Thanks to the many great sponsors of the 2017 Tractor Ride

John Deere Operations

John Deere Waterloo Operations proudly has been a Presenting Sponsor of the WHO Tractor Ride since 2000.  Waterloo is home to John Deere Power Systems and Waterloo Works, these operations comprised of six John Deere sites. John Deere Waterloo encompasses 2,734 acres of land and 7.2 million square feet of manufacturing floor space, and has over 5,000 employees. Three of these sites Engine Works, Drivetrain Operations and Tractor Cab Assembly Operations offer free daily tours. Reservations are recommended. More information can be found HERE!

Whittrock Motors

A big thanks to Whittrock Motors of Carroll, the Official Vehicle Sponsor of this year's WHO Radio Tractor Ride! Whittrock Motors is a third-generation, family-owned Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram dealer in Carroll, Iowa, and they're also known as Western Iowa's used car capital! Besides their focus on giving you the lowest prices and best service around, they're also an exclusive Ram Agricultural Dealer! That means they can offer benefits like the Ram AG Pack, that other Ram dealers can't! Check them out at WhittrockMotor.com!

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. Farmers National Company is also the proud sponsor of the WHO Radio SAG Wagon! http://www.farmers-national.com

Landus Cooperative

Landus CooperativeTM is a farmer-owned agricultural cooperative, headquartered in Ames, Iowa that has a global reach and a local touch with nearly 700 full-time employees at locations in almost 70 communities in Iowa and Minnesota and approximately 7,000 member-owners

Landus Cooperative is one of North America’s largest grain storage companies and has shuttle-loading access on all seven, major Iowa rail lines. The diversified farmer-owned cooperative offers precision agronomy services with more than 50 agronomists on staff; a proprietary, member-owned brand of soybeans;  expert grain marketing services; as well as corn and soybean processing including a facility in Ralston, Iowa which manufacturers SoyPlus®, a high bypass protein soybean meal for dairy herds across the globe. http://www.landuscooperative.com/

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. http://www.titan-intl.com/titan-tire. Skip Sagar is very familiar faces to all of the Drivers, they have been a Sponsor of the WHO Tractor Ride for 7 years

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.

Home State Bank

Home State Bank presents “A Reason To Ride”

Home State Bank of Jefferson is giving every one a reason to ride during the 2017 Tractor Ride. Every mile ridden, by every tractor, will generate a five-cents towards one of three outstanding youth and ag-centered organizations and causes. With a cumulative total of nearly 200,000 miles, Home State Bank is looking forward to supporting three incredibly worthy causes focused on celebrating you and agriculture: The Greene County 4-H; Jefferson FFA, and refurbishment of the Beef Quarters at the Greene County Fairgrounds. http://hsbankreasontoride.com/

Robert's Carburetor Repair

Whether you collect or show old John Deere tractors, tractor pull with them or are working with them, Robert's Carburetor Repair make it easier by supplying you with all the Parts, Services, and How-To Videos you need. Whether you’re working on a carburetor magneto or cam shaft you can find what you need at Robert's. http://robertscarbrepair.com

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. http://www.machineshed.com

Nor-Am.

Nor-Am Cold Storage is a full service, public refgerated warehouse. We keep eveolving to meet the ever-changing needs of the 3PL market place providing complete temperature-controlled storage, processing, boxing, tempering and exort service 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 railways. Please review our capabilities and contact us. http://nor-am.com

FS

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 STAR Energy FS

STAR Energy FS

STAR Energy is a full-service provider of refined and renewable fuels, lubricants and propane. In addition to our expertise and skill in supply and distribution, we provide industry leading technical services, information, and training to help our customers to manage their fuel and lubricant needs. Our energy specialists are trusted advisors with unmatched technical expertise and a genuine interest in partnering in our customer's success.

Fuel conducted by STAR Energy 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 www.gandlclothing.com or toll-free at 1- 800-222-7027.

Whiterock Conservancy

Whiterock Conservancy is a non-profit land trust stewarding 5,000 acres of prairie, savanna, wetland, crop land, pastures and forest along the Middle Raccoon River near Coon Rapids, Iowa. In addition to preserving and protecting the rare wild land, Whiterock practices and demonstrates sustainable agriculture and is open to the public for recreation. Recreational opportunities include hiking, running, biking or horseback riding on the trail system, canoe and kayak trips, fishing and much more. Whiterock offers tent and RV camping, modern accommodations including cottages and a house that sleeps up to 13, and a bed and breakfast in the historic Garst farmhouse where Roswell Garst hosted Nikita Khrushchev in 1959. www.whiterockconservancy.org

Whispering Woods LLC

Whispering Woods LLC is a family owned promotional products company located in southern Iowa.  They produce promotional items such as buttons, magnets, pens, t-shirts, caps and other apparel with your company or entity logo, allowing customized products for every order.  With access to over 800,000 items they can cater to your needs. They take pride in the ability to offer fast turnaround and full service promotional products for every budget. www.whisperingwoodsllc.com 

Wyffels Hybrids

Wyffels Hybrids is a proud sponsor of WHO's Tractor Ride. As one of the nation’s largest independent seed corn companies, Wyffels Hybrids is focused solely on developing and marketing elite corn hybrids. We're dedicated to providing corn growers with exceptional products, the latest agronomic information, and unmatched customer service and product support. To learn more or request information, visit www.wyffels.com

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