International Logistics

Tara by European balers in France
For the most part, I love that John Deere is a world-wide company. It's given me incredible opportunities like working on ads for Australia or touring the tractor factory in Mannheim, Germany.

And it's interesting to see differences in agricultural practices around the world. For example, most European farms bale silage. To accommodate the wet crop, they tend to use fixed-chamber balers with rolls. They bale crop so wet that it's not unusual to see water pouring out of the baler while packed. The belt system that is so common in North America is met with skepticism; farmers worry that it won't be able to handle the work*. 

Worldwidelocations The down side of international work? Trying to figure out a time to set up a call. I got an invite for a meeting that started at 6AM last week, and I have some coming up that don't start till 7PM. There's just not a great time to schedule a meeting with people on at least three separate continents….


*yes, the baler behind me in the picture does have belts. There is a small market for balers with belts in Europe. 

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