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Kim Schmidt Promoted to Executive Editor of Farm Equipment

Lessiter Media is very pleased to announce that, effective immediately, Kim Schmidt has been promoted to Executive Editor of Farm Equipment and Rural Lifestyle Dealer magazines. Kim joined Farm Equipment in June 2012 as managing editor and has played an integral part in of the magazine’s growth and influence.
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[Podcast] On the Record: Optimism Fluctuates Among Tariff Concerns and Low Commodity Prices

In this podcast we report on Deere & Co.'s third quarter earnings, which saw net sales increase 32%. In the Technology Corner, Jack Zemlicka discusses precision farming dealers' 5-year investment projections. With uncertainty stemming from tariffs, trade and commodity prices we also look at how manufacturers, dealers and producers are responding. Finally, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, farm income, capital spending and farmland values are all down.
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From the Desk of Kim Schmidt

Customer Service: Does It Really Matter?

Most business owners — and more specifically farm equipment dealers — would likely tell you that customer service and experience are important to the overall success of the business. I’d venture to say every dealer I’ve spoken with has prided themselves on the quality of service they provide the customer.
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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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No One In Ag Wins with Steel Tariff

Ag equipment sales were starting to improve in the last few months. Dealer sentiment has been more positive the last several months. All in all, things were starting to look a lot better for the farm equipment world. Then last week, President Donald Trump pledged to impose a 25% tariff on foreign steel that is scheduled to be enacted this week.
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[Podcast] New Series ... How We Did It: Conversations with Ag Equipment’s Entrepreneurs

In this 10-minute episode of the new <em>Farm Equipment</em> magazine podcast, “How We Did It: Conversations with Ag Equipment’s Entrepreneurs” brought to you by GKN Off-Highway Powertrain, Kim Schmidt sits down Mike Lessiter to discuss the inspiration for this new project devoted to honoring the entrepreneurs in farm equipment manufacturing.
In this 10-minute episode of the new Farm Equipment magazine podcast, “How We Did It: Conversations with Ag Equipment’s Entrepreneurs” brought to you by GKN Off-Highway Powertrain, Kim Schmidt sits down Mike Lessiter to discuss the inspiration for this new project devoted to honoring the entrepreneurs in farm equipment manufacturing.
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Kim Schmidt
From the Desk of Kim Schmidt

What Happened to ‘Seasoning’ Managers?

For each print issue of Farm Equipment, I dig through the Implement & Tractor archives to find something to highlight, whether it’s an example of what was a state of the art dealership 40 years ago or a survey that shows that large dealers are ready to start adding computers. As I pull a volume off the shelf, I never really know what I’m looking for or what I’m going to find. One thing I always walk away with, though, is that good business advice is generally evergreen.
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