Combine and planter demos at Farm Science Review

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The latest in agricultural equipment and farming methods will be showcased at the 2015 Farm Science Review during a plot combine and plot planter field demonstration Sept. 23 at 1 p.m., at theMolly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio.The demo is a great opportunity for crop researchers to see how different combines operate in corn and soybean plots and all aspects of the machines, said Matt Sullivan, assistant manager of the Farm Science Review, which is sponsored by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.It’s also a good chance to see plot planters demonstrating the latest seeding techniques, he said, noting that the presentation is an addition to the show’s normal field demos schedule.“This is unique in that those attending the demo will see four different plot combines and three plot planters in action at a single event,” Sullivan said.Other field demos during the show include GPS technology/strip-till, nutrient application equipment, tillage, unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), soil sampling, planter technology, corn harvest, corn stalk baling and wrapping, stalk shredders, soybean harvest and field drainage installation. A complete schedule can be found attendees wanting to see the plot demo or any other field demo should board a shuttle wagon on the west end of the Farm Science Review exhibit area. The demos will be the first stop, across from the Gwynne Conservation Area.last_img read more

The Leadership Playbook: Leaders Use Persuasion Not Force

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Leaders have to be great salespeople to lead effectively. The reason? Because true leadership is based on persuasion and not force (with one exception we’ll get to later).Leadership isn’t a position on an organizational chart. An org chart contains titles, and despite what you might believe, titles aren’t always an indication as to whether or not someone is a leader. The real way to discern who is a leader is to measure their followers. You see, someone may have the title without the followers, and another someone may have the followers without the title.You don’t create followers with formal, structural, organizational chart authority. That “power” only creates subordinates, employees, and direct reports. You create followers with persuasion, with influence.Persuasion and influence are more powerful forces than formal authority. Formal authority might allow you to tell someone what to do, but it does nothing to make them want to do it, and more often it has the opposite effect (especially in the most important things).When you forego formal authority, you are forced to sell people on your vision, your mission, your values, and why you are different.You have to sell people on why your vision is necessary and how those who follow you are going to be transformed.You have to persuade people to adopt your mission as their own mission, knowing that until it becomes their mission, it isn’t going to be powerful enough to produce the outcomes.As a leader, you have to sell your values. What you value is the foundation of the culture you build. You have to sell those beliefs, persuading others to adopt them as their own.It’s difficult for people to believe you are different and follow your lead unless you persuade them that you are different and that it makes a difference.You can’t force people to become followers.But there is a major exception to influence, one where force is required: When people refuse to adopt your values and threaten your culture. There isn’t anyway to negotiate around your values and your culture, and allowing people to threaten your culture puts your vision, mission, and differences at risk. Not all values are equal, and you might need to use force to defend your culture.Drucker is credited as saying culture eats strategy for breakfast. Persuasion eats force for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.last_img read more