Eric Woodford owned and operated a custom farming operation near Redwood Falls, MN for 15 years prior to opening Woodford Equipment.  He was active in FFA and 4H in high school and attended University of Minnesota - Waseca.  He has experience in all aspects of farming, but focused his efforts in biomass collection for renewable energy projects and livestock operations.  Eric is an inventor and holds patents pertaining to baling equipment.  Contact him for new and used equipment sales at or 712-852-3003.


Mary Woodford is responsible for accounts receivable, accounts payable, and marketing.  She grew up on dairy and grain farms in Minnesota and occassionally helped with the farm operation near Redwood Falls. She attended University of Minnesota - Morris and worked for 15 years for local public health agencies as an Environmental Health Specialist.  Prior to that was a chemist at a milk and forage testing lab, USDA soils & water testing lab, and in the quality control lab at AMPI. She is now the business manager/owner at Woodford Equipment.  You can contact her at or 712-852-3003. 

Colin Hoppe is responsible for parts, warranty and assists in sales.  Colin has a strong agricultural background and was active in 4-H and FFA at Kingsley-Pierson Community School.  He graduated from Iowa Lakes Community College where he attended for Ag Production.  He has hands on experience working at an elevator, feeding livestock and working in the fields, including baling.  He has attended Vermeer Parts & Service Training in Pella, IA. Colin loves to take equipment out on demos, especially skid loaders, bale processors and lawn mowers.  He is happy to help you, call him at 712-852-3003 or email him at colin@woodfordequipment.

John Lanning

John Lanning is our service department manager.  He grew up on a farm and has always been interested in fixing things.  He earned a degee in Farm & Diesel Technology from Iowa Lakes Community College and then was employed for a few years at an area farm equipment dealership and a Ford dealership.  When he's not at work, he enjoys time with his wife and growing family and working with livestock.  Give John a call to schedule service on your baler, skid loader, lawn mower, or whatever needs fixing at 712-850-3003 or email him at

Chuck Poeppe takes care of the parts department.  He has spent the majority of his life either working on a farm or in the military.  He also spent a couple years as an over the road trucker.  Chuck is easy to talk to and loves spending time with his two children.  Give him a call for all your parts needs at 712-852-3003 or email him at

Kyle Christensen is a skilled service technician.  He is quick and efficient and always has a smile.

Paul Forry works part time in our service department.  He came to us with years and years of experience working with farm machinery.  He is highly skilled and can work on any type of equipment.  His welds are second to none!


Tristan Ruppert works part time in our service department.  He attends Iowa Central in Fort Dodge where he studies Diesel Technology.   Tristan already has a lot of experience working on equipment and has great natural skills.   


Thomas and Aliza Woodford are occasionally seen around Woodford Equipment and Shamrock Shine, our car wash across the street. They are both active in local 4H clubs and a number of local high school activities.