Agriculture — and the ag equipment industry — is no stranger to change. For instance, 60-70 years ago the price of a new tractor cost $1,855-$4,850, according to the Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers. Today, a similar sized tractor could easily cost 10 times that range.
After comparing all of the nominees, the judges made their decision and the 2020 Farm Equipment Dealerships of the Year is AgriVision Equipment, a 17-store John Deere dealership based in Pacific Junction, Iowa.
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.
Jay Dahl, Welding/Fabrication-Sales at Calmer Corn Heads, introduces Calmer Corn Heads' 12-Row, 30-Inch corn head and explains the advantages of using the 10-Blade BT Chopper Chopping Roll for combining corn. He also talks about the adjustments they made on the corn head when combining downed corn after the August 2020 wind storms.
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