• Willie Vogt

    Equipment Spotlight Shining on Ag

    Farmer Iron

     by Willie Vogt
     on January 27, 2012

    You hear a lot of news these days about the volatile global market. I know it's wreaking havoc on your risk management plan, but in farm equipment the news is pretty good. According to a release from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, a meeting of key key global associations offered up some pretty good news this week. AEM was involved in the annual meeting of the Agrievolution Economic Working Group held at the EIMA Agrimach exhibition New Delhi, India (it's not a show on my coverage…

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    Birthday Farm Bike Goes on Sale

    Farmer Iron

     by Willie Vogt
     on January 20, 2012

    Today is a milestone day for DEKALB. The company got its start 100 years ago when a group of 11 northern Illinois farmers, bankers and county officials started what became the DEKALB brand. To celebrate the milestone for the tech-driven farm-focused company, DEKALB commissioned the creation of its own "chopper" motorcycle, which got its debut at the 2011 Farm Progress Show and 2011 Husker Harvest Days events. The bike is on its whirlwind tour, but starting today, you can bid on the bike to…

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    Farmers Respond to Video Contest

    Farmer Iron

     by Willie Vogt
     on January 11, 2012

    When you work with something day in and day out you grow to love it or hate it. Well the five finalists in Unverferth Manufacturing's Brent grain cart video contest are definitely having a love fest with these machines. The idea of a customer-generated video contest offers users the chance to tell why they like a piece of equipment or product - it's an idea that's growing in popularity for consumer products. But a grain cart? Yep, the five finalists have been selected. First announced in June…

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    New Tillage, Farm Websites Offer Info

    Farmer Iron

     by Willie Vogt
     on January 4, 2012

    It's both easier and harder to keep up with what's new these days. Sure there's a lot of information out there (provided by Yours Truly and my worthy competitors) to help you keep up, but companies are also stepping up with new information delivered in new ways as well. A couple dropped into the ol' email in-box this week that I thought you might find interesting. First up is word that HCC Inc., has launched a new mini-site focused exclusively on their vertical tillage tool, the Smart-Till…

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