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Our History

History - Jeff Dave Michele only (1)

Jeff Gullickson, David Gullickson, Michele Lewandowski

Our Family serving Yours for over 40 years!

 

HISTORY

Farmers Implement & Irrigation is a family owned business serving Brookings and Watertown area farmers.  The business is owned by David Gullickson.  David Gullickson started working at Osvog Implement on a part-time basis at the parts counter in 1972.  This was the beginning of his career dedicated to serving the local area farmers.  Osvog Implement was incorporated in September 1976 as Farmers Implement & Irrigation, and David joined Farmers Implement & Irrigation full-time as a sales person.  In 1980, David became a partner in the business and added the Valley Irrigation product line.  In 1997, David became the sole owner of Farmers Implement & Irrigation.  In December 2013, David's children, Jeff Gullickson and Michele Lewandowski, joined their father to create a family operated business.  In April 2018, the family business expanded by adding the Watertown location.  David continues doing what he loves, serving the local area farmer.

TIMELINE:
1946Floyd Poole created Poole Motors & Implement on 3rd avenue and 6th street specializing in Allis Chalmer Tractors
1953Vern Lovre purchased dealership, renamed to Lovre Motors & Implements and moved to 308 6th Street
1956Lovre moved dealership to South Main Ave. - added New Holland hay equipment
1964 Homer Osvog purchased dealership and renamed to Osvog Implement
1972David Gullickson joined Osvog Implement part-time in parts
1973Homer moved Osvog Implement 1/2 block south to 1009 Main Ave. S.
1976Dave & Harlan Ihnen purchased Osvog Implement

Sept 1976

Dave & Harlan incorporated the dealership as Farmers Implement & Irrigation

Oct 1976 

David Gullickson becomes Full-time sales person
1979Ihnens moved Farmers Implement & Irrigation to 3023 E. Hwy 14 Bypass
1980Farmers Implement & Irrigation becomes a Valley Irrigation Dealer
Oct 1980David Gullickson becomes partner of Farmers implement & Irrigation
Jul 1981David Gullickson and John Crabtree purchase Farmers Implement & Irrigation 
Mar 1998David Gullickson becomes sole owner of Farmers Implement & Irrigation
Dec 2013Two of David's children, Jeff Gullickson and Michele Lewandowski joined their father at the dealership
Apr 2018Added second location in Watertown, SD
Oct 2019 Added Kubota line