What’s trending next year in the world of farm machinery? That question is being asked by a Wisconsin company called Ag Equipment Intelligence, and it wants you to help find the answer.
Looking into farm equipment trends is all AEI does. It is its only job. To help it gather information for the upcoming 2020 year, AEI is inviting the participation of people with boots on the ground, including farmers, dealers and manufacturers.
There’s no travel involved in the one-day virtual event, scheduled for Dec. 11. And because it’s a virtual event, all sessions including the live question and answer event will be accessible from your computer, tablet or phone. This allows you to attend from home and be cost-effective, says AEI editor and publisher Dave Kanicki.
“It’s a busy time of year as we finalize their plans for 2020. So this format allows us to deliver valuable insight from all corners of the ag equipment industry without attendees having to leave their desk,” said Kanicki.
The highly focused one-day agenda features a variety of sessions and panel discussions exploring expectations for the ag equipment industry heading into 2020:
- Innovative farmers of various crops and farming practices, who explain the hows and whys of their operations, equipment choices, ongoing challenges and the changes they’ve made and intend to make.
- Privately owned dealerships and private equity-funded farm equipment dealership groups, which shed light on used machinery inventories, replacement cycles, profitable aftermarket business and pre-orders.
- Short-line manufacturing companies, which provide a view from the world of specialty ag equipment because the machinery side of the business is not just about tractors and combines.
- Dave Kanicki shares the latest findings of the 2020 Farm Equipment Forecast. Now in its 15th year, this is the only primary research that projects unit sales directly at the machinery level.