RACINE, Wis. – Most people have fond memories of time spent at their alma mater, no matter which college or university attended. The Titensor family, who owns and manages Case IH dealership Valley Implement in Logan, Utah, has strong ties to Utah State University. To give back to that institution, Case IH, Valley Implement and Utah State University recently signed a 10-year master agreement allowing Valley Implement to provide agricultural equipment to the university’s 11 research farms.
“As a third-generation graduate of Utah State University, I am pleased that we can support the university in this way,” says Fred Titensor, Valley Implement Manager. “Many of our employees are also graduates, so having this partnership not only prepares students for the future of agriculture, it helps train my future staff.”
Valley Implement delivered the first Case IH equipment to the university’s research farms in 2005. A few years later, Case IH updated the agreement, further saving the university money while continuing to provide necessary tools for the students. The success of that scenario was so mutually beneficial to both Valley Implement and the university that they decided to create the recent, longer-standing agreement. Today, Valley Implement provides Farmall®, Maxxum® and Magnum™ tractors, windrowers, balers, combines and loaders to the various research farms. The dealership works with the university to customize the tractors to meet its specifications.
“By being exposed to the newest in agricultural equipment technology, students who operate or maintain this equipment are better prepared for their future careers in the agriculture industry,” says Tiffany Adams, Utah State University College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences Marketing Manager.
As part of the agreement, Valley Implement will provide new equipment as needed.
“The equipment will be under a constant replenishment cycle,” says Titensor. “We can then redistribute the gently used equipment to local farmers, so we’re also helping to boost the local economy.”
Cache Valley, home of Valley Implement, is a thriving agricultural region with various producers who will be looking to take advantage of this equipment, adds Titensor. From cow/calf ranchers to large grain producers to dairymen, the local area boasts a wide variety of agricultural operations that can benefit from buying the equipment.
“With such a diverse fleet coming back from the university, we can provide used equipment offerings to just about any type of customer,” says Titensor. “Whether it’s been used on the university’s row crop research farm or livestock research facility, this equipment will be an ideal fit for most local farmers looking to buy.”
Case IH is a global leader in agricultural equipment, committed to collaborating with its customers to develop the most powerful, productive, reliable equipment – designed to meet today’s agricultural challenges. Challenges like feeding an expanding global population on less land, meeting ever-changing government regulations and managing input costs. With headquarters in the United States, Case IH has a network of dealers and distributors that operates in over 160 countries. Case IH provides agricultural equipment systems, flexible financial service offerings and parts and service support for professional farmers and commercial operators through a dedicated network of professional dealers and distributors. Productivity enhancing products include tractors; combines and harvesters; hay and forage equipment; tillage tools; planting and seeding systems; sprayers and applicators; site-specific farming tools and utility vehicles. Case IH is a brand of CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI / MI: CNHI).