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Now more than 3000 manuals for farming, Industrial & Marine equipment

Just a reminder to all members, that I now have more than 3000 workshop and operator manuals and parts lists for all sorts of farming equipment and if you're stuck for a bit of information from any of them, just ask. I'm happy to send members up to 4 pages from any manual I have and hope it gets you out of a fix.

Added by Brian Dudhill on July 24, 2014 at 3:18pm — No Comments

The Farmer Wave

The farmer wave. The most recognizable body language used between farmers. There are many ways to "wave" at your fellow farmer, but we don't know them all. How do farmers wave in your neck of the woods? Drop a comment (or post a picture). Keep it appropriate!…

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Added by David Ekstrom on July 17, 2014 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

plugged sump

http://www.sumpsaver.com/

Added by bob wald on July 1, 2014 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Experience new ag tools for yourself! -- Tools of the Future Tour

In case you missed it in the emails, there's an awesome opportunity to see advanced ag technology that you can use on the farm in the next year!

Attend the Tools of the Future Tour in Des Moines this Thursday, June 12 (or IL & IN -- June 17 & 19!) to get some hands-on experience with tools including drones, Google Glass, automated soil samplers, and more!

** As a Farmers for the Future member, use code SAVE20 to take $20 off the $35…

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Added by Jordan R Anderson on June 10, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

LELY PARTNERS WITH NORTHEAST IOWA COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO HELP EDUCATE TOMORROW’S DAIRY FARMERS

Lely is proud to support the efforts of Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) and Iowa’s Dairy Center. Lely and Fitzgerald, Inc., the local Lely Center in Elkader, IA have worked closely with officials at NICC to give students, facility and staff access to the latest technology for the dairy industry.

 

The new robotic milking facility located south of the NICC campus in Calmar, IA is equipped with two Lely Astronaut A4 robotic milking machines, five Lely Luna cow brushes, a…

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Added by Lely North America on April 29, 2014 at 11:35am — No Comments

Welcome Mark Rose | Farm Management Support

Lely  is pleased to announce a new addition to the Farm Management

 Support team, Lely "family member," Mark Rose. Rose will join the team as a nutritionist, bringing with him a strong academic background and years of experience. Among his varying duties, Rose will work with external feed and…

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Added by Lely North America on March 7, 2014 at 9:53am — No Comments

Hi, I'm new here and want to say hello.

I’ve just joined Farmers For The Future and I’d like to introduce myself.  My name is Dan.  I’m a blue collar factory worker with GE.  I am not now farming.  As a boy I grew up on a farm near Stillwater Minnesota.  My dad sold the place to open a restaurant in…

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Added by Daniel Reed on March 4, 2014 at 7:19pm — 2 Comments

LELY CENTER VERMONT TO ATTEND VERMONT FARM SHOW

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ― January 2014

 

For more information, please contact:

 

Torie Noellsch

641-621-2730

thardee@lely.com

Katie Hayward

515-661-5792…

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Added by Lely North America on January 23, 2014 at 9:57am — No Comments

Being a better marketer: Marketing crop for 2014

   In theory the best guess of all the markets participants of what grain will be worth in the future comes out in the price.   There are a lot of market participants spending 10's of millions of dollars trying to figure this out.  As an individual farmer I have no chance at consistently beating the market and all its resources.   If I could beat the market I should farm as a hobby and spend more time doing something I like….. more.  Of course, in my case, my favorite thing to do is…

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Added by K2 on January 5, 2014 at 9:14pm — No Comments

Finishing crop 2013

The spring always start with such promise and now looking back we ended u with an incredible average year.   Thats not all bad but our field operations were so poor and makes me wonder how sustainable our all no-till business model is.  We ended up planting 450 acres and prevent planting 40.

In the end our corn average 178 bushels dried and delivered.   We had 217 bushels on a high farm and 126 bushels on a low farm.  That farm probably should have been replanted but with an off farm…

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Added by K2 on January 5, 2014 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Starting farming over in MN

Starting over in hay farming:

We started grain farming five years ago in Ohio and thanks to a lot of luck and concentrating skills we survived and grew the base.

This summer we made the decision to start farming our own 40 acres in MN instead of renting them out. A lot of non financial reasons to do this as collecting cash rent is a lot easier.

- My kids will each have to invest in an acre and will have to track the finances of that acre. I want to teach them about money and…

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Added by K2 on January 5, 2014 at 11:32am — No Comments

Featured: H & JJ Johnson Dairy Farm

Minnesota Farm Guide features Lely customer, H & JJ Johnson Dairy Farm, located near South Haven, MN, in article on robotic milking. In the article, titled Robotic Milkers Let Cows Choose Times for Milking, Joe Johnson explains several aspects of the Lely Astronaut robotic milking system, including how…

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Added by Lely North America on December 30, 2013 at 11:15am — No Comments

Attend a Town Hall Meeting in Alberta, Canada

Learn more about how robotic milking and Lely Innovation can improve your dairy operation!

Town Hall Meeting: Penner Farm Services Alberta will host three days throughout the province to talk about Lely robotics, the Lely Vector automatic feeding system and Lely Farm Management Support (FMS), followed by a farm tour. Please feel free to join at any of the three locations:

9:00 a.m - 3:00…

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Added by Lely North America on December 27, 2013 at 9:25am — No Comments

No till drill

I am looking to maybe upgrade my no till drill this year.  I have an old great plains 15 foot.  It has gotten the job done but I have some dislikes about it.  I was liking the John Deere no tills but also have been looking at a Sunflower.  I have enough tractor to pull 30 ft for sure but price is a limiting factor.  I was wanting to know what experience anyone has had with different brands and likes and dislikes.  I drill around a thousand with me, my dad, and custom drilling. I need one…

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Added by Andrew Terrell on December 23, 2013 at 10:50pm — 1 Comment

Ideas of things to sell along with a seed business?

I am currently a seed dealer with warehouse and forklift. Does anyone have any experience handling other products that would compliment or add to the business using the warehouse and facilities already owned? Feed, mineral and beef cattle products were a few of the ideas I have had does anyone have more ideas or companies that are looking for farmer retailers?

Added by Brent Johnston on December 20, 2013 at 9:41am — 1 Comment

start farming

I would like to quit my job in the city and get back to the farm where i belong. However the only problem that I have is my wife does not like that idea. She says my job in the city is good, and it would hurt if i quit to farm. Even though, if money was not a issue she would be willing to farm. (she grew up on a farm). I just want to know how i can convince her to go farming with me? Any suggestions would be great. Thanks

Added by Matt on November 13, 2013 at 7:22pm — 6 Comments

Free agriculture courses online

If anyone is interested there are many free ag. courses online where you can get quality training free.  I run a college prep business here in Arizona; and put many students into courses for fast track learning and jobs.  Try free-ed.net. for some excellent courses and training in the field of agriculture, you will like this site.  Prof. Long

Added by gary long on November 9, 2013 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Arkansas truck farm for rent

I have an old truck farm for rent at $180.00 month in Hartford, Arkansas. Good for csa, pastured hogs, meat goats; needs work; mobile homes OK, water in street, creek cuts edge of property.  snakedogbird@yahoo.com

Added by gary long on November 5, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Farmer Manager position open in Gilbert, LA

Looking for a Farmer Manager for a farm in Gilbert, LA.   Must have minimum of 10 years of farm management experience, including experience managing a team.  Should also have a strong agricultural background with production experience.   Bachelor's degree in an agricultural field, with agronomy or crop science major/focus.   Must obtain a current Louisiana private pesticide license.  Salary is $70,000 to $80,000.   will oversee a team of employees, oversee day to day farming operations, as…

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Added by Jody Schwartz on November 5, 2013 at 12:37pm — 1 Comment

Recent UTV Evaluation

Agriculture.com and Successful Farming traveled to Little Goose Ranch in Sheridan, WY for an extensive evaluation of the newest UTVs on the market. Take a look at our media coverage at this link. Be looking for this story in your Feb. 2014 issue of Successful Farming!

http://www.agriculture.com/machinery/other-machinery/ride-along-ultimate-utv-test_253-ar34077

Added by David Ekstrom on October 11, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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