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AHW is extremely proud to offer our customers one of the most dynamic, educated, and motivated precision farming technology teams in the nation today.  Our “Precision Ag Solutions & Services Department” is made up of 20 individuals, all of whom pride themselves on their knowledge of farming practices, machinery characteristics, and technology-driven solutions available in the agricultural sector today.  Not only does the department as a whole understand the farming business and the role precision technologies play, but each member of the group is an expert in his/her own specific field. 

As John Deere includes additional solutions in its suite of precision farming products, we feel it’s most beneficial for our customers to have the option to turn to a specialist in the more advanced products. Each Precision Ag Solutions Specialist is versed in all Precision Ag products but if you are looking at advanced solutions, whether it be drainage functionality, automated headland turns, or fertilizer prescriptions, there will not only be a proficient individual available to assist you, but an expert in the given segment to actually guide you every step of the way to ensure you get ideal results with little difficulty.

Additionally, AHW has taken a mainstreaming approach when it comes to precision agriculture. We feel it’s not enough to offer you 20 individuals who work with nothing but Precision Ag. We believe total participation within our dealership is necessary for you to get the best results and the most positive experience with your John Deere machinery and the Precision Ag products that are so incorporated within them. During this time of rapid growth, our PASS Department has taken on the role of educating all sales, service and part personnel, enabling them to deliver the right solution to you, our valued customer.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your business in the past. We are pleased that you have grown to know and trust our organization and the dedication we possess. As we move into this exciting time of infinite possibilities in production agriculture, we are proud to offer you some of the most experienced and versed parts, service and salesman in the industry, unparalleled customer support, and dedicated specialists in the field. We are proud to offer you “Tomorrow’s Solutions…Today”!

New from the AHW Solution Center

All of your Precision Ag subscriptions are now available through the AHW Solution Center.  This includes SF2, RTK and JD Link.  In the past you may have purchased these subscriptions through StellarSupport.com or by calling the John Deere Customer Contact Center.  Now you will have to contact AHW directly for all of your Precision Ag needs.  The AHW Solution Center is here to provide you Tomorrow's Solutions Today.

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    Justin Blanchette
    Precision Ag Business Manager
    Store: Dwight
    Ph: (217) 353-5345
    Justin has been with the company since 1997. He wo... + Read More
    Justin has been with the company since 1997. He worked as the parts department manager at the Manteno location until taking on the position of Product Support Manager in 2008. Based out of the Dwight Location Justin is currently the Precision Ag Business Manager for AHW. In this role he leads the development and execution of the Precision Ag strategy throughout the entire organization. Justin grew up in the Bourbonnais area on the family farm and has a degree in electronics. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids. - Less
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    Brant Burris
    Solution Center Supervisor
    Store: AHW Solution Center
    Ph: (217) 353-5342
    Brant has been with the company since 2005. He wor... + Read More
    Brant has been with the company since 2005. He worked in the Aftermarket Sales department for the Ashmore location until 2008 when he became the Precision Ag Solutions Specialist for AHW. In 2012, Brant became the Supervisor of the AHW Solution Center and oversees the AMS marketing. Brant grew up just outside of Casey, IL where his family has been involved, both on the service and producer side of the farming industry for several generations. In his free time, Brant likes attending sporting events, helping with the family businesses and spending time with his family. - Less
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    Stephanie Turner
    JDLink Administrator
    Store: AHW Solution Center
    Ph: (217) 353-5343
    Stephanie started with AHW in August of 2011 as a ... + Read More
    Stephanie started with AHW in August of 2011 as a Precision Ag Solutions Specialist but made the transition to the AHW Solution Center when it opened in 2012. She attended Iowa State University and obtained a degree in Agronomy. Before starting with AHW she worked in the seed industry managing yield, planting and fertilizer data. She currently resides in Sidney, but is originally from the Lockport area where she grew up on a family farm. She enjoys bowling and showing livestock. - Less
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    Austin Harris
    Solution Center Technician
    Store: AHW Solution Center
    Toll Free: (855) 249-4747
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    Chris Zimmerman
    Solution Center Lead
    Store: AHW Solution Center
    Toll Free: (855) 249-4747
    Chris came to AHW in the fall of 2012 to work out ... + Read More
    Chris came to AHW in the fall of 2012 to work out of the AHW Solution Center as a Solution Center Technician. He graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a degree in Agribusiness Economics. Chris grew up in Farmer City and now lives in Bellflower. In his free time Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. - Less
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    Eric Douglas
    Solution Center Technician
    Store: AHW Solution Center
    Toll Free: (855) 249-4747
    Eric is from Villa Grove, IL. and currently lives ... + Read More
    Eric is from Villa Grove, IL. and currently lives in De Land, IL. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 2015 with a degree in Technical Systems Management and a minor in Crop Science. Eric worked at Crop-Tech Consulting as a Research Assistant before joining the Solution Center in July of 2016. In his free time he enjoys fishing, sports, and spending time with friends and family. - Less
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    Jake Leake
    Precision Ag Solution Specialist
    Store: Dwight
    Ph: (217) 480-9020
    Jake has been with the company since 2013. He work... + Read More
    Jake has been with the company since 2013. He worked part time during school and went full time in 2015. Jake graduated from Joilet Junior College with a degree in Ag Business. Jake works out of the Dwight store as a Precision Ag Solutions Specialist. Jake grew up in Verona, Il and now lives in Kinsman, Il. In his free time he enjoys spending time with family and friends, fishing, and other outdoor activities. - Less
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    Jason Leigh
    Precision Ag Solution Specialist
    Store: Williamsport
    Ph: (217) 480-9021
    Jason started working with AHW in November 2014. H... + Read More
    Jason started working with AHW in November 2014. He previously worked in Sales for another John Deere Dealer. Jason graduated from the University of Illinois in May 2014 with a degree in Agriculture Markets and Management and a minor in Crop and Soil Management. Jason's family farms in the Hoopeston Area where he continues to be involved. When not working Jason enjoys farming, raising 4-H hogs, attending collegiate sporting events, and doing play by play broadcasting for the local radio station at various High School Basketball and Football games. - Less
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    Jerry Fisher
    Precision Ag Solution Specialist
    Store: Monticello
    Ph: (217) 480-9022
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    Keith Gingerich
    Precisin Ag Solutions Specialist
    Store: Ashmore/Rockville
    Ph: (217) 480-9023
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    Kyle Reuter
    Precision Ag Solution Specialist
    Store: Somonauk
    Ph: (217) 480-9024
    Kyle started at AHW in the late summer of 2008. He... + Read More
    Kyle started at AHW in the late summer of 2008. He began his career in the Parts department, followed by the Service department, and finally found his niche as a Precision Ag Solutions Specialist in January of 2009. He takes care of the full line of John Deere Precision Ag offerings for the Somonauk territory. Kyle grew up on a family farm outside Somonauk and lives in the town of Somonauk today. In his free time Kyle enjoys tinkering with computers, working on his truck, and shooting sports. - Less
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    Mike Jones
    Precision Ag Solutions Specialist
    Store: Clinton/New Holland
    Ph: (217) 480-9025
    Mike has been working for the company since summer... + Read More
    Mike has been working for the company since summer of 2008 as a Precision Ag Solution Specialist based out of the Clinton store. Mike attended Illinois State University where he earned a degree in Ag Business. Mike grew up on a corn, soybean and cattle operation near Mt. Pulaski IL. and is still involved in the family farm. In his spare time Mike enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 kids and spending time outdoors. - Less
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    Paul Hunsinger
    Precision Ag Solution Specialist
    Store: Urbana
    Ph: (217) 480-9026
    Paul started with AHW in the spring of 2012. He wo... + Read More
    Paul started with AHW in the spring of 2012. He works out of the Urbana store as a Precision Ag Solutions Specialist. Paul grew up in Mahomet, IL and has a very strong farming background. Paul graduated from the University of Illinois with a major in Technical Systems Management. In his free time, he enjoys fixing up antique tractors, boating and helping out on the family farm. - Less
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    Ryan Trott
    Solution Center Lead
    Store: AHW Solution Center
    Ph: (855) 249-4747
    Ryan began working at AHW as a Solution Center Tec... + Read More
    Ryan began working at AHW as a Solution Center Technician in the fall of 2014. He graduated from Parkland College in 2007 and attended the University of Illinois. Ryan grew up in Bement, IL and currently lives in Monticello, IL. In his free time Ryan enjoys watching sports and spending time with family and friends. - Less
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    Ryan Zelhart
    Precision Ag Solutions Specialist
    Store: Mt. Pulaski/New Holland
    Ph: (217) 480-9027
    Ryan started his career at the Mt. Pulaski store i... + Read More
    Ryan started his career at the Mt. Pulaski store in 2010 working as a tech in the shop while going through the John Deere Tech program at Lakeland College in Mattoon. He earned his JD Tech degree and transferred to SIU Carbondale where he graduated with a degree in Ag Systems Technology. After graduation Ryan turned his focus towards the precision ag department. Ryan grew up in Maroa, IL and continues to still call it home today. Outside of work Ryan enjoys helping out on his family’s grain farm and taking every opportunity to learn and grow in the ag industry. - Less
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    Sam Beasley
    Precision Ag Solution Specialist
    Store: Crawfordsville/Rockville
    Ph: (217) 480-9028
    Sam has been serving west central Indiana customer... + Read More
    Sam has been serving west central Indiana customers since the summer of 2012. He primarily works out of the Crawfordsville location as a Precision Ag Solutions Specialist and assists with the needs of Rockville customers as well. Sam grew up on a small row crop and cattle operation in Fountain County Indiana. He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Agribusiness Management. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends and helping out with the family cattle operation near Hillsboro. - Less
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    Scott Berry
    Precision Ag Solution Specialist
    Store: Melvin
    Ph: (217) 480-9057
    Scott joined AHW of Melvin in fall of 2009 startin... + Read More
    Scott joined AHW of Melvin in fall of 2009 starting out as a Service Technician, shortly after fell into the AMS Technician position. Following spring of 2012, Scott transitions into the Precision Ag Solutions Specialist role and is responsible for the Melvin and the Central Commercial Application Dealer territories. Scott graduated WyoTech with an Associate’s degree in Applied Service Management with automotive and diesel technologies in 2006. He currently resides in Piper City, the town he was born and raised in, and in his free time Scott likes to go Four-wheeling, camping, boating, and being with his family. - Less
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    Tom Williams
    Solution Center Technician
    Store: AHW Solution Center
    Ph: (855) 249-4747
    Tom started working at the AHW Solution Center in ... + Read More
    Tom started working at the AHW Solution Center in July of 2016 as a Solution Center Technician. He is a Parkland College graduate, earning degrees’ in both Ag Business: Management and Precision Ag Technology. Originally from Mansfield, IL, Tom currently resides in Fisher, IL where he enjoys watching Cardinals baseball, LA Rams football, and playing with his dog, Charlie. - Less
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    Travis Field
    Precision Ag Solution Specialist
    Store: Hoopeston/Watseka
    Ph: (217) 480-9051
    Travis began his Precision Ag Solutions and Servic... + Read More
    Travis began his Precision Ag Solutions and Services career with AHW in July 2010 as a Precision Ag Solutions Specialist in Watseka. He now resides outside of the Hoopeston location but covers both locations areas of responsibility. After growing up on his family farm with an interest in agriculture, Travis attended the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and holds a Major in Agribusiness as well as a Minor in Crop and Soil Management. Before coming to AHW, he was a Production Supervisor for Dekalb seed corn in Northern Illinois. Travis has experience with all avenues of Precision Ag and enjoys introducing farmers to Precision Agriculture and helping solve their problems. “As a Precision Ag Solutions Specialist, I am willing to go above and beyond to make sure that the customer is satisfied with our products and services.” Travis spends his free time with his family and friends watching sports and snowmobiling. - Less