As some of our avid readers already know, it is my favorite time of year—FALL! This means finishing up hay crops, chopping corn and traveling to livestock shows. In the dairy industry, the Super Bowl of dairy shows is World Dairy Expo. Expo is a place where the industry comes together to celebrate its finest members, as well as look to the future, by displaying the best of the best in newest innovations and products.
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After receiving hundreds of submissions to our photo contest, we wanted to share with you some of our favorites. These photos may not have won a prize, but they still stood out and we felt that we needed to recognize them. We smiled, we laughed and we were awed by some of these great pictures and the stories we received with some of them. There are seven superlative categories and we selected a winner for each. These customers will each receive a dozen pair of our FarmTek Dot Grip Gloves! We hope you enjoy these photos as much as we did!
It’s that time of year again! The photos came pouring in for our 2013 Fall Photo Contest and we’re here to announce the winners! As always, the quality and quantity of photos we received was large, but we were finally able to narrow it down to a top winner and runners-up. We loved seeing the submissions from our customers—from chickens and cows, to high tunnels and greenhouses, you all sent us some great photos and we love seeing our products in action. If you didn’t submit photos this time around, be sure to do so during our next photo contest. We’d love to see what you have to share! But for now, read on and see how our top finishers are using our products!
Hay season is upon us and it isn’t just for horses. The fact that hay and straw have so many purposes around the farm usually means that they are needed in abundance. So how do farmers keep a large inventory of hay bales, but keep them safely stored and out of the elements? Read more
Phew, is it hot outside!!!
Now that the rain has finally subsided for a few minutes here in the Northeast, it is time for the sun to shine on down. We are starting to catch up with our 1st cutting hay (really late this year!!) and spraying the corn fields (now that we can get in them without sinking in a foot). While all of this is going on, we also need to focus on keeping everyone cool since the temperature is starting to really kick into high gear.
Do you love taking pictures as much as you love your FarmTek products? Well, it’s time to get inspired and take some great photos of your favorite FarmTek items in action because our 2013 Photo Contest starts June 18th! Since we love our loyal readers so much, we wanted to give you a couple days head start to find (or take) the perfect photo!
Get ready for your ten seconds of fame, because if you win, you’ll be featured on our website and this very blog. Anyone can enter and we’re looking for photos showcasing how you use our products, so get snapping.
The grand prize winner will receive a $500 FarmTek gift certificate and five lucky runners-up will each receive a $200 FarmTek gift certificate. How’s that for motivation?
Today’s blog post comes from our guest blogger, Nichole Kemp. Nichole is the marketing and event specialist for FarmTek’s parent company ESAPCO where she manages and organizes all our trade shows, open houses and workshops. She is also the brand manager for our building division, ClearSpan Fabric Structures, and the self titled “ClearSpan Brand Evangelist”. Last month Nichole had the opportunity to visit our Dyersville, IA manufacturing facility where she observed one of our fodder workshops. This is the tale of her travels and, as she likes to put it, her journey into the land of plenty! Read more
Raising livestock can be extremely rewarding, especially when you find a way to keep them happy and comfortable in their space. Moving from one farm to another can be especially hard for livestock, so if the new home you transition them into is much better than the last, it can make the change a bit easier. This was the case when John and Christine Gardiner moved from Sandy, Oregon to Cave Junction and offered their alpacas quite the upgrade in living quarters.
More and more people are realizing the significance of knowing where their food comes from and how it is produced. So, raising livestock that will eventually be sold as food has to be done in a way that makes the consumer feel comfortable feeding it to their families. This means that it is crucial to care for the animals in the healthiest, most humane way possible from day one until they are sent off to their final stop. Paul Klingeman, owner of Pure County Pork, realized that he needed to find a cost-effective, clean way to house his pigs in order to keep his customers, as well as the animals, happy. He found exactly what he was looking for in fabric structures. Read more