Gigabytes of farm data are being collected, stored and in some cases applied to improve on-farm decision making. But behind the algorithms and analysis a profitable precision business is rooted in relationships.
For the fifth installment of Farm Equipment’s Dealership Minds series, 9 staff members traveled to Kentucky to experience first-hand how a successful dealership — H&R Agri-Power — headquartered in the No. 1 ag county in Kentucky operates.
Farm Equipment editors sat down with individuals touching various aspects of agriculture — among them dealers, farmers, manufacturers, economists and consultants — to moderate conversations about the biggest issues impacting the farm equipment industry.
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.
What sets a highly successful and profitable farm equipment dealership apart? It doesn’t have to do with size or scale. It’s not about the number of locations. “It’s a manifestation of leadership and management. It’s just that simple.
The landscape of the agriculture industry has been changing over the last several years, and is showing no signs of easing up. Consolidation and mergers are redefining the industry. Three mega-mergers on the crop protection and seed industry side of the business have dominated headlines — Dow-DuPont, ChemChina-Syngenta and Bayer-Monsanto.
At the onset of several of the face-to-face interviews we arranged for this special report, we were asked, “So, what are the ground rules of these ‘Conversations’ interviews?” Our reply was consistent ... “That the first and only rule was that there are no rules.”
Collaboration is usually the answer to solving a complex problem, and precision farming is no exception. Peer groups are a common way for small, independent dealers and larger, multi-store OEM retailers alike, to share ideas and strategies.
The Equipment Dealers Assn. (EDA) and its partner Kenect, a two-way text messaging platform, have announced a free webinar for equipment dealers on Thursday, April 9. The webinar, Client Communication During COVID-19: Using Technology to Maintain Client Interaction, will be presented by Trevor Allred, Business Development manager with Kenect.
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