Two consecutive days of frost has me concerned with the late Canola crop and it is not even the first of September. All of the crops are very late and these early frosts are not helping matters. Time will tell the extent of the damage.

Read more: Frost already?

I know it is a challenge to keep a fully stocked parts inventory for dealers, I think it is crucial to future sales. Farmer like everyone are creatures of habit and if one deal has no parts inventory the farmer will create a habit of going to another that does. Eventually this habit will lead them through the door to buy a new piece of equipment.

Read more: Parts lead to Sales

I love my iPad for use on the farm and the Otter Box Defender is the best product I have found to protect it. I filmed this video in the field to demonstrate how well this product fits on the JD field office and why I feel it works so well in a work application.

Read more: Otter Box Defender review for iPad

Well it has finally quit raining however a very large group of Canada Geese have taken residency in our Barley field. We now have a morning, noon and night official goose chase on the farm! What a crazy year!

Read more: When its not rain its Geese!

Just had a chance to check out the 2010 John Deere 9870 with a 40' header. This is a very impressive machine that I hope to field test once we get into the 2010 harvest. I did not have much time to go into all the features but I will hopefully get into more details in a later blog review.

Read more: 2010 John Deere 9870 Preview

Harvest 2010 is going to be challenging one. Fortunately we do have all the Canola down and it is now raining :(

Read more: Starting Harvest 2010

Agents must use more caution than ever in who they allow to promote their data. Think about how your data is being used prior to agreeing to allow a third party website to promote your listings.

Read more: Data Syndication in Canada

Just another day in the life on the farm. Apparently it is a little softer around this low spot than I thought. Guess I will take a break with my iPad waiting for dad to show with a tractor to pull me out.

Read more: Just a little to close!

We live in a world of technology and learning to embrace it provides so many opportunities. My GPS auto steer in in my John Deere allows me to run my Real Estate Business from the cab of my tractor. This video began the blog page appropriately named TractorView as this is where I get the most time to create the blog posts on my site.

Read more: Mobile Productivity

I am not a professional speaker but I do love to share a message so when Bill Madder with the Association of Saskatchewan REALTORS® to present in Regina I jumped at the opportunity. I did not jump at the opportunity to present I jumped at the opportunity to meet new people in my industry and share my success and failures online. I was asked to put my talk online so here it is, it is best viewed after a 5 hour energy ;-)

Read more: ASR Presentation

Just a short little video while I was dropping off my F150 for a service at my local Ford dealer. My sales guy knows I have a weakness for new trucks and had the new F250 waiting for me to drive back to my office. I was so shocked at the new display I had to film it. Very cool technology now I just need to find the 70k for the sticker price!

Read more: Very cool 2011 Ford F250

Just a short post to my farm suppliers, implement dealers, and sales people in the agricultural industry about the changing demands of the next generation of farmers. Regardless of the industry sales techniques are changing and so should your sales practices to accommodate the next generation of farmers. If you pay attention to these changes it will pay huge loyalty and sales dividends.

Read more: Changes in farm selling