Stotz Equipment CEO Tom Rosztoczy

Evergreen business rooted in company culture

EVERGREEN Journal — Paced Growth is an essential principle of successful Evergreen businesses. While growth can be organic or accomplished through new ventures, some Evergreen companies will choose to grow through acquisition.

Tom Rosztoczy, CEO of Stotz Equipment, has guided his Evergreen company to grow from three John Deere dealerships in Arizona to 25 stores in eight Western states over the past 20 years. In his presentation from the Tugboat Institute Summit 2018, Tom shares the key factors of that successful acquisition journey and the core values that are integrated into each new acquisition to continue to propel his Evergreen business forward. Watch the video »


Ag Day highlights economic value

Hosted in partnership with California Women for Agriculture and the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom, Ag Day brings farmers and ranchers together with legislators, government leaders and the public to inform and educate about the value of agriculture to California's economic landscape.

Ag Day 2018, held March 20 at the Capital, offered equipment dealers an opportunity to demonstrate the tools available to consumers to diagnose and repair their equipment. Dealers used the day to discuss the negative impacts of right-to-repair legislation introduced this session in California. John Deere and Valley Truck & Tractor were on  hand with two 6R tractors to show how diagnostics tools empower consumers.

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2018 California Ag Day

2018 California Ag Day

Friends of FWEDA

FWEDA partners with the dealer community to raise funds for education and training.

Annual Silent Auction

FWEDA's Board of Directors formed the “Friends of FWEDA” Silent Auction Committee to coordinate and drive the annual fund-raising event, which raises money for workforce development and legislative programs. The Friends of FWEDA committee, appointed by the board, is tasked with developing an action plan and budget, recruiting and coordinating volunteers, fund-raising and executing the auction each year. Anyone interested in serving on the committee should contact association staff or any board member.

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