Kim Schmidt

Kim Schmidt

Kim Schmidt is the Executive Editor of Farm Equipment and the host of Ag Equipment Intelligence’s On The Record. An award-winning writer, she worked 7 years in business-to-business trade media before joining Farm Equipment in 2012. She is a journalism graduate of Marquette University.

Contact: kschmidt@lessitermedia.com

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Legislative Landscape [Webinar]

Join us to talk about what to expect on the legislative front as we enter the second decade of this century. Included will be a nationwide update on Right to Repair and farm equipment lemon laws among other issues affecting your dealership. [To view any of our webinar replays, you must be logged in with a free user account.]
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Power Up with PowerEQ – The Dealer Designed Quoting & Appraisal Tool [Digital Demo]

Join us for a live demonstration of PowerEQ. Integrating with your Back Office ERP Software is a critical component for PowerEQ. In addition to your ERP systems we also provide synchronization between PowerEQ and your website provider as well as other advertising medium. [To view any of our webinar replays, you must be logged in with a free user account.]
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Conversations in Ag

Dealer & Economist Compare Notes on Challenges Global Economy has on U.S. Agriculture

RDO Equipment’s Director of International Sales, Olga Hall, and Will Sawyer, lead economist on animal protein with CoBank, discuss the challenges — and opportunities — the global economy has for agriculture from African Swine Fever to trade disputes and exporting used equipment overseas. The two sat down to talk during a break at the Moving Iron Summit, where Sawyer was a speaker.

Olga Hall: We have a two-fold international business. We have footprint and dealerships in Ukraine, Russia, Australia, Mexico and our latest venture in Africa.


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Conversations in Ag

Getting Real: Farmers Growing Too Much Corn...

Ag author and podcast host Damian Mason spoke at the 2019 Moving Iron Summit in Nashville. Following his presentation, Mason sat with Chip Senf of C&B Operations, a 38-store John Deere dealership with locations in 6 states, to dissect some of Mason’s presentation — including how the future of U.S. agriculture may mean growing less corn.

Damian Mason: We’ve been telling ourselves “feed the world” for my entire existence, and we’ve done a really good job of that.


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2 Industries, 1 Problem: Recruiting Technicians

Former teacher Richard Dugan and Ryan Goertzen, a former college president and current vice president of maintenance workforce development for AAR Corp., a global aerospace company based in Chicago with 60 locations worldwide, sat down during the Equipment Dealers Assn. 2019 Workforce Development Summit in Louisville, Ky., to compare notes on their challenges — and successes — in hiring technicians.
Former teacher Richard Dugan and Ryan Goertzen, a former college president and current vice president of maintenance workforce development for AAR Corp., a global aerospace company based in Chicago with 60 locations worldwide, sat down during the Equipment Dealers Assn. 2019 Workforce Development Summit in Louisville, Ky., to compare notes on their challenges — and successes — in hiring technicians.
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Conversations in Ag

Women Add a Different Perspective to the Sales Process

Anne Salemo and Kathryn Hesebeck have more in common than they first thought sitting down together in Johnson Tractor’s Janesville, Wis., store. Both women came into the farm equipment industry under the wings of their fathers into the family business and both are mothers in a male dominated business. Salemo, CEO of Charter Software, and Hesebeck, a third generation salesperson for Johnson Tractor, a 4-store Case IH dealership, discuss the advantages of being a woman in the dealership business and transitioning a business from one generation to the next.
Anne Salemo, CEO of Charter Software, and Kathryn Hesebeck, a third generation salesperson for Johnson Tractor, discuss the advantages of being a woman in the dealership business and transitioning a business from one generation to the next.
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Are Your Combine & 4WD Tractor Inventory Levels Healthy?

Our markets are flooded with new and used combines and 4WDs. With OEMs asking for more orders and dealer organizations carrying excessive inventories, an unhealthy repetitive cycle has been created for dealers and manufacturers. Trent Hummel reviews historical data and the results of survey conducted by Farm Equipment magazine and the Western Equipment Dealers Ass. on new and used combine and 4WD tractor inventory levels. [To view any of our webinar replays, you must be logged in with a free user account.]
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