Agriculture has been declared essential at both the federal and state levels—something we in agriculture already knew, but find comfort in hearing. With that directive, all Jenner Ag locations will remain open and ready to serve the Jenner Nation. The reality is, spring will come as it always does, and we stand ready to support your mission of feeding your families and the world.
That said, our Jenner Nation employees and customers are our biggest priority, and we will need to make a few changes in light of COVID-19/coronavirus to protect them. Rest assured, our Service, Parts and Sales teams remain fully active and ready to meet your needs during the 2020 planting season. But please make note of the following adjustments to help flatten the curve and help keep you and us safe and healthy:
Effective immediately, all Jenner Ag locations are closed to walk-in traffic.
Service will continue, both in the field and in our shops, throughout spring planting and beyond. As always, you may reach our technicians by phone or e-mail.
In the event that our Field Service Technicians visit your location, whether ag retail or farm, we ask that you
Follow the social distancing requirements of maintaining more than 6 feet of space from any other person.
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before the technician arrives.
Parts curbside pickup is available during regular hours. If you aren’t comfortable with someone coming to your vehicle, simply inform our Parts Specialists, and they will put your parts outside the door for you.
New and used equipment sales will also continue during this time – we know many of you are looking to upgrade or update before spring to ensure maximum productivity and uptime. Our Account Managers are at your service via phone or e-mail, and you can find all used equipment inventory online at www.jennerag.com.
Of course, the situation is evolving even as we write this. We continue to monitor the situation, and we will update as necessary going forward. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our teams:
We know that you, like us, are monitoring the global situation regarding COVID-19/Coronavirus. In these quickly changing times, and understanding this disease’s tendency to spread not just by direct contact but by community spread, we want to assure you that we are also changing the way we do business at all three locations.
Our associates are regularly receiving information about the importance of personal hygiene and frequent, thorough hand washing. We have communicated that it is more vital than ever for them to stay home if they or their friends and family are sick. And, our showrooms, parts counters and shops have instructions to sanitize daily, or more frequently, in high touch, high traffic areas.
As a small business ourselves, we understand the importance of uptime and maximizing your productivity. Understanding the critical role agriculture plays in our society, we will remain open to serve our valued customers, but we will make adjustments with the hope of helping to flatten the curve, and as always, we make associate and customer safety a priority.
If you need parts, we will be offering curbside pickup at all locations during store hours. With a simple phone call or e-mail, our parts specialists will take the parts right to your truck at the curb. In addition, you can visit our website – www.jennerag.com/parts/case-ih-parts to purchase your Case IH parts online.
In addition, effective immediately, we will limit:
-Visitors at our locations – Application, Agriculture and Precision. This means stopping all non-essential visits. Delivery drivers and other outside contractors are asked to listen to their bodies, and not visit our facilities if they have symptoms such as fever, shortness of breath or cough, or if they have had potential exposure to others who exhibit those symptoms.
-Length of visits at our locations – We ask all logistics personnel to limit the time spent at our facilities. Stay in the trucks as much as possible, and do everything possible to expedite the time outside the vehicle.
-Meetings – At Jenner Ag, we have always and will always prioritize relationships above all else. We have built our business on people, and our unerring ability to connect and serve. While that continues to be of utmost importance, that also means for the time being, limiting face-to-face contact.
Know that as this situation continues to develop, we remain focused on serving you to the absolute best of our abilities. Agility has been a key facet of Jenner Ag’s business strategy for nearly 60 years. Even when we can’t be present personally, we will remain in close contact through phone, FaceTime and other electronic methods according to your preference. We, like you, are committed to doing everything we can to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Our account managers, parts specialists and the entire Jenner Nation stand ready to serve you at the level you demand and deserve. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your account manager. We appreciate your understanding, and your confidence in us as a business partner.
JENNER AG OFFERS $2,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO ASPIRING AG STUDENTS
Harristown, Ill., April 12, 2019 – Illinois and Indiana high school and college students aspiring to achieve an agriculture degree will have the opportunity to achieve their goals with two scholarships from Jenner Ag.
“More students are pursuing careers in agriculture today,” says Steve Jones, president of Jenner Ag. “We want to allow those students a chance to explore and seize opportunities available to them. That’s why these scholarships were created, to ensure students can achieve their goals.”
For the ninth year, Jenner Ag is providing ag students located in Illinois and Indiana support in earning their degrees with two $1,000 scholarships. Ag students in their senior year of high school up to junior year of college can apply for the chance to further their education in an agriculture program.
Applications are available online at www.jennerag.com or through any Jenner employee and must be postmarked by June 30, 2019. Scholarships will be awarded by August 2019.
JOIN JENNER AG FOR AN INSIDE LOOK AT PLANTER TECHNOLOGIES DURING MEET THE MECHANICS BREAKFAST & ANNUAL PLANTER OPEN HOUSE
Taylorville, Ill., January 25, 2019– Farmers and ag business partners will have the opportunity to join Jenner Ag for a free Planter Open House and Meet the Mechanics breakfast at the company’s Taylorville location on February 26.
“Planter technologies are a crucial component of successful farming operations, and our team is always looking for ways to help farmers discover and utilize the latest tools available to them,” says Blake Tarr, store manager.
From 6:30 to 9 am, participants can Meet the Mechanics and learn technical tips during a complimentary pancake and sausage breakfast. At 9 am, Jenner Ag’s Annual Planter Open House begins, with 2 hours of instruction on current planter technologies, pre-season preparation and operational insight from Jenner Ag field service technicians and Case IH product specialists.
This event also includes Parts and Service Specials; as well as a sneak peek at the next generation of tractor technology.
If you have a Case IH Planter or are interested in learning more about agronomic design in seeding technology, don’t miss this event. For more information on the Meet the Mechanics Breakfast and Annual Planter Open House, call 217-287-7411 or visit www.jennerag.com.
$2,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE TO AG STUDENTS THROUGH JENNER AG
Harristown, Ill., April 24, 2018 – Illinois and Indiana high school and college students pursuing an agriculture degree have the opportunity to further their education with two scholarships from Jenner Ag.
“We know that students choosing agriculture today face challenges we couldn’t have dreamed of,” says Steve Jones, president of Jenner Ag, “but they also have opportunities better than we could have imagined. We created these scholarships to give more students the chance to capitalize on their potential.”
For the eighth year, Jenner Ag is offering aspiring ag students in Illinois and Indiana the opportunity to earn support toward their ag degrees. Two $1,000 scholarships are available. Ag students from high school senior year up to college junior year can apply for assistance furthering their education in an agriculture degree program.
Applications are available online at www.jennerag.com or through any Jenner employee and must be postmarked by June 30, 2018. Scholarships will be awarded by August 2018.
THE GREAT GAME OF BUSINESS RECOGNIZES JENNER AG WITH FIFTH CONSECUTIVE ALL-STAR AWARD NOMINATION
Harristown, Ill., April 9, 2018 – Jenner Ag has been nominated for a Great Game of Business All-Star Award for the fifth consecutive time.
The All-Star Award recognizes companies worldwide that have demonstrated outstanding results in employing the principles of open-book management and The Great Game of Business. Jenner Ag is a two-time winner of the award—one of only two companies with the distinction.
“The All-Star Awards recognize practitioners that play The Great Game of Business at the highest level—the best of the best,” says Jack O’Riley, an independent coach for The Great Game of Business and owner of The Coaching House. “These organizations run their business in a way that includes trust, business education and involvement, shared risks and rewards, and open communication.”
The Great Game of Business, Inc. was established to help companies implement open-book management practices outlined in the book The Great Game of Business. The organization is the educational wing of SRC Holdings Corporation, where the business philosophy of open-book management was developed by President and CEO Jack Stack more than 30 years ago.
“The Great Game of Business and open-book management motivate our front-line associates to stay engaged by laying out what they need to accomplish to meet both their individual goals and the company’s,” says Steve Jones, President of Jenner Ag. “It helps them think and act like owners.”
Jenner Ag is in its seventh year as a Great Game of Business company. The Great Game of Business All-Star Award will be presented at the 26th Annual Gathering of Games, the world’s largest open-book management conference, September 5-7 in Dallas.
JENNER AG AWARDS 2017 FURTHERING AG EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS
Harristown, Ill., September 29, 2017 – Two aspiring ag students are the recipients of Jenner Ag’s 2017 Ag Scholarships.
“We began these scholarships to help play a small role in furthering the future of agriculture,” says Steve Jones, President of Jenner Ag. “It’s our honor to present them again this year.”
2017 scholarship recipients are Morgan Lambrecht of Bedford, Indiana, and Drake Davis, a two-time winner from Crawfordsville, Indiana.
Lambrecht, currently in her sophomore year at Purdue University, is majoring in Agribusiness Management with minors in Animal Science and Political Science. She is part of the Purdue University Honors College and the College of Agriculture’s Dean’s Scholars Learning Community and has studied agriculture abroad in Italy. Currently she serves as an Indiana Dairy Ambassador, helping to advocate for the industry. After graduation, she plans to attend law school and become an attorney specializing in agriculture.
A student in Parkland College’s Case/New Holland service technician program, Davis competed in the Chevron Delo Tractor Restoration Contest for FFA. A 10-year 4-H member, he continues to participate, volunteering his time with local clubs. He earned his Eagle Scout rank with the Boy Scouts of America and is a member of the Montgomery County Pioneer Association, traveling to fairs promoting agriculture.
This is the 7th year Jenner Ag has offered aspiring ag students in Illinois and Indiana the opportunity to earn support toward their ag degrees. Scholarship amounts vary each year; for 2017, two $1,000 scholarships were available. Ag students from their high school senior year up to their college junior year can apply for assistance furthering their education in an agriculture degree program.
Applications are available online at www.jennerag.com or through any Jenner employee and must be postmarked by June 30 of each year.
JENNER AG HONORED WITH SECOND GREAT GAME OF BUSINESS ALL-STAR AWARD
Harristown, Ill., September 8, 2017 – Jenner Ag is pleased to announce it has received an unprecedented second Great Game of Business All-Star Award – one of only two companies to achieve this honor.
"Ag's been a tough business for six years. And if you can get any growth out of a business that was dependent on a marketplace that's declining, but yet to get double digit growth during that particular point in time, you've really got to do something special,” said Great Game of Business creator Jack Stack when presented Jenner Ag’s All-Star award.
Stack, a pioneer of the open-book management leadership model, developed The Great Game of Business as part of a strategy to turn around SRC Holdings Corporation. When Stack took over the company as CEO in 1983, the company was failing. Since using the open-book model under Stack, SRC has started, acquired and owned more than 60 businesses and created thousands of jobs. Stock value has increased 360,000%. Today, The Great Game of Business operates as the educational arm of SRC Holdings.
The Great Game of Business All-Star Award was presented at the 25th Annual Gathering of Games, the world’s largest open-book management conference, September 6-8 in Dallas, Texas.
JENNER AG NOMINATED FOR FOURTH STRAIGHT GREAT GAME OF BUSINESS ALL-STAR AWARD
Harristown, Ill., April 19, 2017 – For the fourth consecutive year, Jenner Ag has been nominated for The Great Game of Business All-Star Award.
“The companies who are most successful at playing The Game understand that it is more than generating profits,” says Jack O’Riley, an independent coach for The Great Game of Business and owner of The Coaching House. “It is about unfailing dedication to business transparency, and continually reinventing Game play at your company to drive growth.”
Jack Stack, a pioneer of the open-book management leadership model, developed The Great Game of Business as part of a strategy to turn around SRC Holdings Corporation. When Stack took over the company as CEO in 1983, the company was failing. Since using the open-book model under Stack, SRC has started, acquired and owned more than 60 businesses and created thousands of jobs. Stock value has increased 360,000%. Today, The Great Game of Business operates as the educational arm of SRC Holdings.
Jenner Ag has participated in The Great Game of Business and open-book management since 2011. “I can say without a doubt that playing The Great Game of Business has made a significant difference in how Jenner Ag performs as a company,” says Steve Jones, President of Jenner Ag.
The Great Game of Business All-Star Award will be presented at the 25th Annual Gathering of Games, the world’s largest open-book management conference, September 6-8 in Dallas.
JENNER AG TAYLORVILLE ANNOUNCES EXMARK MOWER MADNESS OPEN HOUSE
Taylorville, Ill., April 5, 2017 – Jenner Ag Taylorville will host a special Mower Madness event on April 22, offering special pricing on the latest Exmark zero-turn mowers, savings on Echo power tools, one-day parts specials and free breakfast.
“This open house is a great opportunity for us to show appreciation for our customers,” says Darren Dalenberg, General Manager.
The Mower Madness event will feature Exmark ride-n-drives, Echo power tool demonstrations, parts and service specials and free biscuits & gravy breakfast. Special financing will be available on new Exmark mowers for approved customers. Complete details will be available at the event.
In addition, visitors will have the opportunity to win limited edition Exmark merchandise.
Jenner Ag’s Mower Madness event will be held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the corner of Routes 48 and 29 in Taylorville. For more information on Jenner Ag’s Mower Madness or any of Jenner Ag’s products, call 217-287-7411