Agri-Service was founded on January 2, 1990 by Cleve Buttars. Cleve’s passion for the industry started at a young age working alongside his family at Buttars Tractor in Logan, Utah. When approached by AGCO’s Paul Rudge about opening his own dealership, Cleve, being the visionary that he is, knew this was the perfect opportunity to put his knowledge and charm into action. He took the huge leap of faith and relocated his growing family to Twin Falls, Idaho and forever changed the landscape of the haying industry in Southern Idaho, Nevada and Utah. What started out as a small store with four employees quickly grew to multiple locations with hundreds of employees spanning many Western states.
AGCO approached Agri-Service in 2012 requesting their need for smaller dealer networks. This led to conversations with The Terteling Company, owner of Western States Equipment, about a possible acquisition of Agri-Service. Incorporated in 1933, Western Equipment Company enjoys a strong legacy that can be traced back nearly 100 years. In 1956, Western Equipment was awarded the Caterpillar dealership service area for southern Idaho and changed their name to Western States Equipment Company. The Terteling Company officially acquired Agri-Service in October 2013 and through its various companies, has deep roots that continue to expand throughout the Northwest. This strategic partnership allows Agri-Service to represent all AGCO brands, including Challenger, RoGator and TerraGator in every one of its locations.
Agri-Service continues to be honored as one of the largest AGCO dealerships in North America supplying the hard working farmers with Fendt, Massey Ferguson, Hesston, Gleaner, Challenger, RoGator, TerraGator, etc. Other major equipment lines sold and serviced includes Kubota, Manitou, and Stinger. Agri-Service for several years running has been the largest seller of DARF Rakes, and has recently been named the number one DARF retailer in the world.
Agri-Service and its employees are dedicated to the success of agriculture in America. We are your friends, your family, your community and your support system. We continually strive to provide an unparalleled customer experience, investing in our people and our business to successfully serve the caretakers of the land-one farmer, one neighbor, one community at a time.