Head in the Clouds
We’ve literally had our heads in the clouds over the past few weeks traveling across the U.S.
During the brisk winter days in January, Greg Pabich – Director of Business Development traveled just down the road to Minneapolis to the Northern Green show for the latest and greatest tools and innovation for green industry professionals to shop, buy, learn and network with thousands of vendors and colleagues. Then, ending the month at COMPOST in North Charleston, SC where compost manufacturing, waste professionals, educators and business owners formed new connections, interacted with exhibitors, speakers and the latest machines. This year, the crowd also took a seat as Greg spoke about insider information and tips that every business should know before financing equipment.
We also sought the indoors traveling to the Dakota states for the area’s largest Sioux Falls Farm Show and KMOT Ag Expo. Joining thousands of agricultural producers from the Midwest to focus on understanding stress, improving yields, reducing costs, and managing risk. As well as the 2020 climate outlook and crop price prospects set for a slow growth with steady growth in livestock providing support for increased feed usage.
At the start of February, Scott Dawson – Business Development was deep in the heart of San Antonio at NCBA CattleCon. A catchy name for the beef and cattle industry, where we heard a lot about technology as it relates to ag production and the path to sustainability. The forecast for the most part was optimistic, stating we will see record beef production with positive prices.
Dueling for the same calendar dates again this year were National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville and World Ag Expo in Tulare. Business Development – Dale Streit stated, “thousands of producers flocked to visit booths of machinery, ag transportation and technology. Allowing us the opportunity to visit, not with only exhibitors but with farmers that attend and how we can partner in a challenging time when commodity prices are flat to enhance their yields with equipment and technology trends. The way we think about equipment is changing and getting smarter, we are a good financing tool to keep up with all that.” This year many vendors focused on compact equipment for livestock producers and investing to improve or expand their planting and seeding offerings.View All News & Views