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Johnson Seed & Ag Service is a full service planter shop owned by Peter Johnson of Lake Lillian. We have been in business for eight years now. We are currently dealers for Precision Planting, Pioneer Seed and CopperHead Ag Closing Wheels. We can help you build your planter from the ground up or just help you make a couple changes to benefit your yields.

Planter Inspections ns - We are THE PLANTER GUYS. If you have issues with th your planter, we have the solution. From maintenance, ntenance, to helping out your yields, we are the guys uys to call. We will inspect it, repair it if it needs it, and get et you back out in the field. Meter Testing – We e can test the singulation and good spacing of your ur current meter on our test stand and fix any problemss with it before you hit the field. Data Managementt - We can help get your data to a software program that makes sense and store the data for years to come me.

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A business in planters Johnson Seed provides services for every farmer BY KATELYN ASFELD Staff writer

When it comes to planters, the guys at Johnson Seed and Ag Services know what to do – and they know what to do for every farmer, no matter the size. “We try to be a onestop shop for planters. We want to be able to sell anything and everything for a planter. The equipment is tailored to the customers for the customer,” Nick Hanson said. Hanson has been an employee of the dealership for two years. He works alongside employee Jason Schaefer and owner Peter Johnson. At the two locations, in Belgrade and Lake Lillian, the trio serves over 300 customers, and their clientele list continues to grow. They provide maintenance, inspection and repair for planters, as well as crop services such as scouting fields and meter inspection and services.

The dealership has been operational since April 2017, when Johnson and Schaefer merged businesses. Johnson began farming at his family’s farm in 2004 in Willmar and in 2008, he started a dealership in the Willmar area for Pioneer Seeds. In 2011, he started a Precision Planting dealership in Lake Lillian. A year later, Schaefer started his dealership, Schaefer’s Precision Planting, in Belgrade. “Once Jason and I started talking about our geographical differences and how we could utilize manpower to assist our growers, we started to realize that there was a benefit to having multiple people in different facilities,” Johnson said. Johnson and Schaefer then decided to merge their resources and Johnson bought Schaefer’s dealership. “The merging of the two dealerships has broadened our horizons a lot more to a network of dealers,” said Schaefer, noting the dealership’s

used parts inventory has increased in Belgrade to provide a wider selection for their customers. While the dealership is only made of three men, they are a powerhouse team. “When you call, you get us. The person that is selling the product is servicing the product. We understand our products very well because we are very hands-on,” Johnson said. Planting season, particularly the first three days, is stressful, but it is something all three men look forward to because they love to help the farmers. “Trying to make sure everyone’s up and going in a timely fashion and being that guy that people turn to when they need help in the field is something that I really enjoy,” Schaefer said. This year is their first time exhibiting at the Central Minnesota Farm Show and they are looking forward to meeting new people and making new connections. Additionally, they will have


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Employee Nick Hanson (left), dealership owner Peter Johnson, and employee Jason Schaefer of Johnson Seed and Ag Services in Belgrade and Lake Lillian will be exhibiting for the first time at the Central Minnesota Farm Show Feb. 27-March 1 in St. Cloud. They will have a row unit robot on display in their booths. Photo by Katelyn Asfeld equipment on display for viewing. “One of the coolest things we’re going to have there is a row unit robot which will plant corn and spread fertilizer live there. If a person wants to see the difference in depth bands, row cleaners, fertilizer placement, seed tube … we’ll have that there,” Schaefer said. Hanson agreed. “It will do anything any planter will ever do

in a field, except go up “My No. 1 goal is aland down because we ways to create and be don’t have hydraulic,” he the best information said. stream related to the The piece of equip- planter process, to help ment was developed af- growers be more profitter Schaefer experience able, and to make sure trouble planting. we are servicing every With modifications single grower to the best and refining of the ro- of our ability,” Johnson bot, the trio now has a said. great visual for the farm Johnson Seed and show. The three men are Ag Services will be in excited to show attend- booths B940-B943. ees how they can & retroCustomer Appreci fit a variety of different brands into one planter.


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Tuesday, February 27th Session 1: 10:30- 11:45 • Session 2: 1:30-2:45

Carrying the Load: Is your equipment fit for the road? Dave Busse, commercial motor vehicle officer with the Minnesota State Patrol will provide the latest rules and regulations on roadside inspections, load securement, transporting hazardous materials, road safety with farm equipment, federal farm exemptions and state statutes, and common paperwork and equipment violations. - Water Quality/Buffer Zone Panel This panel will represent the legal side, the farmer’s point of view, and the government agencies.


Wednesday, February 28th Session 1: 10:30- 11:45 • Session 2: 1:30-2:45 (repeat)

Market Trends on Equipment - Looking Forward Scott Steffes, Steffes Group, Inc., is a nationally recognized leader in the auction industry, engaged in the business of marketing farm equipment, construction equipment, industrial equipment and real estate at public auction. Their connection with the agri business world gives them unique insight to what market trends are and where they are headed.


Thursday, March 1st Estate Planning Part 1: 10:30- 12:00 Estate Planning Part 2: 1:30-3:00

Planning Your Legacy Cathy Olson, senior business analyst, AgStar Financial Services; Gary Hachfeld, University of Minnesota Extension Educator; Brian J. Schoenborn, attorney, Stinson Leonard Street; present key steps, tax strategies, and insights on developing and implementing a successful farm transition plan.

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Flight Manufacturing The leader in augers for agriculture and industry BY KATELYN ASFELD Staff writer

Flight Manufacturing Corporation is a stateof-the-art company specializing in, you guessed it, manufacturing flighting. The company was founded in 1999, almost 20 years ago. They offer precision auger flighting for agricultural, material handling, utilities, food, mining and construction industries. There are three locations – two in Illinois and the other in Nebraska. “We offer edge-wound helicoid and sectional flighting,” said Marc Cain, general manager of Flight Manufacturing Corporation. Cain grew up on a farm where his interest in flightings first started. He loved to watch grain go up the auger during harvest time. Cain began working for the company right after high school and truly enjoys the family atmosphere within the company. “They are like family,” he said of his co-workers.

Sectional auger flight pieces rest on a pallet in Flight Manufacturing Corporation’s warehouse. The product is made by cutting blanks with highspeed plasma cutters from plate metal. All photos submitted.

His work consists of a variety of things, but his favorite task is designing new products for customers. The primary products manufactured are sectional flighting and edge-wound helicoid flightings. Both are popular items amongst their customers, said Cain. Their flighting can be used for a multitude of applications including grain handling, feeder wagons, mixer wagons, augers, food handling, fertilizer, mining, underground boring, sludge removal, anchors, construction, snow blowers, post hole digging, material separators and salt spreaders. Edge-wound helicoid flighting is a type of flighting that is used for moving heavy and abrasive materials. This flighting is manufactured using a precision cold form process, from bar stock or coil in various thicknesses, diameter and pitch dimensions according to a customer’s specifications. Sectional flighting is made by cutting blanks, with high-speed plasma cutters, from plate metal and forming it into individual one-pitch segments of different thicknesses and diameters. The pitch segment is the distance between each section measured parallel to the shaft of the flighting. Bigger (up to 72 inches in diameter) and thicker flighting requests by customers have increased over the years. Their 42,000-square-foot facility is stocked with carbon steels and stainless steels in various grades and thicknesses. “We are bringing


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Edge-wound helicoid auger flights wait for shipment at Flight Manufacturing’s warehouse in Illinois.This type of flighting is used for moving abrasive and heavy materials in industries such as construction and mining.

back that thickness to the outer edge for longer wear-ability and less replacement,” Cain said. “The flighting wears fast on the outer edge, so a thicker flighting was needed.” Meeting the demands and providing quality products to customers is the company’s greatest challenge, however, they have proven to be up to that challenge. The business manufactures individual custom sizes as well as annual production quantities. “Our quality and lead time sets us apart from other businesses,” Cain said. “Based on quantity, we have the option to deliver our products with our own fleet of trucks.” The company plans to continue providing quality product at reasonable prices for their customers.

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Building Bonds Litzaus look forward to meeting people at the farm show BY LAURA HINTZEN Staff writer

Litzau Farm Drainage, Inc., located in Lake Lillian, will be attending the Central Minnesota Farm Show this year. This marks their fourth year at the event held on Feb. 27-March 1 at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud. “I remember finding something online a while back and knew it would be a good way to help grow the business and meet some new clientele,” said owner, Mike Litzau. “I am looking forward to socializing with people in my industry and meeting new customers.” Litzau Farm Drainage, Inc. has offered farm drainage services since 1972 in their 60- by-100-foot shop with their primary customers being farmers. Services provided include underground directional boring, septic systems, lagoons, water management, demolition and general excavating. “Last year we were the first ones in the world to plow in 24-inch dual,” Litzau said. Then in 2015, a directional boring section was added which includes bores from 4” to 24”, on-grade specializing, boring hdpe pipe, boring roads, electric line, waterline and geothermal. The most popular service offered is plowing in the ag tile. What sets Litzau Farm Drainage, Inc. apart from similar companies is that they travel to farmers’ fields on a daily basis. Litzau works with 18-20 employees. “We will put in the sevenday work week if necessary, where a lot of other people won’t,” Litzau said. “If someone calls, we will be there. We also run a full-time repair crew where a lot of companies can’t offer that.”

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This is a game-changer. The 4700 Series is the biggest Massey Ferguson® R&D project ever. The goal was to create the most heavy-duty, versatile tractor in it’s class. So there’s more power for greater lift capacity and pulling heavier implements. Yet it’s nimble enough to maneuver through any operation, making it ideal for hay, dairy, livestock and municipal duty. Come see the result. www.masseyferguson.us

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Same great doors, service and people. New Name. American Door Works. • Commercial Overhead Doors • Residential Overhead Doors • Farm • Parts & Repair • 24-Hour Emergency Service

Brad Herickhoff, Owner Office: 320-351-4872 Cell: 320-293-0882 brad@agtechdrainage.com Bill Pasche, Sales & Design Cell: 320-293-6951 bill@agtechdrainage.com

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Come see us at the Central MN Farm Show Booth #A307

Formerly St. Cloud Overhead Door Company

www.AmericanDoorWorks.com 320-253-1310 / 2150 FRONTAGE RD S / WAITE PARK, MN 56387

Central MN Farm Show • Thursday, February 15, 2018 • 17

ROLLOFF CONTAINERS G RE AT FOR: • Remodeling Jobs • Demolition Jobs • Shingles • Household Cleanout (Garbage) • All types of Scrap Iron

We are here for FARMS, HOMES and BUSINESSES We deliver and pick up at any location. We handle any size commercial account!

We are now giving bids for demo jobs!

- Buyers of all Scrap Metal • Aluminum • Tin • Copper • Brass • Stainless • Batteries • Catalytic Converters • Farm Machinery • Radiators • Autos • Computer Components • Prepared & Unprepared Metals

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Just 20 minutes from Little Falls or St. Cloud on Cty Rd 17

Phone: 320-746-2819 www.opatzmetalsinc.com

Brian Prokott, CFO

Isaac Krueger, CEO



Hours: Monday - Friday 7:00-5:00 | Saturday 7:30-12:00 PO Box 197, 209 West Centre Street, Royalton, MN 56373 320-584-5557 Quality Building Materials ~ Sales ~ Estimating

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WARNING: PolarisŽ off-road vehicles can be hazardous to operate and are not intended for on-road use. Driver must be at least 16 years old with a valid driver’s license to operate. Passengers, if permitted, must be at least 12 years old. All riders should always wear helmets, eye protection, and protective clothing. Always use seat belts and cab nets or doors (as equipped). Never engage in stunt driving, and avoid excessive speeds and sharp turns. Riding and alcohol/ drugs don’t mix. All riders should take a safety training course. Call 800-342-3764 for additional information. Check local laws before riding on trails. Š2017 Polaris Industries Inc.

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Silage Bags 8 x 100 7.5 mil 8 x 150 7.5 mil 8 x 200 7.5 mil 8 x 250 7.5 mil 8 x 300 7.5 mil 9 x 150 8 mil 9 x 200 8 mil 9 x 250 8 mil 9 x 300 8 mil 10 x 150 9 mil 10 x 200 9 mil 10 x 250 9 mil 10 x 300 9 mil 10 x 500 9 mil 12 x 200 9 mil 12 x 250 9 mil 12 x 300 9 mil 12 x 500 9 mil 14 x 300 9 mil 14 x 500 9 mil Grain Bags 10 x 300 9.5 mil 10 x 500 9.5 mil Bale Tubes 73 x 150 40/Pallet 73 x 220 40/Pallet 82 x 220 32/Pallet 87 x 150 40/Pallet 87 x 220 32/Pallet End Caps 93 x 72 25/Pallet 110 x 72 25/Pallet Repair Tape/6mil 3� x 108’ 16/Case 6� x 108’ 8/Case 2 in 1 Combo 40 x 200 4/Pallet 50 x 200 4/Pallet 50 x 1200 1/Pallet 60 x 150 4/Pallet 60 x 200 4/Pallet 60 x 1000 1/Pallet 66 x 1000 1/Pallet Underlay/Barrier Film 40’ x 150 40’ x 200 40’ x 1200 50’ x 200 50’ x 1200 60’ x 200 60’ x 1200 66’ x 200 66’ x 1200

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See us at the


BOOTHS B930-931 B1008-1009 • A Feed Specialist will be in our Booth

Agrispeed Hitch MIRACO WATERERS • Simple drawbar mount • Easy to operate day or night • PTO compatible • Fast, reliable, safe • Increases efficiency • Only requires 1 person

Check out our Gallagher Fencing Products! A Gallagher Rep will be at our booth

Great selection of Traeger Grills!

Ask About PolyDome Products & Calf warmers!

Stop by our booth for a free drawing!

“Big selection, even BIGGER service!”

Roasted Soybeans Custom Roasting of grains including barley, corn, wheat, oats and soybeans

GILLY THE COW Only at the MN Farm Show!


Some goals of every dairy producer is to increase milk production and increase profitability. Roasting soybeans and other grains in your animals’ diet is one way of achieving this goal. We can help you produce 10% more milk on less feed by roasting your soybeans!

Gilman Co-op Creamery

Milk Bar!


Gilman, MN N 320-387-2770 770 Open M-F 7:30-7, 7, Sat. 7:30-5, Sun. 9-1

Central MN Farm Show • Thursday, February 15, 2018 • 21 TOPICS - Continued from page 1 vendors and ag sales reps with their agrirelated businesses,” Wegner said. “They can come in and see firsthand the products and equipment or talk about programs and policies and get their questions asked. They can reconnect with friends and meet new ones.” New to this year’s show is Topics on the Hour. Each day, a vendor in the show will present on a topic in the Carlson room stage each hour. Each presenter will speak for 30 minutes and answer questions for 15 minutes. Topics on the Hour is free to attend and will be happening every hour Tuesday, Feb. 27 and Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursday, March 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Also new this year is afternoon cookies and milk on all three days (ticket required), Tuesday and Wednesday, 2-4 p.m. and Thursday 1-3 p.m., sponsored by Minnwest Bank. This year, monthly prize giveaways have been done on the farm show’s Facebook page to publicize the event further.

At one of the seminars, the controversial water quality and buffer zone subject will be presented. “We are bringing in the perspective of the farmer, the government agency and a law firm. There is a lot of misinformation out there about the buffer zone laws and how they actually affect the landowners and the farmers working on the farms,” Wegner said. The goal of the seminar is to clarify misconceptions and bring a greater understanding of buffer zone laws. The water quality and buffer zone panel will be held Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 10:3011:45 a.m. and again at 1:30-2:45 p.m. Other free seminar topics presented include road safety with farm equipment presented by Dave Busse, commercial motor vehicle officer with the Minnesota State Patrol; market trends on equipment presented by Scott Steffes of Steffes Group, Inc.; and estate planning presented by Cathy Olson, senior business analyst with AgStar Financial Services, Gary Hachfeld, University of Minnesota

Extension Educator and Brian J Schoenbron, attorney with Stinson Leonard Street. Seminar topics are selected by the farm show volunteer committee. “Farming is an everchanging industry and we are working hard to meet the needs of agribusinesses and be a bridge between our agribusiness communities and the area business communities,” Wegner said.“We are all tied together.” For first-time attendees, Wegner suggests visiting the information booth, then the welcome table followed by visiting all of the vendors.

Fun at the Farm Show

Photos by Diane Leukam

Enjoy the 51st Annual Central Minnesota Farm Show! WORDS OF WISDOM “Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts will follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization. “ Daniel Webster “If you tickle the earth with a hoe she laughs with a harvest.” Douglas Jerrold “The first supermarket supposedly appeared on the American landscape in 1946. That is not very long ago. Until then, where was all the food? Dear folks, the food was in homes, gardens, local fields, and forests. It was near kitchens, near tables, near bedsides. It was in the pantry, the cellar, the backyard.” Joel Salatin, Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World “Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from the corn field.” Dwight D. Eisenhower “Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness. “ Thomas Jefferson “The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life.” Wendell Berry, The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture

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Talkin’ Ag at the Farm Show

The 2017 Central Minnesota Farm Show was well attended. This year’s attendance is anticipated to be 4,000 attendees. Photos by Diane Leukam

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Paul’s Welding & Repair 19+ Years of Quality Service!

Join us at Booth A101 At the Central MN Farm Show • Sell & Repair Silo Unloaders • Light Manufacturing • Sell & Repair Lagoon Vertical Pumps

Call Paul for all your


Welding & Repairs

Aluminum, Stainless Steel & Cast Iron

Call us to Rent Jamesway Spreader Tanks! There when you need us, so you can get back to work!

196 West St. S St. Martin, MN 56376 • 320-548-3300

The combination of education and the right products to create solutions for farmers!

David Nelson Atwater, MN 320.699.1479

• Security Cameras • Dahlman Seed (corn & beans) • Nutra-boss Fertilizer Drops

• Ag Diesel Solutions • Sioux City Tarps & Accessories • Quake LED Lights

Visit us at the Farm Show: Booths A512 & A513

Dean E Nelson 53671 235th Street Grove City, MN 56243 Cell: 320-699-3297 Office: 320-857-2633 dnelsonag@gmail.com

Authorized Dealer for:

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It all Begins on the Farm! CENTRAL MINNESOTA FARM SHOW 400 BOOTHS and over

200 Vendors!

Don’t Miss It!

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The Most Dependable Waterers on the Market!

WaterMaster Series

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Trailers, Skidsteer Attachments, Parts & Service Get your trailer and skidsteer attachments in for service, so they are ready for spring!

Find us at the Farm Show! Booths A418-422 404 County Road 50 • Avon, Minnesota 56310 • South Side of I-94

320.356.2412 • www.midsotamfg.com “Remember, if you’re going to be HAULIN you need to be CALLIN, Midsota Manufacturing in Avon!”

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