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Dealers Reflect on Lasting Impacts COVID-19 Crisis Will Have on Farm Equipment Industry

Farm Equipment brought members of its dealer advisory board together for a roundtable discussion on how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting the industry and what opportunities, if any, may become common practice for dealers.
Members of Farm Equipment's dealer advisory board got together for a roundtable discussion on how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting the industry and what opportunities, if any, may become common practice for dealers.
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Today’s Update: Stotz Equipment Precision Farming Team

Spring planting poses enough daily challenges for precision farming specialists without having to wonder when, how and if they will be able to access needed hardware or call on experienced back-up to tag-team complicated service calls to get farm customers in the field. Fortunately, the 18-member precision farming team at Stotz Equipment is ably navigating through the added seasonal uncertainties, without sacrificing quality or communication.
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Precision Farming Dealer Summit 2020 Recap

Driving Decision Making with Data-Based Precision Relationships

The 2020 Precision Farming Dealer Summit draws sold out crowd in January.
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.
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Special Report: Growing the Workforce

Take a Proactive Approach and Adapt to New Generation to Attract Younger Workers

Five dealers share insights about their successes and strategies in recruiting — and retaining — younger employees.
Meeting the workforce development challenge at farm equipment dealerships requires effective outreach, close ties to high schools and technical colleges, and an understanding of what makes members of the latest generation of workers tick.
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2 Perspectives on Dealership Challenges in the Farm Equipment Market

Stotz Equipment President Tom Rosztoczy and Waupun Equipment Co-owner Dan Scheuers discuss the challenges they face in their respective markets – and what they are doing to proactively address them.
On paper, the two dealerships couldn’t be more different: one, a 25-store John Deere dealership spread across 8 western states, the other, a New Holland and Massey Ferguson dealership with 2 stores in central Wisconsin. But when you listen to the people who run them, their challenges are strikingly similar.
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Lobbying for Farm Equipment Dealers’ Interests

Tom Rosztoczy, president of Stotz Equipment, a 25-store John Deere dealership with locations in 8 western states, and Dan Scheuers, co-owner of Waupun Equipment, a 2-store New Holland and Massey Ferguson dealership in Wisconsin, sat down to talk in between appointments at the Equipment Dealers Assn. Legislative Fly-In in Washington D.C. in March. Both Rosztoczy and Scheuers are on the EDA Board of Directors.
Tom Rosztoczy, president of Stotz Equipment, a 25-store John Deere dealership with locations in 8 western states, and Dan Scheuers, co-owner of Waupun Equipment, a 2-store New Holland and Massey Ferguson dealership in Wisconsin, sat down to talk in between appointments at the Equipment Dealers Assn. Legislative Fly-In in Washington D.C. in March. Both Rosztoczy and Scheuers are on the EDA Board of Directors.
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Top Tips for Customer Training: For Both the Farmers’ & Dealers’ Benefit

The manager of Agri-Service’s separately-branded precision farming arm shares tips for their top-performing customer training sessions — ones that farmers don’t want to miss.
I recently talked to industry people about their thoughts on customer training. One response was that customer events are a “necessary evil;” that customers expect it, so we do it. Another said, “We do them, but we don’t feel like we get anything in return from them.” And another said, “Our customers don’t remember anything that we teach them so why do them — what’s the point?”
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From the Desk of Kim Schmidt

Be the Voice for Your Business & Our Industry

Last week I had the pleasure and honor of joining the Equipment Dealers Assn. and many of you out in Washington, D.C. for the AED/EDA Fly-In. And despite the federal government being shutdown due to a light snow storm, it was a busy and productive 3 days in the capital. After spending Wednesday being briefed on some of topics we’d be lobbying in support of, we took to the Hill on Thursday, meeting with congressmen.
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PFD Summit: Precision Success Only as Good as Your Internal Training

Richins & Finley, the managers heading up the precision farming efforts at Stotz Equipment (John Deere) and Mazergroup (New Holland), share the components of their internal training systems to equip staff for success.
Staff training was part of nearly every discussion at the 2018 Precision Farming Dealer Summit in Louisville. Precision is where things are moving fastest, and the expectations of farmers and the dealership itself (both equally unrealistic at times) and the firefighting at planting and harvest require highly structured processes and duties.
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