At the Farm Progress Show I met Hans Stiekema (not pictured) who has just recently joined Ag Leader Technology. Hans is the Regional Manager – EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa). His job is to introduce and grow Ag Leader in this market by working with existing distributors and establishing new distributors in new areas. He’s also going to be working with OEM’s in the region.
When I spoke with Hans I asked him how important precision ag is to farmers in his region and what they are looking for. He says that in Europe it is needed since farms are very small compared to here in the United States. That makes precision even more important in order to get the most from the land they have. He provides some examples like Dutch tulip fields. But he also has parts of his territory very similar to the U.S. like in eastern Europe and Russia. You can listen in to my conversation with Hans here: [wpaudio url=”http://zimmcomm.biz/farm-progress/fps-11-stiekema.mp3″ text=”Interview with Hans Stiekema”]Precision.AgWired.com Coverage of the Farm Progress Show is sponsored by John Deere FS GreenPlan Solutions AgLeader