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Smarter Every Season
79 minutes | Dec 8, 2022
62: Agriculture In Germany
Tyler and Freya sit down with Thorsten Stutterlin and Lara Hezler, two of our team members in Germany, and talk about what agriculture looks like in Germany. Join them as they dive into a little bit of everything from specialized farming equipment to farm size in Germany.
32 minutes | Nov 22, 2022
61: Investing In the Future
Investing in the future is a conversation that is always in the mix at Precision Planting. We are joined by Product Support team lead, Caleb Schleder, as we talk about how we, as a company, are investing in the future of agriculture with FFA. Our conversation is centered around our decision to get involved as a company, national convention, and the benefits of us and our dealers getting involved in local chapters.
39 minutes | Nov 10, 2022
60: Dealer Training Spotlight
With Dealer Training quickly approaching, the product support team is busy putting stands and content together. Join Nate and Freya as they talk to one team member from each group about what to expect in dealer training this year.
51 minutes | Oct 27, 2022
59: Why Am I So Busy?
Why am I so busy and how do I manage my time efficiently? Join Tyler and Hans as they are joined by Dave Robinson and Kate Moore to talk about time management as they pass along some tips for being more productive. Resources: The Curiosity Chronicle: How to Escape the Busy Trap https://www.sahilbloom.com/newsletter/how-to-escape-the-busy-trap Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time Brian Tracy Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time: Tracy, Brian: 9781626569416: Amazon.com: Books
54 minutes | Oct 13, 2022
58: Air Seeder Basics with RM's Shawn Livingston and Dustin Weinkauf
Hans, Clay and Nate sit down to talk about Air Seeders and Drills. They are joined by two Precision Planting Region Managers (Dustin WeinKauf and Shawn Livingston) as they discuss different aspects of Seeders and basic maintenance for best performance.
75 minutes | Sep 29, 2022
Ep 57: Agriculture in Ukraine
Tyler and Freya chat with Precision Planting employees Grigoriy Avram and DJ Ivan (Ivan Daineko) about challenges and opportunities in Ukrainian agriculture.
39 minutes | Sep 15, 2022
56. Harvest: Using The Data
Ken Sauder joins Tyler and new host Nathan Burnham as we talk about the upcoming harvest season. In previous episodes, we have discussed what YieldSense is and how it works. In this conversation, we dive into how we use the data to make better decisions for next season.
39 minutes | Sep 1, 2022
55: Regional Managers Talk Inventory Management
Gavin Burgess (Region Manager E. Iowa) and Matt Grove (Region Manager Pacific West) share tips and tricks to ensure inventory management success. Featuring a new podcast host, Freya Watson. Gavin and Matt share their experience on what systems work well for different types of dealers, and what factors go into designing your inventory management program. Should everyone be using QuickBooks? Listen in for the answer!
43 minutes | Aug 18, 2022
54: The Art of Learning
All four of our original hosts, Tyler, Paul, Hans, and Nolan, are gathered together as we talk about neuroplasticity. After a brief conversation of catching up, we will start unpackaging some of the inner workings of the brain to better understand how we learn. As noted in the episode, we used an article from Fox News, 'Learning trap' study reveals why children may be better learners than adults, linked below. https://www.foxnews.com/health/children-better-learners-adults-research-suggests The hosts wrap up the episode by discussing the best mental approach to learning something new. The hosts also discuss changes coming to the Smarter Every Season Podcast, as well as new opportunities for Nolan and Paul.
54 minutes | Aug 4, 2022
53: Dealer Spotlight-How Do You Handle Inventory? Part 2
Hosts Tyler Hubert and Bryan Jackson pick up where they left off in part 2 of this two part series. This time they talk about inventory management practices with Rich Schlipf and Chris Stoller from Schlipf Precision Ag out of Indiana and Aaron Ehnle from KE Precision Ag in Illinois. Rich and Chris start off the episode discussing how they are using Quickbooks, their likes and dislikes about it for their business, and how they feel it falls short for their inventory needs. Next up, Aaron discusses the thought process that led him to select a program called Inventory Now. The hosts close the episode by looking back over all three interviews (part 1 and part 2) and giving their takeaways and final thoughts.
41 minutes | Jul 21, 2022
52: Dealer Spotlight-How Do You Handle Inventory? Part 1
In part one of this two part series, hosts Tyler Hubert and Bryan Jackson sit down with Hans Jensen, a Premier Dealer from Dalhart, Texas. The hosts talk with Hans about what program he is using to manage his inventory in an effort to understand his thought process when making this selection. What they found out was this selection was about inventory and so much more. Please stay tuned for part two in a couple weeks when the hosts talk with two other experienced dealers, Rich Schlipf and Aaron Ehnle, on this same topic.
54 minutes | Jul 7, 2022
51: Asking Better Questions-Approaching a Field
In episode 39, Smarter Every Season host Paul, Tyler, Hans, and Nolan passed along practical advice and questions to help troubleshoot issues. This episode aired pre-spring in an effort to help with a diagnostic thought process (you may recall they referred to themselves and those that commonly troubleshoot issues as "diagnosticians"). In this episode, host Paul Harms sits with Precision Planting Agronomist Cory Muhlbauer to understand what Cory is looking for when he examines a field at any given point in the year. Listen in to hear what questions Cory asks, what details catch his eye, how he spots patterns, and other practical scouting advice.
36 minutes | Jun 23, 2022
50: Hanlon's Razor
Why do we lose trust in our team mates? Have you ever witnessed a stranger doing something and immediately thought the worst of that person? Have you ever owned or used a Motorola Razer? Hosts Tyler and Paul begin with a Precision Technology Institute (PTI) preview before diving into a discussion around 'giving the benefit of the doubt' and how that impacts team health.
39 minutes | Jun 9, 2022
49: How to avoid 'that smell'
If you found yourself humming the bars to a Lynyrd Skynyrd tune after reading this episodes title, you're welcome! Thankfully this episode will NOT include any of the hosts singing; instead we dive into how to wrap up the planting season right. Hosts Paul and Tyler are joined by Bryan Jackson and Nate Kincaid to share the lessons they have learned over the years on what to do before you put the planter away for the year. We discuss recommendations on what to look for, how to approach the winterization process, and why this process can be so valuable for growers and dealers alike.
14 minutes | May 26, 2022
48: Spring Updates for May 26, 2022
Show notes for the final "Spring Updates" style of Smarter Every Season -Post Emergence reminders -Sidedress setup reminders for Gen 3 and Gen 2 -Reminder to use eflow when planting specialty crops with a vac meter -Setup reminders when not using all rows to plant specialty crops including how to handle effective row spacing -Be sure to consult the crop setup guide (vSet 2, vSet Classic) if you have questions
11 minutes | May 19, 2022
47: Spring Updates for May 19, 2022
Show notes for this episode include: -Crop change tip when switch crops on Gen 2 after using a custom seed disk -Tips for split row planters when changing crops to make sure they are setup properly, including a link here for a Split Row Planter Cheat Sheet on the cloud -Gyro Replacement notes -Replant instructions -Information of a GPS satellite being de-commissioned that could affect WAS signal. Link to article in Progressive Farmer
14 minutes | May 12, 2022
46: Spring Updates for May 12, 2022
Show notes for this episode include: -Important note on NOT using a CAN Booster with Gen 3 monitor -vApply HD with Gen 2: Dont change the min and max GPM in advanced settings -Gen 3 Flowsense only setup tips and reminders -What to look for when testing Flowsense sitting still/in the barnyard -CLEAR THAT MASTER PLANT SWITCH! -What to do if your not getting alerts and alarms -With warn temps this week and cold seed, watch for seed treatment and talc getting gummy -Recommendations on the proper way to change active rows when changing crops -A reminder to start with the basics: speed, command, enabled, lowered, master plant on
13 minutes | May 5, 2022
45: Spring Updates for May 5, 2022
Main talking points for this episode include: -In Gen 3 prescriptions do not automatically import from Fieldview -Setup reminders for Gen 3 systems with a Smart Connector -Follow up from last weeks episode, another way to avoid the "Invalid serial number from DBM" pop-up on Fieldview -Where to start when Row Cleaner Control Module is "pulsing" or "venting" air -New product calculator for calculating things like amp draw, liquid gallon per minute, seeds per second and more are available on the cloud. Link Here -Fendt and Massey GPS setup docs are also available on the cloud. Link here -Link to pump cal guide for Gen 3, pump cal guide for Gen 2, how to perform a bucket check (see pages 19-20), Flow Rate Adjustment Worksheet
10 minutes | Apr 28, 2022
44: Spring Updates for April 28, 2022
Show notes for this episode include: -SmartFirmer expectation when we are and are not planting -A reminder about flowmeter harnesses on vApply Base or SRM systems -What to check if someone says "The Gen 3 is not mapping" -Swath control plan reminders -What to do if the DeltaForce Health Checks (Air Purge or Advanced Applied Force Test) go to "loading meters" in a Gen 3 -What to do if you get an "Invalid Serial number from DBM" pop-up on Fieldview
17 minutes | Apr 21, 2022
43: Spring Updates for April 21, 2022
In the episode of Smarter Every Season, host Tyler Hubert and Hans Stutzman cover: -Setup of the vApply Rate Controller when HDs are installed on a Gen 3, specifically what to put in the PWM Control Style box. -Control loop for vApply Base and what we are trying to do in a calibration -A tip to keep USB ports from getting knocked out on a Gen 2 when trying to connect an iPad -A reminder that Quick Reference Guides are available for Gen 3 monitors and can be found at this link https://s3.amazonaws.com/pp3-products/file-1637202521/Quick%20Reference%20Combined.pdf or on the cloud under product resources, then Gen 3 and Operations Documents. Gen 2 ops guides can be found by selecting Operations Resources within specific Gen 2 compatible products -Lastly, a reminder that Gen 3 and Gen 2 setup videos are available on the cloud and on Youtube (Gen 3) at this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYmt-gWWDmo&list=PLNOd0kgfavtJFi0xBKjHr926b2jy28lVX&index=2
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