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Name, people at Deere dealership to remain same

Staff writer

PrairieLand Partners, which operates a branch in Marion, is combining operations with Iowa-based John Deere dealership AgriVision Equipment Group.

Despite the merger, both companies will continue to operate under their existing names, and employees at Marion will remain the same.

PrairieLand Partners operates 15 dealerships in central and southeast Kansas. AgriVision has 17 dealerships in Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska.

The companies say they have complimentary cultures and goals and a shared vision for the future.

They say the merger will enhance ability to research and leverage new products, technologies, and services; opportunity to provide timely, innovative solutions with more product experts, best practices, and additional seasonal support; and availability of parts and equipment.

At the corporate level, the current chief executive of AgriVision, Jeremy Ostrander, will become chief executive of the combined company, and PrairieLand Partners chief executive Darrell Pankratz will become chairman of the board.

Steve Kaufman will be general manager of PrairieLand Partners and Steve Mead will be general manager of AgriVision Equipment.

Last modified Feb. 3, 2022