Meeting Schedule

 Luncheon Meetings are 
 from September to May, 
 11 am Networking,
Meal/Speaker 11:50 am -  1:30 pm

 Member Services


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Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - Monthly Luncheon Meeting 
and Professional Development
11 am - Networking Begins
11:50 am - Welcome, Introductions & Meal
1:30 pm - Program Ends
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Networking Continues 
St. Louis City Center Hotel   RSVP to and pay online 
(lower left side of homepage)
Complimentary parking in the hotel garage. Parking in the back lot is not complimentary. Large trucks can be valet parked complimentary.

Trends and Issues Impacting the Farm Equipment Industry  

“A view of the current state of the farm equipment industry and a look at trends, issues and innovations impacting the industry, specifically from the dealer perspective.”

Joe DykesVice President of Industry Relations,
Equipment Dealers Association. Joe joined the EDA staff in May 2008 serving as Director, Outdoor Power Equipment (OPE) Programs in addition to being the Executive Vice President of the Mississippi Valley Equipment Association (MVEA), a position he held since 1990. Upon dissolution of MVEA in 2011, Joe was appointed Director, Member Services for NAEDA. In this position, he developed programs, products, and services that supported EDA's purpose and provided equipment dealers with valuable business and professional development opportunities. He also serves as staff contact to the OPE Council. Joe oversees these functions while seeking additional opportunities to leverage existing programs, and develop new products.  Joe serves as liaison to EDA's industry partners and works to expand services provided to OPE dealers by monitoring activities and coordinating meetings with OPE manufacturers in an effort to foster productive and mutually-beneficial relationships. Joe's knowledge of the industry and his relationship with members and manufacturers are a tremendous asset in expanding EDA's service to all dealers.

Natalie HigginsVice President of Government Relations and General Counsel, Equipment Dealers Association. Prior to joining the Equipment Dealers Association, Natalie practiced labor and employment law at a civil litigation firm in St. Louis, MO representing municipal, non-profit, and for-profit employers in all phases of litigation. She is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Law and the University of Missouri, Columbia and is licensed to practice law in both Missouri and Illinois.
In her role as Vice President of Government Relations, Natalie tracks key legislation affecting equipment dealers and lobbies on behalf of the association individually and as a member of various coalitions and industry partnerships. In her role as General Counsel, Natalie is the first point of contact for members through EDA's Legal Resources Hotline. Natalie brings significant value to EDA members by connecting them with the information and/or legal talent needed to effectively run their businesses. Natalie is a St. Louis native. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with family and friends, to cook, and to travel.

      ST. LOUIS CITY CENTER HOTEL (formerly Sheraton)
13th Floor - City View Ballroom
(Downtown near the Scottrade Center)
      400 S. 14th Street,   (click for directions)
          Complimentary parking in the hotel garage.
Members - $25   Non-Members - $35   
    or call/text (618) 604-1622
           To pay online, click here   See lower left side of our homepage.
  Cash/Checks/Credit Cards accepted at the door.  
Cancellations a must by text or voice prior to 10 am
to (618) 604-1622.   No Shows will be invoiced.


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