• Josh Flint

    The Great Tool Purchase of 2006

    Prairie Gleanings

     by Josh Flint
     on December 31, 2013

    After a little more than a year of marriage, I happened upon one of the sweetest deals ever. Unfortunately, my wife didn’t think it was so sweet. A coworker was moving to Chicago. In the process, he was clearing out his garage, i.e. he was selling all of his tools. Rather than have a garage sale, he needed to get rid of this stuff fast. I was definitely interested.  One Saturday, I borrowed dad’s truck and headed over to his house. Several years of suburban living meant he…

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  • Josh Flint

    A Tablet Buyer's Guide for Farmers

    Prairie Gleanings

     by Josh Flint
     on December 11, 2013

    We’re getting down to the nitty gritty – only 14 shopping days before Christmas Day. Holly Spangler put together a nice list of gift ideas for a farmer. I’d like to add to that list by giving you a farm buyer’s guide for tablets. In case you haven’t noticed, tablets are one of the fastest growing segment of technology right now. They bridge the gap between the smartphone and full-on pc (laptop or desktop) perfectly. There are three main operating…

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    Retailers Continue to Go High Tech

    Prairie Gleanings

     by Josh Flint
     on December 6, 2013

    Marketing has reached a new level. The local news stations continue to report on stories that border on privacy invasion when it comes to retailer behavior. For instance, there was the story about Target sending a young high-school teenager coupons for diapers because the store was able to recognize her purchases were prenatal in nature. Of course, her parents didn’t know and it led to a bit of outrage. (Why she hadn’t shared this new with her parents is a bit concerning to…

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