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Learning from History: What Lessons from the Past Do You Want the Next Generation to Know?

While it’s not always advisable to dwell in the past, it is important to know where you (or your business, or the industry) came from and how your history impacts who and what you are today. In our office, there’s a long bookshelf lined with all the past issues of Farm Equipment and bound archives of Implement & Tractor dating back to 1959.
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From the Desk of Dave Kanicki

Don’t Bet Against the Dealers

If I’ve learned anything in the nearly 14 years I’ve been with Farm Equipment and Ag Equipment Intelligence it’s to not bet against the dealers who participate in our surveys. This is especially true when it comes to what direction the industry is heading.
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Ahead of the Curve: Soil Microbes are Building Blocks of Soil Organic Matter

Cover crops and the need to leave residue in the field throughout the season may get even more important in farm management over the next several years as researchers are learning both provide nourishment for soil microbes — and those microbes are actually far more important to building soil organic matter than previously thought.
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How to Create a Turnover Driven Sales Team without Having to be the Bad Guy

Let’s face it, inventory turnover has been a problem for us all over the last few years. As the market changed, it’s been difficult to make adjustments to how we stock new machines and how we buy used machines as fast as the market moved. This has created a turnover problem that’s plagued North American farm equipment dealers everywhere. You are not alone.
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From the Desk of Mike Lessiter

To the Point: 3 Important Questions: Action Plans & Answers

As many of you know, a favorite “To the Point” theme of late is grit, perseverance and the other intangibles that we want so much from our workforce — and must commit ourselves to bringing out. In my blog on Sept. 11, 2018, I asked for your help. You answered with your emails and web commentary. So, here’s my end of the deal, a FREE just-completed downloadable eGuide — “Talent Development in the Farm Equipment Industry: 3 Ways to Defeat Complacency.”
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