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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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Finken Companies ................................ #C7024 Freeport State Bank .................................#B824 Gilman Co-operative Creamery Association #B930-931, #B1008-1009 Jim’s Electric / G3 Power Systems ........#A515 Johnson Seed & Ag .........................#B940-943 Lifestyle Lumber, Inc. ...............................#A719 Litzau Farm Drainage, Inc. .....................#A120 Messer Repair & Fabricating ........#A308-310 Midsota Manufacturing, Inc. .......#A419-422 Midwest Machinery #A520-522, #A608-610 Mimbach Fleet Supply............................#A110 NAPA Central MN ......................................#B816 Nelson Agri Structures & Ultimate Ag, LLC #A512-513 Northern Tool & Equipment ........#A432-433 Osakis Silo Repair, Inc. .......................... #C6000 Paul’s Welding ............................................#A101 RDO Equipment Company........... #A319-322, #A407-410
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2018 FREE Farm Show Seminars Plan on attending these free, informational seminars featuring timely information and ideas!
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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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.
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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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