Uptime is very important to Roy Wendte, owner/operator of Wendte Farms, Ltd., in Altamont, Ill. That’s why he’s impressed with the service he’s had from the Case IH AFS Support Center.Have you used the Support Center? If so, tell us about your experience!
Ag PhD has developed two new apps for crop producers, which are now available on Apple® iOS and Google Android™ smartphone and tablet devices. What are some of the apps you use for your farming operation, and what do you like most about them? Let us know! (more…)
Terry Snack, Case IH Combine Product Specialist for Illinois, Missouri and Eastern Iowa, is this week’s harvest blogger. Snack was born and raised on a farm in east-central Illinois and went to work for International Harvester at about the same time the first Axial-Flow combine was introduced 35 years ago. In his three-plus decades with the company, Snack still “lives and breathes” combines. (more…)
This week’s harvest blogger is Dan Renaud (“the guy with the suspenders”), Case IH Combine Product Specialist for Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. Renaud has been with the company for 32 years. He has spent the last 16 years as a Case IH Product Specialist and has focused solely on combines for the last 11 years. Like all Case IH Product Specialists, Renaud is based in the field, where he can most efficiently support Case IH customers and dealers. (more…)
Today’s guest blogger is Jeff Middleton, the Case IH crop production sales specialist covering Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Ontario. Jeff grew up helping on his grandparents’ poultry farm, where they also had an ornamental shrub nursery. Before joining Case IH, Jeff spent 18 years in the seed business. (more…)
This week’s planting report comes from C.J. Parker, the Case IH crop production sales specialist covering Michigan, northwest Ohio and the northern half of Indiana. C.J. grew up on a corn and soybean farm in Dwight Ill., about 80 miles south of Chicago. His dad, uncle and cousin still operate the farm. At Case IH for just over a year, C.J. spent the previous five years as a seed production agronomist. (more…)
Tony Randall is the Case IH crop production sales specialist covering eastern South Dakota and the Red River Valley. He grew up on a diversified crop farm in Le Sueur, Minn. – the Valley of the Jolly Green Giant – and has an agronomy degree from the University of Minnesota-Waseca. Tony has been with Case IH for two years. (more…)
Guest-blogging for us today is Jeff Vap, the Case IH crop production sales specialist for Nebraska and Colorado. Jeff grew up on an alfalfa and cattle ranch in Red Cloud, Nebraska, where he still farms with his Dad. Jeff has been in agriculture all his life. At 17, he was “selling big round bales off a semi truck.” He studied agronomy in college, and started his career in ag inputs 10 years ago. Jeff worked at three different cooperatives across the state of Nebraska before joining Case IH. (more…)
Today’s guest blogger is Mark Swanson, the Case IH crop production sales specialist who covers eastern Iowa and northwestern Illinois. With the company for 29 years, Mark has been specializing in planters since 2006.
We’re closing in on 80 percent complete with corn planting in northwestern Illinois. Some corn went in the first week of April. Normally, planting starts after April 15. Some guys have already switched to beans. We’ve had good weather and they’ve got big planters, so there’s been nothing keeping them out of the fields until the weekend rains, which we really needed. It had been really, really dry in Illinois. (more…)
This week’s guest blogger is Kyle Riesberg, the Case IH crop production sales specialist who covers virtually all of Kansas (all but two Kansas Case IH dealers are in his territory). Kyle has been around planters his whole life – he grew up on a corn and soybean farm in western Iowa, and started with Case IH in January 2008 as a planter product specialist. (more…)