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he first time you meet Donald Zolan, you have the feeling of meeting an old friend whom you just haven’t seen for awhile. His warmth, candor and interest in others can disguise the fact that he’s one of our nation’s most talented and popular artists. A very positive and forward looking man, he’s at peace with himself and his world. The love and joy you see in his paintings are a sincere expression of himself. A fifth generation artist, Zolan began drawing at age three, and, by age five, was working in watercolors and winning local competitions. He won his first major art competition at age thirteen and was awarded a scholarship to the prestigious Art Institute of Chicago. By sixteen, he won a scholarship to Chicago’s American Academy of Art. Full-time formal training began after high school with a full scholarship to the American Academy of Fine Art. Upon graduation, he was selected to apprentice with Haddon Sundblom, a famous Chicago illustrator most known for his Coca-Cola Santa Claus. Zolan moved into the field of commercial art, where he was a great success over the next twelve years. His true love, however, was his fine art paintings which were shown in leading galleries and museums around the world. By the 1970’s, he finally established his own gallery on Nantucket Island. In 1977, the President of the Bradford Exchange visited a Chicago gallery and was so impressed with Zolan’s paintings of children that he decided to commission a new work for a collector plate. One April afternoon, Zolan was watching his son blowing a dandelion in the backyard. Inspired by the wonder and fascination of his young son blowing a dandelion, he created his famous painting – Erik and Dandelion - which launched his thirty year collectible career. This new work immediately became Plate of the Year, the first of countless awards Zolan won as a limited edition collectible artist. Zolan’s work soared in popularity with collectors and his

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images were soon licensed on a wide range of products by more than 25 national and international companies, spanning the globe from the Americas, to Europe, and to Australia. In 2008, Zolan introduced a new collection of Santa Claus paintings inspired by his apprenticeship with Haddon Sundblom. Introduced at the New York Licensing Show, Zolan’s new collection captivated and excited collectors with his amazing portrayals of the traditional jolly Americana Santa. As Sundblom created his Santas for the Coke corporation, Zolan too has introduced a new collection of John Deere Santa’s. Zolan is continually inspired by his happy childhood in Brookfield, IL. His parents fully supported and nurtured their son’s talent, and, by his own admission, Zolan had an idyllic childhood. In his own words, Zolan recalls, “Each painting is emblematic of my happy and carefree childhood days growing up in the Heartland. Life was an adventure with my dog, Skipper, always discovering something new and exciting in my little world.” All of Zolan’s paintings rekindle a spark of nostalgia in each of us as the warmth and richness of his work touches the heart and enlivens the soul. This love and joy is reflected in his works. The unique combination of a subject matter so close to his heart and incredible talent, nurtured through years of technical training and experience, make Zolan’s paintings among the most popular in the world. To view more of Zolan’s paintings visit For more information or licensing inquiries contact The Zolan Company at 32857 N. 74th Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85266, or call 480-306-5680, email: © The Zolan Company, llc. All Rights Reserved.


t features Pig Poop Pavement? | INNOVATIONS..... 8 How Protective Coatings Help Keep Costs Down........................... 9 How a Fodder-Pro Feed System Reduced Feed Costs | CASE STUDY........10 How to keep a positive attitude in challenging times.............................11 In the Barn: New monthly feature answers questions from livestock producers......... 48

tevery month What's New Equipment & Products for the Farm................... 4 Life Insurance Trusts Revisited | M. Baron........12 Is the Industrial Food Chain Responsible for Obesity? | Dr. Rosmann...........................15










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The new Silostop Orange combines all of the qualities needed to maximize feed quality: strong and stretchy with both cling and barrier. In fact, the barrier is so good that it is referred to as a "Total Oxygen Barrier™".

“Financial losses from throwing away damaged feed and spoiled silage is unnecessary and can be avoided with the use of Silostop Orange,” says Wigley. Silostop total oxygen barrier film reduces dry matter loss, decreases visible spoilage, maintains feed quality, improves aerobic stability and saves labor. Now in a wide range of sizes, Silostop total oxygen barrier film is available up to 65 x 1,000 feet with larger sizes available by special order. Silostop® total oxygen barrier film is produced under the Bruno Rimini brand as a specifically engineered oxygen barrier film that is proven to protect ensiled forage and grain with superior performance over traditional plastic covers.

On-center points exist every six inches and the patented design allows the installers to run tubing at 45-degree angles with ease. The S20 Contractor Floor Panel can support the installation of 1/2” and 5/8” PEX Tubing. The new panel will be manufactured at existing Creatherm production facilities. Customers now have the ability to split orders between the widely popular T45, S45 and U45 Floor Panels by bundle quantity. All Creatherm ™ radiant floor panels are manufactured out of BASF Styropor® EPS. Styropor®, an expandable polystyrene (EPS) was invented by BASF in 1952 and today is a classic among the raw materials employed for cost-effective construction, as well as efficient and reliable packaging. The most important properties of Styropor® EPS include: excellent thermal insulation capacity, high compressive strength, outstanding impact absorption, low weight, and flexible design capabilities.



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New 10’ Vari-Slice Seeder From Kasco

Kasco Manufacturing introduced a new 10’ wide VariSlice seeder at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, KY. The Vari-Slice seeder is suitable for applications including pasture seeding, beef, dairy and horse farms for worked or no-till conditions and where tight germination of grass seed is needed. The disc angle can be adjusted quickly to move more aggressively over the ground with rugged cutting coulters to cut through roots, limbs and debris. Other widths of 3’, 4’, 5’, 6’ and 8’ are also available. These seeders feature a unique metering system for planting a variety of a seeds such as Bermuda, alfalfa, timothy, rye and oats. A patented, optional positive feed agitator system is also in a second box to plant native or warm season grasses. Vari-Slice units with a standard seedbox and warm season grass box are able to plant virtually any seed variety. Call 800-458-9129 or visit for info. ______________________________________

Donaldson Announces New TopSpin HD HeavyDuty Pre-Cleaners

The all-metal TopSpin HD is built for high-dust and heavy-debris environments, such as agriculture. Its high efficiency design delivers low restriction and enables it to separate and eject up to 80% of incoming contamination before it can reach the engine’s air cleaner. It also helps prolong air filter life, which results in: •

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«what's new what’s newt Free Planting Date AdvisorSM Tool on climate. com Helps Identify Ideal Planting Windows The Climate Corporation recently announced that the free service is now live for the 2013 growing season. Using remote sensing technologies, physical and geospatial mapping, unique weather simulations, and proprietary agronomic models, climate. com provides growers with field-level weather monitoring and forecasting, field-specific crop insights, and decision support tools to help them better manage their operations and increase their profitability. The Climate Corporation also announced the availability of Planting Date Advisor,℠ a new tool that dynamically quantifies spring and fall freeze risks by planting date for each field. With the help of Planting Date Advisor, growers can better identify an ideal planting window and evaluate the potential risk-reward of their seed relative maturity choice. "Every year growers miss out on hundreds of millions of bushels of yield potential valued in excess of $1 billion because of lack of access to data and insights to inform their planting date decisions,” says Jeff Hamlin, director of agronomic research at The Climate Corporation. “Planting Date Advisor is a unique online tool that growers can put to use in the coming months to understand freeze risks by planting date and risk-reward tradeoffs of their seed relative maturity choice. The goal of is to help growers increase their profitability, and Planting Date Advisor is the first tool that can help growers make more profitable decisions in the face of increasingly extreme weather." Powered by The Climate Corporation’s unique weather monitoring, forecasting and agronomic modeling technology platform, Planting Date Advisor: •

Calculates the risk that a corn or soybean crop in any of over 20 million U.S. fields could be damaged by a spring freeze post-emergence or damaged by a fall freeze before the crop has a chance to reach full maturity, with risks calculated for each potential planting date. Allows a grower to vary the relative maturity of the seed to assist cost-benefit analyses regarding the additional fall freeze risk the grower would be taking on by planting a longer-season, higher-yielding variety. Provides dynamic field-level planting date risk analyses using real-time weather forecasting technologies.

The full service drives more profitable farming by saving growers time and improving their operational decision making. In addition to Planting Date Advisor, key features for the 2013 growing season include: •

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current field-level weather conditions and key status indicators for each of their fields, including 24-hour and 7-day accumulated precipitation, growth stage, soil moisture, projected yield impact of season-to-date weather conditions, and estimated yield projections. •

Precipitation and Temperature Tracking: Growers can track daily and cumulative season-to-date precipitation on each of their fields, monitor high and low temperatures, and receive notifications of yield-impacting and operational-impacting weather events.

Soil Moisture Tracking: Corn and soybean growers can monitor current soil moisture levels to evaluate whether a given field is experiencing drought or excess moisture stress and to assess field workability.

Growth Stage Tracking: Corn and soybean growers can track the field-level progression of their crops through each growth stage to full maturity during the growing season, and monitor the expected timing of future crop growth stages based on season to-date weather conditions. Crop Impact: Corn and soybean growers can track the occurrence, severity and estimated yield impact of heat, drought, excess moisture and freezing weather events.

This powerful feature delivers a more complete view of how the implement is performing and will arm farmers with the data they need to more effectively tune and balance their equipment for maximum performance and efficiency. IAS has also designed and implemented new low flow rate algorithms for improved system performance in applications such as planting sunflowers, canola and flax. These algorithms make the Wireless Blockage Monitor even more versatile for farmers planting a wide range of crops. Additionally, IAS has improved support for customers running multiple systems in the same field. “This release of updates and improvements continues to move the Wireless Blockage Monitor forward,” said Bobby Volesky, IAS product manager. “We’re already leading the industry technologically, and continuing to innovate with features like flow monitoring across the implement shows our dedication to our customers and to ensuring that the system remains cutting-edge far into the future.” The new functionality will be released as an update to the Wireless Blockage Monitor application on the Apple App Store at the beginning of April.

“Farmers tell us that they can’t get all the weather and agronomic data that they need to make informed daily decisions,” says David Friedberg, CEO of The Climate Corporation. “We have built technology to acquire, analyze and provide weather and agronomic data for every field and operation in the United States, allowing farmers of all sizes to improve their outcomes and profitability using simple tools on” Growers can create a free trial account at www.climate. com. Ongoing free access to the service is available through Climate Corporation authorized independent crop insurance agents. ______________________________________

IAS Announces Wireless Blockage Monitor Updates Intelligent Agricultural Solutions (IAS) is pleased to announce several software updates and improvements to its groundbreaking Wireless Blockage Monitor system. The Wireless Blockage Monitor system is an innovative acoustic-based seed monitoring system for air seeding implements. Launched in 2011, the system monitors every opener on the implement and uses the popular Apple iPad to instantly display blockages anywhere on the tool. The system has been well received by forwardlooking farmers and is now in use across the US, Canada and Australia. The most compelling improvement is the system’s new flow monitoring feature, which displays total flow levels and flow variance from manifold to manifold. |

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New In-Cab Cell Phone and Tablet Mounting Brackets from John Deere

The proliferation of smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices has made them popular and essential communications and information resources for today's farmers and ranchers. As a result, John Deere is introducing mounting brackets and attachments to make it easier and more convenient for producers to have hands-free access and improved viewing of their mobile devices while operating equipment.

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what’s newt According to Tyler Rouse, senior marketing representative for John Deere Tractor Parts, for proper machine operation, it's critical that mobile devices be located and mounted where they are accessible but do not interfere with visibility and machine controls. "These brackets and mounts are designed to allow operators to access a wide variety of different mobile devices while in the cab of the tractor, combine, sprayer or other machine." These new brackets include a cell phone mount bracket kit, a tablet mount kit, and accessory mounting bracket kit. They are all cross-compatible with current John Deere monitor kits and are customizable to fit each operator's specific requirements in the cab. The cell phone mount bracket features the fourpronged RAM X-Grip™, which was specifically chosen because it meets John Deere's tough requirements and customer needs. It is designed to securely hold cell phones, GPS and other devices of similar size, without the need for foam pads or other stabilizing materials. The RAM X-Grip is compatible and interchangeable with a wide range of popular RAM and John Deere mounts.

Farmer DM Series mowers are available in widths from 5-1/2 to 9 feet. With discs spinning at 3,000 rpm, they deliver a clean cut at a faster pace than a sicklebar mower. Their extremely flat, low-profile spur gear design achieves a clean cut even on difficult, rolling terrain. This design also helps ensure high forage flow without material buildup, for fluffy swaths and highquality forage.

For more information see your local John Deere dealer or visit Part numbers for the kits are as follows: BRE10015 – Cellphone Kit, BRE10034 – Tablet Kit, and RE343680 – Accessory Mounting Bracket Kit. ______________________________________

New Farmer DM Series Mowers from Massey Ferguson

Massey Ferguson® introduces the Farmer DM Series mowers, offering farmers and ranchers the smooth-cutting, low maintenance and reliability they have become accustomed to from Massey Ferguson disc mowers. No matter what size tractor you operate or how challenging your terrain, one of the economical Massey Ferguson Farmer DM Series mowers can handle the job. This Series includes four new models (DM1305, DM1306, DM1308 and DM1309) to match a wide range of horsepower requirements.


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“We’ve designed these new disc mowers to give farmers and ranchers an advantage in speed, efficiency and durability,” says Massey Ferguson’s Dean Morrell, product marketing manager, Hay and Forage. “Regardless of your hay operation’s size or the horsepower you have in the shed, the Farmer DM Series will provide the performance and reliability you need.” Rocks and uneven terrain are less likely to cause damage to Farmer DM Series mowers because these mowers are deliberately designed tough to take on the realities of hay production.

Also standard with the new BX Series is the pre-drilled holes in the rear for easier wiper installation. This new cab system is less than seven feet in overall height (with ROPs folded) for easy storage in a homeowner's garage.

The tablet mounting kit also attaches to the accessory mounting bracket or existing monitor mounting bracket in the equipment cab and securely holds larger devices such as iPads® and other tablets. Its durable RAM design holds devices firmly, even in rugged terrain, and features easy-to-adjust wing nuts and ball joints that allow the operator to change the position of the device to fit their needs. "All the mounts allow the operator to quickly and easily attach or remove the devices from the holder without sacrificing stability or durability," Rouse adds. "These mounts make it convenient for customers to incorporate these devices into their cabs while maximizing visibility, accessibility and operational efficiency."

With a tilted Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS), the operator can work in a safe and efficient environment and the structured steel frame provides the strength and durability needed for heavy-duty work.

The cutterbar is equipped with a roll/shear pin for every disc. The shear pin is positioned to break outside of the cutterbed, preventing internal damage and eliminating contamination of the oil bath. A springloaded anti-collision breakaway system allows the entire mower to pivot backwards if the mower comes in contact with an object protruding from the ground, so the operator has time to stop the tractor before serious damage can occur. For more information contact your local Massey Ferguson dealer or visit ______________________________________

New Kubota BX Series Curtis Cab for SubCompact Tractors

Curtis Industries, LLC has introduced another cab system for the Kubota line of Sub-Compact Tractors. The new BX Series Curtis Cab fits multiple models and features a wide variety of enhancements for improved comfort, visibility and durability. Adding to its extensive line of quality cabs for Kubota, the BX Series Curtis Cab offers a soft sided version and a hard sided version which includes full sliding glass windows for optimum ventilation and pin-hinged doors for quick and easy removal.

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Scott Nelson, CEO of Curtis Industries stated, "We're excited about this new product launch. Listening to our customers is what drives our innovation here at Curtis." He also added, "Not only do we put our focus on innovation and quality but we're always thinking of new ways to provide our dealers with the best tools possible to help them succeed." The BX Series Curtis Cab also includes new options for accessories which include adjustable, low amp draw LED lights for a longer battery life and vehicle style mirrors. High performance heaters, defroster vents and work lights are also available. For more information visit or call 800-343-7676. ______________________________________

Agrilabs Introduces a Unique Solution for Managing Calf Stress

AgriLabs announces the introduction of StressMate™, a unique product developed from colostrum that provides a source of small proteins commonly referred to as bioactives, which help calves cope with stress. "Stress in calves is certain," said Adam Yankowsky, Business Unit Manager for Livestock Products for AgriLabs. "Beginning at birth, calves face stressful conditions that may have a long lasting impairment on their growth and productivity." Calves require quality colostrum or replacer immediately following birth. However, in many instances, quality colostrum is not available or the calf is unable

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to consume what it needs for the best start possible. "That is why StressMate has been developed," said Dustin Kjelden of Sterling Technology, AgriLabs' marketing partner for North and South America. Producers now have an effective option to treat stressed calves and to help calves exposed to stressful conditions such as birth, commingling, transport or adverse weather. "StressMate's unique formulation is comprised of concentrated small proteins that are essential in helping to boost the calf's own natural or innate defense system," said Dr. Jennifer Trout, Technical Services Veterinarian for AgriLabs. "When fed to young calves, even after gut closure, calves have an immediate source of essential immune supportive nutrients."

“Agri-retailers make a significant investment in training their professional applicators because of the important role they play, so increasing their comfort and safety is essential,” says Dave Lovell, field sales and marketing support manager for AGCO Application Equipment. Lovell notes that recent enhancements to AGCO’s RoGator® sprayers specifically address this objective for professional operators, as well as large farming operations that have their own application equipment. Design enhancements include: •

Unobstructed visibility in all directions during operation due to a six-post cab design with large windows on all four sides, including a wide, panoramic front windshield and curved windows in the corners.

A lower boom position when configured for liquid application during transport and superior lighting to provide improved road safety.

Wider cab entry for easier operator access.

A one-level, slatted walking platform for firmer footing and more accessible daily engine maintenance, plus a lower first step from the ground onto the walkway.


That’s why recent advances in application equipment not only focus on improved accuracy and efficiency, but also on greater operator comfort and safety.

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Automatic temperature control to provide a continuous, comfortable environment without having to adjust the cabin temperature.

Sound-dampening material strategically placed throughout the cab to reduce external noise, allowing for one of the lowest noise levels on a selfpropelled applicator.

An “air ride” cab suspension system and semiactive seat suspension for a more comfortable ride over rough field terrain.

“Demanding work schedules are just part of the job for many operators,” Lovell says, “but making them safer and more comfortable can also translate into greater efficiency. A safe, happy operator is a productive operator.” For more information visit ______________________________________

Claas Of America Receives Two AE50 Awards for Advancements in Lexion 700 Combines

The CLAAS C-Motion Ergonomic Joystick is designed to allow a three-finger operational style. The thumb, index and middle fingers are each incorporated to control separate aspects of the machine. An operator can use his or her thumb to control header height, reel height, auto-pilot and feederhouse/header stops. The index finger is used to control unloading tube swing-in and swing-out and engage/disengage, while the middle finger controls the rocker switch for manual header tilt control and cutter bar position.

StressMate is packaged in convenient 250 mL bottles. It can be fed orally alone, or in milk, milk replacer or electrolyte solution. For newborn calves, feed 10 mL orally immediately following birth or as soon as possible afterwards. Then, continue feeding for at least two more days.

Each growing season, custom applicators spend long hours in the field applying fertilizer and crop protection products over millions of acres. The spring planting season is especially demanding, as professional operators race the clock to complete farmer field applications on schedule.

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) recently announced that CLAAS has won six AE50 awards for their advances in agricultural engineering. Two awards were given for innovations in the LEXION 700 Series combines — C-Motion Ergonomic Joystick and Cruise Pilot.

"StressMate is available through AgriLabs' network of distribution partners and will be included in the AgriLabs' Healthy Difference Calf Care campaign," said Yankowsky. The Healthy Difference Program is designed to provide practical education with information prepared by veterinarians, about how newborn beef or dairy calves can start and stay healthy from birth through weaning.

Comfort and Safety Features Help Applicators Cope with Long Hours in the Fields

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Right-side armrest that holds all the functions needed for field operations. This console “floats” with seat movement so operators don’t have to reach or search for a control while operating the machine.

Switch styles that don’t require applicators to look at the switches during field operation.

Positive cab pressure and a three-level air filtration system that keep the air inside the cab virtually |

The Cruise Pilot automatic throughput control system was also identified by ASABE as a superior innovation. This component tracks speed, feederhouse crop volume, engine load and grain losses. Through the constant monitoring of these aspects, the Cruise Pilot system can anticipate peak loads and maintain maximum productivity levels. The constant ground speed, throughput and throughput with losses are all maximized by the automatic technology. With this feature, LEXION combines can adapt to changing crop conditions and capitalize on efficiency. For more information, visit

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Professor Pioneers Ground-breaking Sustainable Pig Poop Asphalt where in North Carolina before moving forward with plans for national hubs.

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Protective Coatings Keep Equipment Running and Maintenance Costs Down Protecting your equipment today means you’ll be able to make and keep more money tomorrow. Every moment your equipment is unable to do its job, it is costing you money. Common chemical substances such as acids, urea, salt, chlorides, fertilizer, potash, lime, as well as environmental conditions like moisture, water, snow, ice, and UV rays, are the main culprits in the corrosion and deterioration of equipment that lead to high costs from maintenance, malfunction and lost productivity. These factors combined also reduce the overall equipment lifetime. Today’s farm equipment is equipped with sensitive electrical and mechanical components. And while it’s easy to see how the appearance on a machine’s exterior is degrading, peeling or oxidizing, to prevent extremely accelerated wear and premature equipment replacements costs, it’s critical to give attention to the effects highly corrosive agents can have on the machine’s internal connections, engine compartment and undercarriage.

Nyalic® coated Komatsu wheel loader kept inside the highly corrosive Kinder Morgan urea facility (Tampa Bay, FL area) 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for three years; mechanic responsible for machine describes it as "looks perfect, almost new."

It can be a difficult undertaking to control, prevent and mitigate common corrosive agents from disabling and destroying equipment. And while machines all have different jobs and operate in diverse environments, a protective coating will help shield every single one from harmful corrosive environments that cause equipment decay and breakdown, which leads to increased downtime, lost revenue and shorter machine life. Waxes and polishes can prevent some corrosion, but they are not designed to cover every part of a machine (specifically internal) and they require regular polishing and buffing; time that mission critical equipment could be spending in the field. The cost to coat a machine can provide a substantial return on investment. The coating materials and application are typically less than one percent of the machine cost, and new machine owners

are able to capitalize the cost of coating. A properly prepared and applied coating can provide many years of protection, generating significant cost savings in equipment maintenance and downtime. In terms of materials, a polymeric resin coating provides substantial benefits. It is clear, ultra-thin and can be applied on ferrous and non-ferrous metals, galvanized, anodized and powder coated surfaces, and painted surfaces. Specially blended polymeric resin coatings are designed to withstand extreme temperatures, typically ranging from 350 degrees F to below zero degrees F, and perform at film thicknesses as low as 5 microns. These coatings do not yellow, crack, peel or flake when properly applied, and they are easy to clean and maintain. There should be no need for harsh chemical cleaners. Polymeric resin coatings also provide a surface that is easy to touch-up and repair in the field as areas of the coating may become damaged over time. All owners and operators have to do is wipe down the affected area, dry it and spot apply the protective coating to reseal the area. Additionally, if any internal electrical connections need to be repaired or changed out, all that needs to be done is cleaning off the area and recoating. By applying a specially blended polymeric resin coating, equipment owners and operators can significantly reduce corrosion risk, and keep their machines in service for longer periods of time. The cost-effective protective coating reduces equipment maintenance, malfunction and failures, and increases a highly valuable machine’s lifetime and overall productivity.

Bottom line: by protecting your

equipment today, you’ll be able to make and keep more money tomorrow.

Author Skip Hawkins is the president of Nyalic®, a company that protects equipment nationwide against corrosion, paint oxidation and staining by sealing surfaces and preventing chemical and environmental corrosive agents from reaching the surface. Nyalic® is a proprietary clear, ultra-thin polymeric resin coating that was originally developed for the Apollo Space Program specifically to protect critical components from harsh environments, and is an ideal surface protectant from chemical and environmental corrosive conditions.

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Farm Combats High Organic Feed Prices With Hydroponic Fodder At Holy Mountain Farm in Redbush, KY, the Bruno family raises Katahdin sheep, Alpine dairy goats, Jersey milk cows and Heritage breeds of turkeys, chickens, ducks and geese. Their goal is “to raise livestock organically to help feed others the way that God intended.” The Bruno family raises their animals humanely and lovingly, and one of the main components of this is making sure they have a healthy, complete feed ration. The Brunos realized that the diet they were feeding their animals was very expensive and something had to change. They say, “We were feeding our animals with certified organic grain which was very costly. We do not have a lot of pasture here, but use all that we have to feed our animals.” The Brunos discovered the Fodder-Pro Feed System in the FarmTek catalog, which they had been receiving for a while. They continue, “We thought that the Fodder-Pro Feed System would help us out during the winter months when the pasture is lacking for the animals.” The system is working out quite well for

Holy Mountain Farm. “It provides enough fresh fodder to supplement our goats, sheep, chickens and dairy cows at the same time. It is very cost effective by making the organic grains last a lot longer,” says the Bruno Family. They have seen a real improvement in the health and wellbeing of their livestock as well. “The fodder is very healthy for the animals and their production has gone up. The poultry are a lot healthier and the milking animals’ production has really increased.” The Brunos are happy, not only that their system is easy to use and economical, but that their animals seem so happy with fodder as part of their diet. “We have been able to make our grain stretch for quite a while longer, which means we are spending money less often. Also, we feel that with fodder, the animals are getting the extra nutrition they need.” They continue, “They all seem so content on the fodder diet. This system has been a blessing and the animals love it!”


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You’ve probably heard the ancient story of the 3 blind men trying to describe an elephant. One touches the tail and describes the elephant as a snake. Another stumbles against the side and describes the elephant as a wall. Yet the other touches the leg and describes the elephant as a tall tree.

3. Find the silver lining. Constantly ask yourself

The point? Perhaps the issue in front of you is not of as much significance as the angle you are experiencing it from. Learning to position yourself at an advantageous angle can make the difference of whether you experience the best or the worst of your current circumstances.

Once you start seeing the silver lining in every incident, your challenges will cease to be the heavy blocks that previously burdened you; for they will now become stepping stones from where you can stand just a little taller. It’s at this point that you will experience a new height regardless of the negatives thrown your way.

There are millions of things you can do to position yourself on the right side of a stressful situation, but here are four simple mindsets that you can adopt today regardless of the obstacle at hand:

1. Nothing in life is permanent, not even you. So if you are impermanent, how can your problems be permanent? While this might sound negative, understanding that everything in life is transitory will give you an empowering viewpoint in regards to your current challenges. Reminding yourself that whatever turbulence you are experiencing at this moment is temporary will encourage you to keep elevating yourself in search of that perfect cruising altitude. On the other hand, even when things are perfect, embracing a temporary mindset can be very helpful. You see, people’s zest for life is frequently killed not by misfortunes but by their inability to appreciate what’s already great around them. Therefore, if you begin to remind yourself that this moment, no matter how perfect, will too come to an end, you will start appreciating all of the positives in your life that you have been taking for granted.


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2. Failure is a prerequisite. Your failures exist for one and only one reason: to make your future successes possible. Instead of complaining and asking life to stop throwing things at you, start recognizing your current dilemma as building material. Life tosses bricks to all of us; it’s up to you to build an artistic masterpiece or to end up with a pile of rubbles. Keep this thought in mind by Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” Be thankful even for failures, for they are an indispensable piece of your success puzzle.

one simple question: what great opportunity can come out of my current circumstances? Asking this question will direct your energy to look for the hidden positives that lie within your challenges and keep you from wasting it on complaining about the negatives.

4. Trust the bigger plan. You no doubt have big plans. But understand that however big your plans are, the universe has much bigger plans for you. When you are discouraged and things are not working according to your plans, realize that there’s something else out there guiding you; and that which you perceive as a detour might be the actual road you must travel on. Don’t get so caught up on the way things should’ve been, could’ve been, or would’ve been because looking from where you stand you will never be able to comprehend the magnitude of the grand plan that’s in store for you. Trust that you are where you are because that’s where you need to be; then you might get a glimpse at how insignificant your initial plan was and how grandiose your current one is.

Call to Action Everyone says in life you have to be positive if you want to get somewhere. The question is how can you become positive when negative things keep happening to you? Just like anything, being positive is a habit that can be developed. All you have to do is for the next 30 days when you are faced with a challenge adopt one of the 4 mindsets by reminding yourself that:

(1) Whatever is troubling you is temporary, (2) Your current setback is an indispensable part of the success puzzle,

(3) There is a silver lining

or a great opportunity within every challenge and

(4) No matter what happens, you must

trust that you are part of a much bigger plan.

About the author: Andres Lara is an international-selling author and sought-after motivational speaker who speaks to companies and groups from all walks of life on the psychology of how to move forward when you feel like quitting. Connect with him at or, or call 239-424-9152. |

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Owner/Manager of Great Plains Diversified Services, Inc., Bismarck, ND

“Keeping the Family Farm in the Family”

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Life Insurance Trusts Revisited number one rule is ‘You or your spouse cannot buy the insurance’. When the agent took a check from you, he violated the ‘first’ rule of buying life insurance for estate tax purposes. When he said ‘We can move it to a trust after the policy is approved’ this, too, was a mistake. IRS states any life insurance



purchased by the trust (or by your children) that is placed into trust will still be included in your estate for estate tax purposes for three years. If you die within the next three years, you will have increased your estate

taxes rather than decreased them. Many people want to see if they are insurable and at what cost before they go through the process of

Dear Haste:

setting up a trust. For these people, an application

With an estate in excess of the Unified Credit,

can be submitted. Once you are approved and

sometimes it makes sense to buy life insurance to

you approve of the pricing, then the trust can be

cover the estate tax issues than other options. Many

established and the trustee can do a second app

people use gifting to lower their estate taxes. But

mimicking the first so that the trust applied for

with values going so high so quickly, sometimes

the insurance rather than you. Most insurance

it’s a lot cheaper to gift life insurance premiums to

companies, if completed in a timely fashion, have

your children or to a trust than to gift real property.

no new requirements for approving the second

For example, if you may need to move fifty, sixty or even one hundred thousand dollars of real property

Once the trust is established, you must gift to the

per year to remove the inflation from your estate

trust as soon as possible – before the second policy

and/or lower your estate below the taxable level,

is issued, by setting up a checking account for the

or you could gift ten or fifteen thousand dollars a

trust. Likely the financial institution will need a

year to provide for the estate taxes, which one is

copy of the trust to establish a checking account.

less expensive and gives you more control over your assets in the years to come? Most people use a combination of gifting real property and setting up Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts (ILIT’s) just to maintain with inflation.



IRS has a second rule which states once the funds are in the trust, the trustee must inform all the

Many people want to see if they are insurable and at what cost before they go through the process of setting up a trust. However, this time frame can be shortened by the other beneficiaries writing back to the trustee they do not want the funds and then the trustee can pay the insurance premium when the new policy arrives. Being as the beneficiaries and the trustee(s) are typically family members (children), this can all be done by email, but the trustee must give some consideration time (one week) before paying the premium and s/he must keep the copies of the emails received by the siblings in a separate paper file for possible audit in the future. When the premium comes due the next year, you have to pay it earlier than the due date. If you get the billing one day, make a deposit to the trust account, the trustee sends out an email and receives responses in the next day and pays the premium, this alacrity likely won’t survive and IRS audit. IRS would argue the beneficiaries did not have sufficient time to consider withdrawal of the funds. So, get the gift of the premiums into the trust early, get the letters out to the beneficiaries, and pay the premium after a period of time – one to two weeks – and IRS will be fine with the process. The agent who sold you on this has had no or little training in handling estate issues or how IRS views trusts and gifts. You need to find an agent who knows exactly what they are doing, because not following the proper steps could cost your family hundreds of thousands of dollars. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

beneficiaries of the trust, using a Crummey Letter, of

Do you have questions about estate planning?

this deposit and give them ample time to withdraw

Need to know more about how you can “Keep the

these funds. IRS typically states this period to be

Family Farm in the Family”? Email questions to

However, IRS has a certain way they want things

sixty days. If the trustee hears no response within

Michael Baron at or call him at

done when you purchase life insurance. The

60 days, s/he can pay the premium.


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Farm & Ranch Life

Michael R. Rosmann, Ph.D.

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Is the Industrial Food Chain Responsible for Obesity? An article by Bruce M. King in the February-March 2013 issue of The American Psychologist indicates 502 million persons worldwide are obese (i.e., a body mass index greater than 30, calculated by weight in kilograms divided by height in meters, squared). Another billion of the world’s population of seven billion people are overweight.

bound work with other ways to use up calories.

A 2010 survey of 4,111 U.S. residents by Cynthia L. Ogden and her associates (See: pubmed/22253364) reported that 35.7 percent of adults and 16.9 percent of children were obese. Another third of American adults were overweight and 16 percent more children were overweight.

It is now common to observe farm residents walking, riding bikes or jogging on countryside roads and trails. A generation ago when we spotted a neighbor walking alongside a road we stopped to offer the neighbor a ride, but no longer.

In his popular 2006 book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan blames the industrial food chain, particularly corn, for influencing American tastes and imparting our diet with too many starches. Corn is part of most dairy products, meats, soft drinks, snacks and many other foods and beverages. Is the industrial food chain at fault? A 2011 Lancet article about worldwide obesity by Boyd A. Swinburn and his colleagues (See: states: “The simultaneous increases in obesity in almost all countries seem to be driven mainly by changes in the global food system, which is producing more processed, affordable and effectively marketed food than ever before.” “This passive overconsumption of energy leading to obesity is a predictable outcome of market economies predicated on consumption-based growth.” Whoa! Is this the whole story? While a good argument can be made that a ready supply of skillfully marketed energy-rich foods contributes to obesity, additional factors are involved. Our behaviors and genetic make-up also contribute to obesity. Choosing what and how much to consume, as well as exercising to burn calories, are behaviors that are largely under our control.

Active recreation, working out at the gym or elsewhere and finding ways to make work routines more energyconsuming (e.g., taking the stairs instead of the elevator) can offset low activity work.

Our genetics play an important role in obesity. Dr. King’s recent article in The American Psychologist states, “The prevalence in obesity in the United States has doubled since 1980.” “The increase in the prevalence of obese and overweight individuals has happened too rapidly for it to be due to an alteration in the genome.” Dr. King suggests our body systems that regulate taste and smell were gradually developed over the preceding two million years and were highly useful to our hunter-gatherer ancestors who relied heavily on these senses to locate food. Like our animal predecessors, much of the food consumed by early humans was found with their noses and tasted to determine its acceptability. Dr. King added that hunter-gatherers were accustomed to gorging on food when available because they might have to endure periods of deprivation when palatable food could not be found. Accumulating fat for lean periods had survival value.

In short, we are predisposed to eat and drink more than we need to exist. That doesn’t mean we can’t control ourselves. We must be aware how we are inclined by our genes to overly consume food and how we are easily influenced by advertisements that capitalize on both real and imagined tastes and smells. As highly intelligent and rational beings we have the capacity to make healthy choices about what we consume, how much, and how we use up calories. We are responsible for managing the influence of the industrial food chain on our lives. Dr. Michael R. Rosmann brings the perspective of a farmer in “Farm And Ranch Life”. Dr. Rosmann grew up on a mixed grain and livestock farm in Western Iowa where he experienced enjoyable hard work and 4-H, and witnessed the stresses that accompany farming and farm life. Dr. Rosmann developed the first mental health response in Iowa to the Farm Crisis of the 1980s. In 2001, Dr. Rosmann, along with partners in seven states, founded the nonprofit network, AgriWellness Inc. AgriWellness conducted research and provided counseling services to farm people. It became clearer that a specialized field – agricultural behavioral health – was needed to respond to the unique problems experienced by farmers, ranchers and others involved in agriculture.

Agriculture changed our food consumption. When farming and raising livestock began to be undertaken some 15,000 years ago, our diets changed, but not our consumption habits. We were still accustomed to gorging on nutrient-dense foods because they gave us satisfaction.

Despite clever advertisements, we are still in charge of what we eat and drink. A growing number of careful shoppers read labels on processed foods in the grocery stores and request caloric counts in restaurants to select items that are healthy and low in sugars and fats.

Raising grains and fattening livestock on pastures gave agrarians ample food and reduced the need to sometimes traverse long distances to find foods. Many of the calories that agriculturalists produced were stored in our bodies as fat, as well as in granaries, livestock and substances such as beer and other alcoholic drinks.

Work has become more sedentary as machinery and technology have eased physical labor requirements. We have to replace the physical activity lost because of office-

Dr. King elaborates: “Brain reward circuitry that was acquired during evolution to seek out and eat as many nutritionally high-dense foods as possible is able to overrule

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Featherlite’s Model 8125 is patterned after the very popular gooseneck 8127. It can be hauled by a wider selection of vehicles including some campers and SUVs.



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ITL Hay Tarp Systems


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B1 Extended auger life with UHMW Auger Flight Facing

Shave the Ground with UHMW Skid Plates Custom UHMW skid plates for swathers and combines. We have the largest stock of material in North America. that allows us to accomodate customers with selection and competitive pricing. Call for all your UHMW needs.

Custom Made Flexible Loading Spouts for Grain Cart Auger Spouts Spouts greatly reduce lost product due to wind.

Fix your worn out troughs with UHMW liners formed to size • Predrilled and bevelled for immediate operation • Quieter operation • Reduces wear costs • Lightweight for easy handling B2

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Harvester Draper Belts H Combine Pick-up Belts H Bale Thrower Belts Tub Grinder Belts H Bunk Feeder Wagon Belts Genuine John Deere Diamond Top Replacement Belts with HP Rivet Lacing Our everyday prices will beat all manufacturers' prices. GUARANTEED all USA Made Belting

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The Alligator® Rivet splice is easier to install and less costly - than other plate-style baler fasteners. Using the specially made installation tool can install on-site without removing belts from the baler.







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PowerTek Chippers are designed for rugged reliability. The 360° rotating discharge chute allows you to direct the flow of chips into a pile or the back of your truck.

PowerTek offers the chipper in a gravity feed or hydraulic feed model, the 30" flywheel will handle the toughest jobs.

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Cropsavers® can be mounted on virtually any high-clearance sprayer, pull type sprayer or farm tractor

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ADVANTAGES OF CROPSAVERS® • Saves $6-$15 per acre • Reduces trampling by 80 to 90 per cent • Cropsavers® will pay for themselves after first 1,000 acres • Saves flag leaf damage when spraying fungicides or herbicides • Less volunteer grain the following year in sprayer tracks • Easier swathing, combining and tillage when grain is not trampled

Cropsavers can be used for both fungicide and pre-harvest desiccating in a variety of solid seeded and row crops

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An industry leader in Grain Handling equipment & Dust Control systems. Engineered and manufactured for the small to the large commercial operators.

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Easy roll out heavy weight supporting drawers

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McTavish Steelworks’ work benches have a 1 piece welded frame. • Standard lengths of 6’ 8’ 10’ 12’ • Easy roll heavy weight supporting drawers • Heavy gauge roller bearing drawer guides

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• Grain Vacuum system moves grain by air • New dust removal system • Hinged cyclone eliminates lifting and provides narrow transport • Rear entry receiver lets you view unloading spout

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Ritchie manufactures a complete line of livestock watering products with the highest specifications in the industry. From a single horse Stall Fount to a fountain that waters up to 500 head, Ritchie fountains are top quality. Plus, every Ritchie fountain is backed by our 10 year limited warranty. For more information visit us online at:

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Manure Handling Equipment Our trustworthy barn cleaners have been around for years. Call for replacement chain and parts for competitive cleaners. Load heavy, wet manure fast with a strong, reliable BERG manure auger. Check out our new Simplex freestall alley scraper system or our dependable Vertical Manure Conveyor.

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BERG EQUIPMENT CORPORATION 2700 W. Veterans Parkway, Marshfield, WI 54449 Phone: 715-384-2151 Toll Free: 800-494-1738 Website:

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Ag Tanks

The EPA mandates a SPCC plan for any petroleum installations of more than 1320 total gallons. Double wall tanks or Containment Systems meet all the specifications needed.

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Serving IA, NE

Dyna Flo Pump

Pump Uses: Flood Control Empty Sloughs Flood Rice Ponds Flood Cranberry Ponds Transfer Water

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Don Hardy, owner of the company since its origination, has been involved with irrigation engines for 25 years. He has done more efficiency testing than any independent irrigation dealer in the West Texas area. He has also worked very closely with Texas A&M Extension Service to try and reduce fuel cost and make irrigation more economically feasible for the producer.

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Great Quality! The Gobbler

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Reclaim your grain piles at high speed! The SWIFT Gobbler features: • Heavy duty auger – high speed chevron belt, fast mounting • Variable speed feed auger – hydraulic raise front fence • Self contained hydraulic system – clod buster, detachable

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Great Products! The Corn Cannon Stock pile your grain the fast way! The SWIFT Corn Cannon features: • Heavy duty belt conveyor – 24,000 bushel an hour, drive over • Truck unloading – piles 47 feet high by 220 feet wide • Self-propelled

The Swift Corn Conveyor is especially designed to provide the total portability demanded to upload grain at a remote facility. The self-propelled design allows it to pick itself up and move on its own. The Swift Corn Conveyor is designed to move up to 250 bu. a minute while keeping kernel damage to a minimum.

Aggregate conveyors, grain conveyors, material handling conveyors, reclaim tunnel conveyors or custom conveyors... we can build them all. Welcome to SWIFT MANUFACTURING, INC. – a quality manufacturer located in West Central Minnesota. Swift's goal is to help you select the equipment best suited for your specific application(s). We will ensure that you receive a system that is reliable, efficient, cost-effective and quality built to your specifications.

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WEYER’S EQUIPMENT, INC. N. 1957 East Frontage Road Kaukauna, WI 54130 920-766-1861

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What happened to May Day? “April showers bring May flowers...” Remember that old childhood rhyme? I was looking through some old pictures the other day and found one of my mother and her sister as young children back in the Dirty Thirties, dancing around a Maypole in the school yard. The Maypole had ribbons attached to the top of the pole and I remember Mom saying that the children danced and sang as they wove the ribbons from the top of the pole to the bottom. I also remember her telling me that it was a tradition to have a Mayday princess in each classroom and that everyone got to dance around the

Spring brings all sorts of occasions where gifts are needed. Mother’s Day, Graduations, Bridal Showers, Birthdays, Wedding Anniversaries, to name just a few. This particular gift takes very little time to make and costs just pennies. When I make it, I recycle old canning jars and decorate with ribbons, stickers (or both). –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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them to elderly friends and family members on May first. The delivery was the fun part; we put the baskets on the doorsteps or hung them on the door knob, knocked or rang the bell and ran... because if you got caught, you got kissed! When I did a little researching on May Day, I found that it goes a long way back in history and was a celebration of the beginning of spring and the coming of summer. Some communities yet put baskets of fresh flowers out on their doorsteps or alongside the sidewalk so folks strolling along can enjoy the beauty of the flowers. Perhaps this is one celebration that should be brought back? What do you think? Till next time,

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Mix the salt and soda in a glass bowl. Add the essential oil just 1 drop at a time and stir well after each addition. Then add the glycerin in a drop or two at a time. (Most of the commercial directions tell you to stir the salts with a spoon, but I like to use my hands so I can work out any clumps or lumps that appear.) The color is added drop by drop also and mixed in with my fingers. The advantage of the color is to make it pretty on the shelf and to warn folks that this stuff is non-edible! Put the completed salts in a wide mouth canning jar, tie on a tag with a decorative ribbon and give with pride. To use: Add anywhere from 2 Tablespoons to ½ cup of the salts, depending on how full you fill the tub. Light a candle, relax and enjoy. (If this is a gift, you might also purchase a scented candle to go along with the salts.) |

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Water Saving Idea Use a timer on your garden hose when watering. I bought one a couple of years ago for just $10 and I know it’s saved me hundreds of dollars. Mine will run for just 1 hour and then shut off. I had a bad habit of turning the sprinkler on the yard, and then going shopping for the afternoon. When we would return home, the water was running down the gutter and the water bill was out of sight! –submitted by DE, CO (TIP: I invested in some of those recycled black rubber oozing soaker hoses for the garden. I put straw around the plants and then laid the hose on top of the straw right next to the tomatoes. There is almost no evaporation when I do this and it sure takes a lot less water.) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Cheap Plastic Bag Holder Did you know that you can stash those plastic bags from the supermarket in a plastic gallon milk jug? I used a cup as a pattern and just cut a circle on the side of a clean, empty jug with a pair of kitchen scissors. My kids kept track of how many plastic bags we got in to one jug and it was almost 60! Sure a lot easier for me to store them that way. I recycle all of mine by using them to line the wastebaskets in the bathrooms and the bedrooms. –submitted by CW, NE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Ring Around A Collar My kids buy most of their clothing at yard sales and thrift stores (by their own choice). But, every once in a while, they will find a really nice shirt that has grime around the collar and the cuffs. My Mom told me to use some of the kids’ white blackboard chalk to fix this.

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We take the plain white chalk and mark a heavy line along the ‘grime line’, concentrating on the collars. We then let this ‘set’ for a few days before we wash them. The chalk dust takes out the body oil that traps the dirt–and when we wash the shirt, all the cruddy stuff goes down the drain! We have had a couple of them that we had to work over twice, but as my son says, “You can’t beat a new shirt for a quarter!” –submitted by Allison G, MI –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Safer Jackets This is the time of year when many of us spend long hours outside working with the livestock or helping with planting spring crops. If you find a good deal on the hooded sweatshirts or jackets at the local mall– or run into a super deal at the thrift store, be sure to check for strings! By the strings, I mean those that pull the hood down next to your face with a cord, or those that cinch up the waist or bottom with a heavy cord. WARNING: PLEASE REMOVE THESE COMPLETELY! Too many people have been severely injured by getting a cord caught in a power takeoff or spinning motor. You cannot move quickly enough to avoid injury! To replace to cord, simply use a piece of hook and loop tape, available almost anywhere. (Velcro is one of the brand names.) Just stitch it on by hand or machine, and STAY SAFE. –submitted by GR, MN –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Tape A Trap We have ‘meeses’ (mice) in the granary, but I don’t want to use poison because of the cats and dogs–so, I use traps. But the problem with this is finding the darn things afterward. I finally put a piece of reflective tape on each of the mouse traps so I can find them with the flashlight. This works! –submitted by LH, SD ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– As always, if you have tips or ideas to share, send them to me at PennyWise, Box 518, Kadoka, SD 57543 or email me at Please be sure to mention this publication when you write.


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Simplify Home Decorating The trick to simple home decorating is to create a home that reflects and enhances your life. Unfortunately, clutter often creeps in and weighs our homes down. One couple I know has a nearly full wine rack above the refrigerator in their kitchen. From a decorating standpoint, I object because neither of them likes to drink wine! Another family has a large and very expensive stand mixer on their kitchen counter. I shake my head because I know they don’t bake, except maybe once per year. Another person has several beautiful, dusty, unused candles on a living room table. It bewilders me because I know she doesn’t light them for fear of causing a fire. All three situations are unauthentic decorating choices that clutter instead of beautify their homes. Decorating helps people when it enhances their home life, so consider decorating in ways that are authentic, functional, and simple for you.

Authentic decorating Your home is your castle. It is not The Jones’ castle. Since this is where you nest, entertain, and hang out, let your home express your personal hobbies, interests, and color preferences. If you don’t like wine, why keep a wine rack with dusty bottles in your kitchen? People who like wine store most of it in a cool, dark place, like a wine cellar or basement. It is okay to decorate to reflect the potential for fun at home, but make sure it is your idea of fun. Choose art and colors that make you happy instead of matching the current trend. This means the art might reflect your family’s travels, hobbies, or interests. This approach is authentic, frugal and more enduring--your preferences probably don’t change as often as the trends. Buy art and decorations you like instead of worrying about whether or not they match your window coverings. Remove dusty faded valences and drapes. Make a conscious decision about whether or not you want your window décor and privacy options to block part of the window. Consider blinds or pleated shades if you don’t want to cover up the view. Notice what you like and keep a clipping file for your emerging personal decorating style.

Functional Decorating Functional decorating means filling your dwelling space with things that work for you, not against you. Why move, clean, and wipe under a heavy stand mixer if you don’t regularly use it? Put kitchen tools you enjoy using frequently on your counter and store the rest elsewhere. Consider combining decorating and functionality. Use decorative baskets or boxes in colors and styles that excite you to store your magazines and hobbies where you can easily reach them. Put decorative mirrors in places you need them, and use them to maximize space and light in small dark places. Don’t over-decorate in rooms that need regular thorough cleaning, like kitchens or bathrooms. Dried silk flowers and knick-knacks that get dusty and dripped on don’t belong in these spaces. Remember the universal law of dirt: light items show dark dirt and dark items show light dirt. Most household dirt is light. At our house, we chose light-haired dogs (yellow instead of black labs) to go with our already light-colored carpet.

Simple Decorating My favorite! People know their authentic personal preferences and they know what items in their lives are functional. Here are a few simple decorating tips, and when in doubt, go back to the first two thoughts--authentic and functional.

Go natural. Natural colors often look better than artificial colors. There is no substitute for using real fruit and flowers to add color to a home if you like them. Fill a pretty bowl in the kitchen with fruit–just make sure it is fruit your family likes to eat! If you like flowers, buy a couple of potted flowers like azaleas or get a bucket filled with an assortment of bulbs that bloom at different times for the living room or family room. They will last for weeks and are a better value for your dollar than cut flowers. They can brighten your home and your attitude, especially if you are in a hurry for spring. Enhance your home with scents you like–baked goods or any other cooking you enjoy. Try scented candles or oils, or a simple pot pourri on the stovetop--a pan of water with some cut up fruit such as oranges and apples tossed in with spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. Be careful. Don’t let it burn dry, wreck a pan, or become a fire hazard! Show off your family and encourage discussion. Display family and vacation photos in attractive-to-you picture frames. If you are a parent, grandparent, or other recipient of “kid art,” show it off in “real” picture frames. This will thrill the young artist, beautify your home, and make a great conversation piece. If, like me, you hate to move a lot of frames to dust tables, hang them on the walls instead.

Decorate “Big.” Use a few large pieces instead of lots of little things that must be moved around frequently to clean and dust. Use one large figurine or bowl to catch the eye instead of many little items that compete for attention.

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Decorate vertically instead of horizontally. Put interesting items up on the walls instead of cluttering table and counter surfaces. Try large wall hangings and bright big tablecloths to make a change or reflect the seasons. Remember, if you miss the dusty candles or little stuff, you can set them back out again. This isn’t rocket science! It is just simplified decorating.

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The Difference Between Faith and Unbelief While continuing my studies of the Old Testament, at the end of the Judges period and beginning of the Kings rule, I discovered some very compelling lessons that would greatly enrich our lives if we just listen, learn and follow. I Samuel starts out with Elkanah, who has two wives, which was not sanctioned by God–then or now. One wife was Peninnah – the other was Hannah, which means Grace. Eli was the High Priest at the time with his sons (Levites) serving and conducting the duties in the Temple. While Peninnah was fertile and had many children, Hannah was barren. It appeared Peninnah’s life was bountiful, but it was really empty; she had no faith in God, and was disobedient. In contrast, it appeared Hannah had nothing because she had no children, but her life was rich as she was full of faith in God, and she was also obedient. Peninnah taunted Hannah; being barren was perceived as a curse from God. In Deuteronomy 7:13, God told Moses and the Israelites how He was going to bless them: The Lord thy God will bless thy womb, increase thy kin, thou shalt be blessed above all people: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or your cattle. Whereas it looked as Hannah was not blessed, she believed in the power of prayer and prayed fervently and confidently to God to bear a child. She promised that if she could bear a child, the child would be devoted to God’s work, and it came to pass with Samuel. As this was happening, the children of Israel were being poorly led by Eli the High Priest. Since “The Word of God” was rare in those days, the children of Israel had a difficult time fending off enemies – the Philistines, who were beating them in battles. It was manifesting in Eli’s life as blindness, physical and spiritual, to the Word of God. Along comes Samuel the Prophet to bring them back to God, and restore them once again to God’s favor and grace. This worked well for a period of time, but eventually, the Children of Israel become jealous when they saw what everyone else had or was doing. Everyone else had a King, and the Children of Israel thought they needed one too. Even though things were going well with Samuel leading, and they had a spiritual King, Jesus, who they wanted on Earth to be the physical King, (which is what they thought had happened on Palm Sunday), they weren’t satisfied. God gives them what they ask for: King Saul, a huge man, starts out believing and with God’s favor. Unfortunately, Saul’s confidence in God wavers. He doesn’t wait for Samuel to show up during battle and takes things into his own hands, and makes decisions contrary to God’s commands. Consequently, under duress, Saul is replaced.

WTFWTF (Where is the Food, Without the Farmer?)


e have finally discovered YouTube. I guess we are not so far behind the times, as YouTube has only been around since 2005. These little videos are just an excellent way of learning current events, history and real life. One of the things my farmer discovered were videos of farming during WWII in England. Before the war England imported much of her food, their farming methods were inefficient and archaic. As the horrors of war increased, blockades prevented food from coming in, ships were needed for military use. It soon became apparent, they had to rely on their farmland to produce the food they needed. It is almost painful to watch them repurpose abandoned farm machinery from the countryside into useful equipment, all done under the threat of war. It is an eye opener. America, a vast land, with some of the best soils, climate that encourages abundant yields, farm families willing to dedicate their lives to seeing their countrymen are fed good, nourishing food and plenty of it. Sounds like a recipe for tables overflowing with food. But it is not. Chew on this for a minute: America’s cattle inventory is about the same as it was in 1973. Yet our population has grown by 100 million. Where’s the beef? During the years 1998 to 2007, beef imports doubled.

What is the moral of these true stories? We see the difference between faith and unbelief; good leadership and bad, emptiness and fullness. Things that look great in the world’s eyes are not always what they seem. We look at the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart. Our response to God’s grace often times determines our destiny.

The same story could be told in seafood. When you read labels, can you find United State fish? Not very often, because 91 percent of the fish on our shelves is imported, a portion from our neighbor to the north; but most of it from Asian countries. (source:

Prayer is powerful. An authentic, intentional Christian life is visible. The Devil is evil, and we need God’s grace in our lives to have absolute truth and wisdom to live by. We can have faith to live a successful life with God’s favor.

The United States imports of grain, dairy, fruits and vegetables continues to grow rapidly. One almost gets the idea of two ships passing on the ocean!

A successful life may not be fully recognized on Earth, but it will be later in Heaven! Steve Huneke

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was banned in the United States. Where do you think those peppers ended up? Increased regulations, EPA, farm programs and other factors including subsidies are destroying America’s own ability to remain independent and selfreliant. It is true, farm subsidies are formulated to help agribusinesses rather than the family farm. According to EWG, $195 billion has been spent on farm subsidies since 1995. (How much of that came to your farm?) Much of agriculture is not subsidized, and it thrives. The USDA says that 62% of farms did not collect subsidies. They also say that ten percent of the farms collect the money. Let me calculate ten percent of $195 billion is... Might as well admit that subsidies keep most of us poor. There are some things that can be learned from YouTube, reading textbooks, but nothing can replace learning from fathers, grandfathers. Growing up, doing the work is similar to apprenticeships. There are the little things that are picked up that makes a big difference. Experience at any job counts for much. If we lose the knowledge that comes from just doing the work, planning, operating machinery that intuitive know how, what happens if the United States had to depend on itself? There is a bit of winter left, still time to see how England met the challenge of producing the food needed. We still have time to investigate just why the number of farms continues to drop and kindly ask to return to a market base farm economy without the government handouts picking the winners and losers. Oh yes, WTFWTF: Where is the food, Without the Farmer? Excellent question. ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Renae B. Vander Schaaf, freelance writer, lives on a real working farm in northwest Iowa. To contact her, please email




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The Best Job I Ever Had If I had stayed with Oscar Mayer, I am sure everyone would be more in love with me, as it was the best company I ever worked for. Though it was the Oscar Mayer Wiener that made Oscar Mayer famous, it was the Oscar Mayer marketing concepts that became the foundation of Knightro Powered Marketing. While speaking to a farm group in Iowa, I once misspoke the phrase, “It was Oscar Mayer’s wiener that made him famous.” The crowd just roared with laughter. But little did I know that it was more about the phraseology than it was about my ability to speak. It wasn’t until after the program that the error of my ways was pointed out. After that point in time, it kind of became one of my standard jokes in crowd appropriate presentations. That was my job as Livestock Promotion Manager to speak all over the country on behalf of the Oscar Mayer Livestock Procurement Department. Though the job entailed a lot more than speaking, it was what I enjoyed most. Oscar Mayer was considered the Utopia of livestock marketing programs, so it was an easy job to sell the best. There’s nothing that can give you confidence like that of knowing you’re representing the best in the industry. It was my job to make sure the company maintained that image and sell it to our clientele. One of the more important aspects was the development of one of the industry’s first grade and yield programs. Having corroborated that effort with many outstanding management personal, we came up with an industry standard that has stood the test of time and is still the basic format for all my teaching and marketing seminars. As much as I preach the power of knowledge, when it comes to profitable livestock marketing, I was never smart enough to stay with the company that was responsible for

The Oscar Mayer Weiner Mobile. everything I had become. Instead, I got itchy feet to go back to North Dakota as a county extension agent. Fortunately there were those in the company that knew me better than I did, and I was asked to come back. It was a week day afternoon, while attending a county extension workshop at NDSU, that I received word from the corporate level livestock procurement office in Madison — that the company would like for me to reconsider coming back to work for them. The question from them was this, “Do you still think North Dakota is the best place the world to live?” I hadn’t been back in ND for long, but long enough to realize that I had just left the best company in the world. So without hesitation, I accepted their offer to come back. The offer was a promotion to relocate in Davenport, Iowa. Without a doubt, it was the best job decision I ever made. It was here that I met some of the people that have made the greatest influence on my life — not only lifetime friends, but mentors for which I will be forever grateful. Getting involved with hog producers at the grass roots level was like opening up a whole new frontier. Unlike the urban feel of Madison, this was the rural feel of hands-on production. Some of the best hog producers in the nation resided in this area. There was Henry Co., Illinois, on one side of the river and Scott Co., Iowa, on the other — the hog capital of the world. I was in hog heaven! These people weren’t satisfied with being

the best; they wanted to get better. So what a great opportunity to incorporate Oscar Mayer into the mix of things. Through education, marketing seminars, and the advent of carcass shows, the quality of hogs produced in that area was second to none. It was a win/win partnership between Oscar Mayer and hog producers. The producers never lacked for cooperation and sponsorship, and Oscar Mayer was rewarded with the best hogs that money could buy. It was here that we kicked off value-based marketing; fairly compensating producers for premium production. What was started there is now the norm in the industry. Much like the gold standard is to our US currency, Oscar Mayer has become the standard of excellence for which the entire meat and livestock industry measures

success. Likewise, it has become my measure of achievement in every endeavor of my profession. Though I have regrets for leaving the company, I have no regrets for having experienced a working relationship that included both hog procurement and producer relations. These are the experiences for which I will continue to share with livestock producers that are eager to learn and become more profitable. “OHHH—I’d love to be an Oscar Mayer wiener, that is what I’d truly like to BE-EE-EE, cause if I were an Oscar Mayer wiener, everyone would be more in love with me.” And OHHHH—how much more would I be in love with me if I had stayed with Oscar Mayer, as the grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the fence.


‘Tattooed’ Back when I worked for Oscar Mayer, tattoos were taboo. So to have one, whether it was accidental or not, was something you kept under cover. It was the premier of what was to become one of the finest hog shows in the state of Iowa. We were all excited because it was going to be the first carcass evaluation to be associated with a live show. This meant that every hog had to be permanently identified, the forerunner of modern day tattooing. Today there are pretty sophisticated systems in place to accomplish this feat. But back then it was a pretty archaic procedure. Not being very ambidextrous, plus young and over-zealous about the prospects of this venture, it was an accident waiting to happen. The tattoo hammer was in the hands of the wrong guy — anybody else but me. Just as the hog zinged as I went to zag, the hammer came down hard on my knee. But it wasn’t quite a square hit, there was only the imprint of two of the four letter/numerical characters that went deep into my knee: – – O X. It was many years before that fitting imprint finally faded away.

Before the evening was over, there were a lot more mishaps, but none that serious. Nothing serious enough to require medical attention, but a couple of libations were in order. Everyone was so pumped up about the prospects of a carcass evaluation following the live shows. It had never been done before, so there were plenty of reasons to celebrate. Sometimes it didn’t take a reason for this bunch to imbibe. On this occasion though, we kind of over did it, but it was all for a good cause with a lot of public relations involved — a justifiable corporate expense. At least this is what a voice from the back seat thought, as we started back for home. “Hey, pull over to the side of the road by this cemetery”. “Why?” “We need a few names for our expense accounts.” That was the beginning of the carcass shows that have since revolutionized the hog industry. It took all the prejudice and politics out of livestock shows. And remains to this day the best measuring tool of achievement for the livestock industry.

YOUR VOICE IN THE MARKETING PLACE OF YOUR CHOICE Ken E. Knight is the author of the “Knightro Report”, a nationally syndicated livestock-marketing column, which is featured in this publication on a regular basis. Mr. Knight is a graduate of North Dakota State University, with a major BS Degree in Meat and Animal Science and a minor in Communications. In addition to being a professional auctioneer, public speaker and livestock judge, he brings many years of corporate level meat and livestock market management and expertise to the industry for which he now serves as an independent voice of shared knowledge and experience.


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THERMO KING SALES & SERVICE, INC. USED LISTINGS: 2002 New Holand TC45D, 1122 hours, cab w/heat, loader.................................................. $18,500 2010 Mustang 2056 Skid Steer, 1124 hours, cab w/heat, new tires.............................................$20,900 2008 John Deere 3320, 450 hours, cab w/heat & AC, loader, 72” belly mower...........$29,500 2011 Bobcat 5750, 1288 hours, cab w/heat & AC, 2 speed, deluxe panel..............$38,950 2011 Kubota L5740, 143 hours, cab w/heat & AC, 4WD, loader...............................$35,900 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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product spotlightt Irrigation engines can be more affordable with a fuel mixer

Another benefit they have reported is oil change intervals could be longer with the fuel mix versus the straight diesel. The Hardy Duel Fuel Mixer comes in a kit, and the cost is $1,595. For more information visit; or call 806-983-3774.

Realize saving of up to $3.00 per hour, per engine using a Dual Fuel Mixer


Just ten years ago, diesel fuel was the fuel of choice for irrigation engines. At that time, is was much cheaper than natural gas. Producers started purchasing diesel engines and abandoning natural gas. Today, things are different. Diesel fuel has tripled in price since 2000. Producers had to do something to make operating irrigation engines more affordable. They started mixing natural gas with diesel, and discovered they saved $80-100 on average per day, per engine.

Dyna Flo, Inc. announces the Dyna Flo Pump General Irrigation is licensed in sales, design and installation of deep well and submersible pumps with 40+ years’ handson experience. We have been selling and installing electric pumps, diesel-driven pumps and PTO pumps for irrigation and industrial applications. We have extensive knowledge in handling water and a subsurface and surface dewatering division. Throughout the years, we have had many calls from farmers and contractors desiring a flood pump that would pump 3,000 gallons per minute without exhausting their budget. Four years ago, General Irrigation created the Dyna Flo Pump.

Don Hardy, owner of Don Hardy Fuel Efficient Engine Services in Floydada, Texas, developed a dual fuel mixer for diesel engines to combine natural gas and diesel. The fuel mixing process could then be done economically, by all producers.

We decided it keep it simple using proven technology. The water lube bearings and spiders are similar to what a deep well turbine is built with. The packing box and gland are similar to what a centrifugal pump would use, and the lower end has a greaseable bearing like a turbine pump would.

From a fuel savings standpoint, mixing propane and diesel might have been yet an even cheaper mix–but propane proved to be more cost prohibitive, and made the engines run hotter. Hardy says the mixture of natural gas and diesel is “the way to go”, and his mixer is designed to reduce the high costs of running irrigation engines. In the past few years, several producers using the mixer have reported their fuel cost savings has been very substantial. Hardy said producers have told him they have savings of over $3.00 per hour by using the mixer over straight diesel, and have had gains of 100-150 rpm from their engines. May 2013

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The Power of FRE-FLO™ Water Systems FRE-FLO™ provides reliable water conditioning to solve scale problems. As an environmentally sustainable water conditioning technology, FRE-FLO™ provides effective solutions for a common, world-wide problem found in soil, pipes, and equipment – water flow stopping or slowing down because of hard calcium carbonate mineral deposits (limescale). Utilized for de-scaling in industry and business since 1972, cost-saving FRE-FLO™ solutions then expanded to agriculture and turf. A new model line was added for home in 2009. R and D is currently underway on further specialized models.

Lam-Ply Trusses can span up to 72 feet Used in many applications, from machinery storage to livestock facilities to horse arenas Starwood Rafters, the manufacturers of Lam-Ply trusses, is a company devoted to building high-quality trusses for large buildings. They offer many types of trusses to meet any need, including: • Pole sheds • Free stalls • Pavilion shelters • Machinery storage • Riding arenas • Solar barns The Lam-Ply Truss can span up to 72 feet and is used in many applications, from machinery storage to livestock facilities to horse arenas. It also has been developed with a gambrel-style and a mono-slope design.

What FRE-FLO™ is not: With FRE-FLO™ there are: no chemicals in daily operation, no magnets, no electricity needed, no salts required, nothing added to the water. FRE-FLO™ is not a water softener (water softeners remove minerals from the water, while FRE-FLO™ water conditioning has the big advantage of minerals remaining in water). What FRE-FLO™ does:

In the spring of 2007, Hardy and Leon New, an engineer with the Texas Cooperative Extension Service in Amarillo, tested this mixer on three engines in Floyd County. Two engines were Case IH engines–one waas a turbo-charged, and the other engine, a 4-cylinder non-turbo. The third engine was a John Deere 4T100. During the testing, straight diesel was used, followed by a diesel and natural gas mix. The dual fuel outperformed the diesel on all three engines. The Case 4-cylinder had a savings of $1.06 per hour; the John Deere saved $2.40 per hour, and the Case turbo saved a whopping $3.55 per hour.

The pump can be used for flood control, emptying sloughs, flooding rice ponds and cranberry ponds as well as for water transfer.

We incorporated an adjustable swivel on the hitch to more easily adapt to ditches, canals and sump holes. Sand collars are used to deflect silt and sand away from the water lube bearing retainers. Marine-style wheel bearings with spring-loaded grease cups will resist water contamination, and has only one greaseable high thrust ball bearing on the drive line behind the PTO shaft.

Simply stated, FRE-FLO™ is green technology engineered to work with nature. FRE-FLO™ works with the ability of calcium carbonate (a very versatile mineral) to have different forms and functions. Its remarkably different forms are seen in nature – such as in marble, limestone, sea shells, and egg shells. From cement to health food supplements, manufacturers use calcium carbonate, further demonstrating its versatility. Water conditioning prevents minerals that cause hardness in water from clumping together into hard deposit build- ups. Catalytic FRE-FLO™ systems change existing hard calcium carbonate deposits, so water can flow freely, while also preventing new deposits from forming. Thus, bottomline, FRE-FLO™ is a water conditioning technology that unclogs soil pores and water-using equipment of hard calcium carbonate deposits. For more information call 308-236-5399 or visit

The Dyna Flo pump operates at 1,000 RPM and will produce 3,000 GPM at approx. 15 feet of lift. The 12”x50’ hoses are fitted with ring lock ends. Also for 540 PTO and electric, with a high pressure option. |

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Starwood Rafters: About the company Founded in 1964 as a manufacturer of laminated arch rafters and beams, the company started out in Independence, Wisconsin as a three-man operation, with the original owners, Joseph Wozney and his two partners working nights after working their regular jobs. In the early 1970’s, they developed the Lam-Ply Truss. It combines plywood, glulams, and dimensional lumber to make a truss that is stronger than a conventional web truss. This allows the builder to space them further apart to reduce erection time and labor costs. This design also limits bird nesting and improves ventilation in livestock facilities. Today, Corey Wozney and Steve Wozney, Joseph’s sons, operate the company. Starwood Rafters is still in Independence, Wisconsin and now ships its products anywhere in the U.S. For more information, contact Starwood Rafters, Inc., W24141 Starwood Lane, Independence, WI 54747. Call 715-985-3117, toll-free 888-525-5878, or fax 715-985-5222. Email or visit online at



product spotlightt Hoover Diesel Service LLC has the expertise and sources to provide complete power unit packages for the stationary non-road market

Generator Sets

For over 35 years Hoover Diesel Service LLC has specialized in diesel power units. If you need reliable PTO power but don’t want to invest in a new tractor, consider our  PTO power units. Towed by your truck or tractor, these units are designed to provide stationary PTO power for your irrigation pump, manure pump, silage blower, stationary TMR mixer, hammer mill, or PTO generator. 540 and/ or 1000 rpm PTO and hydraulics available. Call us with your needs and we can build to your specs!   

Power Units


Hoover Diesel Service offers a variety of diesel power units, built specifically to fit your needs. We can custom build a power unit to include a skid, clutch, muffler, or fuel tank. We have new and rebuilt units available.

Pond aeration windmills:

Call us today to see what we can build for you! We stock a large selection of exhaust components and engine control systems.

1. American Eagle: the bellow is by Firestone, which can last 15 to 20 years under a heavy duty 2,000# truck. The competition: Diaphragms need replacement as early as two years.

Hoover Diesel offers a wide range of genset units. We can also custom build a genset to suit your needs. Whether you need a backup power source for when the power goes out, or a mobile unit for on the job site, we offer what you want to fill your needs.

Generators Hoover Diesel Service has a large selection of generators in stock, both the double bearing belt driven style and the single bearing SAE

For more information on products contact Hoover Diesel Service LLC at 717-3543322 (New Holland) or 717-786-8839 (Quarryville), or visit www.hooverdiesel. com.


housing mount. We also stock parts to keep your unit operating and provide field service to repair or maintain your generator. Give us a call to find the best generator to fit your application.

Farm equipment built by farmers for farmers JBM Manufacturing hits the ag market with built-to-last equipment JBM Manufacturing is an Ontario based manufacturer of heavy-duty farm equipment, including a complete line of bale feeders, bale wagons and dump trailers – each one built with a passion for farmerfriendly products for over 20 years. Being a farmer turned manufacturer himself, owner Joe Martin realizes by firsthand experience the attention to detail that is essential for “farmer friendly” products. “I used to be a farmer myself – now we’re manufacturing good, quality products for farmers,” says Martin. It seems their hard work has paid off. John BM Manufacturing now has a dealer presence across North America. JBM’s complete line-up of products includes feeder wagons, skid feeders, bunk feeders, bale wagons and thrower racks. The popular Grain & Forage Boss Dumpers, Dirt Boss Dumpers, and Mighty Dumpers make the ultimate dump trailer lineup for handling everything from grain to dirt and rocks. Additionally, many items can be customized to customer specifications, and JBM offers farmers a range of options and tire choices to suit their specific application.

across North American can both afford and trust. For more information, contact John BM Manufacturing at 519-699-4324, fax 519-6996105, email, or visit

Why American Eagle beats the competition, Reasons 1-7 (Out of 21)

2. American Eagle: Bellow most volume of air; 3 to 6 cfm with a 10 – 15 mph wind–even more at 15 – 27 mph wind. The competition: Diaphragms 1 to 3 cfm–maximum. 3. American Eagle: High volume is more important than high pressure. American Eagle puts out only 8 to 9 psi but can supply up to six diffusers. The competition: Diaphragm more pressure, but can only supply a maximum of two diffusers. 4. American Eagle: 8 to 9 psi will supply one diffuser 14 to 16 feet. The competition: Diaphragms will pump deeper but with very little volume of air. The deeper you pump, the less volume. 5. American Eagle: Bellow warranty, five years. The competition: Diaphragm warranty–ZERO! 6. American Eagle: 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1-year warranty with an emailed picture of the defective part–and it ships out FREE the same day. The competition: Diaphragm warranty policy states the part may need to be shipped from as far away as Canada to be evaluated–then determined if it is the customers fault. Any new part will be shipped at the customer’s expense for parts, plus shipping both ways. (This can take months. We know a Diaphragm customer still waiting over a year.) 7. American Eagle: Pump action is a huge 1 and 3/4” stroke some call intermittent. Most pumps are. The Eagles huge volume of air creates the most effective method of water circulation. More air, more circulation. The competition: Only 1/2” stroke, also intermittent. Less volume of air results in much less water circulation.

For fourteen more reasons to choose American Eagle, visit our website at www. For more information, call Joe Mescan at American Eagle Windmills, 440-2363278; fax 440-236-5496 or email joem@ You may also visit online at


Unique heart formula saves countless lives Over 20 years ago Jim Strauss suffered a major heart attack and was told he would need bypass surgery or he would die. Jim was born into a family of herbalists stretching back to the 17th century. He learned these crafts during childhood, gathering medicinal herbs in the Austrian countryside with his grandmother. He was taught that tasting herbs could detect their medicinal value, but balance and proportion were the keys to producing formulas that were effective and immediate. Jim’s heart attack was not a fluke. He admits to having lived in the fast lane, ignoring the healthier lifestyle of his parents. He considers himself fortunate as nearly half of first time heart attacks end in death. Relying on knowledge acquired over the years, he refused the recommended surgery and instead put together an herbal formula which he immediately applied to himself with outstanding results. In 3 months, his 2” arterial blockage was cleared. Since that time, Jim has shared his formula with thousands around the world who are living testimonials to its curative powers. One of many clients recently wrote: “I would like to tell you that after three months of using Strauss Heart Drops, I am a new man. I am 86 years old, no more the tired feeling I had, my swollen feet are normal again, and my bowel is working normally. Two specialists had told me ‘we can’t help you’.” — Sincerely, Peter A. Wiebe. Free Strauss Heart Drops information packages are available by phoning Performance Medical Plus toll-free at 877271-1312. (Not available in Iowa.)

Business has not been without its share of difficult times. A shop fire gutted the manufacturing facility late in 2012, shutting down production until the facility was re-built. However, the expanded manufacturing space in the new facility means more efficient production of equipment. Back in business, JBM is continuing what it does best – producing products that farmers


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product spotlightt Today’s farmers take advantage of increasing their field production

For more information on Star Hill Jawz Grabbing tools, “grab your world” and visit, or call 877-798JAWZ (5299).

available so the Tree Pullers can be attached to tractors, skid steers, telehandlers and other equipment. To learn more about these products as well as over 20 models of grapples, please visit our website at or call toll-free 888-497-3224.

Farmers take advantage of clearing fence rows and pastures!



For years, farmers have experienced broken mirrors, broken glass and scratched paint on their tractors, combines and haying equipment from limbs hanging over their fields. Equipment repair is expensive! It is either take the chance of damaging your equipment or drive around the limbs and lose up to 15’ of production from the edges of your fields. You don’t have to have a PhD in math to calculate what that costs in lost field production. Side trimming a 150 acre corn field for instance can pay for a HyReach Tree Clipper the first year. The HyReach Clipper not only trims limbs but also cuts at ground level. The HyReach Tree Clipper has been in production for over 20 years so you can be confident of the experience from Precision Manufacturing in solving all kinds of tree problems.

Revolutionary new wire fence stapling system designed for farmers and professional fencers Available for the first time in North America, Wire Fence Stapler introduces the Stockade 400 wire fence stapling system designed specifically with the professional fencer, farmer, and rancher in mind. This new stapling system developed by Paslode New Zealand will save time and money. Simply load a rack of 2 inch or 1 3/4 inch galvanized barbed staples into the Stockade 400 and begin single or multiwire fence construction. With a groundbreaking pneumatic (125 psi) fencing tool and hot dipped galvanized barbed fence staples designed to perform in all weather conditions Paslode has just made a tough job a whole lot easier!

“Different tractors need different parts, so while we do have complete repair kits, we would prefer to sell only the parts needed. For this reason, farmers or their mechanics should call for parts and prices.” “All of our transmission repair parts are guaranteed,” he says. “We guarantee the ‘06 series parts for the life of our business. Kits for most other models come with a 10 year guarantee. We’ve sold more than 4,000 kits in our nearly 28 years in business. The cost of repairs with our kits are usually less than half the cost of using parts from Case IH.” In addition to IH transmission repair parts, Wenz Service also sells a number of new after-market parts for almost any make of tractor. “Our parts cost a lot less than most places for most brands,” Wenz says.

Hanson Silo LP acquires Easy Rake™ Silage Facer product line from Riverview LLP Hanson Silo LP, a leading manufacturer of feed storage and handling systems for the dairy and beef markets, announced recently that the company has acquired the Easy Rake™ Facer ( from Riverview LLP of Morris, MN. Riverview is an employee-owned dairy producer, who invented the Easy Rake™ silage facer to solve a need at their own farm. Riverview owned various mechanical facers that demanded a great deal of maintenance and reduced silage particle length which hurts milk production. Riverview’s patented Easy Rake™ was designed with no moving parts, to preserve silage particle length and offers a quick hook-up with no hoses to attach.

For more information, contact Otto Wenz at Wenz Service, Inc., 1606 L Street, Tekamah, NE 68061-1289. Call 800-8087885 or 402-374-2202, or you may also visit online at

The Easy Rake™ Facer


Star Hill Jawz grabbing tools make chores safer, faster and economical The revolutionary Stockade 400 pneumatic stapler is light weight (8.2 lbs), tough, and has enough power to drive staples into even the hardest fence posts. Loaded with depth adjustment features the 400 wire fence stapler is designed for any fencing job, saving up to 70% of the time currently taken to hand hammer fence staples. That time saving is money in your back pocket. Sometimes when removing a tree you don’t want to leave a stump in your field or pasture. Precision Manufacturing can now eliminate that problem with The Tree Puller. The Tree Puller safely removes the tree – stump, roots and all! Uproot unwanted bushes and trees with ease. You can also remove fence posts or move large rocks, making land management much easier. The Model 525000 features two rows of teeth made of tempered T1 alloy steel on each side of the puller for a stronger grip and better pulling power. The spade points allow the digging of roots and loosening of the soil. The rugged construction of the Tree Pullers allow it to be used to clear pastures and fence rows as well as roadsides, ditches and right of ways. A variety of brackets are

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The patented line of Star Hill Jawz Grabbing Tools are designed specifically for removing invasive and unwanted trees and plants – roots and all.

“We are very pleased to add the Easy Rake™ solution to Hanson Silo’s product portfolio. The addition of the Easy Rake™ gives Hanson more access to North American livestock producers, and expands the reach as well as compliments Hanson’s existing bunker silos,” commented Mike Hanson, Director of Business Development for Hanson Silo. “There is also potential for commercial markets and global sales.”

"Grab Your World" with Star Hill Jawz!

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IH “Disgusted” Shift Kits “If your older IH tractor sometimes slips out of gear or does not go into gear, or if you’re just frustrated with the way it shifts, we can probably help,” says Otto Wenz of Wenz Service, Inc. “We had some of the same problems with our own tractor and figured out a way to fix it that worked better than anything we could find at the time.” Wenz Service now offers complete kits to solve shifting problems for IH models from the 706 up to the 6788. “Most of the problems with these tractors come from the gears in the transmission not being fully engaged,” Wenz continues. |

The front-end loader attachment makes many tedious and time-consuming chores safer, faster and less costly. Manufactured in the U.S. to high standards, this versatile attachment comes in sizes to fit most compact utility loaders, skid steer and farm tractors, wheel loaders and excavators. Other jobs are made easier, include removing fence posts and stakes and placing large rocks and boulders. The front-end loader attachment is a musthave attachment for the arsenal of all landowners and managers.

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Hanson is integrating the Easy Rake™ dealer network which currently spans from California to New York.

About Hanson Hanson Silo is a fourth generation family business operating in four business units primarily tied to agriculture today. Hanson’s precast concrete products largely serve the bulk storage market for feed, grain, sand and salt containment. Hanson’s farm equipment segment provides silo unloaders, mixers, feeders and a full line of farmstead equipment. Hanson’s silo and service unit offers tower silo repair and new silos. Hanson’s powder coat paint and manufacturing segment provides fabrication, welding and powder coat painting services for strategic alliance partners. For further information about Hanson Silo, visit




By Kelly and Leah Daniels Kelly and Leah live on an acreage in north central Iowa and work with farmers and clients across the country.

We’ve had the pleasure of working with farmers – mostly livestock producers – for many years and we recently began to notice something interesting: Farmers like to ask a lot of questions. They want to know about which things are best for their operation, what’s new out there, how different brands compare, how they can save money on input costs, and so on. And they appreciate having someone knowledgeable and down-toearth to talk over options with. That’s why we formed Hedgewood as an independent company, so we can help customers learn about all their equipment choices and choose the gates, feeders and other products that will make their job easier and maybe even save money through efficiencies. At Hedgewood, our recommendations are based on having actually used many different types of equipment in production situations, rather than on how much profit we can make from one brand or another. If it’s right for the farmer, it’s right for Hedgewood. The work that U.S. farmers do helps people around the world live healthier and safer lives than ever before. We feel blessed to be able to work in agriculture every day and to be able to use our skills in keeping agriculture strong. – Kelly and Leah



In the Barn Q

When the opportunity to write this column for the Farm & Livestock Directory came along, we wondered what farmers would like to read about. Then we realized that they have been telling us what they are interested in every day through the questions they ask about their facilities and operations. So, what better way to provide information to farmers than by answering their questions? These are based on those actual questions from Hedgewood customers, though they may be edited to take out some of the more “colorful” language. This is a family publication, after all. If you have a question you’d like Hedgewood to take a swing at, please drop a line to the editor of this fine publication and we’ll do our best to sort it out.


I’m a grain farmer, but I have hog barns because the manure is great fertilizer. Since I’m not around other hog operations, how can I know that I’ve got the right kind of equipment and systems in my barn?

A. We’ve worked in and designed a lot of different hog facilities, so we find it’s helpful to walk through the barn with the farmer and talk about what’s aggravating to them and what they would like to improve. Not only does this let the farmer blow off a little steam, it helps them see the operation through fresh eyes, enabling us to see the real problems and have a clear picture of how to design a solution that will make a real difference. Plus, we must admit, it’s a lot of fun to go back to the barn with the farmer after the project is complete and remind them of how aggravating it was before Hedgewood was involved. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––


I hate load-out. It’s always a struggle, it takes way too much time and I feel like I’ve been beat up by the time the last pig is on the truck. Is there any way to do it better?

A. There are a combination of factors that make the difference between an easy load-out and a knock-down, drag-out battle of wills. If a 280-pound pig decides he is going left down an alley when you want him to go right, no amount of whooping, hollering and gold medal wrestling moves is going to change his mind. This is a frustrating and risky situation for both the producer and the pig. Because of the work of animal behaviorists like Dr. Temple Grandin, we now move pigs a lot differently than our dads or granddads did. Today we work with a pig’s natural tendency to move toward areas that appear safer than where they are.

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We can configure gates and train our customers to quietly and calmly ease pigs into the load-out, rather than forcing them into a situation they would naturally avoid, saving the whooping and hollering for the rodeo. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––


I heard about a producer who had a power outage and lost a bunch of pigs. That’s pretty scary. How do you prevent something like that?

A. Catastrophic death loss is a terrible thing on many levels. Of course, the pigs suffer the most, but for the producer it can mean costs in the hundreds of thousands of dollars and the terrible task of cleaning out the barn. Ventilation is typically the culprit but not exactly the way you might think. Although pit gases can be deadly, on a hot day pigs without ventilation can succumb to hyperthermia – excessive heat – within 30 minutes of a power failure. This is a situation that should be prevented at all cost and can be, using the latest generation of controller and back-up generator systems. And, no, running a generator with your tractor’s PTO won’t work if you’re an hour away at your son’s basketball game when the power goes down. We’ll answer more questions in the next edition of In the Barn with Hedgewood. Thanks for spending a little time with us. For more information, please visit us online at or call Kelly Daniels at 515-851-9194. Kelly Daniels is a long-time pork production manager and, more recently, worked with farmers as an equipment representative for one of the oldest names in the industry. Leah Daniels is the owner of NewsWorks, a strategic communications firm that provides marketing and public relations services to companies and associations, primarily in the pork industry. She recently worked with the National Pork Board to create an on-farm crisis communications tool for that enables farmers to effectively manage through incidents that can impact lives and reputations.

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Heart Health: It’s never too late

Mark Twain supposedly said: “Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times.” But for most people, really giving up cigarettes is the most difficult challenge of their lives.

You can’t do your best on the job – or anywhere else – if your heart isn’t healthy. Heart disease is a dangerous condition, and even a mild heart attack can slow you down and have a negative impact on your lifestyle and workplace productivity. Fortunately, avoiding a heart attack isn’t a matter of luck. You can take positive steps to keep your heart in good shape, starting with a combination of exercise and a healthy diet. You don’t have to starve yourself. Just follow these tips to eat your way to better health:

If you’re looking for help on your quest to become smoke-free, consider these suggestions: • Set a date. Don’t just decide to stop smoking on a whim. Set a firm date so you can prepare yourself mentally and start tapering off, if that’s your approach. • Know why you’re quitting. Some people write their own personal mission statements, citing health benefits, their family, and other compelling reasons to quit. Whether this is your style or not, be clear in your mind about why ending your cigarette habit is important to you. • Get support. Many people can’t quit smoking alone. Whether you join a support group or just seek counsel from your family and physician, enlist people to help you keep your commitment strong. • Exercise. You’ll relieve stress and help your body recover from years of tobacco use. Start out slowly, and check with your doctor. • Drink lots of water. Water can help flush nicotine and other chemicals from your system and can satisfy your craving for something to put in your mouth. • Do what works. Some people try burying all their cigarettes so they have to put a major effort into getting a smoke, or chewing dog biscuits when they feel like a cigarette. Don’t go overboard, but find a solution that works for you.

Coffee: More uses than you might imagine Before you toss those used coffee grounds in the trash, consider this: A report in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry says that coffee grounds are rich in antioxidants and other healthy substances. Scientists speculate that coffee grounds (about 20 million pounds of which are produced every year) could be “harvested” for antioxidants, and still used for farm fertilizers and other uses instead of being dumped in landfills. Note: Filter, plunger, and espresso-type coffeemakers seem to leave the most antioxidants in their grounds, while mocha coffeemakers leave the smallest amount. May 2013

• Eat more fish. A good source of protein, most fish contains omega-3 fatty acids, which can reduce your risk of heart attack (and stroke) by lowering levels of blood fats known as triglycerides.

• Limit sugar and salt. Sugars add needless calories and are associated with higher cholesterol. Salt can contribute to high blood pressure, one of the risk factors for developing heart disease.

• Choose lean meats. Avoid fatty and processed meats like bacon, sausage, or anything fried. Choose skinless chicken or lean cuts of beef. Better yet, try high-protein, low-fat substitutes like beans and legumes.

• Eat sensibly. Plan your meals in advance. Packing a lunch for work instead of running out for fast food can help you control your diet and portion sizes.

The right diet can help prevent a heart attack. Even if you’ve suffered one heart attack, though, you can still take control of your health and prevent a second or third one. A Canadian study of patients who had suffered “cardiovascular events” found that those with a heart-healthy diet had a 35 percent lower chance of dying as a result of heart disease, as well as a 28 percent decrease in their risk of congestive heart failure and a 14 percent reduction in their risk of a second heart attack. It’s never too late to start living a healthy lifestyle.

The story behind the story of penicillin Everyone knows that the Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in some moldy bread in his laboratory at St. Mary’s Hospital in London. Penicillin was one of the first antibiotics discovered and is still one the most widely used to combat bacterial infection. Although the story of Fleming’s discovery is true, he wasn’t the first to observe the beneficial effects of penicillin, which is derived from the Penicillium fungi commonly found in mold.

On Sept. 28, 1928, Fleming noticed blue-green mold growing on a plate of Staphylococcus bacteria that had accident been left open. The mold produced a halo of inhibited bacterial growth, from which Fleming concluded that the mold contained a substance that resisted the bacteria. It wasn’t until the 1940s, though, that the active ingredient in Pencillium was identified and doctors began using it to treat infections.

Bread with blue mold growing on it was used to treat infected wounds during the middle ages – Arabian stable masters, for example, used it to cure sores on horses. In 1896, a French medical student named Ernest Duchesne submitted a paper on penicillin’s healing properties to the Institut Pasteur, but his findings were ignored because of his youth. A Costa Rican doctor, Clodomiro Picado Twight, reported similar observations on the effects of the Penicillium fungi in treating infections, but his discovery won little attention. |

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