About The people behind Farm Depot!

About the Family

Mark and Mike and Blake Laethem are the third and fourth generation of a family that has been dedicated to the service and success of the Michigan agricultural industry. In spite of a very challenging and hostile environment, the Laethem brothers have been able to build one of the most successful ag-sector business in the state of Michigan.

Their success is due, in large part, to the attention that they pay to their customers and their customer's needs. The Laethems are happy to provide their talents and expertise to customers and have served farmers in Tuscola County and throughout Michigan for more than 75 combined years.

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Chuck Herman - Kubota Product Specialist

Chuck Herman
Kubota Sales Associate

Chuck Herman started in Caro in Spring of 2015 and has an extensive background in retail management and marketing.  Chuck has quickly come up to speed on the Kubota product and does a great job marketing and selling this fantastic line of outdoor power equipment.  Chuck has a regular array of special deals going all of the time on Kubota and Land Pride product which is detailed in the Kubota Products Page

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Rodney Kuhl
Application Sales Engineer

Rodney has been in the Ag-Chem sprayer business for over 25 years. He spent the first 9 years with Ag-Chem as a field service representative and the last 15 years in sales. Rodney is an application specialist and can make professional recommendations for any size operation.

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Jeff Moore
Technical Sales/Information Technology

Jeff has been involved with the Laethems since 1991 and works in sales as well as technical products. Jeff also manages the information systems for Farm Depot. Jeff enjoys selling Challenger tractors and technical products. Jeff is a graduate of Saginaw Valley State University and holds several systems-related certifications.

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Chuck Kotsch
Service Manager

Chuck (Chuckie) Kotsch has a long history in the service field and is the Service Manager for Farm Depot. He has training in a wide variety of technical fields and effectively manages Farm Depot's shop and mobile technician workforce. If you need equipment service anywhere in the state of Michigan, please contact Chuckie at 989-673-6172 (989) 673-6172  Email

Scott Karr
Service Administrator

Scott spent 27 years as general manager of a modern automotive service shop and is the Service Administrator for Farm Depot Caro. Scott is an ASE Certified Service Consultant and brings a vast array of service experience and customer satisfaction accomplishments to the Farm Depot team. In his free time, Scott enjoys spending time with his family and participating in pedal-bike racing competitions

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Dar Rushlo
Parts Manager

Dar came to Farm Depot with many years of experience in the truck parts field and he grew up on the farm.  Dar's experience is a valuable asset to our parts team and mission here at Farm Depot

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Colleen Russell
Service Warranty Writer

Colleen is a Caro High School graduate who earned a Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in Animal Science and Agribusiness Management. She completes clerical duties in the Service Department of Farm Depot since June of 2010. Agriculture is a big part of her life, as she was raised on a family dairy farm, and married into a cash-cropping family. She and her husband Matt have two daughters.

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Lynne Thornton

Book Keeping - Human Resources

Lynn is an eternal optimist and always greets our customers with a smile in her voice.  Lynn also spreads a lot of other smiles around being the payroll administrator and HR manager.  Along with her many other book keeping duties, she is an integral part of the Farm Depot team.

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Sherri Thorp

Office Manager

Sherri is a Registered CPA and is the Farm Depot Bookkeeper.  As part of her job she manages machinery inventory, assists with reception and tackles anything else that it takes to keep operations going in the office.  She has been with Farm Depot since 2012.  Sherri came to Farm Depot with a vast amount of experience in the accounting field and was involved in the family farm growing up.  Sherri’s knowledge and skills make her an asset to Farm Depot.

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Tiffany Mossner 

Tiffany came to Farm Depot from the auto parts world and her quick grasp of ag-related processes and machines has been very beneficial to Farm Depot's mission.  Tiffany is a valuable team member to the parts department and is ready and able to help our customers

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John Arquette

John Arquette is an in-house technician who works on Fendt tractors and general repair.

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Dale Herman

Dale is Farm Depot's precision product service technician.  Dale has experience in all types of precision products including installation, calibration, support and troubleshooting.  Dale has a mobile service van and can dispatch to anyplace in the state of Michigan.  Dale also has networking and systems background and training and is a great asset to Farm Depot's precision products department.

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Paul Heath

Paul Heath is an in-house technician who works on setup and used equipment reconditioning.

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Jason Pencak

Jason Pencak is an in-house technician who works on setup and used equipment reconditioning.

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Roy Beckrow

Row Beckrow is an in-house technician who works on setup, maintenance and general repair.

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Eric Dillon 

Eric graduated from Nashville Auto Diesel and has been working with heavy equipment for 13 years. Eric has been with Farm Depot since August 2014, specializing in High-Horsepower Tractors, and is Expert Certified. When not at work, he enjoys buying vehicles to repair and sell.

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Bryan Baker

Bryan has been with Farm Depot since 2007.  He specializes in repairs and maintenance of Ag-Chem application equipment.  He is highly trained and has earned over 30 certificates from AGCO for varying specialties.  He studied at Ohio Diesel Tech after high school.  He enjoys playing darts and camping with his wife and children.

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Randy Uhl

Randy Uhl is a trained baler expert and has a lot of experience with large square balers and round balers.  He has been to both Krone and Claas schools and is intimately familiar with baling technology and practices.  If you are in need of fast and accurate service with your baler, please call the store to schedule a visit from Randy Uhl.

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Ed Rushlo

Caro Parts

Ed went to college and studied aeronautics and has a keen sense for customer service and attention to detail.  Growing up around the farm machinery business he has a solid background for helping Farm Depot parts customers get the parts that they need in a timely manner.

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Dick Heronemus

Dick has 40 years of experience selling in the dairy market with a special focus on hay & forage and manure handling equipment.  He has been selling Gehl equipment for most of his career and is our resident expert for Gehl skid steers and Manitou telehandlers.

(989) 550-0846

Ethel Sayers

Ethel works on the parts department team and is ready, willing and able to help our customers out.

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