Trends in Storage and Handling You Should Know About

Farms are getting larger. Along the production chain, stakeholders are looking for ways to increase convenience and reduce labor. Large-scale operations in...

Now, You Can Relax

It’s not unusual to hear about a canola bin heating up over the winter from not being checked, and in some extreme...

Down Time is Wasted Time

In one of our ad messages we used the phrase “Down time is the worst time.” Nothing gets done when equipment unexpectedly fails or...

Four Steps to Sprucing up Your Brand

In my previous column, I wrote about how to identify what’s preventing your brand from connecting with customers. You’re forgetting who your customers are. ...

Seed Growers Shift Away from Augers, Toward Conveyors

There’s a growing trend among seed growers as more and more shift away from augers and move toward conveyors. We’re seeing this all across...

What Would You Do With An Extra 10 Days At Harvest?

What we wouldn’t give for extra hours at harvest. If you could be out there, in the field, seven to 10 days...

My Trade Show Survival Guide

As a grower, you’re probably making plans to attend at least one trade/ag show in 2018. There’s a lot of them going on right...

Is Your Brand Functional?

In my last column, I wrote about the need to ensure your brand is connecting with people on an emotional level. If you make...

3 Ways to be Worthy of Attention

As I explained in a recent column, tackling four problem areas will help you determine where your brand is lacking and get you on the...

Are You Allowing Your Brand to Evolve?

Do you think of your brand as a living thing? You need to. Because of the fact your brand is ultimately a psychological construct in...

Focusing on Storage Can Establish You as a Leader

We live in a technological world that seems to be changing faster than we can keep up with. Despite humanity’s tendency to become nostalgic...

Time, Convenience, Efficiency Key to Success

Precision agriculture has taken hold and farmers, with the help of seed companies, and seed growers are deploying strategies to make the most of...

Enjoying the Fruits of Your Labor

In the previous columns, I’ve outlined three of the four stages—the conceptualization, design and engineering, and manufacturing phases—to updating or building a new seed...

Smooth-Walled Bins: Not Just for Grain Anymore

The smooth-walled bin. The concept might seem simple enough, but it’s important to really understand what it is and its benefits. It’s a fixture...

Haul Safe, Be Safe

It seems like we are always talking about efficiency and evaluating your return on investment. Yet, for years, those in agriculture have also made...

The Value of Flexibility

When it comes to agricultural equipment, so much of it is bulky, intended for only one or maybe two purposes, and is used for...

Storage and Marketing are Inseparable — Here’s Why

As 2017 winds to a close, everyone involved in the seed and grain business is thinking about next year. What did I do right...

The Design and Engineering Stage: A Blueprint for Success

You’ve worked your way through the conceptualization stage on your journey to a new or updated seed site. The next step to turn your...

Time Brainstorming Your Idea is Time Well Spent

Whether you’ve decided it’s time to update your seed storage and handling equipment, or build a brand-new seed site for your business, knowing where...

Tips for Planning a Seed Site

When planning a seed site, there are a few things that we have learned along the way that help set customers up for near-term...