Reaching For The Stars This Week

Chuck ZimmermanAudio, Reach for the Stars

Reach For The Stars Equipment DemoOver the next week or so we’ll be featuring interviews with people who are attending and presenting at the American Soybean Association/John Deere Ag Management Solutions, “Reach For The Stars” seminars in Arkansas and Indiana. We’ve enlisted the aid of two very well known farm broadcasters, Stewart Doan, past President of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting and Gary Truitt, Hoosier Ag Network. So let’s get started.

The first seminar took place in Jonesboro, AR. One of the growers attending was Rich Faulkner, New Madrid, MO. Rich told us that he started with precision agriculture about 2 1/2 years ago with the Starfire SF1 receiver and last year added RTK. He’s very happy with them and looking to expand more as they get more accustomed to the equipment.

He says that benefits to using the equipment he’s got so far include less driver fatigue in keeping rows straight, the ability to make all the rows the same distance apart which makes things more economical and with RTK, they can come back and track in the same tracks. Rich says they see an increase in productivity. He recommends that farmers who are row cropping year to year look at RTK for these reasons.

You can listen to Stewart’s interview with Rich here: Listen To MP3 File Rich Faulkner Interview (2 minute MP3)

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