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Welcome to the Machinery Pete Podcast hosted by Greg Peterson, known to the industry as Machinery Pete. For over 30 years, Greg has been a trusted source of knowledge in the farming equipment industry. Starting with a gut feeling, Greg set off to bring more and better data to the agriculture space. He’s been a voice you can trust, no matter where you’re listening or reading. In this podcast, Greg will be sharing stories and conversations from around the industry. The kinds of conversations t ...
 
Inside Agri-Turf speaks to those at the sharp-end of the farm and grass machinery industry which ranges from powerful 500hp farm tractors to lawnmowers for the home, via equipment used in the upkeep of golf courses, cricket and football grounds, parks and open spaces, forests and the care of the countryside. As new technology and robotics come increasingly on-stream, we will talk to manufacturers, dealers, industry representatives and end-users in order to report on this fast-moving, innovat ...
 
This weekly podcast dives into the agbiosciences sector in Indiana, where 21st Century agriculture, life sciences innovation and cutting-edge technology converge. Ag+Bio+Science is an in-depth conversation with leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs in the space. Learn more about the pioneering industry and where it's heading from those leading the way.
 
Bootstrap Farmer Radio is a podcast discussing how to break into the modern business of agriculture on a bootstrap budget & education. The internet is making more connections and distributing knowledge in a way that makes it accessible for us all. Our focus isn't mega-greenhouses with million dollar machinery, instead, we talk about low-cost, versatile and adaptable green businesses that can sustain a family through the best and worst of times. We find the small farmers running profitable fa ...
 
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Machinery Pete talks with Thad Shively, Dir. of Pre-Owned Inventory for C&B Operations, a 37-store John Deere dealership with stores in MN, IA, SD, WY, MT and ID. Shively is retiring in April '21 after a lifetime in the farm equipment dealer biz. Thad and Pete talk about the current farm equipment market, trends and cycles over the decades, where t…
 
By the time Steve Booher founded Smart Guided Systems, he had already launched and sold four other businesses. On this week’s episode of the podcast, the serial entrepreneur is joined alongside his new CEO, Jerry Johnson, to talk their intelligent spray control system – Smart-Apply. Steve and Jerry talk with Gerry Dick at Inside INdiana Business ab…
 
In this podcast we take a look at AEM's recent survey of manufacturers on their outlook for business in 2021. In the Technology Corner, Jack Zemlicka discusses precision farming dealers' revenue outlook for the year ahead. Also in this episode, a closer look at AgJunction and Raven's latest earnings reports and an update on ag credit conditions.…
 
In this episode, you’ll hear from Dan Jansen, Vice President of Product Support at Miller Bradford, to learn how they use their 5-in-5 inspection method to generate a significant amount of parts and service revenue each year. The goal of their inspection method is to find 5 things in 5 minutes on every machine they have eyes on, using a completely …
 
Farmers have been fighting weeds for as long as they've been planting crops. DeAnna Thomas talks with Dr. Aaron Hager at the University of Illinois about digging into past studies on weed control, and how current weather patterns are altering the plans of attack. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
When Morgan Sparks became a Field Atlas Ambassador, she knew she would be helping other students connect to careers in agbioscience. What she maybe didn’t expect, though, is that her career search would change as well. On this week’s episode of the podcast, Morgan talks with Gerry Dick at Inside INdiana Business about her semester in the Field Atla…
 
After he was mentioned by two of my recent podcast guests (Jeremy Gibbs Ep 24 and Graham Thompson Ep 26 ) as providing valuable mentoring advice at different stages of their careers, I’m delighted to be joined by Peter Leech for his views on the value of mentoring. Peter spent more than 40 years in senior technical and training roles with John Deer…
 
Purdue University was named 3rd nationally in startup creation by IP Watchdog Institute last year, and in the words of Wade Lange, Chief Entrepreneurial Officer of Purdue Research Foundation and Purdue Foundry, there is the potential to do more. On this week’s episode, Wade sits down with Gerry Dick at Inside INdiana Business to talk innovation in …
 
In this week’s program we take a look at a recent countersuit filed by Kinze and Ag Leader against Deere & Co. in response to a patent infringement lawsuit Deer brought against the two in late 2020. In the Technology Corner, Jack Zemlicka shares how 21st Century Equipment is mainstreaming its precision department. We also take a look at both Titan …
 
The Weed Science Society of America is a non-profit, scientific organization that's working hard to understand and eliminate the pesky weeds in your fields. Successful Farming's Jodi Henke is talking with Lee Van Wychen, Executive Director of Science Policy for the WSSA. He discusses the organization's latest priorities in weed control, current res…
 
As machinery manager for Glendale, a leading management company maintaining substantial areas of green open spaces, forestry and sports facilities, Neal Harper is responsible for the purchase, upkeep and use of over 5000 pieces of equipment and vehicles. In this podcast, he talks to Chris Biddle about his route into the agri-turf machinery industry…
 
There’s a new kid in town and they brought their robots with them. On this week’s episode of the podcast, Gerry Dick with Inside INdiana Business is joined by Mike DiPaola, North American general manager and vice president of sales for Taranis. They talk about the company’s choice to relocate global headquarters to Indiana, their precision scouting…
 
In this episode, you’ll hear from David Orr, General Manager, James Hunter and Greg Holland, Branch Service Managers, and Tammi Hall, Finance Director, at Intermountain New Holland to learn how Intermountain New Holland has generated significant additional revenue for their dealership by implementing creative ways to incentivize their employees to …
 
In this episode, Chris Biddle reflects on the people and the quotes that have stood out during the current season of Inside Agri-Turf In particular, he discusses how and why so many sons and daughters have followed parents into the family business, bringing with them new skills. He also picks out the stand-moment when the industry was described in …
 
Not all weed seeds are destroyed when livestock consume them. What goes in will sometimes come out. Jodi Henke talks with University of Minnesota Extension Manure Management Specialist Melissa Wilson about what you can do prevent weed seeds from germinating after they've been, um, expelled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adcho…
 
Producers get dollar signs in their eyes when there's a rally in the grain market. Successful Farming's Marketing Editor, Mike McGinnis, and Al Kluis of Kluis Commodity Advisors have advice on strategies to help you benefit from those rallies. This includes what you should do, and what you should NOT do. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit mega…
 
What if college you had the opportunity to go back and start your higher education in step with a professional development internship program? Not just one that locks you into a career that you'll do for life, but helps you diversify and discover all of your opportunities? What if you had that internship for your entire college career? On this week…
 
In this podcast we discuss the increases in dealers are reporting in equipment demand, while inventory challenges continue. We also dig into No-Till Farmer's recent Operational Benchmark Study and where growers are planning to spend their money in the year ahead. And, we report on Alamo Group's record sales in 2020.…
 
Wide ranging talk with Jim Croxton, CEO of BIGGA (British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association) with updated news about shows and the management of golf courses post-pandemic. Time stamps of topics covered: 01:25 Festival of Turf 2021 update - and future 11:15 Golf course 'stock' and staff furloughs? 15:50 Club budgets? 18:10 Overplaying…
 
Food waste is a global issue -- the United Nations reports $1 trillion in wasted food across the world annually. On this week's episode, Gerry Dick with Inside INdiana Business is joined by Rian Mc Donnell, CEO of Flowaste, to talk agtech as a solution to reform our food's supply chain. Rian talks about his time at Notre Dame and launching his busi…
 
In this episode, you’ll hear from Eddie Houston, Director of Service Operations, at Hill’s Machinery to learn how Hill’s Machinery has evolved the program and the act of inspecting equipment to be integrated into all areas of the business, creating a culture of co-equipment management with their customers, driving profitability across the entire de…
 
Erik Hogervorst is President of CLIMMAR, the pan-European trade association representing over 19,000 farm and turfcare machinery sales and service dealers. He is a director of a family owned Dutch dealership with a Kubota franchises and specialist divisions in fork lift trucks and spraying equipment, and has been CLIMMAR President for 6 years. In t…
 
Machinery Pete shares his memories from, as well as the full interview he did 10 years ago this month (Feb. 2011) in Wyoming, IL with then 97-year-old Joe Colgan. Joe got into the farm equipment biz in 1933, went to work for John Deere in 1937 and became a John Deere dealer in 1947. Joe Colgan passed 4/28/15 at the age of 101, but his words of wisd…
 
You can't build a solid house with one tool and the same goes for growing a good crop. Successful Farming's Jodi Henke discusses integrated weed management with Tommy Butts, Extension Weed Management Specialist at the University of Arkansas. Tillage, narrow windrow burning, planting earlier in the season and other options can help manage the weed s…
 
Graham Thompson reflects on a career starting as a service technician with an agricultural engineer in Hampshire to his appointment as Director, Tractor Portfolio Development and Strategic Growth Planning for Deere and Co in the US After working on a Hampshire farm, Graham took further education at Sparsholt College and Lackham College and landed a…
 
Could this be a year when independents come into their own following the decimation of so many well know store brands? Display and merchandising consultant Murray Burton who has worked with leading brands, national retail chains and specialist lawn and garden machinery dealers is in conversation with Chris Biddle about a new age of retailing. He sa…
 
In this podcast we discuss AGCO and CNH Industrials 4Q and full year 2020 earnings, with both reporting revenues up during the quarter. In the Technology Corner, Jack Zemlicka talks about Tim Norris' new consulting business focused on precision ag companies with 5-10 employees. Also in the episode, we look at the latest numbers for UK tractor marke…
 
In this episode, you’ll hear from Kelly Haman, Finance and Insurance Manager, and Don Aberle, Senior Manager of Evaluations and Inside Sales, at Titan Machinery, about how they are using end of lease inspections to capture previously unrealized parts and service revenue, manage lease maturity machine condition, and provide a seamless lease return p…
 
Is it the overuse of herbicides driving weeds such as Palmer amaranth to become resistant to them - or is it us? How do you recognize resistance? Jodi Henke discusses these weedy questions and more with Texas Agrilife Extension Weed Specialist Scott Nolte. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
In this episode, you’ll hear from Darin Maltsberger, Service Manager at Scott Supply Company, about how they’ve grown their parts and service business by 30% through the use of our inspection app and improved communication of the inspection results with their customers. Scott Supply represents Case IH, New Holland, Cub Cadet, Kinze, and Trimble bra…
 
In this episode Chris Biddle talks to two people with fascinating accounts on how ex service personnel find fulfilling careers in agriculture after leaving the services. After training at Sparsholt Agricultural College in Hampshire and Harper Adams University, Jeremy Gibbs joined John Deere where he worked in both the agricultural and turf machiner…
 
Machinery Pete talks with Marshalltown, IA farmer David McCubbin about his online farm retirement auction on December 16, 2020. Pete and David talk about the emotions and planning involved from start to finish and beyond the sale....how does it feel when all the machinery is gone and your shed is empty? [:45] - Machinery Pete sets up today’s topic …
 
When the UK formally left the UK on 1 January 2020, there was a new set of trading challenges for companies, and not least Irish companies with branches on both sides of the Irish Sea. Paul Butterly of FGM Claymore talks to Chris Biddle about the impact on his family-owned company as a buyer and seller of imported products with trading bases in the…
 
This week we have a special discussion for our podcast from the Ernst and Young + AgriNovus COVID-19 Moderated Discussion. AgriNovus Indiana President + CEO Mitch Frazier leads the discussion with Jayson Lusk, Distinguished Professor and Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University and Brian Bourquard, Senior Director at E-…
 
In this podcast we review the results of Stifel's fourth quarter dealer survey, which shows used prices increased and inventory "to low." In the Technology Corner, Jack Zemlicka shares some of preliminary results of the 13th annual No-Till Operational Benchmark Study and what it revels about global ag tech adoption. Also in this episode, more on wh…
 
In this episode, you’ll hear from Pat McCrabb, General Manager, and Susan Fedler, Service Writer, at JJ Nichting about how they’ve increased repeat combine inspection customers, improved the professional presentation of their inspection reports with photos and typed technician notes, and cut down on the time it takes to get customer approval for in…
 
Volunteer corn will be raising its ugly leaves in leaps and bounds this season. Thanks to high wind events in 2020, a lot of flattened corn was left lying on the ground and the kernels will take the opportunity to sprout. You'll have to go after it early and often. Here's how. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Chris Biddle talks to Richard Charles, UK and Ireland Training Manager for the AGCO Corporation about the ongoing challenge of recruiting new, talented employees. Richard considers the agricultural engineering industry to be a 'closed shop' with most new employees being recruited from other companies already in the industry. We should be looking fo…
 
Whether you've been marketing your grain for years or just starting out, here's a nuts-and-bolts refresher with Successful Farming's Marketing Editor, Mike McGinnis, and Al Kluis of Kluis Commodity Advisors. They discuss basic marketing concepts and terms, how the markets work, and tips on how USDA reports can help you develop a marketing plan. Lea…
 
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