Michaela Paukner is the associate editor of Strip-Till Farmer and Precision Farming Dealer. Her previous journalism experience includes working as a reporter for a legal magazine and as a producer for two Wisconsin TV news stations. She has also worked with clients across the globe as a freelance writer and marketing consultant, and as a brand manager for a Wisconsin-based boutique marketing agency. She's a graduate of UW-Green Bay.
Early on in my Day in the Cab visit with Pete Kopriva, precision farming specialist at Case IH dealer J.J. Nichting, he said the amount of phone calls he was getting had “really died down” since the previous week.
Whether your precision team consists of 2 people or 20, a commitment to excellent customer service, a solid training program and measurable expense benchmarks will put your precision department on a path to profitability.
Hutson Inc., a John Deere dealership with 30 locations in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee, is looking beyond the farm for its newest hires. The dealership started an internship program to train people without a background in agriculture to become sales representatives.
Record360’s ServicePro platform allows precision specialists, technicians and other dealership staff to text with customers and track work orders through an app, creating more seamless customer communication.
Independent precision ag dealer Premier Technologies, based in Alden, Iowa, serves customers new to the precision world and those who are looking to advance the capabilities of their existing equipment of all colors. “We work with newer equipment of all colors, too, and Ag Leader is the glue in that situation," says Charles “Chuck” Hadacek, precision specialist at Premier Technologies.
Strip-till, a technology-driven farming practice that requires specialized equipment and knowledge, presents an opportunity for dealerships and their precision departments to establish authority and increase revenue.
With so much continued interest from dealers who are losing or who have lost AgriSync, Precision Farming Dealer offers an update to a previous article that includes new suggestions for AgriSync alternatives.
A precision sprayer powered by artificial intelligence reduces total herbicide costs by more than $65 per acre, according to a university field trial. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s trial compared Greeneye Technology’s retrofit green-on-green sprayer to broadcast herbicide.
We’re back from the Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky. Let’s check out some sights and sounds from the floor including the new Bilberry smart spraying system, the autonomous irrigation system 360 Rain, the Case IH AF11 combine and more.
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.