Evansville, Ind. — The Hutson Precision Ag Team hosted its annual Field Day event in August. Met with challenges from COVID-19, CDC guidelines, near record lows and massive amounts of rain the Hutson team prevailed. The location of the event was even moved 48 hours in advance after the Field location received multiple inches of rain for days leading up to event set up.
CDC guidelines forced Hutson to keep crowds to maximum of 250, so the event was split into a morning session and an afternoon session. The morning session had 150 customers in attendance, and another 175 people came to the afternoon session. Customers were treated to either lunch or dinner and rotated between 5 sessions focused on equipment performance in the field, the marriage of agronomy and equipment to give their customers greater insights, management strategies and a competitive edge.
Sessions 1-4 were divided up between; Planters, Combines, Tillage and Sprayers. Session 5 was a Ride & Drive where customers got behind the wheel to experience the newest technology from John Deere.
Perhaps the biggest highlight of the day was the all-new 2021 John Deere X9 combine, the largest combine Deere has ever produced. Along with the X-9 we had the new 16 row folding corn-head. Showcasing beside the X-9 was two new 8RX’s and an antique tractor line-up that included every important model change.
Here is what Karl Huebner, the Hutson Precision Ag Team Leader had to say about the 2020 Hutson Field Day.
“We faced many challenges this year with Field Day, but we made every effort to put our customers first, it’s our mission to keep them current for their ability to make decisions in a challenging environment, fact is the changes in agriculture moves faster than ever, so helping growers understand there are options and how they integrate into their business is what these events are about”.