The Dealer Connect


Welcome to the American Implement Blog: THE DEALER CONNECT – glad you stopped by. The goal of this blog is to fill in our customers about what’s happening around AI; Equipment, Parts, Service, Precision Ag, and expanding into what’s happening in agriculture in general. We’re eager to share with you and stay connected. Please feel free to leave comments and join in on the conversation.


Recently, American Implement was awarded the 2023 AFOP Excellence Award Winner for Outstanding Agricultural Employer.

AFOP Announces Winners of the 2023 AFOP Excellence Awards (SOURCE

The Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs (AFOP) announces the winners of the 2023 AFOP Excellence Awards.  The AFOP Excellence Awards identify and honor farmworkers who demonstrate grit and determination in their quest to better their lives, as well as staff members and employers who have gone above and beyond in supporting customer success.  It is a nationwide, competitive contest. 

Agricultural Employer – American Implement – Kansas 

AFOP recognized award winners at the 2023 AFOP National Conference in San Diego, California, during the AFOP Excellence Awards ceremony on Thursday, September 28.   

Each year, AFOP member agencies implementing the highly successful National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) nominate standout individuals and employers for award consideration. Earlier this year, the AFOP Excellence Awards Committee – chaired by Alexis Franks, AFOP board member and the southeast director of workforce and career services for the Telamon Corporation – reviewed and scored nominees and produced this list of awardees. AFOP is proud to announce those winners today.  

“AFOP gives these awards each year to acknowledge farmworkers who have excelled in training, individuals who have gone the extra mile for their farmworker clients, and employers who are committed to changing their communities – and, indeed, the nation – one good job at a time,” said AFOP Executive Director Daniel Sheehan.  “We share a commitment to serving farmworkers that moves us to do all we can to make the lives of those laboring in our fields a little bit more stable, a little bit healthier, a little bit better. Congratulations to all our winners.” 


American Implement partners with SER Corporation of Kansas NFJP to enable participants with becoming successful technicians. The company has worked hand in hand with Client Service Agent Roberta Pianalto to ensure each participant is provided with all the resources needed to succeed with their company.

One of those resources includes a "boot camp" held by the company each year for prospective employees to prepare them to become the best Service Technicians. Roberta is included in this training. She is offered the opportunity to speak about the NFJP and all the services and benefits it has to offer from tuition assistance to supportive services. On completion of the "boot camp", American Implement and SER partner by entering into On-the-Job Training contracts for its NFJP participants who are now prepared to work full-time and pursue a career as a Service Technician.


Grow your career with American Implement and John Deere today.

American Implement is accepting applications for AG Tech Students for the 2024 School Year. 

If interested, please fill out the Ag Tech Application HERE.

The deadline for Ag Tech Applications is May 31st 2024.

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