Recent AEM & AEF Happenings

I had the opportunity to attend two major events in March that involved both AEF and AEM participation.  The first event in New Orleans was a joint AEF Plugfest at the same venue and overlapping with the Commodity Classic show which is partially sponsored by AEM.  A little over a week later was another event sponsored by AEM:  Ag on the Mall.

DISTek COO Elected to AEM AG Sector Board

Last month, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced their newly elected board members. Among them was our very own Executive VP and COO, Jeremy Yoder. Jeremy will serve on the AEM AG Sector Board.

Recently, I took some time to sit down with Jeremy to talk about this exciting new venture……

A Culture of Innovation: Lessons from 3M

On June 6, 2018 3M Corporation opened up their Innovation Center in St. Paul, MN to members of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). DISTek Integration sent representatives from our engineering group to attend 3M’s presentation entitled, “Building a Culture of Innovation.” 3M leaders presented how the company went from a small and unprofitable Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing (where the three “M”s come from) company in the early 1900s, to one of the most successful product companies in the world today.

2018 Commodity Classic Recap

Prior to the annual planting/growing season, the ag industry holds an annual trade show and convention called the Commodity Classic. This year the event was held in Anaheim, California from Feb. 27th-Mar. 1st with the theme “Grow Beyond!” The Commodity Classic is the largest farmer-led, farmer-focused trade show held in the U.S.