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RDO Equipment Co. and Topcon Partner to Host Technology Roadshows

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The latest technology for heavy equipment was featured at the first of three Topcon Technology Roadshows this summer, June 13 and 14 in Bozeman. More are scheduled this summer.
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RDO Experts Featuring UAV Mapping Technology

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Our portfolio of UAV products and systems are designed to create a more efficient and productive workflow for our customers.
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Partnering and Expanding with Vermeer

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While people often know that RDO Equipment Co. started out as a John Deere dealer, some are not aware of RDO’s deep, long-standing relationship selling and servicing products from Vermeer Corporation.
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Agriculture Technology Podcast: Big Data With Terry Griffin, Part 1

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Join Tony Kramer this week as he talks with Dr. Terry Griffin, Cropping Systems Economist at Kansas State University. Dr. Griffin fills us in on what Big Data and IOT are, and how those in the agriculture industry can leverage this information on the farm.
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What You Need to Ask Your Drip Irrigation Designer

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Drip irrigation has grown in popularity as growers continue to look to conserve water and other resources. The idea of greater water use efficiency (WUE) and resource use efficiency (RUE) is enticing growers, while the expectation of greater yields, a proven benefit of drip irrigation systems, is further making the case. Once it has been decided to convert a field to drip, growers can expect many questions from the irrigation company designing the system – and it’s equally important growers ask questions of their own. Here are the key questions to ask a drip irrigation designer.
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In The Cab - ExactEmerge Planter, on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

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Planting season is finally here, so podcast host Tony Kramer sat down with Caleb Seger, a Product Specialist with RDO Equipment Co., in the cab of a John Deere 8370R tractor pulling an ExactEmerge planter.
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Great Plains Food Bank Named Benefiting Charity of RDO Caters Taters 2018

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We're pleased to announce Great Plains Food Bank as this year’s benefiting charity of RDO Caters Taters for Charity. The annual potato luncheon will be held Tuesday, November 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Delta Hotels by Marriott Fargo.
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Proper Operation Tips for Backhoes

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While all the opportunity for productivity is great, getting the most productivity out of a backhoe is not about buying more attachments, filling up the bucket, or driving the machine faster around the jobsite. There are a few key, yet simple operational tips that every operator can use to get more uptime, better results, and even increased safety with backhoe operation.
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How the Solutions Center Solves GPS, Machine Control, and Technology Issues

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Made up of a group of expert team members, the RDO Solutions Center is comprised of Technical Support, 3D Modeling, and Mobile Mapping. The Technical Support team provides phone support for Topcon, Carlson, and other partner brands, in addition to supplemental field trainings. The team quickly solves challenges, troubleshoots, and gets customers back up and running fast.
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Talking UAVs And Software With Sentera

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In this episode Tony Kramer sits down with Zach Frappier from Sentera to discuss these updates and the tools that Sentera has developed to help farmers and consultants be successful.
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RDO Experts Featuring Topcon Intelligent Compaction

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RDOIC Expert Dan Wiese details Topcon Positioning Group's intelligent compaction system.
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Building a Business in the Construction World

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RDO Equipment Co. is often thought of as an agriculture equipment dealer. Perhaps that’s because the company has deep roots in agriculture, from Ron Offutt’s days as a farmer to the very first RDO Equipment Co. store’s focus on selling and renting green iron.
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Unique Ways Customers Are Using Gator UTVs

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Aside from the fun one can have with a Gator UTV, they’re practical, versatile machines that can be used on numerous sites, and for several tasks. In fact, Gators are being used in new and unique ways all the time. Here are five ways RDO Equipment Co. customers are using Gators that you might not have thought about.
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Access Your Future Program Strives for Equipment Excellence

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Whether you’re an accountant, office administrator, or service technician, imagine what it would have been like to work in that job role while you were still attending college. The hands-on experience would have no doubt given you an edge, both in the classroom and as you entered your first job. That’s exactly what RDO Equipment Co.’s Access Your Future (AYF) program is meant to do. For Dakota County Technical College (DCTC) in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, partnering with the AYF program has been proven to do just that.
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From Sour to Sweet – Your Way Tree Service, Inc.

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For Jesse Montoya, founder of Your Way Tree Service, Inc. in Tarzana, CA, his business came from a tough situation he turned into a positive – lemons to lemonade, one might say.
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Team Member Day in the Life – RDO Vermeer Account Manager, Dave Steege

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We invited Dave Steege, RDO Vermeer Account Manager, to give us a behind-the-scenes look at a typical day in Northern California.
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The Economics of Precision Ag with the USDA

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In this episode we speak with David Schimmelpfennig, a senior economist with the USDA's Economic Research Service. Much of his research has focused on precision agriculture adoption throughout the country, and he shares some their findings on the economics of precision agriculture technology on the farm.
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Texas-Sized Technology Solutions for Granbury Excavating

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Wayne Wienecke, founder of Granbury Excavating in Tolar, TX could be considered one of the earliest adopters of technology in the industry and state of Texas – and not because he simply wants the latest-and-greatest gadgets on the jobsite.
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RDO Equipment Co.'s 50th Anniversary - Celebrating Our People

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This week’s podcast is a little out of the ordinary. It features an interview with Danny Schulz, longtime employee of RDO Equipment Co. In fact, Danny has worked for RDO for more than 45 years! He currently works in the Parts Department at our Moorhead, MN location.
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RDO Equipment Co. – How it All Began

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Before Ron became an entrepreneur, the owner of his first John Deere dealership, and the founder of the entire R.D. Offutt Company enterprise, he was a farmer. It’s something that has always been in his blood and makes up some of his earliest memories.
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