Technology Corner

Jack Zemlicka, managing editor of Precision Farming Dealer, contributes a regular segment to Ag Equipment Intelligence's On The Record newscast. The Technology Corner explores current events and trending precision ag industry stories. If you have an idea for a story you'd like to see, please email Jack at jzemlicka@lessitermedia.com

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[Technology Corner] Robot Sprayers First to the Field?

One of the critical drivers of widespread adoption of autonomous ag technology will be cost vs. value. Like any new technology, there will be a learning curve and fusion onto the farm will be gradual. Dr. Scott Shearer, ag engineering professor at Ohio State University, doesn’t foresee automation being a wholesale replacement to human oversight on the farm.
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[Technology Corner] A Service-Centric Focus to Precision Sales

While strides have been made establishing precision as a standalone business, dealerships continue to seek a better balance between revenue generated by hardware sales and service. This mindset is reflected in a continuing trend toward a more balanced breakdown of precision revenue sources in the seventh annual Precision Farming Dealer Benchmark study.
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[Technology Corner] Finding the Next Start-Up ‘Unicorn’

Even in a challenging ag economy, dealerships are looking for opportunities which can strengthen the business for the future. Acquisitions and consolidation have long been a part of the farm equipment industry. But collaborations and partnerships, especially on the precision farming side, could be key in further developing this side of the business for dealers.
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