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Working Through the Slowdown

The talk for much of 2023 largely centered around an expected downturn and not if, but when. Ag Equipment Intelligence’s Dealer Sentiments & Business Conditions Update has continued to show dealer optimism in negative territory in every month of 2023.
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Kanicki Shares Formula, Results for Farm Equipment

Following is an excerpt from Executive Editor Dave Kanicki’s farewell blog in 2020
When I joined Lessiter Media in 2005 as an editor for Farm Equipment and Ag Equipment Intelligence (then called Ag Industry Watch), I believed a big part of my job was to be an advocate for farm equipment dealers.
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Rise in Digital Communications

Investments in digital platforms brought newfound speed in creating & disseminating content to the industry
Kim Schmidt recalls that getting the websites going on a professional system led to an array of new opportunities, including On the Record, webinars, podcasts and the documentary film series.
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Squaring Up with the Majors

With an editorial-first focus & no expectations to attract major’s advertising support, Farm Equipment boldly went where few mainstream publishers were willing to go
“When somebody got mad at us, I just viewed it as a part of the job,” says Dave Kanicki. “We had our values and knew how we wanted to operate, and we had to stand behind them.
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AgRevolution (Vincennes, Ind.) - May 2023 Farm Equipment Store Visit

Kim Schmidt and Mike Lessiter hit the road in May 2023 for a couple of dealer visits in Indiana. One of them was our first visit to AgRevolution’s newest store in Vincennes, Ind., which opened in the summer of 2022. For those unfamiliar, AgRevolution is the moniker of the 7 company stores owned and operated by AGCO since the fall of 2020. The following is a slideshow of some photos taken during that visit.

Read more at "Company Store Observations ... AGCO’s Ag Revolution"

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