A Look at New Holland’s Discbine

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New Holland gave media a sneak peak of their new products during a media day prior to the Farm Progress Show held in Boone, Iowa. One of the technologies the attendees were able to see was the Discbine and they learned about the new features from Jordan Milewski, brand marketing managing, Crop Preparation. In the video below, you’ll learn about …

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Alltech Dares to Dream

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Dr. Pearse Lyons says he has never worked a day in his life and he means it. This man loves what he does and it shows every moment you’re in his presence. Here at the Alltech Global Dairy & Beef Conference he welcomed us and challenged us to pursue our dreams. He also talked about his dream, the Alltech dream, …

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Experiencing Farm Progress with Katie Johnson

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I had some fun times at the Farm Progress Show this week but probably no more than I had with Iowa State ag communications student Katie Johnson. She took a few days off school to work in the media center sponsored by BASF and help out the reporters as well as public relations professionals floating around the tent drumming up …

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New Holland Tier 4B Guardian Sprayers

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At the New Holland Media Day just prior to the Farm Progress Show we got to see the new Tier 4B Front-boom Guardian Sprayer. In the video below you will learn about the features of this sprayer which include: The smart way to spray: ‘never look back’ Industry-leading horsepower, ground clearance, ride and turning radius 1,600 US/gallon tank and 120-foot …

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Growth Energy Displays a Model Ethanol Plant

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As part of New Holland’s commitment to being the Clean Energy Leader the company is very publicly and actively showing its support for biofuels like ethanol. During the Farm Progress Show not only could you find displays showing how and why the company supports home grown energy but there was also a special display on hand from Growth Energy. New …

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Abe Hughes Takes #ALSIceBucketChallenge

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Today Abe Hughes, VP New Holland North America, took up my ALS IceBucketChallenge at the Farm Progress Show during and end of day Club Blue reception. Take a look and let me know what you think. Abe did not spare on the ice and water! During Abe’s video he challenged Jeff Broin, POET; Forrest Roberts, NCBA and Jim Streater, a …

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New Holland T8 SmartTrax

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Today New Holland announces a very unique tractor with rear tracks and front wheels. It’s the T8 SmartTrax. The media got a preview of the new machine which will be on the Farm Progress Show lot this week. Telling us all about it is Nathan Graham, T8, T9 and PLM Product Trainer. Here is some information about the new product. …

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2015 John Deere Products Are Launched

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The new John Deere products are launched. Now it’s on to the field and fall farm shows and time to take orders. However, you can’t order this machine which someone on Twitter last night dubbed the AgriTerminator. It’s a prototype Model 9RX with four tracks! The machine charged onto the show floor last night and was an example of how …

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John Deere Virtual Trainer

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On stage doing training for John Deere this week is Brian the virtual trainer. He’s pictured in the middle with Randy Kasperbauer on the right and Laura Donaldson. I talked with Randy about Brian. Brian is a simulated customer with pre-recorded responses that Randy can control from his tablet. Some of the things Brian talks about is building his data …

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A Unique and Functional iPad Holder

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Do you get tired of holding your iPad when lying down or sitting in your favorite chair? Here’s a possible solution for you. It’s the Lazepad and it is compatible with ipad 2/3 and the new ipad ( not ipad air). I got one to test out. My favorite way to use it is on the kitchen counter and especially …

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