Precision Agriculture 101

New to precision ag? Here is an introductory resource for precision specialists and dealerships on baseline products including GPS, auto-steer and training/education information.


Feeling overwhelmed? Start with these information-packed articles hand-picked by our editors:


What Farmers Want From You

3 Reasons Why Your Customers Should Use More Precision Technology

Variable rate, yield monitoring & more offer potential for quick return on investment
Even for widely used options like variable-rate fertilizer, GPS auto-steer, auto seed shutoff and yield monitoring data analysis, more than 15% of no-tillers indicated they would likely purchase the technology in the next 5 years.
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[Video] Preseason Maintenance Check Puts Problem-Solving Skills to the Test

Chad Baker, co-owner Baker Precision Planter Works in Orangeville, Ill., puts his problem-solving skills to the test when the starter fertilizer pump fails to work on a customer’s new, high-speed planter. As he works on a solution, Baker also explains how he balances the workload of running a precision business and a family farm and shares his philosophy on Sunday service calls.
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[Video] Spring Madness: Precision Specialist Prepares Customers for Planting Season

Go behind the scenes with Chad Baker, co-owner of Baker Precision Planter Works in Orangeville, Ill., as he hits the road for on-farm visits and pre-season maintenance checks. Baker helps a first-generation no-tiller prepare for planting season, and later runs into a couple big challenges with a customer’s new, high-speed, 24-row planter.
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2019 AEI Dealer Business Outlook and Trends

2019 AEI Dealer Business Outlook and Trends (PDF) - Farm Equipment Forecast


Compiled and written by the editors of Ag Equipment Intelligence and in its 14th year, the 48-page Dealer Business Outlook & Trends Forecast has become the must-have business planning tool for the equipment dealer, manufacturer, consultant and other key players in the Ag equipment industry.

Banking on Progressive Precision Practices to Improve ROI

Banking on Progressive Precision Practices to Improve ROI

Get perspective and direct experience from other no-tillers, strip-tillers, researchers and industry experts on how current precision tools are paying off and how to prepare to make the most of the innovations of the future. View
2017 PFDS Attendee Binder

2017 Precision Farming Dealer Summit Meeting Binder


If you weren't able to attend Farm Equipment and Precision Farming Dealer's SOLD OUT 2017 Precision Farming Dealer Summit, you can still have the opportunity to learn leading strategies to evolve and improve the way you sell, service and support precision technology by purchasing an attendee binder.

2015 AEI Dealer Business Outlook and Trends - Farm Equipment Forecast (PDF)

2015 AEI Dealer Business Outlook and Trends - Farm Equipment Forecast (PDF)


Based on surveys from more than 300 North American dealers, not only does the 2016 Dealer Business Outlook & Trends forecast report give you a "from the trenches" look at what dealers see for equipment sales in the year ahead, but it also identifies trends for individual product sales growth. In 48 pages, the report breaks out the dealers' 2016 outlook by country, by region, by the equipment brand and by the size of their dealership.


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  • Training Playbook: Redefine Roles & 'Mainstream' Precision Technology
  • Catching Timebombs & Building Credibility with Maintenance Visits
  • Precision Performance Via Fast-Tracked Training, Phone Support & On-the-Farm Equipment
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