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.
Farm Equipment sent staffers to the National Farm Machinery Show and Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference (AETC) in Louisville, as well as the World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif., to cover the latest innovations and trends in the farm equipment market.
Among the highlights of the 2018 Precision Farming Dealer Summit were the 21 roundtable sessions that offered face-to-face opportunities for attendees to ask questions, discuss challenges and share solutions to pressing precision problems.
Prioritizing the people side of a precision business, reinforcing the return in investment approach to selling services and leveraging long-term trust of customers for recurring revenue were building blocks of the third Precision Farming Dealer Summit.
For decades, farmers equated machine control with having two hands on the steering wheel, navigating their field on instinct and tradition. The onset of GPS guidance and auto-steering more than 20 years ago created profitable efficiencies, which served as the cornerstone of precision farming hardware innovation.
Now in its fourth year, the downturn in the ag economy has presented farm equipment dealers with numerous challenges. But, the best of the best have risen to the occasion and found ways to face those challenges head on.
At the 2019 Plugfest event in Lincoln, Neb., Andrew Olliver with the Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF) shares some recent and upcoming improvements to the organization's ongoing efforts to improve ag equipment compatibility through conformance testing and databasing of ISOBUS certified machinery.
Attendees will be able to learn about and participate in discussions on a variety of initiatives geared toward enabling the industry's transition to digital agriculture; the meeting also features many valuable networking opportunities.
Built on 88 years of expertise, Yetter Farm Equipment leads the agriculture industry in designing effective and innovative equipment for residue management, seedbed preparation, precision fertilizer placement, harvest attachments, strip-tillage, and more.
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