“Continue to try new things on your farm,” encourages Brian Hefty, co-host of RFD-TV’s weekly Ag PhD program, during a recent presentation on the Case IH Be Ready Stage at Ag CONNECT. What new practices are you implementing on your operation this year? (more…)
Uptime is very important to Roy Wendte, owner/operator of Wendte Farms, Ltd., in Altamont, Ill. That’s why he’s impressed with the service he’s had from the Case IH AFS Support Center.Have you used the Support Center? If so, tell us about your experience!
Seed was going in the ground early just about everywhere this spring – up to four weeks early in some spots. As a result, virtually all the corn is planted, and soybeans are close. And other than scattered patches of corn in northern Indiana and Illinois that got dinged with frost, the early-planting gamble seems to have paid off. (more…)
Today’s guest blogger is Jeff Middleton, the Case IH crop production sales specialist covering Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Ontario. Jeff grew up helping on his grandparents’ poultry farm, where they also had an ornamental shrub nursery. Before joining Case IH, Jeff spent 18 years in the seed business. (more…)
This week’s planting report comes from C.J. Parker, the Case IH crop production sales specialist covering Michigan, northwest Ohio and the northern half of Indiana. C.J. grew up on a corn and soybean farm in Dwight Ill., about 80 miles south of Chicago. His dad, uncle and cousin still operate the farm. At Case IH for just over a year, C.J. spent the previous five years as a seed production agronomist. (more…)
Tony Randall is the Case IH crop production sales specialist covering eastern South Dakota and the Red River Valley. He grew up on a diversified crop farm in Le Sueur, Minn. – the Valley of the Jolly Green Giant – and has an agronomy degree from the University of Minnesota-Waseca. Tony has been with Case IH for two years. (more…)
Guest-blogging for us today is Jeff Vap, the Case IH crop production sales specialist for Nebraska and Colorado. Jeff grew up on an alfalfa and cattle ranch in Red Cloud, Nebraska, where he still farms with his Dad. Jeff has been in agriculture all his life. At 17, he was “selling big round bales off a semi truck.” He studied agronomy in college, and started his career in ag inputs 10 years ago. Jeff worked at three different cooperatives across the state of Nebraska before joining Case IH. (more…)
Today’s guest blogger is Mark Swanson, the Case IH crop production sales specialist who covers eastern Iowa and northwestern Illinois. With the company for 29 years, Mark has been specializing in planters since 2006.
We’re closing in on 80 percent complete with corn planting in northwestern Illinois. Some corn went in the first week of April. Normally, planting starts after April 15. Some guys have already switched to beans. We’ve had good weather and they’ve got big planters, so there’s been nothing keeping them out of the fields until the weekend rains, which we really needed. It had been really, really dry in Illinois. (more…)
This week’s guest blogger is Kyle Riesberg, the Case IH crop production sales specialist who covers virtually all of Kansas (all but two Kansas Case IH dealers are in his territory). Kyle has been around planters his whole life – he grew up on a corn and soybean farm in western Iowa, and started with Case IH in January 2008 as a planter product specialist. (more…)
Corn planting is moving fast in Missouri and central Illinois, says Dave Long, the Case IH crop production sales specialist who has been covering this territory for the past five years. It’s familiar territory in more ways than one: Long grew up on a farm in northwest Missouri. Before joining Case IH 13 years ago, he managed a grain elevator and retail fertilizer facility in Missouri. (more…)