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Certified Agriculture Dealer Program Announces Chief Relationship Officer’s Retirement

Posted by Lyle Orwig on
Lyle Orwig

Westfield, N.C. (April 22, 2022) – The Certified Agriculture Dealer™ (CAD) Program announces the retirement of Jim Boes, Chief Relations Officer at the end of the May 2022.

“I have worked with Jim for over 20 years,” noted Pat Driscoll, president and CEO of the Certified Agricultural Dealers Program. “And I can say that he has truly earned the time to spend with his family including grandkids in Michigan and Florida.”

Boes has worked with the Certified Dealer Program since its inception, first as the dealer services director. He managed the dealer service advisors who worked directly with dealers, coaching them through the onboarding process, implementation at the dealership and finally how to best make the AgPack® program work for them.

Most recently Boes has filled the Chief Relationship Officer chair, working directly with dealer owners and general managers who were part of the Certified Agriculture Dealer Program as well as with the individual state dealer associations, helping them tailor the program to each state.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with the CAD team as we’ve grown the program beyond a single brand to see not only Ram, but, Ford, Chevy, GMC, Nissan and Toyota dealers become certified,” says Boes. “Certainly the last couple years have brought challenges but also opportunities. It helped us broaden the Certified Ag Dealer Program, launch AgRally during the pandemic as the next generation farm show and just last month, the launch of to give farmers and ranchers their own truck marketplace, specifically for farm trucks.”

“Additionally, watching the AgPack® value grow from zero to now nearly $30,000 has been exciting,” added Boes. “The entire program was built by farmers trying to help other farmers and it is a huge benefit when a farmer can actually get a return on their new or used truck purchase, simply by making sure they buy it from a Certified Agriculture Dealer.”

Boes plans to remain in the Michigan area, travel more, golf more and work less.

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About Certified Agriculture Dealer Program

Certified Agriculture Dealerships know farming and ranching as their staff have successfully completed special agriculturally focused training to become a Certified business which can then offer AgPack® a special package of cost savings and rebates that if used to the maximum can save farmers and ranchers nearly $30,000* in operating costs for products and services for their operations.

About Certified Agriculture Dealer’s AgPack

A package of farm and ranch management tools available exclusively through Certified Agriculture Dealers that give the agriculture customer an immediate return on their vehicle investment by saving thousands of dollars in farm and ranch operating costs. These products are awarded to qualified vehicle buyers, at no additional cost to the customer by several leading brands within the agriculture industry. In order to qualify for CAD’s AgPack®, the truck buyer simply needs to prove ownership interest in a farm or ranch. AgPack® is stackable on top of all other OEM, Fleet or VIP offers available to qualifying vehicle purchaser, and is awarded per vehicle, not per customer.

*Based on customer using every AgPack® benefit to its maximum value

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