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Virtual event focuses on harvest prep

Richard Hamilton Smith/Getty Images Corn harvest
GET SET FOR FALL: Combines are set to roll for Midwest corn and soybeans soon. Are there last-minute tasks to take on? Do you know key maintenance issues for combines? How is your tech? The next seasonal sessions for FarmProgress365 dig into those topics for #Harvest22.
With harvest nearing, get last-minute insights from a veteran technician on preparing your equipment.

Crop farming brings two hectic times of the year — planting and then harvest. Harvest is when you get what many call your “payday” for a hard season’s work. To get some tips on prepping your harvest tools, mark your calendar for July 26-28 when the next seasonal sessions for FarmProgress365 premiere.

FarmProgress365 is an information-filled resource featuring an archive of valuable knowledge for your farm. It’s also the virtual launch platform for a series of live events offering viewers a chance to gain insight on a range of topics. The next series is focused on prepping for harvest.

There are three online sessions, each featuring a presentation and a chance for viewers to ask questions during a live question-and-answer session. The July 26-27 sessions are focused on harvest prep, both for your machine and your technology. The July 28 session, as with all seasonal sessions throughout the year, includes an in-depth look at the markets. Check out the upcoming series.

July 26 – 10 a.m. Central

Prepping your combine for harvest. We talk with Dean Froemming, veteran service technician with Minnesota farm equipment retailer Arnold Companies Inc., about key factors to review before rolling out this season. Froemming has a long history in working with combines of all brands and will offer a walkaround showing key features to manage. In addition, he’ll be available for the live question-and-answer session for this program.

July 27 – 10 a.m. Central

Harvest preparation — the tech side. Travis Kohrman, founder of Xperience Ag, a Greensburg, Ind., company, works with farmers to maximize the precision ag tools they use and the information they acquire. Kohrman notes that he’s worked with farmers who have information they have yet to put to work and sees value in helping producers make the most of what they learn. He’ll discuss those issues and be on hand to answer customer questions live.

July 28 – 10 a.m. Central

Market update ahead of harvest. How are crops looking? What does that mean for your marketing plan ahead of harvest? We’re talking with Brian Basting with Advance Trading Inc. Originally Tommy Grisafi had been announced for this presentation but has a personal conflict and can’t be available for the live Q&A.

Basting is a familiar face to farmers who watch “This Week in Agribusiness” and “U.S. Farm Report,” where he makes regular appearances. Basting is a commodity research analyst for Advance Trading. He was born and raised in Bloomington, Ill., on a grain and livestock farm. He earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in ag economics from the University of Illinois.

Before joining Advance Trading in 1993, he worked for a farmer advisory service based in Wisconsin. He is responsible for wheat market fundamentals and domestic grain consumption trends, assisting in feed grains and soybean analysis.

You can watch each session at Join the site just ahead of the start time for each event to be ready to take part. This system works on your desktop, tablet and smartphone. Make plans to join these sessions.



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