Michaela Paukner

Michaela Paukner

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.

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Kubota to Acquire AgJunction for $72.8M

[Technology Corner] Kubota to Acquire AgJunction for $72.8M

Kubota Corp. plans to acquire AgJunction, a company that develops guidance, autosteer and autonomy technology, for $72.8 million. AgJunction announced the acquisition on Oct. 8. The company plans to hold a special meeting for shareholders in November to seek approval for the acquisition, and the transition would likely close shortly after approval.
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Looking Beyond Ag to Solve the Precision Labor Shortage

Hutson Inc. turns interns without ag experience into precision-focused sales representatives.

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. The interns learn about the industry and get hands-on experience working with the products they’ll eventually sell. 


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[Technology Corner] Precision Loan Program Could Help Growers, Dealerships Generate More Revenue

A new bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would provide loan financing to farmers and ranchers to purchase precision agriculture equipment. 
Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., announced the Precision Agriculture Loan Act on Sept. 15. It’s the first federal loan program dedicated entirely to precision agriculture.
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