Don't look for it coming to the big screen anytime soon, but the Kohlhagen family's video production of how they use their grain cart earned them runner-up position and a valuable prize in a worldwide contest to see who could produce the best video about Brent grain carts. Made by Unverferth Brent brand grain carts are some of the largest carts on the market today.
The advertising and promotional gimmick prompted owners of Brent grain carts to produce and submit their own video of how they used the cart on their own farm. Videos for five finalists were posted on the company's Website, and farmers could choose which video they liked best. The Kohlhagen's, Rensselaer, finished behind a farmer from Ontario, Canada, who used country music and some slick computer-generated graphics to jazz up his entry. The awards were presented at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville at the Unverferth booth on February 17.
The Kohlhagen's operate a true family farm. The six siblings have been active in Indiana FFA, with four serving as state officers in the past. Since they had purchased a Brent grain cart, they decided to take a stab at making the video and submitting it.
The video included action shots, plus an interview with one of the family as he drove to the field, indicating why he liked the cart, and ended with the entire family waving and thanking Unverferth for the chance to make and submit the video.
In their operation, with grain bins close to most of their fields, the Brent 1282 grain cart serves in place of a semi-trailer in some situations, they note. They are often close enough to pull the cart to the grain center, and dump it directly into their dump. The cart holds 1,280 bushels, more than a semi-trailer.Congratulations to the Kohlhagens for representing Indiana in this competition!