Kurtz promoted to GM at Lancaster Dairy Farm Automation

Kurtz promoted to GM at Lancaster Dairy Farm Automation

Kurtz promoted to GM at Lancaster Dairy Farm Automation
Jonathan Kurtz General Manager Lancaster Dairy Farm Automation

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Lancaster Dairy Farm Automation is pleased to announce the promotion of serviceman Jonathan Kurtz to General Manager of the company.
In addition to his farm experience, Kurtz brings many years of mechanical sales and service in the industrial and agricultural fields, along with a keen understanding of new technologies and a passion for customer-first solutions.

“Our customers are already benefiting from Jon’s well-rounded background, knowledge, and outstanding interpersonal skills,” said Lancaster Dairy Vice President and CFO Fonda Rowe, noting that he specializes in tailoring routine service and maintenance plans to help customers optimize performance and manage costs and that he has been involved in customer profit teams and on-farm service and support. “Jon puts a high priority on listening to producer needs instead of coming in with preconceived ideas of what they should have. He is a real people person who finds satisfaction in the success of our customers.”
Kurtz notes that as a growing number of local producers are introduced to precision technology, “We have a great opportunity here, working with AMS Galaxy USA and their Kutztown technical center, to offer the industry’s most integrated and complete technology preparation and support to our customers,” said Kurtz about the one-arm, two-box Astrea 20.20, Urban automated calf feeders, Hetwin bedding robot and feed pusher, proprietary Heat, Herd and Health monitoring system, and a range of total farm management sensors and touch-screen apps.

“We also continue to work with conventional milking solutions through DairyMaster, AIC/Waikato and BECO. Our team of experienced personnel service and support all brands of conventional milking equipment on customer farms,” said Kurtz, who is involved in the company’s development of a new chemical line to help customers meet milk quality and cash flow challenges.

“I enjoy fine-tuning things and helping farmers manage their herds and equipment, to identify missed opportunities, and continually improve their quality while managing their costs,” said Kurtz. “My greatest satisfaction is helping a producer reduce somatic cell counts, reduce operating costs and improve the success of the dairy herd at the same time.”

Lancaster Dairy Farm Automation is building a future based on longstanding trust and integrity. “We are working with partners that share our values and our desire to prepare and support dairy producers for success into the future,” said Kurtz.

Kurtz resides in Blandon, Pennsylvania with his wife Dawn and daughter Julia.

Lancaster Dairy Farm Automation is headquartered in Hagerstown, Maryland with distribution centers in Belleville, Lititz and Kutztown, Pennsylvania.

Kurtz promoted to GM at Lancaster Dairy Farm Automation

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