Tractor & Equipment Association

What is Tractor & Equipment (T & E)?
Over half a century ago, leaders from segments of the farm equipment industry, supporting industries and California's agriculturally oriented educational institutions established the Tractor & Equipment Club. It brought together manufacturers, wholesalers, factory representatives, publishers, bankers, educators, engineers and their associates; and gave them, for the first time, a common ground for exchanging ideas of merit and influencing the sound growth of the industry. Since then, in hundreds of separate actions over half a century, the Club has exerted and organized influence on matters and issues of common concern to its members. The name was changed from Club to Association to reflect the true function of this organization.

Why T & E?
We believe there continues to be a basic need for a T & E Association. No other organization in California is directly and solely concerned with the image, the welfare, the issues and problems of the farm equipment industry here. No other organization is aware of the essential contribution the industry makes to California's agricultural economy - an awareness that now needs to be expanded in the eyes of our lawmakers. We believe the conditions of today suggest that our industry should maintain its own welfare with some entity that is well organized, and capable of reacting as the need requires in our common interests. T & E is organized and history indicates it can and does react.

How T & E Works?
T & E members are bound together by a desire to enhance and protect our mutual business opportunities in California. Members cooperate to try to create conditions that are favorable to the making and marketing of agricultural machinery. A number of member firms are located out of state and although they can seldom participate in activities, their membership and financial support is a very needed and positive influence on the Association.

What Does T & E Do?
As is true of most trade-oriented associations, the activities of the Association vary somewhat based on the needs and issues of the time. The basic activities center in the following areas:
  1. T & E provides an interface with various educational, engineering, marketing and dealer organizations where common interests are involved.
  2. T & E provides a unified, organized means of monitoring and influencing legislation and government affairs as the mutual need dictates.
  3. T & E promotes the common interest of the farm equipment industry and cooperates to create conditions in the California marketplace that are favorable to member firms.
  4. T & E provides an opportunity to know and associate with others active in the industry, and to work with them on constructive actions in matters of common interest and common good.
  5. T & E provides support for California's major farm equipment shows and maintains a close relationship with show management exerting a strong, unified and conservative influence as deemed favorable to the industry.
  6. T & E cooperates and interacts with the agriculturally oriented colleges and universities and donates scholarship funds to one.
  7. T & E is the principal contact between the retail dealers trade association and the manufacturers active in this market. The two groups interact on matters of mutual concern. T & E hosts an annual reception for dealers in conjunction with their convention. 
You are invited to participate in a professional association with other managers whose interests concern the farm equipment industry of California.

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