Innovation Continues. Birthed in Harvey County, Agco (known for years as “The Corp) has been blessed with an abundance of local talent. In the photo, Lyle E. Yost (right) presents a plaque to Allen White, engineer and inventor, in recognition of 41 patents assigned to Hesston Corporation. Behind the men is a swather, one of the first types to be produced. Note the price of $2,200 in 1956 would be just over $20,200 in 2018 dollars. Photo: “Hesston Centennial, 1886-1986.” Murray Bandy. 1988.