It’s not a shock to anyone when I say over the last 5 years auction activity has greatly increased. At the end of 2014, used equipment inventories where at all-time highs. The auction market became a dumping ground for all kinds of equipment — late model, high hour and everything in between.
June 1, 2017, was the day John Deere unveiled its new S700 Series combines. I posted a video from the event at lunch time that day. I suspected there would be a lot of interest out there in farm country. By the next morning the video had 7,385 views.
How do we measure how used farm equipment is doing? For almost 27 years now I’ve been compiling one important measure, actual auction sale prices on all types of farm and construction equipment sold throughout the U.S. and Canada.
While slightly stronger auction prices have been seen on the used combine front, not so with of other equipment, including large used planters, self-propelled sprayers and 250-300-plus horsepower tractors.
Universities and colleges have had to rethink and revise the way they educate students and this is particularly true for precision ag undergraduates accustomed to hands-on, in-field learning. Dr. Scott Shearer, Professor and Chair, Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Ohio State University shares how he and his peers have evolved their approach to ensure ag students continue their education, largely online, as well as the potential of adopting permanent changes to the academic calendar based on the lessons learned during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) are coming together during NAMA’s 2020 Agri-Marketing Conference with a pre-conference workshop with content targeted specifically for these types of organizations.
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