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Customer Spotlight – Fodder at Double J Farms

111628 Animals Dairy 06Challenge – Improve quality of milk in winter
Solution – Two FodderPro 3.0 Commercial Feed System
Application – Hydroponic fodder for dairy cow consumption

Sitting on 75 acres of Ohio farmland, Double J Farms has been owned by Joe Streit for over 30 years. The farm is mainly a dairy operation where they furnish raw milk to herd share owners, but the farm also raises some beef, as well as pigs and layer hens. Read more

Feeding Through Winter Part II: Feeding Fresh Daily

Fodder feeding in winterLast week we discussed some of the steps necessary to help you get the most out of your winter feed. From tips on how to analyze and select your feed, to the most economical ways to present the feed to your livestock, part one of our Feeding Through Winter blog was focused on surviving the winter on stored feed alone. However, for those looking for a more economical and reliable winter feed, a FodderPro Feed system can help alliviate the stress of winter feeding. Read more

What makes a FodderPro 2.0 Feed System?

FodderPro 2.0 Micro SystemReady or not, winter is on its way. This time of year is often one of the most stressful for farmers all across the country, but it can be particularly tough for those located in the northern United States. The freezing temperatures add a level of difficulty to even the simplest task, and the blanket of snow that’s covering your field means that grazing livestock is no longer an option. Stockpiles of hay and grain often replace pasture during this time, but hay and grain are expensive, and the price of these feeds continues to rise. This year, relieve your stress and add a sense of security to your feed by adding a FodderPro Feed System to your farm. Read more

Leading the way in Fodder Research: FarmTek’s New Fodder Production Building

FodderPro 3.0 Feed System in Dyersville, IAHydroponic fodder production gets us excited. We have spent years researching, testing and improving our FodderPro Feed Systems, but we’re about to take research and development a step further. At our Dyersville, Iowa campus we’ve recently constructed a building dedicated to the production and research of hydroponic fodder, and this way we can improve upon the already impressive FodderPro Feed Systems and provide our customers with the information they need to grow a feed option that is truly the best. Read more

It’s a horse, of course – so feed it fodder!

Fodder for horsesToday’s post is brought to you by Kerry King, our Direct Media Specialist. Kerry is the team leader for the development of and has been working with our Fodder-Pro 2.0 Feed Systems product line for two years. With degrees in marketing and equine science, FarmTek and fodder have been a natural fit for her passions and skill set.

At FarmTek, we take your feedback seriously. So when Alyssa told me that you wanted to know more about the benefits of hydroponic fodder for horses, I jumped at the chance to write this post. Read more

Review: FarmTek’s First-Ever CEA School

CEA School 1 Presentation

Last month, we hosted our very first three-day CEA School. This event combined hydroponics, fodder production and aquaponics into a hands-on learning experience for growers of all experience levels. The CEA School was held at our Technology Center in Dyersville, IA, and hosted by our greenhouse team, Sam Shroyer and Brittany Orris. Participants traveled from 13 states, making it a great networking event and learning experience.

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