06 Jul 2016
by Dave Ahern

POSTED IN Education
POSTED IN technology company
POSTED IN workshops



One of our sayings at IntelliFarms is - “We go where you are.” To give an example, last year our team collectively traveled more than 500,000 miles across the country to put on educational workshops. That doesn’t count the farm visits we made along the way. Getting to my customers face-to-face is important to me. It’s great when I can use those opportunities to not just discuss new products, but to talk about how tech and tools today can really help their farm.

There’s a lot of importance in being local – being where the farmer is - and that’s why no one at IntelliFarms is more excited than I am about our first satellite office that is opening in Marshalltown, Iowa next week.

As an Iowa resident and IntelliFarms representative, I am proud of the value the company provides for farms all over the nation, including Iowa. Now, there will be a local, central-Iowa hub where we will host workshops and have open discussions about the latest in ag technology, and what producers need to get the most value out of their farm.

Where showroom meets classroom

I think one of the things that makes IntelliFarms pretty unique is that we teach first, not just sell. We believe in being a resource on grain bin management practices and other areas across the farm. And if we’re the right fit from there, we may become a partner in business. Education is our top priority.

Our new Marshalltown office is going to be primarily used as an educational workspace. There will also be demonstration stations where visitors can explore the technology first-hand.

Our desire to be a resource for the agriculture community is what led us to base our headquarters in the small town of Archie, Missouri. Being in rural America is important to us. It keeps us grounded, which I like. And that’s why our first satellite office will be in Marshalltown, a town with great amenities but surrounded by farmland and strong rural communities.

Making new friends

For me, having an office in my home state is going be an excellent opportunity to build on the great relationships IntelliFarms and I have established here. It doesn’t hurt that Iowa is an agricultural powerhouse. In addition to involving our customers in our Iowa plans, we’ve already made great connections with businesses, organizations and schools in the Marshalltown area. Just like we’ve done in Archie, we’re committed to being part of and supporting the local community.

Many producers in Iowa are my friends and neighbors, just like the folks around Archie are with our President, Todd Sears. At IntelliFarms, we take pride in being good neighbors, and we are excited to make new friends in Marshalltown.

I can’t wait to see old friends and make new ones when our Marshalltown office opens on July 12. I hope you’ll join us. To register for our “Farm of the Future” workshop on July 12, visit: intellifarms.com/iowa. To join us for our Grand Opening celebration and cocktail hour that evening, register at intellifarms.com/iaopenhouse .