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1-8-2019 BiWeekly eNewsletter of the Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association
Equipment News
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Join Us! Nebraska & Iowa Legislative Events

Meet your state legislators at these important INEDA legislative events:

  • Nebraska Legislative Breakfast | January 24 | Nebraska Club 
  • Iowa Legislative Breakfast | February 6 | Iowa State Capitol

Call the Association office at 800.622.0016 to register.

 

INEDA Matching Fund Scholarships

INEDA has a limited number of matching fund scholarships available for the 2019-2020 school year to help train current and potential employees of Iowa and Nebraska equipment dealers. Deadline: April 15  [Program Details] [Scholarship Application]

 

Dealing with Their Dealers: 4 of the Big 5 OEMs Discuss the Top Priorities for Their Dealer Network Farm Equipment

It’s been 10 years since Farm Equipment last sat down with the top executives of the major ag equipment makers, and 13 since the very first time they published a report like this. While some things remain the same (consolidation, market share demands, purity pressure), others have changed – notably the economy and the names of the executives at the top. [More]

 

Sheffield Ag Manufacturer Feeling Tariff Impact on Products – Radio Iowa

Steve Sukup, CFO of Sheffield-based Sukup Manufacturing, says trade retaliation this year from China, Canada and Mexico has resulted in a 30% increase in steel prices. [More]

 

Deere to Launch Startup Collaborator Program – Ag Equipment Intelligence

Deere & Co. is launching the Startup Collaborator program in its Intelligent Solutions Group to enhance and deepen its interaction with startup companies whose technology could add value for John Deere customers. [More]

 

Kubota Names New North American CEO for Texas HQ – Equipment World

Harry Yoshida will become the next president and CEO of Kubota Tractor Corporation and Kubota North America. [More]

 

 

 

74% of Contractors Expect to Adopt Advanced Tech in 3 Years – Construction Dive

While it’s more common for large construction companies to be using sophisticated technologies on their jobsites that smaller firms, a new study shows that more than half of contractors are using an “advanced construction technology.” Included in this category are drones, equipment tagging, wearables, RFID tagging (used to track inventory, equipment and tools), augmented or virtual reality, reality capture, automated equipment/robotics and 3D printing. [More]

 

Mike Johanns: U.S. Must Seize Even Small Trade Opportunities – AgWeb

Farm Journal Editorial Director Rhonda Brooks caught up with former USDA Sec. Mike Johanns recently by phone to discuss his outlook for U.S. trade opportunities in 2019. [More]

 

Big Move Towards Autonomous Machinery – Farm Weekly

There was a clear message in 2018 about the future of machinery technology. It came from manufacturers presenting new products which are a whisker away from being autonomous vehicles. [More]

 

Ag Tech is Useless if We Can’t Engage Farmers – Successful Farming

A product without a customer is of little value, and including customer input into the design and development process is best practice in every industry. But the question of how farmers and the ag tech community of entrepreneurs, investors, and accelerators can work together to build great products is much harder to answer. [More]

 

 

 

Register SOON for INEDA Annual Conference

We moved the conference from a July event to February 25-26 to make it more convenient to attend. As a result, we encourage you to get your sponsorships and registrations back to us soon. Register Today

 

Why YOU Should Attend:

·       Hear from experienced speakers who deliver practical advice on current and future technologies that drive farm efficiency

·       Network with top dealers, manufacturers and agribusiness leaders from across the Midwest and get answers you need form leading ag solution experts

·       Walk away with actionable practices, strategies and tips to improve efficiency and profits in your business

 

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Call Channon at 515.223.5119.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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