Jack Zemlicka

Jack Zemlicka

Jack Zemlicka is the Managing Editor for Precision Farming Dealer. Since he joined Lessiter Media's Ag Division in 2012, he has covered precision farming practices, products and trends. He also serves as managing editor of Strip-Till Farmer, and technology editor of Farm Equipment and No-Till Farmer. Contact: jzemlicka@lessitermedia.com.

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[Technology Corner] Selling Strategic Planning as a Service

[Technology Corner] Selling Strategic Planning as a Service

Successfully selling precision farming services is an annual objective for many farm equipment dealerships. Getting farm customers to pay for software updates, in-field support and hardware installations is a challenge. But what about connecting customers’ ag tech and equipment investments with a long-term business plan for their farm operation?
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Crunching the Tech ROI of Equipment Leasing

[Technology Corner] Crunching the Tech ROI of Equipment Leasing

As farm equipment continues to become more automated, tracking up- and downtime to the hour — especially with leased machinery — can have a significant economic impact. For ag input retailers that offer custom application services and lease fleets of sprayers, spreaders and floaters, the ability to monitor machine hours, fuel costs and labor time allows for an accurate analysis of return on investment.
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10 Tips for Navigating Your Precision Business Through Unexpected Change

From managing cashflow to overcommunicating with employees, Arlin Sorensen, founder of HTS Ag, offers some advice to bolster your precision business in chaotic times.
Talking with precision dealers throughout North America, and overseas, the consensus is that they’ve accepted the changes to communicating with customers, sourcing parts and collaborating with employees.
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2020 BENCHMARK STUDY

Precision Revenue Growth Slows as Dealers Navigate an Evolving Market

For the first time in 5 years, dealers did not exceed higher-end growth projections in 2019, and forecast more conservative growth in 2020.
Problem solving is often the linchpin of a dealership’s precision farming business. The last couple of years have tested the abilities of precision teams to overcome ongoing economic — and more recently — social challenges to maintain, if not grow revenue.
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