The Little Things


The Little Things from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. I have a drill press in my shed at home. It is a common tool that I use all of the time. It has a lot of functionality and works better than a handheld drill for most things. But for as valuable a tool as my […]

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RD Trial Results

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RD Trial Results from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. As I was talking to a vendor last week, they pointed out to me that we never spend any time in this forum discussing the results of last year’s trials. We talked at length about them in the summer and what the expected conclusions were. We […]

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Tools vs. Toys

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Fads are a part of life. I have two kids, so believe me, I know how popular fads can be. There are at least a couple of fidget spinners in my house right now. When I was a kid, we had to have slap bracelets. But fads transcend kids. We have fads as adults as […]

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Failing to Reach Potential


A few days ago, I was meeting with a group of growers from out of state that wanted to learn how other parts of the country were achieving higher corn yields. I told them I was going to ask a question, and to not overthink the answer. The question that I posed to them was, […]

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First Release Jitters.


2018-02-08 First Release Jitters from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. When it comes to new Precision Ag technology and hardware, there is often a bit of anxiety about being the first to try it. I think it goes back to the tongue in cheek adage, “The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse […]

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Strategy from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. I was attending a live simulcast of an event from 360 Yield Center the other evening, in which Gregg Sauder was talking with growers about 2018. Gregg gave a lot of historical context to the current farm economic conditions, and what he has experienced in his lifetime of […]

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Changing the Question


Changing the Question from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. As most of you know, December and January is Farm show season. My team of ACS Equipment Professionals and ACS Regional Specialists will spend over 15 days this winter meeting with all of you at your “local” Farm Show. Talking with you about whats new, what […]

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Winter Conference – A Learning Opportunity


January 11, 2018 Winter Conference – A Learning Opportunity from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. As many of you know by now, I am a big proponent of growing knowledge by interacting with your peers in opportunities of learning. I firmly believe in the importance of cutting a diverse swath when it comes to those […]

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