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This time of year dealerships and their farm customers are gearing up for harvest and while not quite as chaotic a time period as spring planting for precision specialists, it’s a good opportunity to test the stamina of new hires.

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Looking at the results of the 2016 Precision Farming Dealer benchmark study, more than 85% of dealers identified hiring additional precision staff as a priority to grow business.

But finding the right fit — and then holding onto those people — has long been a challenge for dealers looking to develop their precision business.

Knowing where to look and how to properly develop talent is as much an art form as a skill, says Ken Diller, precision farming network manager at Hoober Inc., a 9-store dealership group based in Pennsylvania.

In today’s Precision Farming Dealer podcast, brought to you by Farmers Edge, Ken details methods, motivations and missteps when making new precision hires and how to create a true team of specialists working toward a common goal.

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