Is the new year tempting you to hit the gym for a workout? Does it have you thinking of ways to improve your life balance? Here’s a thought: How about spending some time this winter in the shop tossing around tractor weights? It will be good for you and it will bring better balance to your tractor.
The drive toward improvement fuels many of us. In agriculture, improvement might mean increasing yields or becoming more efficient. Or maybe it’s reducing costs or better conserving a piece of land. Now is the perfect time to dissect 2014 and find areas of improvement for 2015.
With margins squeezed tighter than a gopher in a hay baler, efficiency and cost containment have become agriculture’s near-term mantra. Effectively marketing your crop to maximize income is critical, but as you prepare for the coming growing season, consider the expense side of the ledger.
Most of us have had our first taste of winter — some of us already have had a bellyful. Regardless, we know there are likely more, bigger bites to come. Is your farm ready for whatever blows in this winter?
Don’t feel bad. You’re not alone if you pushed your equipment harder and stretched maintenance schedules through the long harvest season. It’s now time to get back on track.
There’s a good chance data breaches have affected you or someone you know. Although data breaches at financial institutions and retailers directly threaten our bank accounts and grab national headlines, how often do we think about data security on the job?
For farmers who like to pack more work into each day, Case IH offers state-of-the art LED lighting solutions that can substantially benefit your safety and productivity on the farm. And, regardless of the type of farming you do, the more work you perform after hours, the more valuable good lighting becomes. What percentage of time do you farm in the dark? Let us know how LED lighting helps you get the job done, even at night. (more…)
Ryan Schaefer, Case IH Marketing Manager for High Horsepower Tractors, talks about Efficient Power in this Case IH radio interview. He shares how Case IH is delivering Tier 4 B/Final compliance with superior performance, economy and operating efficiencies. (more…)
Well-known agronomists Brian and Darren Hefty are our guest bloggers for this post. Through radio and TV programs and during workshops, the Heftys help educate and provide information to farmers to improve their profitability. In this blog post, Brian and Darren discuss steps you can take to improve alfalfa production. I invite you to read their post and let us know what management practices you utilize to maximize your alfalfa crop. (more…)
Today’s guest blogger is Jeff Middleton, Case IH Crop Production Specialist covering North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. 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. Read his report and let us know the planting progress in your area. (more…)