Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Kathy Jo Knutson

“I have been so blessed with outstanding employees,” Kathy Jo Knutson says. “Jerry had a well-oiled machine, and the transition has had its ups and downs, but the employees have been a great support and resource.”

Knutson says the business is running strong due to a great team and support from our customers and is not going anywhere. She says that while the team lost its leader, we still have so much to build from: a quality product with eminent service.

Meet Kathy

Steve Boehm

Brothers Frank and John Riesterer and their fishing companion, Henry Schnell, opened a filling station in Chilton, Wisconsin, in 1931, expanding to milk handling, a car dealership, and in 1939, entering the farm business.

Fast forward to today, and Corporate Sales Manager Steve Boehm says the fact that Riesterer & Schnell is, “the premier John Deere dealer for northeastern, eastern and central Wisconsin, with 14 locations, is incredible.”

When Riesterer & Schnell started out as a small family-and-friend business, it had strong roots in the community. Boehm says, no different than it was in 1931, the business remains not only about customer service, but in always striving to be the best.

Meet Steve Boehm