Frank Lessiter has served as editor of No-Till Farmer since the publication was launched in November of 1972. Raised on a six-generation Michigan Centennial Farm, he has spent his entire career in agricultural journalism. Lessiter is a dairy science graduate from Michigan State University.
Just as the Fourth of July weekend rolls around, the new Lone Ranger movie is making its debut in theatres across the country. And there's a special tie-in I want to share with you between the Lone Ranger and Lessiter Publications.
Defining success for a farm equipment dealership boils down to building customer trust and satisfaction, says Matt Poeltler. The vice president of marketing at Precision Equipment says developing these two key areas is essential in building effective value-added packages for customers, prospects and employees.
Birkey’s Farm Stores’ ownership structure is a big positive, says CEO Ron Birkey. Not only does each of the 6 stockholders have considerable experience in the farm equipment field, but historically, the owners also serve as high-level managers in day-to-day operations.
It's hard to believe how much grain needs to be shipped down the Mississippi River to keep the massive elevators in New Orleans working at full capacity. If we're going to double yields over the next few decades, we've also got to invest in new facilities to get these valuable grains to market around the world.
Barges move 1 ton of grain 500 miles on a single gallon of fuel. Compare that to semi trucks that moves 1 ton of grain only 60 miles on a single gallon, and you'll see why grain barges still hold the keys to grain export.
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