Councils

Post Hole Digger Product Council

The Post Hole Digger Product Council discusses issues specifically affecting this type of farm equipment.  At the Council’s annual meeting at the Association’s Fall Convention, members discuss equipment safety standards, industry trends, and other important topics. Any manufacturer of post hole diggers is welcome to attend this meeting.

Each year, during Farm Safety Week in September, the Council also places a company-sponsored safety message advertisement in several publications. 

This advertisement, which outlines dangers involved with operating post hole diggers and offers precautions for preventing injury, has reached millions of readers.

For more information, contact:
Chairman: Janea Danuser, Danuser Machine
Email:  janea@danuser.com

Rotary Cutter Product Council

The Rotary Cutter Product Council discusses issues specifically affecting this segment of the ag equipment industry. At its twice-yearly meetings, the Council discusses equipment safety standards and other important topics. 

The meetings are held during the Association’s Fall Convention and at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky. Anyone is welcome to attend.

For more information, contact:
Chairman: Ray Maynard, Kodiak By Paladin Attachments
Email: rmaynard@paladinattachments.com

Vice Chairman
Baily Turner, Titan Implement, LLC
Email: mbailyt@gmail.com

Joint Meeting of the AEM APSCC Industrial/Agricultural Mower Technical Committee & the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association Rotary Cutter Council
Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel – Coronet B Room       
Louisville, Kentucky
Tuesday, February 12, 2019  – 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Each year, the Council also places a company-sponsored safety message advertisement in various publications during Farm Safety Week in September.  This advertisement, which warns of dangers presented by operating rotary cutter equipment and suggests safety precautions to prevent injury, has reached millions of readers.  Below is the ad which ran in the September 2018 issue of Progressive Farmer.

Tillage & Ground Engaging Equipment Product Council

The Tillage & Ground Engaging Equipment Product Council discusses issues specifically affecting tillage equipment and accessories. 

The Council discusses equipment safety standards, industry trends, and other important topics and has a history of having excellent speakers.

Anyone is welcome to attend the councils meetings during our Marketing & Distribution Convention and Supply Summit & Showcase.

For more information, contact:
Chairman: Brad Baker, Salford Group Inc.
Email: brad.baker@salfordgroup.com

Vice Chairman: Tim Brunner, Lund Coating Technologies
Email:tbrunner@lundtek.com

Towed Implement Product Council

The Towed Implement Product Council serves as a resource for standards and safety information and provudes a forum for executives to discuss shared challenges in the industry. Since its inception in 1993, the Towed Implement Product Council has actively made recommendations to such standard-setting agencies as the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). 

In addition, Council meetings attendees have had the opportunity to interact with other towed implement manufacturers to discuss current issues, such as brakes, lighting and safety chains, which affect the industry. 

This Council meets once each year, during our Marketing & Distribution Convention. Anyone is welcome to attend.

For more information, contact:
Chairman: Jim Hellbusch, Duo Lift Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Email: jimh@duolift.com

Vice Chairman: Jim Prohaska, Fast Ag Solutions
Email: jprohaska@fastsolutions.com