Episode 102


After a summer break, Inside Agri-Turf podcast returns for the Autumn, Winter, Spring season.

Here are excerpts of episodes already recorded and news of an exciting addition for the Agri-Turf community. Forthcoming episodes are:

24 August 2023: THE FRANCHISE JIGSAW 1: Featuring freelance agricultural journalist Peter Hill talking about his published reports for the Farmers Weekly on Britain's Biggest Farm Machinery Dealers based on 2020 and 2021 financials. 2020 Report 2021 Report

31 August 2023: THE FRANCHISE JIGSAW 2: David Hart, md Kubota UK talks about the manufacturers role when a dealer switches its lead franchise from a competitive brand to Kubota.

7 September 2023: The use and likely impact, positive and negative, of AI (Artificial Intelligence) on small business by Wesley Baker, md of Canterbury AI Ltd.

14 September 2023: First in a two-part series, St John Craner, md of Agrarian Ltd, a leading rural sales company based in New Zealand, will talk about The Art of the Sales Conversation

About the Podcast

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The farm and grass machinery business

About your host

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Chris Biddle

Chris is an experienced journalist specialising in the farm and grass machinery market. He has worked for a major tractor manufacturer and been a managing director of a farm and grass machinery dealership in the West Country.
In 1988, he launched trade magazine, Service Dealer followed by TurfPro in 1998, selling both titles to Land Power Publications in 2015.
He was editor of Landwards, the professional journal of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) from 2008 until 2019 and is the recipient of the 2020 IAgrE Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Land-Based industry.
Chris lives in Salisbury with his wife Trish, and is an avid cricket fan and member of the MCC for over 55 years.