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2020 BENCHMARK STUDY

Precision Outlook: Dealers Shift Focus to Application Hardware, Maintain Need for Training

Training for staff and customers as well as application technology hardware came in as dealers’ top priorities for the future of their businesses
The Precision Farming Dealer 2020 Benchmark Study showed several shifts in dealers’ expectations for their future revenue. Topping the list of revenue sources considered important for growth was application technology hardware, reversing its 3-year downward trend.
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[Podcast] A Conversation with Dan Cosgrove, CEO, Growers Edge

In this episode of the <em>Precision Farming Dealer</em> podcast, we share excerpts from Editor Julia Gerlach’s conversation with Dan Cosgrove, CEO of Growers Edge, who discusses some of the recent shifts in prescriptive farming practices and the importance of validating results to ensure payback for farmers.
In this episode of the Precision Farming Dealer podcast, we share excerpts from Editor Julia Gerlach’s conversation with Dan Cosgrove, CEO of Growers Edge, who discusses some of the recent shifts in prescriptive farming practices and the importance of validating results to ensure payback for farmers.
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2020 BENCHMARK STUDY

Precision Revenue Growth Slows as Dealers Navigate an Evolving Market

For the first time in 5 years, dealers did not exceed higher-end growth projections in 2019, and forecast more conservative growth in 2020.
Problem solving is often the linchpin of a dealership’s precision farming business. The last couple of years have tested the abilities of precision teams to overcome ongoing economic — and more recently — social challenges to maintain, if not grow revenue.
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Proving the Value of Precision Technology

Precision agriculture is so much more than being able to drive a tractor in a straight line with no hands.
Our movement into agronomy has really strengthened our customer relationship, and that’s what it’s all about. Our customer relationships are what keeps us in business and Reynolds Agronomy is a strong link in that chain.
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Create Balance Between Precision Hardware Sales & Agronomic Service

Today’s sophisticated precision farming tools can enable improved decision making on agronomic issues in the field, if combined the right way.
We’re taking precision tools one step further to utilize agronomic zones and the Haney soil health test, which gives us our phosphorus (P), potassium (K), pH and organic matter, but also plant available nitrogen (N) in the nitrate, ammonium and organic form, organic, P and inorganic P, micronutrients, carbon in the soil and biological activity.
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[Podcast] Leveraging Precision Independence to Navigate Crisis

In this episode of the <em>Precision Farming Dealer</em> podcast, we share excerpts from my conversation with Skip Klinefelter, owner of Linco Precision in El Paso, Ill. who discusses some of the current and future business opportunities and considerations for dealers.
In this episode of the Precision Farming Dealer podcast, we share excerpts from my conversation with Skip Klinefelter, owner of Linco Precision in El Paso, Ill. who discusses some of the current and future business opportunities and considerations for dealers.
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Thought Leader Series

[Video] Farm Equipment ‘Thought Leader’ Series: Scott Shearer

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.
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[Podcast] Putting the Power of Virtual Precision Peer Groups to Work

In this episode of the <em>Precision Farming Dealer</em> podcast, we assemble a geographically diverse group of 8 different precision farming managers to discuss their involvement and interaction in a virtual peer group to exchange ideas, problem-solve and provide a source of professional therapy.
In this episode of the Precision Farming Dealer podcast, we assemble a geographically diverse group of 8 different precision farming managers to discuss their involvement and interaction in a virtual peer group to exchange ideas, problem-solve and provide a source of professional therapy.
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Thought Leader Series

[Video] Farm Equipment ‘Thought Leader’ Series: Tim Norris

Momentum for driverless vehicles in ag has grown in recent years, but the coronavirus pandemic has required companies to find alternative opportunities to demonstrate and discuss the benefits of the systems. Tim Norris, business development manager with Raven Autonomy discuss the manufacturer's short- and long-term outlook for developing its dealer network.
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