Meet the family behind “The Pitchfork”!

Meet the family behind “The Pitchfork”!

Mike Daggett, fondly known as dad, is the owner of the business with mom, or Cindy. Jordan Trumm + her husband Robert J Trumm live in Eastern, Iowa however are very involved with the marketing portion of this business. Alex Daggett is the Pitchfork store manager. Donavon Daggett + Cameron L. Daggett are the youngest of the Daggett family and help at the store in their free time!

The Pitchfork was a dream of Mike’s, as he as always wanted to start his own business and have a store front. After working very hard to get the store ready to go, he opened the doors May of 2018. Since opening the doors, the store has grown each day!

We look forward to meeting you all!

Meet Our Crew

Mike Daggett
Mike Daggett
Owner

Mike worked with Murphy Brown, largest pork producer and processor in the world first as a production manager responsible for over 500,000 spaces of wean to finish pigs. Mike spent his last 6 years with Murphy Brown as a construction/business development manager responsible for locating places to build, finding candidates to own and/or manage the space, assisting new site owners with financing, construction estimates, and following the sites through the construction process.

During his time in business development Mike was also responsible for barn upgrade programs, giving him a firsthand look at what barns need in terms of costs and equipment to continue operations as they age.

Mike bought his first site in 2007, a site that was 9 years old at the time and owned that site until 2013. In 2013 Mike built a new site under contract with Murphy Brown in Northern Iowa. As a site owner since 2007 he has learned what it takes to manage the daily responsibilities of both a site that requires more in maintenance and a new site. He has had to manage the manure application, making sure it was completed on time and legally as well as managing the expenses incurred by the site without ever having gone back to the lender asking for more money to operate the business.

In May 2018, he turned his dreams of being a retail store as well as a construction company into a reality when he opened The Pitchfork in Le Mars. At the time the local Toro was closing their doors and Mike saw the need to keep a high-quality lawn care equipment line in his town. He has now expanded that retail store to have brands like STIHL and Interstate Batteries.

When he isn't working, or watching his kids play sports, he enjoys golfing, playing catch outside with his kids, or spending time with his family!

Alex Daggett
Alex Daggett
Store Manager

Alex is the oldest son of the Daggett family. Alex has been a part of the Pitchfork business from the start. Prior to the store opening Alex worked for his dad on the construction side of things. While working for the construction side, Alex assisted in managing hog building projects.

When the store front was opened, it was a large opportunity for Alex to become the store manager! He has been in this role now since May. Alex is your go-to guy for all things Toro mowers, snowblowers, trimmers, and other yard equipment. While the store continues to grow, Alex continues to keep up on all the inventory.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his friends, his little brothers, and watching sports!

Alex hopes to see the store grow to include more staff to serve more of you! His goal is to provide more luxury services to all customers!

Rayme Wilkins
Rayme Wilkins
Service Manager

Rayme joined our team as our service technician in May 2018. When joining he brought to our team 20+ years of mechanics. Before joining on our team, he was employed with Rental Sales & Services here in Le Mars Iowa until they closed their doors.

Rayme is married to the lovely Kim Wilkens, together they reside in Le Mars, Iowa.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his kids and grandkids. When he is not at the Pitchfork servicing your snowblowers, lawnmowers, or other lawn equipment, you can find him volunteering his time at the Sioux City Railroad Museum.

We are very happy to have Rayme as a part of our team and know you will be very satisfied with his work on your equipment.

Randy Weiss
Randy Weiss
Senior Project Manager
Randy Weiss lives in Eden Valley, MN with his wife of 15 years, Michelle, and their four kids. 
Randy has been apart of the the Pitchfork Ag, LLC construction team since the beginning. He joined our team and brought 22 years of hog barn maintenance, equipment installation, and project management. Randy has the role of our Construction Project Manager and oversees all hog building construction projects.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family. When he is not at the Pitchfork, you can find him hunting or fishing. He also enjoys farming.