CTI John Deere Presented with the 2017 River Valley Extension Appreciation Award

Each year the Governing Board of the River Valley Extension District honors an individual, group, or business who has provided outstanding service to the program with the annual River Valley Extension District Appreciation Award. The recipient of the 2017 River Valley Extension District Appreciation Award is CTI, Harley and Darla Adams, and John and Ann Adams.

Concordia Tractor Incorporated was established in 1967 and is celebrating 50 years of service to the Concordia market area. Harley Adams is an owner partner and the CEO, John Adams is an owner partner and the Concordia Branch Manager, Darla Adams is the office manager, and Ann Adams is in charge of accounts receivable. Over the years the company has become known as CTI as they expanded the footprint with purchases of the Clay Center, Abilene, and Wamego John Deere Dealerships and now has market responsibilities in 13 counties throughout North Central Kansas.

The objective of CTI is to enhance and improve the business operations of our customers and raise their level of success. The dedication to producer education is evident through the incorporation of training and meeting rooms in the new facilities in both Concordia and Clay Center. CTI makes these rooms available for any ag producer educational program. CTI is a strong supporter of K-State and sponsors and hosts a variety of K-State Research and Extension education programs. CTI goes above and beyond as they have rolled out the cooker and provided the meal or hung around after hours and personally welcomed meeting participants to the facilities, making sure all accommodations are met. With safety as priority, CTI provides not only the facility but also staff to help conduct the Hazardous Occupations Training for youth ages 14 and 15 in the River Valley District each spring.

Beyond program sponsorship, CTI is a regular at the 4-H and FFA Livestock auctions of the local county fairs each summer, supporting the agricultural projects of our 4-H members.

Congratulations and thanks to CTI for the outstanding contributions to the River Valley Extension District educational program.

The role of K-State Research and Extension is to encourage the adoption of research-based information to improve the quality of life for Kansans. K-State Research and Extension is the short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service.

More information about K-State Research and Extension River Valley District is available on the web at www.rivervalley.k-state.edu or like us on Facebook at River Valley 4-H or River Valley Extension District. Inquiries can be made by calling any River Valley Office: Belleville (785)527-5084, Clay Center (785)632-5335, Concordia (785)243-8185, or Washington (785)325-2121. K-State Research and Extension is an Equal Opportunity Provider.

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