Bridging the Gap is a series of articles and webinars that tracks the inception, implementation and progress of several farm equipment dealerships' investment in agronomic and data management services. It is brought to you by AGRI-TREND.
AGRI-TREND, a division of Trimble, is a precision agronomy leader that supports dealers as they move toward offering a complete precision ag service.
In this live webinar event, and the final program in this three part series, Eric Lund provided examples of how soil mapping and sampling can be coupled with equipment expertise to meet unmet agronomic needs of growers and take advantage of untapped data management service opportunities. [To view any of our webinar replays, you must be logged in with a free user account.]
This webinar featured 3 top agronomic experts who shared their tips and strategies for finding the right partner to help you implement agronomic services into your dealership to bridge the gap between hardware and data management and provide quality services and leadership to your farm customers.
When a dealership starts shifting its precision focus from hardware toward data management and agronomics, a few important questions leap out. How are these services profitably priced? What specific services are in demand among local customers? Once established, what’s the path for growth?
During this webinar, Devin Dubois, vice president of integrated solutions at Western Sales in Rosetown, Sask., details the implementation, challenges and results of adding agronomic service to Western Sales' precision business, as well as key considerations for dealers looking at adding agronomic service. [To view any of our webinar replays, you must be logged in with a free user account.]
Introducing a new business plan into an established model can be complicated, risky and expensive. The direction precision farming business is evolving toward, however, is presenting farm equipment dealerships with a chance to innovate and diversify offerings with agronomic and data management services.
Universities and colleges have had to rethink and revise the way they educate students and this is particularly true for precision ag undergraduates accustomed to hands-on, in-field learning. Dr. Scott Shearer, Professor and Chair, Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Ohio State University shares how he and his peers have evolved their approach to ensure ag students continue their education, largely online, as well as the potential of adopting permanent changes to the academic calendar based on the lessons learned during the coronavirus pandemic.
Learn actionable sales strategies from the most influential “Dealership Minds” in the industry — of every color, size and experiences — during this one-of-a-kind event August 4-5 in Omaha, NE. You’ll discover leading dealer-to-dealer sales strategies during this 2-day networking and idea sharing event.
The college offers an associate degree in Applied Science in Agriculture (60 credit hours). Students enrolled in this program may specialize in precision farming technology by selecting up to 15 credit hours in this area and agriculture business, sales and agronomy.
The college offers an AAS in Precision Agriculture and customized precision ag- related training for agricultural producers, insurance underwriters, equipment dealer and agricultural cooperative employees and others.
Offering training on Ag Leader, Trimble, Reichhardt, Norac and Integris Systems in twice yearly customer training events (spring/fall). Also offering individual training opportunities on any HTS Ag products and SMS software, year round.