Precision Farming Dealer Podcast

Precision Farming Dealer

The Precision Farming Dealer Podcast is the farm equipment dealer's audio sources for information on precision farming technologies and their application, as well as how to market, sell and service for increased customer value.

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In today’s episode of the Precision Farming Dealer podcast, Alexei Andreev, managing director of Autotech Ventures, details his predictions for the technologies that will transform the agriculture industry, how big tech companies’ potential involvement in agriculture would affect the industry and dealerships, and where agriculture is experiencing a “new space race” in investment and development of technology.

Nov 30

29 min 50 sec

In this episode of the Precision Farming Dealer podcast, brought to you by Trimble, listen in as Paul Mikesell, Carbon Robotics’ CEO and founder, explains the technology powering the LaserWeeder; the autonomous robot’s specs, accuracy rate and current deployments; the benefits of using lasers to control weeds and much more!

Nov 11

32 min 22 sec

In this episode of the Precision Farming Dealer podcast, Paul Jasa, extension engineer with the University of Nebraska, explains why he and the University of Nebraska prefer the term “site-specific crop management” instead of “precision agriculture” and talks through the decision-making process for using technology as a tool.

Oct 29

28 min 39 sec

In this episode of the Precision Farming Dealer podcast, Andreas Reichhardt, founder of Reichhardt Electronic Innovations and Jayme Paquin, general manager of Reichhardt Electronic Innovations, discuss the past and future of precision agriculture, recent trends in the market and their predictions for the biggest opportunities for dealers in the next 24 months.

Oct 13

33 min 32 sec

In this episode of the Precision Farming Dealer podcast, Igino Cafiero, CEO and co-founder of Bear Flag Robotics discusses the acquisition, how dealers will interact with Bear Flag’s technology, what’s next in the development of the company’s autonomous offerings and the future of farming.

Oct 4

32 min 34 sec

In today’s Precision Farming Dealer podcast Michael Ott, CEO of Rantizo shares some background on the ag tech company and how they are looking to grow their network of drone service and work closely with precision farming dealers who already have established relationships with farm customers.

Sep 15

23 min 21 sec

In this episode, brought to you by Trimble, we caught up with Curt Blades, AEM’s senior vice president of agriculture and forestry, about how the study was conducted, what some of their key findings were and how they broke that down into terms people outside of ag will understand.

Aug 25

51 min 45 sec

In this episode of the Precision Farming Dealer podcast, we talk with three members of Hutson Inc.’s Integrated Solutions team, Karl Huebner, Integrated Solutions manager for Hudson Inc., and Andrew McCallister and Connor Smith, both prior interns who share how they are mainstreaming precision through their intern program.

Jul 29

45 min 2 sec

In today’s podcast Frank Lessiter sits down with retired USDA soil scientist Don Reicosky, a leading expert on carbon cycle management in agriculture. An internationally recognized author and speaker, Reicosky was among the first to research the relationship between C02 and tillage.

Jul 14

57 min 36 sec

In this episode of the Precision Farming Dealer podcast, we're joined by three members of the peer group, formed from about a dozen precision farming managers, who'll tshare their top takeaways from being a part of the group and how it’s directly benefited their precision business.

Jun 28

58 min 59 sec

In today's Precision Farming Dealer podcast, we'll hear from two dealers who share how they are adding autonomy equipment to their precision line up and how and when they are looking to incorporate self-driving technology sales and service into their business plans of the future.

Jun 9

52 min 59 sec

In today’s Precision Farming Dealer podcast we assembled 3 experts for a roundtable discussion on the realities of cyber threats (and it’s not just a big dealer problem), the importance of aligning what’s most valuable with where you are most vulnerable and implementing an action plan for protection.

May 27

56 min 31 sec

In today’s Precision Farming Dealer podcast, we share excerpts from our recent conversation with Michael Langemeier and Michael Boehlje with Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture, on what role dealers will play in bringing next generation technologies to their customers, along with the types of skill sets needed to adapt to the changing farm technology landscape.

Apr 22

43 min 54 sec

In today’s Precision Farming Dealer podcast, part 2 of 2, supported by Ag Express Electronics, founder of HTS Ag, Arlin Sorenson outlines opportunities for dealers to become more intimately involved in their customer’s decision-making process and some key leadership lessons to apply centered on communication.

Mar 24

25 min 31 sec

In today’s Precision Farming Dealer podcast, part 1 of 2, supported by Ag Express Electronics, The founder of HTS Ag, Arlin Sorenson, dissects the difference between viewing change as an business opportunity vs. disruptive chaos, drawing on personal experience and evolution.

Mar 17

33 min 56 sec

In this episode of the 2020 Precision Farming Dealer podcast series, supported by Reichhardt Electronic Innovations, we share highlights from several conversations with members of RDO Equipment Co’s. precision farming team during our visit to recognize the dealership as the 2020 Most Valuable Dealership.

Nov 2020

39 min 57 sec

In this episode of the Precision Farming Dealer podcast, we welcome in Eis Implement owner Jon Eis, precision farming manager Eric Hagenow and precision farming specialist Phil Davister to talk about how each of them define their role within the dealership’s precision business, lessons learned building the business and advice for how to improve culture and accountability.

Sep 2020

46 min 21 sec

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.

Jul 2020

24 min 1 sec

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.

Jun 2020

18 min 41 sec

In today’s 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.

May 2020

24 min 9 sec

In this episode of the Precision Farming Dealer podcast, we we share excerpts from our conversation with Agtegra precision service coordinator Lance Larsen, who shares how he and his team are navigating seasonal uncertainty with calculated parts orders to ensure customer uptime.

Apr 2020

22 min 31 sec

In today’s program, we get some perspective on how one dealership is adapting to the professional chaos caused by the global pandemic while still delivering innovative precision solutions to customers.

Apr 2020

17 min 29 sec

In today’s Precision Farming Dealer podcast, we share excerpts from my conversation with Ray Asebedo, global agronomy lead for Topcon Agriculture who highlights some of the emerging technologies and precision objectives that farmers could capitalize on in 2020.

Mar 2020

16 min 27 sec

In the sixth and final podcast with AgriSync, Michael Kremer sits down with Casey Niemann, Founder of AgriSync, to discuss technology's role in the customer experience. Managing the customer experience has always been a priority, and sometimes a challenge, among companies that want to thrive.

Feb 2020

38 min 11 sec

In the fifth podcast with AgriSync, we talk about measuring the customer experience. If you can't measure customer experience, you can't manage it. In agriculture, customer experience largely depends on relationships and loyalty. When you actively manage your customer relationships and validate customer satisfaction, you'll have more control over obstacles and more insight into ways to improve your customers' experience.

Jan 2020

44 min 12 sec

In today’s program, we get some perspective on the challenges, motivation and expectations for rapidly expanding a precision farming department in a short amount of time.

Jan 2020

13 min 17 sec

In this segment, we look at how to deliver adverse communications. Giving customers good news is easy, but delivering bad news is not. In this podcast we start by talking about what effective communication looks like and then talk about different tactics and techniques when having to deliver adverse news to customers.

Jan 2020

48 min 44 sec

In this segment, we look at what it takes to provide superior remote support. As ag businesses grow, territories get larger, and customers have more demands, the ability to be physically present for customers becomes increasingly difficult. There simply aren’t enough hours in a day to provide the in-person support you would like. To take a closer look at this, we talk to the team at HTS Ag to explore what they are doing to support their customers whether they are 5 minutes or 5 hours away.

Dec 2019

32 min 14 sec

In the second podcast with AgriSync, we first talk about recruiting and hiring new ag employees and why it can often be so difficult, and then we dive into working with different generations in the workplace. What should you consider? What’s the big fuss about Millennials?  And why are they different than working with other generations?

Dec 2019

55 min 18 sec

In today’s Precision Farming Dealer podcast, we're joined by Dr. Scott Shearer, ag engineering professor at Ohio State who will share a present day perspective on progressive ag technologies which are already influencing on-farm decision-making.

Nov 2019

19 min 12 sec

The first topic we explore is the customer experience. What is the customer experience? What is the difference between customer support and the customer experience? Where do you even start when trying to create the customer experience?

Nov 2019

41 min 9 sec

In today’s Precision Farming Dealer podcast, we share excerpts from my conversation with Patrick Christie, founder of Conservis, and Robert Lubben, digital lead for Rabo AgriFinance on some of the influential factors shaping the digital ag landscape, including the long-term strategy of precision partnerships and the outlook for data being the new cash crop.

Oct 2019

26 min 13 sec

In this episode of the Precision Farming Dealer podcast, we share excerpts from my conversation with Jim Henderson, executive partner with The Exemplary Group, where he shares insight into how dealers can embrace a shifting precision business model.

Sep 2019

23 min 7 sec

In this episode of the Precision Farming Dealer podcast, we share excerpts from conversations from the 2019 Farm Progress Show, from several precision farming manufacturers and dealers, who provide their perspectives of what it takes to succeed in the independent space, and where dealers and manufacturers are looking to take those business relationships in the future.

Sep 2019

28 min 21 sec

In today’s Precision Farming Dealer podcast, we're joined by Matt Miller, product specialist who shares how Butler Ag Equipment is bringing to market some new precision programs designed to connect with customers on an individual level, while also creating recurring revenue opportunities for the dealership.

Aug 2019

14 min 42 sec

In today’s Precision Farming Dealer podcast, we we share excerpts from our conversation with founder of the Machinery Advisors Consortium, George Russell, which highlighted a few of the short-term opportunities and why the current market could also force some dealers out of their comfort zone, based on customer demand for in-season services.

Jul 2019

17 min 46 sec

In today’s Precision Farming Dealer podcast, we share excerpts from my conversation with Nebraska Equipment's Sales Manager Kenny Pekarek. He shares details regarding the development and launch of a precision-specific internship program, to include the benefits to both the dealership and the student intern.

Jun 2019

18 min 17 sec

In today’s Precision Farming Dealer podcast, we share excerpts from my conversation with Andrew Olliver, marketing and communications leads for AEF who's covering the AEF’s short- and long-term plans for its increasing access to the compatibility database and improvements to its equipment conformance test.

May 2019

25 min 18 sec

In this episode of the Precision Farming Dealer podcast, we share excerpts from my conversation with Jon Eis, COO and Eric Hagenow, precision farming specialist with Eis Implement, covering the origins and expansion of the precision team.

Apr 2019

17 min 2 sec

In today’s Precision Farming Dealer podcast, we share excerpts from our conversation with Steven as part one of a discussion which will look at some of the ongoing dealer research being done by UBS into the ag technology market.

Apr 2019

21 min 22 sec

In today’s Precision Farming Dealer podcast we share excerpts from our conversation with Heather Hardy, precision farming coordinator with H&R Agri-Power, on onboarding new precision employees, preventing burnout and being a visible leader when recruiting new talent

Mar 2019

15 min 8 sec

In today’s Precision Farming Dealer podcast we we share excerpts from our conversation with Dr. Alex Thomasson, professor with the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering with Texas A&M University discussing which equipment manufacturers are ahead of the innovation game.

Mar 2019

22 min 34 sec

In today’s Precision Farming Dealer podcast we share excerpts from our recent visit to the 2019 National Farm Machinery Show where we invited companies to offer a perspective on how and when blockchain will emerge in ag.

Feb 2019

24 min 2 sec

In this episode of the Precision Farming Dealer podcast, we had the opportunity to visit with John Deere’s new production and precision ag director, Joel Dawson during the company’s recent Large Ag Integrated Solutions event in Orlando.

Feb 2019

13 min 50 sec

In today’s Precision Farming Dealer podcast we share a conversation with David McGavin, founder of Precision Seeding Solutions, from the 2019 Precision Farming Dealer Summit, to gain some overseas perspective on how dealers are developing their precision business, recruiting staff and accommodating customers' technology needs.

Jan 2019

11 min 55 sec

In today’s Precision Farming Dealer podcast we share excerpts from my conversation with Kevin Keenan, precision farming manager with Growmark FS, as we discuss the scope and diversity of the retailer’s precision service programs.

Jan 2019

16 min 27 sec

In today’s Precision Farming Dealer podcast we share excerpts from my conversation with Wilfried Aulbur, senior partner with Roland Berger, as we discuss the current and future progress of precision innovation, on both a national and global scale.

Dec 2018

23 min 11 sec

In today’s Precision Farming Dealer podcast, we're pleased to share a discussion between Lance Larsen, precision ag coordinator with Agtegra and Tony Kramer, product specialist supervisor with RDO Equipment Co. and host of the Agriculture Technology Podcast.

Dec 2018

18 min 35 sec

In today’s Precision Farming Dealer podcast, we're joined by Central Valley Ag's advanced cropping systems manager Keith Byerly and advanced cropping systems equipment manager Chris Winkelbauer to discuss their approach to customer retention, service excellence and product diversity.

Nov 2018

29 min 14 sec

In this Precision Farming Dealer podcast, we continue out discussion with the panel of precision farming dealers and their progressive customers who evaluate the essentials of a successful business partnership and explain technology needs vs. wants when it comes to products and service.

Nov 2018

27 min 31 sec