Finding good employees — and retaining them — is a challenge for all farm equipment dealership departments, but it is particularly challenging for the precision farming department where burnout rates are high.
Most issues within a precision business are caused by non-implementation of what you already know, and that’s why it’s important to have a checklist to print out, take home and check off, what you’ve done and to determine what you haven’t done.
Recruiting outstanding employees is one of the many challenges precision dealers face in today’s job market. Having the best employees can make a huge difference with forging positive long-term relationships with both current and potential customers.
Even as precision farming becomes more specialized, it’s also become increasingly global, as dealers from around the world can draw on each other’s expertise and experience to troubleshoot and problem-solve.
So what are the most effective methods for maintaining productive, profitable employees? Our editors compiled experience-based advice from North American dealers of all sizes and brands on how to develop a stable, successful and loyal precision farming staff.
Cory Allely, AMS specialist with Platte Valley Equipment in Wahoo, Neb., shares the origins of the 4-store John Deere dealership's E3 precision support packages, and some of the key features which have proven ROI for customers and keep them enrolled in the program.
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 July 30-31 in Peoria, IL. 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.