How to Properly Engage with a Vendor

You might be thinking of making an investment to update and improve your grain business.  Before you talk with a vendor, it’s smart to do your homework.  Wait, do homework about your own business?  Yes.  Honest vendors will need to know certain information so they can make smart recommendations tailored to your needs, instead of throwing a one-size-fits-all…

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The Great Misperception of Automation – Don’t Be Taken In

You may be perfectly happy with the way your business handles grain.  You have your scale, a simple system to create a ticket and a printer to print that ticket.  Nice and easy.  You don’t want to complicate things by switching to a completely automated system that’s too complex, too sterile and unmanned. From your…

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How Much Faster Could Trucks Get Through Your Facility?

Harvest is a demanding time for everyone involved.  The farmers, the haulers and all the people at your grain business… it’s all hands on deck. Your elevator stares down hundreds of truckloads of grain every day without blinking.  You have to know the quality and grade factors, who is hauling the grain, which farm it…

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Juggling Responsibilities in the Early Days of Cultura Technologies

Cultura Technologies has changed a lot over the past three decades as technology itself has changed.  A Cultura “original,” Dan Berg, is a true embodiment of that change.  Today, Dan celebrates his 35th anniversary with our company.  What a great opportunity to introduce you to this amazing guy! Right now, Dan’s a software development manager.  In…

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