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Today’s Update: Stotz Equipment Precision Farming Team

Spring planting poses enough daily challenges for precision farming specialists without having to wonder when, how and if they will be able to access needed hardware or call on experienced back-up to tag-team complicated service calls to get farm customers in the field. Fortunately, the 18-member precision farming team at Stotz Equipment is ably navigating through the added seasonal uncertainties, without sacrificing quality or communication.
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Tapping Into Precision Training Value: Moving Beyond a ‘Necessary Evil’

The manager of Agri-Service’s separately-branded precision farming arm shares tips for their top-performing customer training sessions — ones that farmers don’t want to miss.
Talking to industry people about their thoughts on customer training, one response was that customer events are a “necessary evil;” that customers expect it, so we do it. Another said, “We do them, but we don’t feel like we get anything in return from them.” And another said, “Our customers don’t remember anything that we teach them so why do them — what’s the point?”
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PFD Summit: Precision Success Only as Good as Your Internal Training

Richins & Finley, the managers heading up the precision farming efforts at Stotz Equipment (John Deere) and Mazergroup (New Holland), share the components of their internal training systems to equip staff for success.
Staff training was part of nearly every discussion at the 2018 Precision Farming Dealer Summit in Louisville. Precision is where things are moving fastest, and the expectations of farmers and the dealership itself (both equally unrealistic at times) and the firefighting at planting and harvest require highly structured processes and duties.
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Online Extras: Winter 2017 Issue

Web-exclusive content for this issue includes:

  • Videos from the Day in the Cab series with Layne Richins of Stotz Equipment
  • Videos from the 2017 Most Valuable Dealership series with Southern States Cooperative
  • A podcast about precision data security with Lance Formwalt and Todd Janzen

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Pacing Precision Support for Year-Round Success

With customers planting and harvesting crops throughout the year, Layne Richins, Integrated Solutions Coordinator with Stotz Equipment, in Casa Grande, Ariz., doesn’t necessarily deal with the same service peaks as his peers in other parts of the country. Juggling a constant and diverse flow of precision support needs requires acute time management, while also prioritizing the most pressing customer needs.
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Streamlining Precision Service to Increase Billable Time

Restructuring precision farming responsibilities throughout the dealership helped streamline billing, accountability and efficiency for Layne Richins, Integrated Solutions Coordinator with Stotz Equipment. Richins is also the service manager at the in Casa Grande, Ariz., store and says centralizing precision support through the service department minimizes customer confusion and allows for quicker response times.
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Building Customer Confidence with In-Field Technology Training

Aftermarket precision upgrades can require in-field training to get customers up to speed and comfortable with new technology. Layne Richins, Integrated Solutions Coordinator with Stotz Equipment in Casa Grande, Ariz., spends time field starting a new John Deere R4038 sprayer and activate section control and AutoTrac. Thorough preparation, setup and explanation of ROI are keys to capitalizing on equipment upgrades, especially when dealing with operators who aren’t typically farm owners.
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  • Day In The Cab: Guide Staff with Upper-Level Precision Support
  • Shifting to a Proactive Sales Model
  • Hutson Recruits Outside of Ag
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