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Consumer Trends: Two Industry Leaders Discuss the Impact to Farm Equipment Dealers

Earlier this year Bryndon Meinhardt, regional manager of KanEquip, a 9-store New Holland and Case IH dealer based in Wamego, Kan., and Clint Schnoor, then president of Agri-Service, a 14-store AGCO dealer based in Kimberly, Idaho, sat down to discuss the differences and similarities their between their two businesses. Topics that emerged from the conversation included how their customers have changed, organic farming and what’s driving technology trends.
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Wider World of Business

Challenging Conversations — How to Tell an Employee It’s Over

The short answer payoff to the issue of how to tell someone it’s over is with clarity and empathy. The long answer is that getting to this point, particularly with someone who displays a positive attitude and desire to improve—but lacks the ability for the needed work is a process that must be filled with feedback, coaching and skills training.
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Conversations with Ag Equipment's Entrepreneurs

Doing Business with Amity

Howard Dahl of Amity Technology shares stories of innovation, business, exports, family and life lessons.
Howard Dahl of Amity Technology shares stories of innovation, business, exports, family and life lessons.
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Wider World of Business

3 Ways to Strengthen Your Problem Solving Muscle

Being better at problem-solving requires a lot of practice.
When it comes to small business accounting, most people know that it is important to keep your records updated for taxes. However, there are many more benefits from small business accounting that you can use to grow, improve and expand your business.
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From the Desk of Mike Lessiter

To the Point: 3 Important Questions: Action Plans & Answers

As many of you know, a favorite “To the Point” theme of late is grit, perseverance and the other intangibles that we want so much from our workforce — and must commit ourselves to bringing out. In my blog on Sept. 11, 2018, I asked for your help. You answered with your emails and web commentary. So, here’s my end of the deal, a FREE just-completed downloadable eGuide — “Talent Development in the Farm Equipment Industry: 3 Ways to Defeat Complacency.”
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Wider World of Business

When Does Stress Become Burnout?

When it comes to small business accounting, most people know that it is important to keep your records updated for taxes. However, there are many more benefits from small business accounting that you can use to grow, improve and expand your business.
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Conversations with Ag Equipment's Entrepreneurs

88 Years of Unconventional Strength: Yetter Manufacturing

Pat Whalen, the fourth generation of family behind Illinois-based Yetter Manufacturing, talks about overcoming challenges and embracing strengths as a shortline manufacturer through changing times.
Pat Whalen, the fourth generation of family behind Illinois-based Yetter Manufacturing, talks about overcoming challenges and embracing strengths as a shortline manufacturer through changing times.
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