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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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Availability of Customer Capital Adds to Dealership Challenges

Stotz Equipment President Tom Rosztoczy and Waupun Equipment Co-owner Dan Scheuers discuss the availability of capital to farming customers and how it impacts their dealerships
"In our territory, securing capital for our customers is going to be a challenge,” says Tom Rosztoczy, Stotz Equipment president. “We have banks pressuring farmers to limit spending, questioning how money is spent, and trying to control farmer spending as much as they can to keep the farmers operating within the parameters the banks want to see.”
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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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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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From the Desk of Mike Lessiter

Depth Chart, Talent Scouting Report ... How It’s Worked for Us

We launched the “Lessiter Media Depth Chart” at a quarterly employee meeting last year. Put simply, it’s a place to seed the names of individuals who our employees see as sharing our core values and could one day be candidates for job openings. The intent is to identify and document potential talent — and assign someone to get to know them — BEFORE we have the need.
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My Greatest Mistake: Tom Rosztoczy

CEO, Stotz Equipment Co., Avondale, Ariz. (2013 Dealership of the Year)
“In 2001, we purchased 6 locations from 4 owner groups in Utah and Idaho over the course of 4 months (Mistake #1). To manage the new stores we hired people from outside the company (Mistake #2). Viewing travel as an expense, we limited the travel between the old stores and the new stores (Mistake #3).
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My ‘Greatest’ Mistake

8 farm equipment executives share their greatest mistakes and the lessons ‘forged in the fire’ that they carry with them today.
That was an email I received from Johnson Tractor’s Leo Johnson (see p. 30) as we were preparing for this SHOWCASE special report. Said another way (by 19th century philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer), “Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.”
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