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Precision Farming Dealer Summit

Leveraging the Power of People & Planning to Grow Your Business

Leadership, communication and accountability are pillars of establishing a sustainable, valuable precision farming company.
U.S. General George Patton’s famous quote, “A good plan implemented today is better than a perfect plan implemented tomorrow,” is sound advice for any farm equipment dealer.
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Special Report: Transitioning to the Next Generation of Dealers

Dad Had to Leave the Building

I grew up here in Arnett. When I graduated high school and left for college, I never planned to come back. So no, there wasn't any master plan for me to take over the dealership; I wasn't sure where my career would take me. The year we were married, my ex-husband started his veterinarian degree at Oklahoma State and I started my career in Target's management program.
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Dealership Minds

It's All a Matter of Managing the Changes

Bill Hodgeman has a 14 year history in the farm equipment business, first with Derby Equipment and at Champlain Valley Equipments Derby, Vt., store. He started in sales and transitioned to the service department and took on management of the shop 5 years ago at the Derby location.
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Transitioning the Lead at a Multi-Owner Dealership

Mark Foster, Regional Manager, Ag Division, Birkey’s Farm Stores
Until January 2013, Birkey's Farm Stores has had only three president/CEOs in its near-60-year history. When Ron Birkey retired at the end of last year, the dealership's board of directors elected Mike Hedge (see article on p. 18) as just its fourth president/CEO.
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