May 6, 2011
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Next-generation farm machinery: 3 technologies industry is working on 2

To get an inside look at what the farm machinery industry is working on, Farm Industry News editor Karen McMahon and I travelled to Waterloo, IA, where the annual Ag Machinery Conference (AMC) is held each year. There, we listened to about 300 agricultural engineers swap ideas on developing technologies. Here’s a look at the hot topics covered this year....More
May 6, 2011
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Ethanol gains power on NASCAR tracks

"Everyone came together to do the testing and provide a seamless transition to the use of E15,” says NASCAR's Mike Lynch....More
May 4, 2011
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2011 Agricultural Machinery Conference report: Ag equipment innovation difficult

In downtown Waterloo today, automotive designer Clyde Foles spoke before a crowd of 300 agricultural engineers on the topic “Innovation: Why does it seem so difficult.” Foles is the professor who teamed up with sprayer manufacturer Hagie to create the unique design of its new STX sprayer, launched last fall. (See video page Even though he was addressing engineers attending the 2011 Agricultural Machinery Conference, his message can be applied to any industry, including farming....More
May 3, 2011
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Getting a PhD in J-B Weld 1

Sometimes the parts come apart. That's the way things work in the mechanical world. The solution is to find a way to keep them working the way they're supposed to work....More
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