Tom Jenks of Jenks Family Farms farms in western Illinois in the Monmouth area, along with Macomb and Kewanee with his brother. Today, Jenks Family Farms is 6 generations strong. They have a great crew to help run their family operation day in and day out. Their primary crops are corn and soybeans, along with growing potatoes that they custom farm. With being as spread out as they are, they rely on Martin Tractor locations in their area for parts and service needs.
He says that his Salesman Chris and the Service Manager, Paul at the Monmouth location, are great to work with. He continues on saying that the real nice key is if they're farther from the store that's local to them, we have a store that's in the same area and they coordinate really well. Each department keeps them running, keeps them doing what they need to do.
One thing with being the size of operation that they are and being spread out, Tom continues, the technology that John Deere has through the John Deere Operations Center has been very integral as far as being able to do what they need to do, knowing where things are at, the fuel levels, efficiency levels, amongst other things. He says that Martin Tractor has been great to work with, with getting their whole crew trained on the Operations Center with how to utilize it, understand it, and keep them up-do-date when John Deere as added new features. All of this helps make sure they are being as efficient as possible. Tom is really excited to see where it's going to go in the coming years as technology is one of those aspects for their operation that they will not be able to farm without.