Oct 31, 2022

Since the pandemic, companies have been forced to adapt their businesses and operations in order to remain competitive while still providing for their customers’ needs. The Ag Service Center, and all of UFC, is no different. Supply chain challenges, product shortages and price increases, paired with the volatile agriculture markets have forced us to rethink our day-to-day operations, as well as our long-term goals and strategies. While it hasn’t been easy, I can say the challenges we’ve faced and the resulting solutions we’ve implemented have made us stronger.

We are not out of the woods just yet; these challenges aren’t going away anytime soon. In fact, many equipment and grain system manufacturers are indicating the supply chain disruptions and product shortages are going to continue through 2023. On top of that, we’re also hearing prices will continue to rise due to issues manufacturers are working through further up the chain. Growers no longer have the luxury of availability; those days are gone. I share this information with you because everyone at the Ag Service Center wants your operation to be successful. I encourage you to look ahead to Spring 2023 and consider what your needs are. Will you need different equipment? New tires? A bigger grain bin or a new leg? What parts  should you have on hand to reduce down time should you have equipment problems? These are all things you need to be considering. While it is Fall 2022, you need to be planning for Spring 2023. The future is now.

At the Ag Service Center, we are also preparing for the future so we can serve you the best we can. The parts counter is working hard to track down parts for spring planting and post-harvest maintenance and build-up inventory where we can. We are also working with equipment manufacturers to order in spring tillage equipment and planters in hopes that it will be here for the planting season. Last, we are planning ahead by implementing a new diagnostic tool that allows us to function more efficiently and accurately. This tool will diagnose engines, ABS, transmissions, read codes, do forced regens and much more. We can use this diagnostic tool on automotives as well as commercial vehicles. Keeping current with the latest technology is crucial to providing you with the best service possible.

Taking a proactive approach and planning ahead for your equipment, grain systems, parts and maintenance needs will ensure you have what you need, when you need it. To place an order, schedule maintenance or for questions call the Ag Service Center at 507-228-8224.

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