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From the Desk of Dave Kanicki

On Average, Big Dealers Still Operate 23-24 Stores Each

(About the Same as 9 Years Ago)
There is one fewer big dealer on Ag Equipment Intelligence’s Big Dealer list than there was a year ago at this time. A year ago, we showed 188 dealership groups vs. 187 this year. Is the consolidation of North American farm equipment dealers finally slowing?
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From the Desk of Mike Lessiter

Career Outlook: ‘Yes, there’s a Lot of Room to Move Up in This Industry’

I wanted to find out what a 34-year-old thinks about young talent and today’s industry.
Last month, the new “Our Dealer Story” podcast featured a one-on-one with Landis Stankievech of Trochu Motors, a large single-store farm equipment dealer in Alberta. It was a fascinating interview, as it isn’t every day that a young Ivy League athlete, Rhodes Scholar and fast-tracked corporate professional moves back into their parents’ basement to join a farm equipment dealership.
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From the Desk of Kim Schmidt

Business Advice from Baseball’s Greats

Spring is here and that means baseball season is upon us (and here in Wisconsin we’re blessed with the top of the National League Milwaukee Brewers, adding to the fun). With baseball comes hotdogs, beer and … business advice (bear with me).
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