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Jack Zemlicka, Technology Editor
Building a precision faming dealership — essentially from scratch — is a daunting task, especially in an area where competition is fierce and farm customers tend to be tech-savvy.
But this is the path Pete Youngblut took, starting Youngblut Ag in Dysart, Iowa, 5 years ago. It was a natural progression for Pete, who cut his teeth as a software support specialist for Ag Leader Technology after graduating from Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Iowa.
During our day in the cab, Pete was comfortable, yet cautious in his ownership role — willing to leverage his freedom and flexibility to attract and retain customers. But this didn’t come with a “corner-cutting” philosophy to turn a quick service dollar.
Providing a personal touch and attention to detail are cornerstones of customer service for independent precision dealer Pete Youngblut.