You’ll find the sky over the show filled with advertising at times. We’ve got balloons like this one for Ag Leader Technology. They look a lot better in the sunshine. In addition to balloons we’ve got little lightweight sail planes (?) too. I couldn’t quite make out who this is for. If you know, post a comment. I got a …
Today I got to visit a dairy operation which is pretty big business in Norway. We toured the Smestad farm. Pictured here are our hosts, Ole Kristian and Randi Skallerud.
The interesting part of the dairy is that he’s using an automatic milking system. So before we event went into the barn we learned more about robotic milking.
Our second evening in Hamar, Norway at the IFAJ Congress was a mix of very good cultural entertainment and local food and beverage.
There were 3 separate tours going on today at the IFAJ Conress. I got picked to go on the forestry and nature tour. We started out at the Moelven company timber plant where they mainly make laminated trusses.
Marcus Rediger, Switzerland, is the IFAJ money man who presented the financials, budget and also introduced a project for IFAJ’s 50 year anniversary this year. A DVD has been produced that chronicles some of the history of the organization as well as just helping explain what agricultural journalism is like around the world.
I don’t even want to think about what time it is locally here in Hamar. We just got back from seeing the final night production of Peer Gynt at Laka Gala. Here’s Peer and the green troll. You’ll have to get a copy of Henrik Ibsen’s play to find out what it’s all about. Let’s just say that I think it made more sense in Norwegian than it would have in English.
InfoExpo can be kind of relaxing when seminars are in progress. Here at the boelte-hall booth it was time to play darts.
After getting back to the Portland Hilton (and air conditioning) from our river cruise it was party time. Wait a minute. What were we doing on the boat?
What do you do when it’s about 100 degrees out and there’s a water fountain you can get into? You jump into it.
Here’s another edition of “Dueling Satellite Radios.” This time I have a video clip for you. Keep in mind that these aren’t factory installed and only temporary in the truck I’m driving.