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Most Majors Betting on Precision in 2021

[Technology Corner] Dealers Betting on Precision in 2021

The outlook supports 93% of dealers view precision farming systems as one of their best bets to remain the same or improve unit sales in 2021, according to Ag Equipment Intelligence’s 2021 Dealer Business Outlook & Trends report. But digging deeper into each of the major manufacturers outlook for best bets to improve units sales in 2021, not all of them place the same priority on precision in the coming year.
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[Podcast] Adjusting Day-to-Day Dealership Duties: Precision Perspective

In this episode of the <em>Precision Farming Dealer</em> podcast, we get some perspective on how one dealership is adapting to the professional chaos caused by the global pandemic while still delivering innovative precision solutions to customers.
In this episode of the Precision Farming Dealer podcast, we get some perspective on how one dealership is adapting to the professional chaos caused by the global pandemic while still delivering innovative precision solutions to customers.
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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.
I recently talked 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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[Podcast] Taking a Proactive Approach to Precision Training Solutions

In this episode of the <em>Precision Farming Dealer</em> podcast, brought to you by Farmers Edge, we share excerpts from a conversation Lessiter Media President Mike Lessiter had with three precision farming managers on the internal and external processes of developing constructive precision training platforms.
In this episode of the Precision Farming Dealer podcast, brought to you by Farmers Edge, we share excerpts from a conversation Lessiter Media President Mike Lessiter had with three precision farming managers on the internal and external processes of developing constructive precision training platforms.
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Pacing Precision Progress with Internal Teamwork & Customer Collaboration

Split responsibilities and year-round cropping systems require constant, diverse customer technology support for Stotz Equipment’s Precision Ag Manager Layne Richins.
One of the first things we tell willing participants who ask how to prepare for our visit is that they should just plan for a typical day. Of course, there is no such thing for precision farming specialists, but the reassuring words tend to relieve any pressure that something dramatic needs to be arranged.
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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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