Photographer Harlen Persinger enjoys visiting the exhibits and meeting agriculture enthusiasts at the Iowa State Fair. Folks from across the state to their best to take home a blue ribbon. It’s fairlicious!
Matt Huot, a leader in the Morris Area chapter of Future Farmers of America, showed this dairy cow to students at an Ag in the Classroom event held in Minneapolis, Minn., May 18, at the Anderson United Community School. Huot enjoyed teaching urban school students about the cow and its importance in agriculture. The event's purpose revolves around educating elementary students about agriculture and how food gets to their plates.
Read the full story on the Ag in the Classroom event here....More
At an Ag in the Classroom event held in Minneapolis, Minn., on Friday, May 18, Future Farmers of America (FFA) leaders educated urban elementary school students about the importance of agriculture and how food gets to their plates. Lloyd Lesmeister was one of the FFA leaders showing hogs to the students. He provides his insights about the divide between urban students and some members of the general public and current agricultural practices....More
School students in urban classrooms can sometimes have a disconnect from agriculture and where their food comes from. That's according to Lloyd Lesmeister, one of the FFA leaders from an Agriculture in the Classroom event held on Friday, May 18, at Anderson United Community School in Minneapolis, Minn.
"This event is about bringing the farm to the city and teaching urban students about how food actually gets to their plate," said Natasha Mortenson, agriculture teacher and FFA adviser at Morris Area High School in Morris, Minn....More
Visitors come to the National Farm Machinery Show to see the latest new products and technology in agriculture, and this year's show didn't disappoint. Here are eight new products that were on display at the show, held Feb. 15-18 in Louisville, Ky.
Show goers found new products at every turn at the National Farm Machinery Show, held Feb. 15–18 in Louisville, Ky. Here are eight new products featured at the show — all designed to make farm and ranching operations more efficient and more profitable.
Scott and Clark McPheeters find more equipment and tools at the 2012 National Farm Machinery Show, including an anhydrous metering system, an alert system for backing up with equipment, a virtual rain guage, and tool storage with swivel drawers....More
The new Massey Ferguson 9560 combine from AGCO-MF is the largest in the 9500 Series. Greg Fonger with AGCO-MF explains the features of the totally redesigned combine from header to spreader. The combine was on display at the 2012 National Farm Machinery Show....More
Curt Davis with Kuhn Krause shows the new 8-row Gladiator strip-till implement and the 40-foot Excelerator 8000 vertical tillage system during the 2012 National Farm Machinery Show. He explains how the new hydraulic gang-angle adjustment works on the Excelerator....More
John Deere launches its first four-seater utility vehicle called the Gator 550-S4. The new Gator is designed for the “convenience transport” market. Kevin Lund, product line marketing manager, gives a short walk-around of the Gator’s new features....More
Nebraska farmers Scott McPheeters and his son Clark give us a sample of unique equipment found at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville. In this two-part video, they discover an easy-mount tractor loader, a rock extractor and a trencher for field tiling....More
Michelin unveils the CerexBib combine tire, the industry’s first high-flexion tire specifically designed for combines. New IF and VF flexion technology is incorporated in the combine tire to allow for 40% lower air pressures than standard radial tires so that the tire footprint spreads out over more ground to minimize soil compaction. Michael Vandel, segment marketing manager for Michelin North America, explains....More
AGCO Hesston shows off its new, redesigned WR Series self-propelled windrowers that offers a comfortable environment for the driver. The new windrower also features electrohydraulic steering, a plug-and-play virtual terminal and self-cleaning radiator fan to make operating a windrower easier. Jason Wire, senior marketing specialist, gives a walk-around tour....More
What is the direction of sales and the buyer trends for 4-WD tractors among manufacturers, such as AGCO, Case IH, Claas, John Deere, New Holland, and Versatile? See this brief summary, produced at the National Farm Machinery Show tractor seminar by Jodie Wehrspann.
Roving reporter Clark McPheeters goes under water to demonstrate the water-resistant Dura-Meter from Pump and Meter Solutions, Arcadia, Ind. The unit is used for portable refillable containers and features a moisture-sealed construction so that the electronic circuit is impervious to moisture. The meter also features a Calibration Quick List, which allows the user to choose from a list of commonly used products and selected temperatures to automatically calibrate the meter. Clark brings his camera into a water tank for a live dunk test!<...More
Denny Stroo, marketing manager for Case IH North America, explains features of the new value-based Farmall 140A tractor. An economy model, it is geared toward smaller, practical farm applications. Priced between $54,000 and $58,000, this tractor rounds out the Case IH family of Framall series tractors....More
Scott Rash, public relations manager for Case IH North America, previewed a special skid-steer loader to be donated to the national Future Farmers of America (FFA) through auction. The multipurpose skid steer was lit up in red lights and named "Red Power" at the Case IH booth....More
New Holland's Director of Marketing John Elliott talked with FIN Senior Editor Jodie Wehrspann about the company's new utility tractor series, including the PowerStar T4 series, and the TS series. The TS6 tractors range from 90 to 115 hp; the T6 series range from 90 to 120 hp. The PowerStar T4, named for the new Tier 4 compliance, ranges from 75 to 100 hp....More
Kubota unveiled the "next generation" M-Series tractors at the 2012 National Farm Machinery Show. The M-Series line features a new larger cab with central command LCD panel and Interim Tier 4 engine....More
Luc van Herle, national sales manager for Kinze, gave Farm Industry News editors a tour of its booth at NFMS, featuring three hot new items this year, including a new 1,300-bu grain cart, advancing from its prototype stage in four bushel capacities of 900, 1,100, 1,300, and 1,500. Kinze also introduces new planter configurations. ISO electronics capability makes the new planters compatible with any monitors, including those sold by John Deere, Case IH and others. ...More
Trimble introduced "My Connected Farm" at the NFMS this week, with Brian Stark talking with FIN editor Karen McMahon. He describes the forthcoming product innovation to access and manage mapping applications in real time, precision farming data and vehicle performance, all in in one package. Trimble also announced products for planting and spreading operations. Vehicle Sync seed-monitoring capability, application management and spinner speed control will help increase the quality of seed placement and improve communications....More
Senior Field Editor Scott McPheeters demonstrates the mechanics of the prototype combine head from Geringhoff, exhibited at the National Farm Machinery Show. The new combine head will harvest crops including corn from any direction across all rows opening up the future for solid-seeded corn....More