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11-23-2021  |  Biweekly eNewsletter
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Nebraska Ag Expo

Make the Nebraska Ag Expo your destination next month! Join us at the Lancaster Event Center in Lincoln, NE on December 7-9, 2021 for the second largest indoor farm show in the United States. With over 785 companies spanning 9.2 acres, the Nebraska Ag Expo is the place to be to see the latest agriculture products and services. Register online for free admission!

Manufacturer and Dealer News
Setting the Standard for Quality and Performance

John Deere's striking union employees have approved the company's latest contract offer, ending a month-long strike and successfully fighting for greater pay and benefits.

Now in its 23rd year, the Cat dealer-sponsored ThinkBig technician training program at Illinois Central College (ICC) is more mission critical than ever. The ThinkBig/ICC program — the focus of a panel discussion during a recent Caterpillar press event — is structured to train techs in two years with an eight-week classroom/eight-week dealer internship rotation.
Komatsu Limited saw its global construction, mining and utility equipment business increase by 35% compared with the same six-month period a year ago. Komatsu has an April-March fiscal year.
Whether your dealership has 1 store or 21 stores, developing your next generation of leaders at all levels is critical for the future success of the business. A lot of attention is often given to recruiting new employees, but how much attention have you as a leader been giving to developing the employees you already have?
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Watch what the farm machinery companies are doing, says Scott Shearer, professor and chair of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering at Ohio State University. Shearer is leading efforts at the university to look at how technology is going to change and reshape agriculture.
As OEMs continue to struggle with supply chain issues that are delaying new equipment production, the lack of new equipment inventory is causing used equipment shortages as well. Casey and Aaron say they foresee the current situation going on for at least 3 years as the manufacturers work through the backlog of equipment and get back to normal production levels.
A survey of farmers and dealers, closed on November 17, reveals a window into what the next 6 weeks will look like as farmers exit the field, meet with their accountants and make year-end purchases.

"It was the perfect storm,” laments Curt Blades of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) in describing the conditions that produced the most severe shortage of machinery in our lives. “A series of events no one could have anticipated slammed the entire industry the last 18 months, which left farmers, dealers, and manufacturers scrambling.”

Will 2022 be any better?

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INEDA Calendar of Events
Nebraska Ag Expo
December 7-9, 2021 
Lancaster Event Center | Lincoln, NE
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Fall '21 Equipment Value Trends & Sales Webinar: Hosted by Iron Comps, powered by Tractor Zoom
Nov 23, 2021 01:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada) (FREE REGISTRATION)

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