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FLASHING INSULATOR SHOWS ELECTRIC FENCE IS WORKING

You don’t need to go outside to see if your electric fence is working with this new flashing insulator that attaches to any fence post.  The Insulight works off the surges produced by your electric fencer. It consists of a blue HDP plastic insulator and an enclosure that contains a flashing red LED light that flashes with the pulse of the fencer. The flashing light can be seen from up to 1/2 mile away.

AEM Captures Top Workplace Honor for 5th Time

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), the leading trade organization for off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers, has been named a Top Workplace in Southeast Wisconsin for the fifth time by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “This award is truly a testament to our dedicated, top-notch staff and its continued efforts to support our members, our industry and the customers they serve,” said AEM President Dennis Slater. “This honor is especially poignant this year because of...

Product Spotlight

UTILITY TASK/TERRAIN VEHICLES

  Utility Terrain Vehicles, or UTVs, are built and used more for work than recreation. They are large, powerful, able to seat passengers side by side, and built with lots of storage space. They're commonly used to haul equipment and supplies in locations that make using a truck impractical or impossible.  Highlighed below are several of the top UTV manufacturers to help you in your search for the ideal one for your outdoor/recreation/work needs.  We've included contact information with each manufacturer featured.  

ALTERNATIVE HEATING

Turning Up The Heat.  Which outdoor furnace is for you?  Choosing an outdoor wood furnace will give you long term benefits. You can eliminate most of your utility bill for your home and outdoor farm buildings. An outdoor furnace can heat several buildings at once as well as your domestic water. An outdoor wood furnace isn’t an installation you want to skimp on. Performance between models and companies can vary greatly.  Highlighted are several of the top outdoor wood furnace manufacturers to help you in your search for the perfect outdoor furnace.Want more information on a particular product? Contact information is listed below each Product Spotlight. 

Featured Articles

Can Conventional Keep Up?

One of the greatest barriers to growing non-GMO corn or soybeans is often the risk — what if yields aren’t as high? Bushels create profit, and if you’re going to consider switching to a non-traited product, it’s important to prove the money is there.On his farm in Berrien Center, Mich., Joel Layman grows corn, soybeans and produce. In 2013, he started dabbling in non-GMO and organic production.

Technology Times

HOW THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC WILL ACCELERATE DIGITAL AGRICULTURE

Digital tools are more important than ever for farmers to track producction and financial metrics.  Even before COVID-19 surfaced, the move toward digital agriculture was certain.“It’s hard to see how you’re going to be a successful farmer in the future without greater technology adoption on the farm,” says Sam Taylor, analyst—farm inputs for Rabobank.Digital tools such as artificial intelligence that alert farmers to be preemptive about pest treatments can curb crop damage and save money, Taylor adds. COVID-19 likely will accelerate this trend, particularly because of social distancing.“Precision tools like the R7 tool have made farmers who use it comfortable with the digital experience,” Jim Hedges, vice president of seed marketing for WinField United says about the company’s tool using satellite imagery, yield potential maps, and plot data.