Scaling pre-season spring planting projects is as much an art as it is a science for Lance Larsen, precision service coordinator with Agtegra, a 5,000-plus farmer cooperative based in Aberdeen, S.D., and 2014 Most Valuable Dealership.
But with planters getting ready to roll throughout Lance’s service area, he and the nearly 20 precision specialists are finding some parts to be scarce as suppliers encounter delays due to the coronavirus pandemic.
While he estimates 75-80% of planter projects — including down force and fertilizer application systems — are completed, there are still planters parked in Agtegra’s shops awaiting parts.
In today’s Precision Farming Dealer podcast, we share excerpts from my conversation with Lance who shares how he and his team are navigating seasonal uncertainty with calculated parts orders to ensure customer uptime.
Intro Music: Adam Selzer - True North
Interlude Music: Alialujah Choir - Little Picture (Instrumental)