive experience in: Agronomy, Engineering, Equipment Installation, Custom Application (fertilizer, manure and self-propelled sprayers), Fertilizer Handling, Precision Ag and Seed Handling. Brokaw employees provide professional expertise and product knowledge, and are supported by ongoing company education.

Titan Tire

Titan Tire Corporation, a subsidiary of Titan International, Inc., is North America's third largest manufacturer of off- highway tires. Titan's tire production facilities are located in Freeport, Illinois, Bryan, Ohio, and Des Moines, Iowa – which also serves as the headquarters for the tire group. Titan is the only major manufacturer that focuses on off- highway tire production, and our manufacturing capability is highly diversified. Applications include agricultural, construction, industrial and all terrain vehicles. Skip and Jane are very familiar faces to all of the Drivers, they have been a Sponsor of the WHO Tractor Ride for 7 years

Nor-Am Cold Storage is a full service, public refrigerated warehouse. We keep evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of the 3PL market place providing complete temperature-controlled storage, processing, boxing, tempering and export services to the food and food service industry. These include inventory control, load consolidation, cross- docking, blast freezing, labeling, and pick and pack order fulfillment services. Space is available for storage at our plants in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Texas. Our facilities are centrally located in the Midwest with easy access to highways and rail. go to for more details or on how to contact them.

Nutra-Flo pioneered the liquid fertilizer industry beginning in 1954 and today is the largest independent liquid fertilizer manufacturer in the Midwest. We are proud to call Sioux City Iowa our home and we are pleased to support the 2013 WHO Tractor Ride. Nutra-Flo PureGrade Liquid Fertilizer, the number one line of low-salt, high orthophosphate, premium fertilizers in the United States, and Nulex, the nation’s most recognizable name in agricultural liquid zinc, are both manufactured right here in Iowa. As we celebrate the heritage of farming and rural living in Iowa we recall our early days when liquid fertilizer was a new concept: old gasoline trucks were used to deliver fertilizer to the field, 50-gallon barrels were lashed to tractors for applying fertilizer at planting time. Now with our highly skilled work force of engineers, scientists, agronomists, technicians and sales representatives, from right here in Iowa, Nutra-Flo fertilizer products are shipped throughout North America for use on all row crops, trees, lawns and golf courses.
Napa Auto Parts Store
Your local Iowa NAPA AUTO PARTS store has accessibility to over 500,000 parts and is a supplier of replacement parts, specialty parts, and equipment for the automotive repair, collision, heavy-duty truck, industrial, marine and agricultural markets. NAPA specializes in hard-to-find parts. In the US, there are over 6,100 NAPA Auto Parts stores, 64 NAPA Distribution Centers, and over 13,000 affiliated NAPA Auto Care repair facilities. The NAPA brand is #1 in the industry. Now that is a good reason to shop your locally owned and operated NAPA AUTO PARTS store.

Graham Tire

Graham tire is known for its excellent customer service, nationwide warranties, and everyday low prices on tires and auto services. We only provides consumers with the best quality brands. Graham tire ranks as one of the largest independently owned tire dealership groups in the United States. We are proud of our heritage and work very hard to protect our excellent reputation. The group of stores has now grown to 26 stores in 4 states with two retread plants, employing over 400 quality individuals.



Iowa Machine Shed

The Iowa Machine Shed is dedicated to that hard-working proud example of the American way of life – The Farmer. Through the years the American farmer has consistently stood for the ideals that have helped make our country great. The Machine Shed’s dedication means that we work hard to have a restaurant that farmers could be proud of. We use only the best beef, pork and poultry, peel our potatoes and cook from scratch using fresh ingredients. We are proud to salute the American Farmer. The Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant is the Official Venue of the WHO Radio Great Iowa Tractor Ride Announcement Party, held annually on the last Friday in January.


Machine Shed

Johnson Communications
An amazing new showroom and TV viewing experience! A SONY Wall of TV viewing, the Hopper and Joeys, whole-home DVR service demonstrations, and an introduction to home sound systems. West Des Moines hours of operation are 9-6 on M-Th, 9-5 on Fri and 10-5 on Sat, and are closed on Sunday for now. Come see us at Johnston Communications in West Des Moines at the corner of 50 St and Mills Civic Parkway (two blocks from the I-35 Interstate exchange).
5010 Mills Civic Parkway - Suite 106
West Des Moines, IA 50265
515-954-7507 or 877-954-7507

Mrs. Clark's Foods
Mrs. Clark's Foods first began producing salad dressings over 85 years ago in Des Moines. Over that 85 years that business has grown dramatically both in volume and items offered to the marketplace. Not only does Mrs. Clark’s produce its own branded products, they also produce for both private label users and several national brands. School lunch providers in Iowa and several other states are very familiar with the Mrs. Clark’s brand because of our participation in the government donated commodities program offered to school districts.

Today Mrs. Clark’s list of products manufactured includes: shelf stable juices, both spoonable and pourable salad dressings, and a variety of other sauces and condiments. The diversity of packaging options and products makes Mrs. Clark’s truly unique in the industry.

Mrs. Clark’s ownership structure traces back to Iowa cooperatives and their farmer owners. The farm economy is supported by ingredient purchases of soybean oil, corn starch, HFCS, eggs and other ingredients sourced from all parts of the country and even around the world.

You can find Mrs. Clark’s retail products: Salad Dressing, Mayonnaise, 100% Vegetable Juice, 100% Apple Juice, 100% Tomato Juice, and 100% Prune Juice at select Fareway, Hy-Vee, Dahl’s and Menards. A complete line of food service products are also available through several food distributors throughout the state.

Concept by IOWA Hearing AID Centers.

Concept by IOWA Hearing AID Centers appreciates your support of this Iowa tradition and is pleased to once again be a participating Tractor Ride sponsor, giving away a pair of genuine Concept hearing aids during the event. It’s just one of the many ways that our company backs up our firmly held philosophy of “Iowans helping Iowans.” With locations throughout central, eastern and southern Iowa, it’s our mission to make professional hearing services as convenient as possible for our patients. Just call 800-792-9564 to schedule your free hearing screening and 7-day trial. You’ll appreciate the difference of the Concept Experience!

Concept by IOwa Hearing AID 


Valu-Bilt Tractor Parts

Valu-Bilt Tractor Parts has the largest selection of new and rebuilt tractor parts in the industry, with over 20,000 different parts available. They carry a large selection of tractor parts for Allis Chalmers, antique tractors, Case, Farmall, Ford, International, John Deere, Massey Ferguson, and Oliver. For more information, call “Sue” at 1- 888-828-3276. Valu-Bilt Tractor Parts has been a Break Sponsor for the WHO Radio Great Iowa Tractor Ride since 2003.


Bilt Tractor Parts

FS - Fuel Sponsor

FS specialists are trusted advisors with unmatched technical expertise and a genuine interest in partnering in a customer’s success.  FS is a legacy brand that thrives today because the people of FS have stayed true to the founding principles, and remained focused on helping producers improve the profitability of farming. Fuel conducted by AgVantage FS.

G&L Clothing

G&L Clothing, located at 1801 Ingersoll Avenue in Des Moines, is a family-owned clothing store that has been in business since 1917. G&L is one of the largest independent Carhartt dealers in the United States and is Iowa’s largest dealer for LaCrosse and Timberland PRO® footwear. We specialize in work and casual clothing and footwear for men of all sizes – regular, big or tall – and have recently added Carhartt for Kids and Carhartt for Women, so we can now outfit the whole family! If you live outside of Des Moines, we can be reached conveniently online at or toll-free at 1- 800-222-7027.

Iowa Diecast Toys

WHO Radio welcomes Tracy Johnson, owner of Iowa Diecast Toys, as a Sponsor for the first time. was started in 1990 and has continued to grow into one of the largest sites for finding hundreds of farm toys and other die-cast collectibles. We are a family owned and operated business, located east of the Iowa State Fairgrounds on University in Des Moines. We have new inventory arrive every month, so check back for great items to add to your collection.

IOwa Diecast Toys

Robert's Carburetor Repair

Robert’s Carburetor Repair specializes in 2 cylinder carburetor and Wico model magneto restoration. We have also added the New Generation of John Deere tractors with Zenith model carbs as well as many other models of cast or brass carburetors to our list of specialities.

P & H Engravers and Embroidery

Locally owned in Linden, Iowa, P & H has been providing the WHO Tractor Ride nametags and the WHO lapel pins for the past two years. P & H specializes in engraving and embroidery.

Call them at 641-744-2492

P&H Engravers and Embroidery
Tone's Spices
Make a killer cinnamon roll? A best-ever caramel sticky bun? Get out the flour, sugar and yeast - it's time for the 13th annual Tone's ® Cinnamon Roll Contest.

This year's contest theme, "It Could Be You!" encourages Iowa bakers to compete for $4500 in prize money, the highest award for any Iowa State Fair competition. The first-place winner in each of three classes wins $500. From those three entries, our celebrity judges pick the over-all winning cinnamon roll. The grand-prize winner takes home an additional $3000 prize. All three winners also receive an Iowa State Fair ribbon.

Competitors must register with the Iowa State Fair by July 1. The contest will be held Thursday, August 9, at 3 PM in the Elwell Family Food Center on the fairgrounds. The three cinnamon roll classes are: Sticky (caramel roll with or without nuts), Plain (cinnamon roll, frosted or unfrosted), or Non-Traditional (use your imagination!).

For complete details about all contests, including registration and entry guidelines, go to
The Iowa Pork Producers Association is an industry-inclusive organization whose mission is to provide a unified voice to promote and educate for a sustainable, socially responsible, profitable and globally competitive pork industry. IPPA serves as a unified voice for Iowa's pork producers. IPPA is a grassroots organization that consists of approximately 70 structured county associations across the state, with more than 4,000 affiliated and associate members. Every producer, regardless of size, has a voice in IPPA through a county-elected delegate system.

Iowa leads the nation in pork production with over 37 million hogs marketed annually. This is due to Iowa’s abundant feed supplies, leading production practices, and producers committed to responsible pork production practices. The pork industry supports over 39,000 jobs and contributes nearly $5 billion to the Iowa economy.

Pork producers encourage consumers to enjoy pork flavor and versatility through their brand … Pork Be Inspired.
Cellular Advantage was founded in 1993 by Mitzi Ecklund. These were the days of bag phones and analog phone service. No one had even thought of storing contacts in a phone or caller ID. Remember the Zack Morris brick phone? Yeah, so do we.
The first locations were two kiosks and an office in an apartment. Previously Mitzi worked directly for U.S. Cellular, ranking in the top 4 percent of all sales people company wide. Due to her great success she was given the opportunity to start Cellular Advantage.
Over the past 20 years Cellular Advantage has developed a flourishing company with nearly 20 locations and over a hundred employees. Cellular Advantage is among the top U.S. Cellular authorized agents in the country.
Paragon InvestmentsAt Paragon, we believe that your brokerage firm should not only execute orders efficiently and correctly but also assist you in making the tough trading decisions you face on a daily basis. With this in mind, we believe that fundamental research and technical analysis are crucial in making successful decisions and that customers should always have a voice which is heard. Learn about the Paragon Difference.
Prairie Brand Seeds
Prairie Brand Seeds is dedicated to delivering Progressive Seed Solutions for corn and soybean growers. Our goal is to provide ideas and products that help growers maximize the profitability of their operations and advance industry standards. At Prairie Brand, we like rolling up our sleeves and digging into issues that matter to growers. We work on problems until we have solutions that translate into practical results in the field.

From simple tips that help keep soil nutrients balanced, to broader strategies to increase yield from year to year, our team is always looking to develop the next idea to improve how our customers grow. Prairie Brand is proud to support the 2013 WHO Tractor Ride. Learn more about Prairie Brand at
Remember those good old days of being on the farm? Well, Le Mars Toy Store can help you relive them!  They’re known as one of the largest, most diversified farm toy stores in the Midwest; from 1/64th to pedal tractors and current models to those from several years back.  Call Le Mars Toy Store  at 712-546-4305 or stop by the store, 30 Plymouth St SW, Le Mars, Iowa – 4 blocks east of the junction of Highways 3 and 75.
Titan Pro SCI launched September 2009 in Clear Lake, Iowa as a seed, chemical, crop insurance and fertilizer company. We extend throughout the Midwest with our agricultural professionals and over 200 farmer dealers representing Titan Pro in their areas. Titan Pro offers you a wide choice of high-yielding hybrids and varieties across maturities allowing you the best opportunity for success. In addition, you have access to all of the industry-leading traits to help protect and maximize yield. Our broad based Crop Protection solutions show no bias toward brand. Experienced in-field staff assures each customer that only the best chemical recommendations will be made. Titan Pro is an authorized retailer for all basic manufacturers and supports product incentive programs. Titan Pro also specializes in crop insurance, allowing tools to provide coverage that can guarantee a profit. We work with several companies that will fit the needs of your operation. Titan Pro also has a complete line-up of dry, liquid, foliar, lime and specialty nutritional fertilizer products aimed at increasing your return on investment and bottom line. Titan Pro, your ally in agronomics and leaders in the field.
EBY aluminum horse trailers, livestock trailers, bulk commodities trailers, truck bodies, flatbed trailers and utility trailers are engineered to perform and built to last. They’re designed with superior structural integrity and fabricated for remarkable durability, resulting in easier operation for handlers and greater comfort for valuable cargo. See our extensive line of standard and custom aluminum trailers, semi-trailers and truck bodies for equine, livestock, equipment and bulk commodity transportation.