Today’s blog post is guest-written by Brandon Whitt, a Case IH customer from Murfreesboro, Tenn. He recently participated in the Partners in Agricultural Leadership (PAL) program, which is facilitated by the American Farm Bureau Federation. This year’s PAL class took a trip to Brazil to learn more about the agriculture industry and how agriculture can be affected on a global scale. In this blog post, Brandon shares his experiences in the PAL program. Brandon also is the 2014 National Young Farmer of the Year. (more…)
Today’s guest blogger is Trevor Szymczak, one of two Case IH college relations specialists responsible for recruiting and managing summer interns. We asked Trevor to share with us how to find out more about internship opportunities with Case IH. (more…)
In the previous post, we introduced you to the Combine Header Center of Excellence. Coming out of this world-class production facility located in Burlington, Iowa, are the new Case IH 3000 series draper headers, which are designed to harvest more acres in less time, with superior crop feeding and less susceptibility to crop moisture.
What features do you look for in Case IH draper headers? (more…)
In the sixth installment of our Agronomic Design principles blog series, we’re talking about what farmers can do to reduce harvest loss.
What are you doing on your farm to try to reduce harvest loss? (more…)
In the second installment of our Agronomic Design principles blog series, we’re talking about proper seed bed conditions and how they can affect crop emergence.
What strategies do you use to obtain proper seed bed conditions? (more…)
The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy released a report in May 2013 that lists annual cover crops as the most influential practice for reducing nitrogen loss from fields that are in continuous row crop production. (more…)
Our final Case IH radio interview is with Dr. Rob Zemenchik, Case IH Crop Production Marketing Manager. Zemenchik discusses how Case IH customer input and a deep understanding of agronomic principles are fundamental to the Case IH design process. (more…)
Over the last few weeks, Case IH has asked our summer interns to share their perspectives. This intern insight blog is from Courtney Harder, Crop Production Sales and Marketing Intern. Courtney is a junior at Iowa State University, majoring in agricultural business and international agriculture with an agronomy minor. (more…)
This week’s planting report comes from C.J. Parker, Case IH Crop Production 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 more than two years, C.J. spent the previous five years as a seed production agronomist. Read his report and let us know if you’re dealing with weeds in any of your fields and how you’re getting rid of them. (more…)
The past two posts in our agronomic challenges series have discussed soil compaction and crop residue. In our last installment with Case IH experts and moderator Jim Patrico, senior editor of DTN/The Progressive Farmer, who were at this year’s AG CONNECT Expo, we learn about managing risks associated with shifting crop patterns and practices. How are you managing risk on your operation?