3rd generation farmer, Mark Rose with Rose Farms 2, farms just outside of Kewanee, about 2 miles from the Martin Tractor Kewanee dealership. His son, Payton, will be the 4th generation on the family farm. He has been farming for 32 years, along side his brother and son. They raise corn, soybeans, along with a small cattle herd and in total, they farm about 2400 acres.
The family has been customers with Martin Tractor since Mark's Grandpa started farming back in the 40s. Having a good relationship with each department is very important to Mark, and they have just that. Mark says they are very fortunate to be only 3 minutes from the Kewanee store so in a breakdown in the fall, it's really handy to drive the combine or any piece of equipment out to the dealership and the service department does what they can to get them back going that same day. With the Kewanee Service Manager having a farming background, he understands how important it is to get equipment back in the field.
Technology has been evolving on the farm with Payton farming now. They started with the simple autosteer to each piece of equipment being pretty advanced to keep up with the changing technology. Payton really enjoys the newer technology and having a resource like Chris in the Precision Ag department to teach him and answer any questions he may have, which is great service to have here at Martin Tractor.