HISTORY OF OUR ASSOCIATION
In 1950 a group of manufacturers visiting their distributors in Chicago decided they had some things in common:
None were major companies.
Each was meeting a specialized need within the burgeoning farm equipment market.
They recognized the need for a common voice that could connect them with one another and represent their interests. That same year, they founded The Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association with 46 member companies.
Today, the Association is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, with its own staff of full-time professionals.
While many things have changed since 1950, the Association remains committed to meeting of its members' ever-changing needs. That commitment to our members has resulted in our continued growth in membership and in the services we offer.
Today over 730 member companies enjoy the wide variety of services the Association offers.
While some of our members have grown into multi-national corporations, the vast majority of our members are multi-generational, family-owned and operated businesses, we continue to provide the value-added service our members, both large and small have learned to expect.
Please take a moment to check out some of the services we offer, listed in the menu on the left, and then tell us what you think.