• Josh Flint

    Why I Love the Farm Progress Show

    Prairie Gleanings

     by Josh Flint
     on August 28, 2012

    I love the Farm Progress Show. Within three days, I get to see more new products and ideas than I do the rest of the year. Just try walking the show grounds without getting excited about this industry. Your chest just puffs up with pride. When you're part of an industry that feeds the world every day, it’s contagious. I love it even more when I see new ideas implemented on a successful farm. This evening, I witnessed just such a scenario at beef producer (and Wallaces Farmer Master…

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    Test Driving AGCO Sprayers Was Simple, But Humbling

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     by Josh Flint
     on August 23, 2012

    Want to showcase how easy it is to drive your company’s newest tractor, combine or sprayer? Invite a bunch of ag editors over and host a ride and drive. AGCO did just that this week at the Midwest Ag Industries Exposition in Bloomington. After making a few laps in a RoGator and TerraGator, I can honestly say they were easy to drive. Notice, I did not say “operate.” When I started taking pictures of the cab, I somehow morphed into a 10-year-old version of myself. Every…

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    Walmart Commercial Misses the Mark, Barely

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     by Josh Flint
     on August 15, 2012

    Have you seen the Walmart “steak over” commercial? If not, check out the video below. I first saw this during NBC’s primetime Olympic coverage. Clearly Walmart spent a pretty penny to put this in front of viewers. I love it; and I hate it. Let’s discuss the love part first. I love how the mega-retailer is associating quality beef with value. I’ve long been a fan of delicious red meat at a bargain price. If you’re into grass-fed, hand-massaged…

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    Who Needs Skill When Dumb Luck Is On Your Side?

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     by Josh Flint
     on August 6, 2012

    You know when you think you’re finally getting good at something? Then an expert comes along and shows you just how little you actually know. I was privy to just an experience this weekend at the Ag Media Summit photography workshop. Throughout the daylong experience, there was a lot of learning, shooting and, at the very end, critiquing. Yeah, the end wasn’t as much fun as the rest of the day. Yamaha sponsored the event. They put on a terrific demonstration with their…

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