Sherwood Tractor Named Rural Lifestyle Dealer Dealership of the Year

Sherwood Tractor of Rose Bud, Ark. is Rural Lifestyle Dealer magazine’s 2018 Dealership of the Year in the multi-store category. This is the 12th year that Rural Lifestyle Dealer has recognized equipment dealerships for outstanding financial performance and innovative strategies in serving hobby farmers, large property owners, landscapers and light equipment contractors.

“Sherwood Tractor earned top honors for its outstanding financial performance and commitment to its customers among other accomplishments. We’re pleased to recognize Sherwood Tractor and share the dealership’s best practices with our dealer-readers,” says Michael Ellis, Rural Lifestyle Dealer publisher.

“I consider it a great honor and I’m very humbled to be named Dealership of the Year by Rural Lifestyle Dealer magazine. This is an achievement that I never dreamed I would receive. It’s just one of those ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ type of things. Our customers and my hard-working associates are the ones who have made it possible for Sherwood Tractor to achieve this national recognition. Thanks and appreciation to my customers and associates, our growth has been unbelievable over the last 10 years here in small town Rose Bud, Ark. Again, I’m honored,” says Bart Sherwood, owner of Sherwood Tractor.

The dealership carries Mahindra, Bad Boy, Bush-Whacker, Claas, Cub Cadet, STIHL, Vermeer and Precision Trailers. Go here to read Rural Lifestyle Dealer’s fall 2018 cover story. The dealership is also featured in a series of video interviews sponsored by Basic Software Systems.

Basic Software Systems has been providing dealerships across the country with a Dealership Management System Solution for 38 years that guarantees success. The solutions fit the needs of dealerships of all sizes and are adaptable as dealerships grow.

Rural Lifestyle Dealer is published by Lessiter Media and has been specializing the rural equipment market for more than 10 years. The magazine is the industry’s first and now leading magazine for equipment dealers serving the growing rural lifestyle market in North America. Lessiter Media (formerly Lessiter Publications) was founded in 1981 and provides business strategies for the ag and equine markets through its magazines, newsletters, websites, email newsletters, books, reports and events.

Previous Dealerships of the Year are profiled here.

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Image, with caption: The team at Sherwood Tractor’s Rose Bud, Ark., location includes from left to right: Chris Frazier, Patrick Richardson, Wendy Porter, Parker Sherwood, Bart Sherwood, Lorra Sherwood, Ryan Norris, Robin Bush, Robert Gifford, Lonnie Edwards and Zach Gill.

For more information, contact Michael Ellis, Rural Lifestyle Dealer publisher,, 262-777-2432, or Lynn Woolf, Rural Lifestyle Dealer managing editor,, 316-648-3717.