OUR HISTORY
We are application.®
At Heartland AG Systems, application is not just what we do, it’s in our very DNA. We live, breathe, eat, and sleep every step of the application business. We provide a partnership that is beyond anything you can find anywhere else, because we are a distributor, a manufacturer and a collaborator.
 
Our solutions are more intelligent. Our support is more thoughtful. Our expertise is more specialized.
Our entire business is built around the needs and concerns of our customers. The result is a focused expertise that is both wise and nimble. Here to handle any challenge the application season brings. The equipment we distribute, the products we manufacture, the support we practice—are all designed, created, and implemented with you in mind.
Working with Heartland AG Systems means more productivity, more targeted solutions, more profitability. The partner you need, completely focused on one thing. Your application business.
We are Heartland AG Systems.
We are application. And we are here for you.
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Heartland AG Systems provides application-focused solutions for ag retailers looking to minimize downtime, maximize productivity and enhance profitability.
FOCUSED
Listen actively, be present and engaged. Set high goals and take personal responsibility to achieve the desired results.
SUPPORTIVE
Be available, approachable, and willing to help each other get the job done.
PROFESSIONAL
Proactively take responsibility to respectfully coach, guide, and train others.
FRIENDLY
Be positive! Provide the energy and effort required to solve problems as a team. Celebrate successes and give meaningful appreciation to others.
STRAIGHT-FORWARD
Set a good example and speak honestly in a way that promotes progress. Be diligent about accuracy, timeliness, and thoroughness.
EXPERTISE
With more than 50 years of experience, our knowledge stems from a rich history of excellence dedicated to application. And with a culture built on learning and sharing this knowledge, our expertise runs deep.
EFFICIENCY
We’ve scaled our business to better support yours. With nine locations across the upper Midwest, we have a large inventory of the application related parts you need. Combined with a full mobile service and field support team, we are committed to help you maximize uptime.
EQUIPMENT
As one of the largest application equipment distributors in North America, we offer equipment to best execute your application recommendations. And to make up the most comprehensive portfolio in the industry, we manufacture the support products and accessories to keep that equipment operating at peak efficiency.
ELEVATION
Our entire business is built to address your challenges and meet your goals. We provide customized application solutions and support services to elevate your operations, service and success.
Our Executive Team
We’ve built our entire business on application to better help you with yours. The leadership and commitment of our team is fully dedicated to being the partner you need to drive your business forward.
We are Heartland AG Systems.
We are application.
And we are here for you.
Arnie Sinclair
President
Eric Mallak
CFO

For over 50 years, we’ve been building our application expertise and intelligent intuition so we can provide the very best for our customers real-time solutions no matter what challenges the season brings.

Our expertise has been earned, learned, taught, and improved every single day since 1966.

1960s

1966
Dick Lenz started Mid States Sales and Supply in Hutchinson, MN

1968
Mid States Sales and Supply changed their name and incorporated under the namesake of AG Systems. Inc.

1970s

1971
AG Systems acquires Wosmak Manufacturing in Glencoe, MN

1972
Manufacturing moves from Glencoe to Hutchinson, MN

1980s

1980
Tyler Corporation opened Heartland Agri Supply in Ames, IA and Heartland Agri Supply in Grand Island, NE

1981
Heartland Agri Supply in Ames, Iowa location moves to present location on the west side of the city

1983
Heartland Ag, based out of Grand Island founded by Dave Vacek

1986
Ag-West Distributing Company out of Burley, Idaho founded by Don Allen Knopp and Mike Nelson

1987
Ag-West Montana founded in Great Falls, MT

1988
DeForest, WI store opens

1990s

1990
Manvel, ND store opens

1990
Heartland Agri Supply in Ames was sold by the Tyler Corporation
First Patriot sprayer sold in Minnesota

1992
The Mertz floater product line is acquired by the Tyler Distributor network and delivered to Tyler to build

1994
Marshall, MO store opens
Mitchell, SD store opens

1997
Case IH purchases Tyler Corporation
Heartland Ag is sold to Jerry Pollart, Danny Halferty and Henry Waechter

1998
The first Case IH sprayer and floater is delivered

1999
Heartland Agri Supply is bought by Craig Lenz

2000s

2004
AG Systems acquires the Tyler spreader and tender line from Case IH

2010s

2010
Heartland Ag is purchased by Bill Oltean and Tim White, who formed HA Holdco Inc.

2014
Heartland Agri Supply changes their name to Heartland AG
Heartland AG, Inc. in Ames is sold to Heartland Agriculture, LLC

2015
Garrison, North Dakota store opens
AG Systems takes on the RBR product line

2016
HA Holdco Inc. sells Heartland Ag to Heartland Agriculture, LLC

2017
Heartland Agriculture, LLC opens Great Bend, Kansas store

2019
AG Systems, Inc. is sold to Heartland Agriculture, LLC, forming the largest application equipment distributor in North America

2020s

2021
Heartland Agriculture, LLC purchases Ag-West Distributing expanding footprint to 17 states.

Hutchinson

1180 State Hwy 7 East
Hutchinson, MN 55350

800.328.5866

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Ames

2310 230th Street Ames,
IA 50014

800.779.7979

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Marshall

825 North Miami Marshall,
MO 65340

800.889.6161

+ Hours

Grand Island

3836 W. Highway 30
Grand Island, NE 68803

800.445.9110

+ Hours

Great Bend

5710 Anchor Way Great
Bend, KS 67530

800.652.9290

+ Hours

Manvel

601 Manvel Ave. Manvel,
ND 58256

800.582.4269

+ Hours

Mitchell

3160 W. Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

800.995.1943

+ Hours

DeForest

4180 Reardon Road
DeForest, WI 53532

800.523.2350

+ Hours

Garrison

1681 NW Highway 83
Garrison, ND 58540

888.483.7669

+ Hours

Great Falls

17 Liberty Lane Great
Falls, MT 59404

800.452.0010

+ Hours

Burley

199 W 2nd N Burley, ID
83318

800.334.9120

+ Hours

Moses Lake

950 East Broadway Ave
Moses Lake, WA 98837

800.996.2863

+ Hours