The World Health Organization declared COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, as a pandemic on March 11. See the plans that dealers across North America have in place to keep their employees safe, while still serving customers — either in the store or at their sites.
Farm Equipment sent 7 staffers to the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville this week. The show featured over 850 exhibitors, covering 27 acres of indoor space. Here’s the top developments editors found impacting the North American farm machinery market.
It’s been 10 years since Farm Equipment last sat down with the top executives of the major ag equipment makers, and 13 since the very first time we published a report like this. While some things remain the same (consolidation, market share demands, purity pressure), others have changed — notably the economy and the names of the executives at the top.
EDA’s latest report — conducted every 2 years — provides a benchmark-type view into dealership compensation, commissions and benefits. This article highlights a sampling of the positions of interest to dealership managers.
The Equipment Dealers Assn.’s (EDA) Compensation & Benefits Survey questionnaire was revised in 2016 to include wage data relative to office/personnel staff, sales, parts and service departments. In total, more than 30 different job descriptions were analyzed in the survey report.
Universities and colleges have had to rethink and revise the way they educate students and this is particularly true for precision ag undergraduates accustomed to hands-on, in-field learning. Dr. Scott Shearer, Professor and Chair, Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Ohio State University shares how he and his peers have evolved their approach to ensure ag students continue their education, largely online, as well as the potential of adopting permanent changes to the academic calendar based on the lessons learned during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) are coming together during NAMA’s 2020 Agri-Marketing Conference with a pre-conference workshop with content targeted specifically for these types of organizations.
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