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    Show Trends and Interesting Items

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     by Willie Vogt
     on August 29, 2013

    As the Farm Progress Show winds down it's a good time to think about what's hot from the show. Of course this year that has a double-meaning with temps in the 90s all three days, but farmers work outside, a little hot weather was no deterrent for visitors. Of course what's a little heat among friends when there are 40 air conditioned exhibits on the lot, and enough breeze and shade to keep ahead of the weather? I was thinking more about cool stuff like the new Ag Leader…

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    Fall Farm Shows: Taking it all In

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     by Willie Vogt
     on August 20, 2013

    It's almost time. My in-box is filling up with more appointments than an ER doc as companies want to tell the world just what they'll have on hand at the 2013 Farm Progress Show, and later at the 2013 Husker Harvest Days. This is a big time at our company, especially as we've added new publications that are now part of our bigger family. But at the end of the day, next week is about The Show. We're gearing up. We're making packing plans. We're planning travel…

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    From Viral Video to Vintage Tractor App

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     by Willie Vogt
     on August 9, 2013

    A few weeks ago I alerted readers to the fact that Max Armstrong was going viral...really. The veteran farm broadcaster, who has always had a passion for vintage tractors, is turning that love into a vintage tractor app you can download to your smartphone for free. This is not a simple picture app, it's an interactive tool you can use to keep up on Max's Tractor Shed, hear Midwest Digest reports and more. Below, I've embedded a little commercial promoting the app. Farm…

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    Tracking Growing Degree Days?

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     by Willie Vogt
     on August 2, 2013

    And now from the shameless self-promotion department comes a little help. If you're trying to track growing degree days we have a smart phone app for that. The program we developed with our partners iNet Solutions has been on the market for a few years now and during the scorching Drought of 2012 the program wasn't too much help. However, with the rain-delayed 2013 season, knowing just how far off you are from normal, or how many accumulated growing degree units you have since…

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