Iron Solutions, Canada West Equipment Dealers, and SouthWestern Association Establish Bob Robeson Memorial Scholarship

Iron Solutions and two dealer associations have jointly launched an annual scholarship, available to agricultural systems management students at the University of Missouri.

Franklin, TN, June 07, 2014 --( Iron Solutions, the Canada West Equipment Dealers Association, and the SouthWestern Association have teamed up to establish the Bob Robeson Memorial Scholarship.

It will be given annually to support a student majoring in Agricultural Systems Management in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri.

The first scholarship was awarded this month to University of Missouri student Dexter Barmann, a junior from Maryville, Missouri, majoring in Agricultural Systems Management.

The $2,500 scholarship honors the career of Bob Robeson, a farm dealer operations expert and executive, whose knowledge of technology and precision agriculture helped equipment dealers build successful operations. Robeson started his career in 1967 with the Western Association – now the SouthWestern Association – as an accountant working with equipment dealers in Kansas and Missouri.

In the late 1990s, Robeson was a founding director of Iron Solutions and was instrumental in its growth. Robeson led Iron's Professional Services Team, working with hundreds of equipment dealers to adopt and utilize technology to manage enterprise business systems for increased profitability. He also directed the implementation and training efforts for Iron's leading customer and equipment lifecycle management services.

In addition to his career accomplishments, Robeson served with the Military Assistance Command Vietnam 96 in 1970-71, and was an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Vietnam Veterans of America.

The annual Bob Robeson Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a student in the University of Missouri's College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, who is majoring in Agricultural Systems Management, with preference given to students who show interest in technology and precision agriculture. For more information about the scholarship, contact Mary Herring,, 615-829-8281.

About Iron Solutions
Iron Solutions creates intelligence and delivers insight that improves business performance throughout the agricultural and construction equipment markets. For more than 50 years, Iron Solutions has been the gold standard for heavy equipment valuation information. Our customer and equipment lifecycle management platform integrates big data analytics with a single cloud-based system of record to unlock new value and competitive advantage for customers. Partners and customers include Deere & Co., JP Morgan, CNH Industrial, AGCO, Caterpillar, RaboBank, CNH Capital, USDA, Farm Credit Corp., and others who utilize Iron Solutions’ information platforms to manage risk, increase their return on assets and equity, and monetize new insights using applied data science. For more information about the company, visit

About Canada West Equipment Dealers Association
The Canada West Equipment Dealers Association (CWEDA) represents approximately 400 farm, industrial, and power equipment dealers in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia. One of the largest equipment dealer associations in North America, CWEDA provides products and services that include industry and manufacturer relations, industry information and intelligence, business support, and educational initiatives. CWEDA is one of 16 affiliates that make up the North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA). For more information, visit

About SouthWestern Association
Founded in 1889, the SouthWestern Association was established by a progressive group of independent hardware and farm implement/mercantile dealers to help increase their profitability and solve common problems. While the Association's scope of interest has evolved over time, the basic concept of working together for the common good remains the same. For more information, visit
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