Tyler (at age 19) and Ben Wenner (at age 21) founded Ag Storm in October 2010 with just a rock picker grapple system as their first product and idea to start from. That product evolved into the Rock Hawk. After patenting the Rock Hawk, Tyler and Ben realized that there was a need for tractor mounted rock boxes that dump from the cab and set out to develop the Power Box. Tyler and Ben have a deep passion for agriculture, both on the production side and the equipment side. They strive everyday to make this world a better place than the day before and to help solve everyday problems for farmers around the world!
Today, Ag Storm strives to be the standard in the on-board tractor rock handling equipment market with the highest quality, best customer service and fastest delivery time!
Keep in touch with us as more unique agricultural equipment will continue to be added in the future!
Raised on the family hog and crop farm in Nicollet County, MN, Ben Wenner has been running equipment and fabricating metal from an early age. His entrepreneurial experience includes building a sod, landscaping, and skid loader service from the ground up. Wenner has also worked as a shop technician, gaining further expertise in fabrication. He went to college for Agricultural Systems Technology at South Dakota State University.
Wenner is keenly interested in the power and machines aspect of agriculture and is dedicated to inventing products for farmers to make their work easier and more effective. With his business and engineering skillset, Wenner co-founded Ag Storm LLC with his cousin Tyler Wenner.
In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, hunting, and the outdoors.
Tyler Wenner’s mechanical experience began in the farm implement business in Nicollet, MN. He had long-term experience working in a John Deere location beginning at an early age and continuing through his college years. Wenner followed his passion for agriculture a year after college, managing the day-to-day operations on a crop farm. His experience also extends into the equipment manufacturing industry with commercial turf equipment, as well as truck snowplows. He has spent time as a CNC machinist operating horizontal and vertical machining centers and turning centers, as well as CNC mill and lathe setup and programing. Wenner is a graduate of South Central College with a degree in Computer Integrated Machining.
Over the years, Wenner has worked extensively in product design, drafting, engineering, product development, manufacturing optimization, patent drawing illustration, plastic injection mold building, machining fixture building, and MIG TIG and Arc welding.
In his free time, he enjoys classic car restoration, hunting, fishing, and entrepreneurship.
Check out the article Andrea Johnson did on us at Farm Fest in Redwood Falls, MN 2015!