John Deere and High Plains Journal both own a rich history of providing quality products to the agriculture industry—and together they have conducted an innovative program to top producers in the High Plains for nine years that aims to improve the bottom line.
Small Grain Solutions provides John Deere customers a unique opportunity that encompasses innovation, technology, education, and profit.
The 2013 program marked the 10th year for the event and included a new stop in Enid, Okla., and returned to Dodge City and Salina, Kan. Dealers participating in the event included P and K Equipment, Bucklin Tractor, Inc., American Implement, Unruh- Foster, Inc., Prairieland Partners, Carrico Implement, and Concordia Tractor, Inc.
“The Small Grain Solutions program continually brings innovative solutions to the most progressive producers in these areas,” said Holly Martin, High Plains Journal, editor.
“The focus of this program is really on the customer,” Martin added. “Our readers are also John Deere customers, so to partner with a company like John Deere to bring this incredible program to farmers and ranchers has been a long running success.”
Martin says the goal of the program is to provide a take-away for attendees.
“It could be a complete change of how a farmer looks at his operation, or it could be something as small as taking advice on how he manages his time,” said Martin. “We want to provide information that a customer can take to their dealer, and take advantage of products and services that ultimately improve their bottom line.”
Dan Manternach served as the keynote speaker for the event and was regarded by one farmer as, “the best marketing speech I’ve ever heard.”
Manternach is associated with Doane Advisory Services and encouraged producers to invert how the look at marketing grain and how to develop a marketing plan – and follow it.