Farm Equipment editors first tackled the Conversations in Ag issue in the June 2018 edition of the magazine. This time around, the project took us across 7 states and 3 countries — covering a total of 15,333 miles — and paired 33 different individuals together to talk.
The paired subjects discussed whatever they wanted to as they interviewed each other, and the Farm Equipment editors largely stayed out of the way, with the exception of operating the recorders and the camera equipment. Occasionally a slight mediation on a difference of opinion was needed here and there, but the dialog was fascinating, insightful and in all but a few, the subjects would have gladly kept going had our editors’ schedules permitted it.
What follows on these pages is just a portion of what took place in those private conversations over the past few months.
Conversations in Ag: Introduction
Commercial Vehicle Business vs. Ag Equipment
Shortliners Ask: Is Ag’s Future Autonomous?
Women Add a Different Perspective to the Sales Process
2 Industries, 1 Problem: Recruiting Technician
33 Years Later: Lessons Learned Make Today’s Dealers Stronger
Hemp’s Future: What Will Happen When the Dust Settles?
Early Experience & Advantage in European Brands
Two Sides Examine 2-Step Distribution
Overcoming Adversity Through Technology & Diversity
Getting Real: Farmers Growing Too Much Corn...
Research: Can It Be a Dealership’s Business?
Dealer Structures: Europe, North America a World Apart
Trading Places: Farmer vs. Dealer Expectations
Dealer & Economist Compare Notes on Challenges Global Economy has on U.S. Agriculture
Avoiding Hefty Fines When Doing Business Out of State
Thinking Ahead: How Should Dealers Prepare A Succession Plan?