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Thought Leader Series

[Video] Farm Equipment ‘Thought Leader’ Series: Scott Shearer

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.
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Thought Leader Series

[Video] Farm Equipment ‘Thought Leader’ Series: Scott Hoober

This episode of Farm Equipment's "Thought Leader Series" features Scott Hoober, owner of Hoober's Inc. Hoober sat on the Case IH dealer advisor board from 2010-20, and served as chair for part of his time on the board. He shares his insights on what sort of role an OEM dealer advisory board plays and how much influence the group has over the OEM's decisions.
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Equipment Manufacturers Say COVID-19 Wiping Out Demand, Disrupting Supply Chains

Executives say Congress should prioritize infrastructure investment to help support the industry
Nine out of 10 U.S. equipment manufacturers say the COVID-19 pandemic has had a very negative impact on the economy while more than half believe it has had a very negative impact on the industry overall, according to results of a survey released today by the Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).
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Pete Youngblut

Today’s Recap: Pete Youngblut, Owner, Youngblut Ag, Dysart, Iowa

Visiting with Pete Youngblut, founder and sole proprietor of Youngblut Ag, a precision farming dealership in Dysart, Iowa, it’s immediately clear that his primary focus is on preparing customers for planting — because he has to — regardless of the circumstances. I caught up with Youngblut in the middle of a hydraulic steering installation on a Case IH MX180 tractor the afternoon of Monday, April 6.
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2017 Equipment Dealers Assn. Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey

In early June, the Equipment Dealers Assn. (EDA) released the results of its annual Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey. Through this study, equipment dealers rated the companies whose products they represent on 11 key categories of dealership operations and support.

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