A shockwave moved through the farm equipment dealer community when it was reported that RDO Vice President of Sales — Agriculture Mark Kreps and Vice President of Midwest Agriculture Steve Connelly were killed in a car crash in South Dakota. The two were leaders in the dealership industry by every known definition, and Farm Equipment staff had the privilege of getting to know them through the Dealership of the Year program.
To foster ‘from the front line’ understanding in this unprecedented time, the editors of Farm Equipment just launched a new video series. The “Farm Equipment Thought Leader Video Series” consists of brief, 1-1 conversations with influencers from different segments of the farm equipment industry.
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.
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