Spreading The Word About Our Free Farm Equipment Magazine

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By titanoutlet April 20, 2012 15:44 Updated

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The Journey

Everyone here at the Titan Outlet Store is extremely excited about our new, free used farm equipment publication. It’s similar to many that you may find at newsstands in that it gives you all the pictures and information one needs in order to make a decision on purchasing used tractors, combines, balers, and all the other great ag equipment we sell. But if you keep turning the pages you’ll find a bit more. We’ve included a recipe page and will add some articles in future editions that we hope will be of interest to you. We also encourage feedback from our readers – your favorite recipe, picture or perhaps an opinion. We regard this magazine as another way to connect with you on a more personal level and hope that you like it. (If you’d like to receive the free farm equipment magazine, please email titanoutlet@titanmachinery.com with your mailing address.)

So with this in mind, our store administrator and I set off on a couple of “road trips” with the intention of finding out just where farmers hang their hat when they’re not in the field. Both of us grew up on farms in rural Minnesota and we had a pretty good idea of the types of businesses we were looking for, so the next step was to actually visit several small towns and get the official “scoop” from the locals. We both agreed that this has been a truly enjoyable experience. There were usually several folks wherever we looked who were willing to share their knowledge regarding the habits of neighborhood residents. They’re proud of their community’s history and welcomed us with warmth and sincerity. As we suspected, most of the towns had a locally owned café where the farmers would go for an early morning breakfast. This ritual serves more than the purpose of fueling their body for a day’s work. These gatherings are daily opportunities for discussing the weather, grain prices, current events, equipment, the progress of each man’s field work; and it probably includes regular updates about everyone’s health and family. Farmers have been “networking” for as long as we can remember – long before this term became popular in today’s business world. Janelle and I missed seeing these meetings, but we both took great pleasure in experiencing some home-town cooking!

 

We also visited feed mills, bar and grills, barber shops, gas stations and ag-related supply stores; and felt we accomplished the mission of getting our Titan Outlet store magazine in the hands of those who would most appreciate it. While spending much of our time driving, we also encountered farm art and farm ingenuity, and marveled at the landscape, architecture and history presented to us as we traveled. Janelle and I would like to thank all those folks who took time to visit with us, and we encourage all of our readers to visit these businesses for some great food, service and hospitality. We’ll be back soon – with our second edition!

 

Here are some pictures we took during our travels – does anything look familiar?

3rd Street Cafe in Dassel, MN

Watkins, MN

Ag Venture Watkins, MN

John Deere tractor rolling down Main Street downtown Watkins, MN

Cold Spring, Minnesota Country Store

Wally's Cafe - Watkins, MN

 

 

 

-Terry Olson

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By titanoutlet April 20, 2012 15:44 Updated
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  1. Jeff September 2, 19:04

    I wish to receive a free subscription to your magazine.

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  2. Jeff Moser September 2, 19:05

    I wish to receive a free subscription to your magazine.

    thank you,

    Jeff

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