• Frank Holdmeyer

    What Innovation Is On Your Wish List?

    The Bigger Picture

     by Frank Holdmeyer
     on July 29, 2013

      The Farm Progress Show is less than a month away. And I'll be in Decatur, Ill., with thousands of other folks checking out the latest technology and newest products. But I got to wondering the other day, what farmers might wish for that has not yet been invented or manufactured. So I emailed a random group of farmers and asked them what they day dream about in terms of equipment or technology to make running their operations easier or more efficient. Not knowing what to…

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  • Frank Holdmeyer

    Farm Magazines and Agriculture Ninety Years Ago

    The Bigger Picture

     by Frank Holdmeyer
     on July 10, 2013

      We recently received a letter in the Wallaces Farmer offices in Urbandale, Iowa, from 84-year-old Donald Brandt, of Pilot Mound, Iowa.  Mr. Brandt wrote in part, "I am enclosing several old checks written by my father before I was born and made out to Wallaces Farmer. Thought you might have an interest in them." You bet, Donald! As one who has been with Wallaces Farmer and Farm Progress Company for more than 40 years, I'm extremely interested in the history…

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