The Northeast Equipment Dealers Association is pleased to have worked with partners from both the private and public sectors to bring this agricultural equipment technician apprenticeship program to reality. Without their assistance, this apprenticeship program would not exist.

The Binkley & Hurst Team is determined to strive for excellence in Customer service. We highly value the many long-term relationships which God has directed to us. It is our desire to build on those relationships and expand the business as Providence allows.

We are committed to Godly stewardship of all of our resources and look forward to providing premium products and supportive services to each Customer who entrusts us with relationship.

In addition to Case IH equipment and a variety of specialty products like Gehl, Kinze, Trioliet, Apache and Landoll, Binkley & Hurst, LP is an AGCO dealer and represents the following AGCO brands: Massey Ferguson, Challenger, Fendt, Gleaner, RoGator, TerraGator, New Idea, Hesston and Sunflower. Farmers are also able to order parts for their Allis Chalmers, Oliver, White, and AGCO tractors.

In 1941, Charles B. (Bud) Hoober signed an agreement to sell International Harvester equipment in Intercourse, Pennsylvania. International Harvester liked the geographic location because the company wanted to be in a position to capture business when Amish farmers switched from horses to tractors. That switch still hasn’t happened, but since 1941 Hoober’s core values of Service, Teamwork and Integrity have enabled the third-generation family-owned dealership to serve more and more customers throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

Today, Hoober, Inc. has grown to 9 locations, with over 300 FTE employees. Our stores are spread over 300 miles and enable us to provide sales, parts and service to PA, NJ, MD, DE, and VA. Our business continues to revolve around personal relationships and doing everything we can to take care of the customer. Service is the cornerstone of our business and we invest heavily to make sure that our service techs are properly trained and specialized in their area of expertise, and they are driving vehicles that are stocked to provide exceptional on-farm service.

Messick’s has been a family business ever since brothers Marlin and Merville Messick started the dealership in 1952. Over the years we’ve grown from a two-person operation to a company of over 220 people staffing five locations in south central Pennsylvania. Messick’s remains a family business, operated by Merville’s sons Bob and Ken and their children.

We are a company dedicated to providing exceptional parts, service and sales support to our customers. Messick’s offers industry leading wages, 401k, paid vacation, health insurance and a Christ centered work environment. We strive to offer the best in customer service and believe it takes exceptional staff to deliver that promise.

We encourage you to submit your application as we collect resumes year-round. We do most of our hiring between September and November, however we will consider highly qualified individuals at any point throughout the year.

LandPro Equipment is the authorized John Deere dealer for Western New York, Eastern Ohio, and North West & Central Pennsylvania, including the Buffalo, Jamestown and Erie metro areas. We specialize in agriculture, lawn & garden and light industrial equipment. We provide John Deere products that help make outdoor living easier and more enjoyable.

Our knowledgeable sales staff can help you find the best farm, lawn & garden or light industrial equipment to meet your needs. Our factory trained parts and service departments are ready to help you keep your equipment running at peak performance.

We have a large variety of new and used equipment for sale, including tractors, mowers, utility vehicles, small excavators, skid steers, snowmobiles, snow blowers and much more!

With 20 locations, we’re big enough to cover all your equipment needs, yet small enough to greet you by first name!

Lancaster Farming is the leading Northeast and Mid-Atlantic farm newspaper. Every Saturday, the newspaper delivers news, market and commodity reports, and agribusiness information to more than 60,000 paid subscribers in Pennsylvania and fifteen other states. Lancaster Farming has been in continuous weekly print since 1955.

Lancaster Farming reaches many ag industries, including dairy, beef, swine, sheep, goat, horse and specialty animal buyers and sellers. It is also the largest farm implement marketplace in the Northeast.

New Holland is a global leader in agriculture and construction wholegoods.  New Holland offers cash crop producers, livestock farmers, contractors, vineyards, grounds care and construction professionals the largest choice of easy-to-operate tractors, harvesters, balers, material handling, seeding equipment and light construction equipment: more than 100 product lines and over 400 models.

New Holland started in 1895 in New Holland, PA by Abe Zimmerman.  Today, New Holland continues to discover the technology of tomorrow with active promotion of renewable fuels, emissions reduction systems, and sustainable agricultural technology.  In that pursuit, we are proud to be partnering with the NEDA to help grow the workforce of machinery technicians and to make sure they are well equipped to address the evolving technology of agriculture.

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is committed to a sustainable and safe supply of food and agricultural products in the commonwealth – from the farm to the table – and to being good stewards of the land and Pennsylvania’s natural resources. The department promotes the viability of farms, protects consumers, and safeguards the health of people, plants, animals and the environment.

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture encourages, protects and promotes agriculture and related industries throughout the commonwealth while providing consumer protection through inspection services that impact the health and financial security of Pennsylvania’s citizens. Pennsylvania’s 59,000 farm families continue to be the stewards of more than 7.7 million acres of farmland.  With $7.5 billion in cash receipts annually from production agriculture, Pennsylvania farmers and agribusinesses are the leading economic driver in our state.

In addition to production agriculture, the industry also raises revenue and supplies jobs through support services such as food processing, marketing, transportation, and farm equipment.  In total, production agriculture and agribusiness contributes nearly $75 billion to Pennsylvania’s economy.

The Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) employs more than 5,000 workers in 200 offices statewide. Established in 1913, the department originally inspected the working conditions in factories around the state. Over time, the department’s responsibilities expanded.

L&I administers benefits to unemployed individuals, oversees the administration of workers’ compensation benefits to individuals with job related injuries, and provides vocational rehabilitation to individuals with disabilities. The department prepares job seekers for the global workforce through employment and job training services for adult, youth, older workers, and dislocated workers. In addition, L&I enforces various laws and safety standards in the workplace and administers the commonwealth’s programs for community service by young Pennsylvanians.

The Apprenticeship and Training Office (ATO) of the PA Department of Labor and Industry provides a number of services to businesses, employers, training providers, and other community-based organizations to help establish and maintain all registered apprenticeship programs within the Commonwealth. The ATO provides assistance throughout each step of the apprenticeship process – providing guidance, necessary contacts, access to grants and funding and capacity building. L&I also promotes economic development and an improved business climate through a variety of initiatives and programs to help Pennsylvania’s workforce remain world-class and globally competitive.

Overall, the mission of the Lancaster County Workforce Development Board is to coordinate, develop, and maintain an effective and responsive system of programs and services that integrates the needs of employers for an ample and productive workforce with the needs of Lancaster County residents for meaningful work that enhances their quality of life.

We see a system that takes a leading and influencing role within what is really a network of systems. We envision a workforce that is adequate in numbers and equipped with a work ethic, foundational academic skills, and specific occupational skills that fit the needs of local employers and that rival those of other areas with which we are in competition. We see a diverse workforce and prospective workforce with equal access to educational resources and a diverse job market where there is equal opportunity for all workers and prospective workers.

In addition, we see an environment where individuals find success and satisfaction in their careers and in the financial rewards that flow from them. We envision a system that is responsive to workforce needs as they emerge with the power and influence to make change happen. Ultimately, this overall process keeps the Lancaster County economy strong by encouraging established businesses to grow and prospective businesses to consider Lancaster County as a venue for their enterprises.

Nocti Business Solutions (NBS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of NOCTI with national headquarters located at 500 N. Bronson Avenue, Big Rapids, MI 49307.  NBS representatives can be reached at 800-334-6283 or by emailing  In addition to serving the needs of business and industry, NBS provides the vital connection between industry and education for NOCTI. NBS is a leader in developing valid and reliable, customized pre-employment and certification assessments for business and industry and certification organizations across the country.

The NEDA Apprenticeship Program assessments were developed utilizing Subject Matter Expert expertise from several participating companies within the NEDA organization.  Each level requires the passing of a comprehensive written (multiple choice) test.  In addition, levels two, three, and four also require a practical skills assessment in which skill demonstration is required.

To become a testing site for the NEDA Apprenticeship program, complete a Testing Agreement and submit to NBS.  NBS will process the Testing Agreement and send additional information to the organization’s contact person.