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Precision Farming Dealer Summit 2021 Recap

Training an Entire Dealership to be Precision Savvy

In 2020, 21st Century Equipment embarked on an initiative to get every employee trained on precision farming basics to help propel them for long-term success as a dealership.

At the start of 2020, we launched what we considered a critical training initiative around precision farming that applied to every employee, no matter their position or responsibility within the dealership. 


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Precision Farming Dealer Summit 2021 Recap

Creating Precision Opportunity Out of Crisis

Regardless of size, location or brand, the last year was an inescapable labyrinth of lessons for precision dealerships. From rapid adoption of remote support platforms — both for internal communication and external service — to salvaging the most adaptable business objectives to at least maintain the status quo.


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Precision Farming Dealer Summit 2021 Recap

Preparing Your Dealership to Sell & Service Autonomous Equipment

Two dealers provide insight into how dealerships should plan for the future and an autonomous equipment fleet.

Autonomy is on the horizon for the ag equipment industry. Between John Deere’s 2019 driverless tractor concept and Raven Industries accepting preorders for its Autonomous AutoCart, the reality of farmers purchasing and utilizing autonomous equipment is only growing.


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Precision Farming Dealer Summit 2021 Recap

Manage the Minutia of a Precision Business to Achieve Measurable Growth

Whether rethinking precision priorities and protocols or setting definable performance goals, starting small, but thinking big is essential to expansion.

Paperwork, procedures and performance measurements may be considered necessary evils in the day-to-day workflow of a precision business, but done right, they provide invaluable insights into how to improve operational efficiency in a relationship-driven industry.


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Precision Farming Dealer Summit 2021 Recap

Nobody Knows it All, but it Pays to Have a Lifeline

Precision peer groups can provide a valuable resource for problem solving, identifying trends, blowing off steam and relationship building.

During the 2021 Precision Farming Dealer Summit, a group of leaders from the precision ag industry gathered to participate in a panel on their experiences participating in a peer group and how that network offered them a way to vet new ideas with developing products and services and employee management.


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Getting Ahead of Early Order Opportunities to Avoid Last-Minute Anxiety, Delays

Feeling the pressure of trying to fulfill parts orders prior to spring planting, dealers are proactively planning revisions to how they stock and sell pre-season equipment.

With wrenches turning in service bays in preparation for spring planting, dealers and farmers are well into their annual routine of row unit maintenance, seed meter calibration and prescription loading. 


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Helping New Precision Ag Specialists Hit the Ground Running

Taking initiative, staying engaged and knowing where to look for answers are key lessons for new precision ag specialists.
It takes a while for new precision ag specialists to really earn their keep around a dealership. Depending on the scenario, it could easily be 6 months before a dealership begins getting value out of a new precision employee, and up to 5 years before that “new” precision specialist is a master of their craft.
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Technological Advancements Can Help Farmers Better Understand Their Land

Third-generation farmer Trey Hill looks to a future in which he’s equipped with tools that will help him improve his data analysis in order to increase yield and maintain soil health.
While he doesn’t consider himself an early adopter of technological advancements, Hill does believe new developments in ag tech will influence the ways in which farming changes over the course of the next 10 years.
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Making Sure the Precision Pieces Fit After an Acquisition

From cultural cohesiveness to drilling into the component tracking data and assessing store needs, integrating precision teams is an increasingly critical part of successful dealership mergers.
When an acquisition or merger of a farm equipment dealership takes place, the focus is usually on appraising used equipment, evaluating parts inventory and transiting assets.
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Don’t Rely on Rearview Success to Drive Precision Prosperity of the Present

Three past Most Valuable Dealerships share strategic successes and challenges they’ve overcome to increase profitability and performance.
The success of a dealership’s precision farming business is a puzzle with many pieces — employee-customer relations, technological innovation, flexibility and the ability to adapt to unforeseen challenges all play a part.
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