Aftermarket precision upgrades can require in-field training to get customers up to speed and comfortable with new technology. Layne Richins, Integrated Solutions Coordinator with Stotz Equipment in Casa Grande, Ariz., spends time field starting a new John Deere R4038 sprayer and activate section control and AutoTrac. Thorough preparation, setup and explanation of ROI are keys to capitalizing on equipment upgrades, especially when dealing with operators who aren’t typically farm owners.
A week into the new year, one of the carryover lessons learned by precision dealers in 2020 was that they either need to learn how to disrupt the way they do business, or risk being disrupted.
Wrapped around this concept is the question of how dealers will help their customers be more profitable with where and when they invest in ag technology products and services.
The college offers an associate degree in Applied Science in Agriculture (60 credit hours). Students enrolled in this program may specialize in precision farming technology by selecting up to 15 credit hours in this area and agriculture business, sales and agronomy.
The college offers an AAS in Precision Agriculture and customized precision ag- related training for agricultural producers, insurance underwriters, equipment dealer and agricultural cooperative employees and others.
Offering training on Ag Leader, Trimble, Reichhardt, Norac and Integris Systems in twice yearly customer training events (spring/fall). Also offering individual training opportunities on any HTS Ag products and SMS software, year round.