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Barker Implement and A & M Green Power Announce Merging

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Barker Implement and A & M Green Power have announced the agreement to merge two of Iowa’s premier John Deere dealers. The merger will create a company well positioned to bring next generation solutions to its customers. AgriVision will combine a variety of products, technologies and services to create a valued customer solution.

AgriVision is excited to combine the strengths of these two dynamic agricultural dealers in an industry that is continuously growing and rapidly changing in the demand for technology. AgriVision believes the merger will enhance the products they are able to offer to both their farmers and agricultural partners. "As agriculture continues to change and adapt, so must businesses like ours that support the industry. This merger will enhance our ability to support customers, and bring innovative agriculture solutions to customers new and old." CEO Jeremy Ostrander said.

AgriVision is excited for the opportunity to serve their customers and community. By bringing Barker Implement and A & M Green Power together they will be able to offer John Deere technology and worldwide recognized agricultural and turf products. Both companies share a strong commitment to provide valued service to their customers. This merger is an opportunity to provide the best from each company and improve upon what we bring to all of AgriVision partners. "Both of our companies have a strong group of employees who are committed to serving our customer. Now we have the opportunity to combine those talents and provide unmatched expertise and commitment to all of our customers" COO Bob Irr, stated.

Barker Implement was established in Lenox, Iowa starting in 1936. In 1991 the expansion of Barker Implement began and today has 8 John Deere stores serving southern Iowa and northern Missouri. Barker Implement’s commitment to the community and customer service has made them a leader in adapting to the ever changing agricultural needs.

About A & M Green Power: A&M Green Power was formed in June 2006 with the merger of two of the area’s oldest and largest family-owned John Deere dealerships: Athen Implement and Macedonia Implement. Jeremy Ostrander was an integral member in the merger, which later included McCunn Implement. A&M Green Power built their reputation on genuine customer service and innovative technology.

The combined company’s management team will look to the experienced group of leaders from both companies. AgriVision will be able to serve their customers and partners throughout Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska in 13 store locations. These locations will be servicing their customers in; Lenox, Creston, Clarinda, Winterset, Indianola, Knoxville, Albia, Leon, Massena, Red Oak, Hamburg, Macedonia, and Glenwood.

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