Farm Equipment editors encounter a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts and videos that offer a unique look at various aspects of our great farm machinery industry. Here is our favorite content from the past week from across the web. “Best of the Web This Week" is brought to you by CLEANFIX.
- C&B Operations Hosts Former Trump Staffer
- Sabanto Ag CEO ‘Inundated’ with Producers Interested in Trying Farming as a Service
- Frank Hasenfratz’s Ag Equipment Legacy (1935-2022)
- Moving Lawn Mowers in the Winter? Try Zero-Turn Ice Races!
Former senior staffer to President Donald Trump Marc Short, who now is the head of the Coalation to Protect American Workers, joined Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte (R-MT), the Montana Chamber of Commerce's Todd O'Hair, and the Montana Farm Bureau Federation's John Youngberg for a forum at C&B Operations in Billings, Mont. After the event, Aaron Flint of KBUL News Radio caught up with Short to discuss more.
Craig Rupp, CEO of Sabanto Ag, explains why farming as a service is a viable model for implementing autonomy on the farm in this recent episode of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s FarmBits podcast. In the words of Ohio State University’s Scott Shearer at the 2022 Precision Farming Dealer Summit, “you need to pay attention to this guy.”
The Wall Street Journal recently ran the obituary of Linamar founder Frank Hasenfratz and his amazing immigrant success story. Hasenfratz’s Linamar (mostly known as an automotive supplier) owned White Farm Equipment in the 1980s and Western Combine Corp. in the 1990s (manufacturing the rotary combine for Massey Ferguson), before selling to AGCO in 1996. Linamar acquired farm equipment supplier MacDon almost exactly 4 years ago for $1.2 billion.
Messick’s added a thrilling new element to its dealership’s open house at its new location in Mt. Joy, Pa. Watch Neil Messick and 3 guests compete for the fastest ice driving in this Feb. 3 youtube video.
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