If you are in the market for 4-wd tractors, row-crop planters, telemetry systems or smart grain-handling equipment, come to the Farm Industry News seminars held on three days of the show. Manufacturer representatives in each of these markets will discuss their companies’ equipment for seminar attendees.

The seminars are designed to help you understand the diverse products and the technology used by different manufacturers. This may help you narrow your search for equipment at the show.

Scott McPheeters, a commercial farmer from Gothenburg, Neb., will moderate the sessions. He has tested new equipment for Farm Industry News for many years. He will lead the discussions and help direct questions to keep the seminars relevant to commercial growers.

Cookies and coffee will be served at all the seminars.

4-wd tractors
Wednesday, February 15
4:00 p.m.
South Wing B 104

Tractors are getting larger to handle bigger implements and larger fields. Tractor manufacturers have responded with new 4-wd tractor models. Learn about the latest tractor models from the tractor manufacturers selling these large machines.

Row-crop planters
Thursday, February 16
1:00 p.m.
South Wing B 104

Getting the crop in the field in a short period of time requires bigger and more efficient planters. The major manufacturers of row-crop planters will explain the features of their latest models. The companies include Case IH, Great Plains, John Deere, Kinze, and White/AGCO.

Telemetry products
Thursday, February 16
4:00 p.m.
South Wing B 104

Telemetry products allow farmers to remotely track machinery in real time in the field and on the road, as well as monitor machine operations — from fuel use and time in operation to potential malfunctions in the engine. Telemetry also allows wireless transfer of records between the equipment in the field and the farm office. Most of today’s ag machines are wired for telematics.

Smart grain handling
Friday, February 17
1:00 p.m.
South Wing B 104

Grain handling is going high-tech with smart products that remotely monitor the grain, adjust bin systems and dry grain for optimum grain quality. Representatives from companies such as Integris and AgriDry will explain the new technology and features of their products.