Owner: Bart Sherwood
Locations: Rosebud and Atkins, Ark.
History: Bart Sherwood was raised on a cattle farm in Rosebud, Ark., where he was one of 12 children. They harvested soy, milo and wheat, just miles away from where Sherwood Tractor now stands.
Through 1986-1996 Bart worked at Walmart as a manager. He quit Walmart in 1996, not sure what he was going to do, just knowing that he wanted to do something different.
He started a milk distribution business, delivering to local grocery and convenience stores, schools, and managing his rental properties.
In 1999, he bought a wholesale business. While working there, he thought he wanted to sell tractors.
Upon attending a farm show in 2006, he got aquainted Branson Machinery and started selling Branson Tractors and Bad Boy mowers.
In 2009, Bart decided he either needed to get into the business or get out. So he built a bigger building, and became a Mahindra dealer in 2010.
In 2016, he downsized Sherwood Wholesale and began operating a 20,000-foot showroom for Sherwood Tractor. In 2014, Sherwood Tractor became the top Mahindra Dealer in Arkansas. In 2017, Sherwood Tractor became the leading Mahindra dealer in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and North Texas. In 2018, Sherwood received Dealer of the Year by Rural Lifestyle Magazine across all brands of tractors and across the United States and Canada.
Bart married his wife Lorra in 1985. They have nine children. Lorra does the books for Sherwood wholesale and helps in all the businesses. They have a farm with cattle and horses on 250 acres they manage as well. All of the children have worked in the businesses as they have grown up. They also have eight grandchildren.
Products and Services: Sherwood Tractor offers Mahindra, Bad Boy, Cub Cadet, STIHL, Vermeer, CLAAS Tractors, utility vehicles, equipment, an online part store and wholesale items including tools, knives and home decor in the conjoining building.
Future Goals: Bart plans to keep improving each year, taking care of customers and giving the best tractor deals that we possibly can, all by providing customers the best experience while at the store, and being the best tractor dealer we can be.