Farm & Ranch
C & B Operations, LLC began in 1988 when Dan Cronin and Rod Burwell purchased the John Deere store in Gettysburg, SD in an effort to maintain a dealer in Dan’s hometown. At that time, Dan Cronin and his family had owned and operated a farm and ranch–established in 1909– and he (Dan) understood the importance of keeping key businesses alive to ensure the long-term sustainability of the community. Unfortunately, eleven years later Dan Cronin passed away. In 1999, Dan’s son Matt took the role of President for C & B Operations, LLC. Rod Burwell, a childhood friend of Dan Cronin in Gettysburg, SD, started as and remains today the Chairman of C & B Operations, LLC. Rod owns several additional successful business and serves or served on the board of several business, universities, and non-for-profit organizations. Both owners strongly believe that C & B Operations, LLC is an extension of their family and, as a result, believe that honest, ethical, moral, and legally correct business practices have served them well in the past and will continue to do so long into the future.