Precision Ag Education Meeting

Melissa Sandfort

The ASA-John Deere program represents an education-based partnership that encourages producers to both figuratively and literally “Reach For The Stars” with global positioning satellite technology and support systems that will save resources and advance farm management practices to new heights. The ASA, in partnership with John Deere Ag Management Solutions, invites all growers, regardless of the color of their equipment, …

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Another “Reach for the Stars” Winner in Illinois

Cindy Zimmerman

There were a total of 15 growers nationwide who won the American Soybean Association/John Deere Reach for the Stars contest this year, and two of them were from Illinois. Dave Russell of Brownfield Network recently caught up with Chris Von Holten of Walnut, Illinois to ask how he is enjoying the use of a John Deere precision technology package for …

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Nebraska “Reach for the Stars” Winner

Cindy Zimmerman

Duane Toews of KFRM, the “Voice of the Plains” in Clay Center, Kansas has been keeping in touch with Todd Swanson of Wahoo, Nebraska who was one of the John Deere/American Soybean Association Reach for the Stars contest winners. Duane sent in two reports with Todd about how the precision ag technology package he is getting to try out for …

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Illinois “Reach for the Stars” Winner

Cindy Zimmerman

Brownfield Network had a couple of “Reach for the Stars” winners in their coverage area, which includes Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, Iowa, and Wisconsin. In this interview, Brownfield reporter Dave Russell interviews Ted Vinson of Fithian, Illinois who was one of the lucky winners in the promotion by John Deere and the American Soybean Association that allows him to use …

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“Reach for the Stars” Winner Interview on Brownfield Network

Cindy Zimmerman

Dave Russell with Brownfield Network visited with John Deere/American Soybean Association (ASA) Reach for the Stars contest winner Neal Kuhn of Manilla, Indiana. Neal told Dave that his new precision ag system really surprised him. “It’s done things beyond my expectations,” he said. “I’ve never had anything like this.” Neal was one of 15 winners who have the opportunity to …

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MN “Reach for the Stars” Winner Update

Cindy Zimmerman

Linda Brekke of Linder Farm Network recently caught up with one of the John Deere/American Soybean Association (ASA) Reach for the Stars contest winners. Pete Kramer of Gibbon, Minnesota talks about the advantages of using his John Deere AutoTrac System. Listen here to Linda’s interview with Pete here: Pete Kramer (2 min mp3) Stay tuned to Precision.AgWired.com for more interviews …

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SD Reach for the Stars Winner

Cindy Zimmerman

Lyle Romaine with American Ag Network recently talked with one of the John Deere/American Soybean Association (ASA) Reach for the Stars contest winners. Colin Dutenhoffer of Aberdeen, S.D. says he is impressed with John Deere’s AutoTrac System. “I’m able to set a line in my field, punch a button, tell it I want to go from this end to that …

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Drought Concerns “Reach for the Stars” Winner

Cindy Zimmerman

Precision technology can do a lot of things, but so far it can’t make rain. So, Roger Godwin of Pelham, Georgia has not been able to do much with his new John Deere a premium-level precision ag system since his area has received no rain since March 3 of this year! As one of this year’s “Reach for the Stars” …

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“Reach for the Stars” Grower Meetings Set!

Melissa Sandfort

The American Soybean Association and John Deere have set dates and locations for their “Reach for the Stars” summer grower meetings. Plan to stop by to hear the latest information on precision guidance systems from the experts and the winners of the Reach for the Stars program. Meeting #1 — Tuesday, July 17th Jackpot Junction P.O. Box 420 Martin, MN …

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