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MARCH 22, 2017

Farmers' Advance: Still a staple in the ag community
antiques information is also included throughout
the paper.
Our sales representatives are located
throughout the tri-state area and are always
happy to meet new customers. Jim McNeiece
serves our central Michigan and Thumb regions
out of the Defiance, OH, office. Southwest
Michigan and Indiana territories are covered by
Lanna Lee, Churubusco, IN; and Heather Van-
Lieu serves the southeast portion of Michigan as
well as Ohio territories out of our Camden
office.
The main Farmers’ Advance office is locat-
ed in the heart of Amish country in Camden,
where the paper is edited and composed before
being sent to press in Davisburg, MI.
Julia Hite, Operations, Sales & Print Shop
Manager, is ‘commander in chief,’ overseeing
workflow in the Camden office as well as assist-
ing the sales staff. If you make a call to Farmers’
CAMDEN, MI — One of the longest-run- favorite magazine in the tri-state area, publica- the Classifieds & Auctions of Farmers’ Advance, Advance, most likely you’ll talk to Serena New-
ning publications in the business, Farmers’ tion was restarted after almost 5 years of being and farmers have testified to not only selling ton, who handles ad placement and customer
Advance, is 119 years old and still going strong! discontinued. Equine Times was reintroduced as their equipment quickly, but for the right price. service.
Starting out as The Camden Advance, we a quarterly magazine and is gaining strength Another favorite that can be found in the same Sara Bryner is our Print Shop/Press Opera-
got our roots as a local paper, serving Hillsdale with each issue, and is now back to having a section is Sam Hatcher’s column, “Tales From tor, and Erin Robinstine oversees editorial, sys-
County and the outlying areas, including por- monthly presence! the Farm.” tems, layout and graphic design for the papers
tions of Ohio and Indiana. Over a century later, As agriculture has changed throughout the The Farm & Livestock Management sec- and Camden Printing. Doug Hite serves as our
we are now hailed as the leading agricultural years, Farmers’ Advance has also seen many tion includes weekly livestock and grain mar- deliveryman and occasional handyman.
weekly newspaper in Michigan, Ohio, and Indi- changes. Publishers, editors and managers have kets, and has been a helpful tool for agricultural We would like to thank all of our advertis-
ana, and also circulate into several states in the all come and gone, but the paper that farmers enthusiasts. Other farm favorites include the ers and subscribers for your many years of
Midwest and Canada. look forward to arriving in their mailbox every Inspirational Thoughts page, offering encour- patronage, for without you, we would not have
Camden Publications, where Farmers’ week has been steadfast in delivering the latest agement of all kinds and a peek into what the been able to not only survive a rocky economy,
Advance is produced, is owned by Gannett in agricultural news, a plethora of auctions and daily life of farmwives can hold. Regulars of the but steadily grow over the years! Thank you for
Company, Inc. In addition to Farmers’ Advance, has even come to inspire the hardworking farmer page include Gail Malick, Pastor Don Lee, and making us “YOUR Farm & Auction Weekly!”
Camden Publications also runs an extensive and his family. the ‘Seeds From the Sower’ column. Camden Publications is open 8 a.m.-4:30
printing company, Camden Printing. Ag Source- Auctions have been a mainstay for the The Ag Calendar lists programs, seminars p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m.-4
book, the company’s agricultural directory paper for years, but classifieds seem to be a sec- and other helpful events for producers and farm p.m. on Fridays. For more information on Farm-
geared toward farmers, is also printed annually. tion that satisfies not only the buyer, but the educators alike, and the 4-H & FFA Calendar ers’ Advance or Camden Printing, call 800-222-
Returning to print as of the fall of 2015 was seller of farm equipment. Everything from plant- offers items of interest to youth all around our 6336, email ssnewton@gannett.com, or visit us
Equine Times. Once a long-standing monthly ers to hay rakes to corn stoves can be found in distribution area. Gardening, cooking and on the web at www.farmersadvance.com.

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Wakarusa Ag Services, LLC:
The one-stop shopping experience for dairy & beef farmers

opment of their own RTK Network which allows
their customers to purchase their signals by the
hour instead of by quarterly or yearly contracts.
Because of their focus on the raising of dairy
and beef cattle, Wakarusa Ag is the largest mixer
dealer in the tri-state area. They provide complete
service for Penta and Meyer mixers with the ability
to rebuild any component on the machines.
As service is the brothers’ number one goal, it
is offered for all the brands they sell and loaner
equipment is available to keep the farming opera-
tions running. They realize that quick service is
necessary to care for the animals and they provide
that in a very timely manner.
Additional products sold through Wakarusa Ag
are Echo lawn and outdoor power equipment and
the Echo Bearcat line; Wacker Neuson compact
equipment including excavators, telehandlers,
wheel loaders, and wheel dumpers; Deutz Fahr
tractors because of their quality design, fuel effi-
There is a one-stop shopping experience for offerings of their father’s business to include lawn ciency, and high speed capabilities for pulling
beef and dairy cattle farmers in Wakarusa, IN, and garden equipment, rentals, current agricultural silage wagons, manure spreaders and feed mixers;
where two family businesses are located, providing technologies, and complete service on all the and Vence Tudo corn heads which can include the
for all the animal’s needs. Wakarusa Nutritional machines they sell. new patent pending Shred Select stalk roll technol-
Services, LLC, provides feed mixing options while Each one has his own specialty in the family ogy. This new product is designed to help break
Wakarusa Ag Services, LLC offers a variety of business. Dwayne is in charge of the marketing and down the corn stalks quicker, providing better soil
machinery to assist in the caring for the livestock equipment rental and specializes in the sales of nutrient availability. The Vence Tudo Eagle SS corn
and property. Between the two, they are a total Pottinger Hay equipment, Wacker Neuson skid head, which includes the Shred Select technology,
solution for dairy and beef livestock farmers. loaders and related products, manure equipment, will be available for 2017 harvest.
In 2001, Frank Martin opened Wakarusa and Fliegl units. Dwight takes care of the account- Wakarusa Ag is open Monday through Friday
Nutritional Services, LLC, after using a mill for sev- ing and specializes in the sales of Penta TMR mixers from 8 – 5 and Saturday 9 – 1. They are not open
eral years to mix feed for his dairy herd. He decided & tillage and Hagedorn spreaders along with Skag on Saturdays from December through March 1.
to share the service with area dairy farmers and and Bad Boy mowers. Delvin’s expertise is in the
began selling Penta TMR vertical mixers, which area of service with a specialty in mixer repair and
were new to the market and provided a total mix he is also responsible for tractor sales. Darrin is
ration for cattle. Frank eventually sold Jamesway keeping current with precision ag solutions includ-
and Pik Rite Manure Equipment as well. ing Topcon, PrecisionHawk Drones, with nitrogen
Frank raised four boys and they have learned and moisture sensing, population count and
the ins and outs of the dairy industry and the impor- multi-spectral cameras. He also oversees the devel-
tance of keeping an operation running smoothly.
Dwayne, Dwight, Delvin and Darrin Martin opened
Wakarusa Ag Services, LLC in 2014, expanding the

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Soybean farmers can earn reward for helping UI researcher
URBANA, IL – In January, the four soybean fields on a simple form (one “This project can be described as a information on, the more useful this effort
University of Illinois leader of a multi-state per crop year, 2014 to 2016), located at search to find what we should work on next will be,” Nafziger explains. “As the largest
soybean research project put out a call to http://go.illinois.edu/soy-survey. The form with regard to soybean research. The goal and best state for soybean production, we
farmers to help gather data for the project. requests about 20 pieces of information for is to have thousands of fields in a large are hoping to produce the largest and best
Few participants have signed on, so he is each field, including field location, plant- database, then to see how soil, weather, and set of information of all states involved in
putting the call out again. ing date, variety, and seeding rate. Most management interact to produce yield,” this effort.”
“We only need two or three producers farmers will be able to record information Nafziger explains. Farmers who want to participate can
in each soybean-growing county in Illinois for a field in 10 or 15 minutes. Nafziger encourages FFA and college fill out the form posted at the link given
to get the job done,” says U of I crop sci- To provide an incentive, anyone who students to participate, giving them experi- above, or can contact Nafziger at ednaf@
ences professor Emerson Nafziger. fills out information forms and returns a ence with scientific studies and a reward illinois.edu or soyncsrp@illinois.edu to
Nafziger and his team is asking pro- gift card request form along with the infor- for their efforts. have forms sent by email. The project is
ducers to provide information for up to mation sheets will receive a $50 gift card. “The more fields we’re able to get also described on the Bulletin.

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KCC, MSU partner on new agricultural operations program
From the Kellogg Comm. College website
COLDWATER, MI — A new partner-
ship between Kellogg Community College
and Michigan State University will allow
students to earn an Associate in General
Studies degree at KCC while simultaneous-
ly earning an Agricultural Operations Cer-
tificate through MSU – with all coursework
completed entirely at KCC.
The new Agricultural Operations Pro-
gram, offered through KCC and the MSU
College of Agriculture and Natural
Resources’ Institute of Agricultural Tech-
nology, is designed to prepare graduates for
jobs or further education in agricultural
technology fields and will formally launch
with the Fall 2017 semester.
KCC President Mark O’Connell said
the new program serves local interest and
industry needs in agriculture, particularly
in Barry, Branch and Calhoun counties.
“KCC is excited to partner with Mich-
igan State University to help prepare local
people for local jobs in the agriculture sec-
MSU IAT Director Dr. Randy Showerman, left, shakes hands with KCC President Mark O’Connell as FFA students look on after tor,” O’Connell said. “The new Agricultural
the two officials signed an inter-institutional understanding agreement formalizing the ag program partnership at KCC on Operations Program will offer KCC stu-
March 6. Courtesy photo dents yet another seamless pathway to
transfer or a rewarding career via KCC.”
Students in the program will take class-
es on campus at KCC, online and in hybrid
online/classroom formats, paying KCC tui-
tion and fee rates for KCC classes and
MSU tuition and fee rates for MSU classes.
Students will have full access to
resources at both institutions, and will be

Insurance for
assisted by a local coordinator supporting
the program through recruitment, advising,
financial aid, course planning and other

Agribusiness
assistance.
MSU IAT Director Dr. Randy Shower-
man said the program partnership is a direct
response to industry needs, and that the Ag
Operations Program is the first of what
could be multiple agricultural partnerships
in the future.
“We have more opportunities in the
agricultural industry than we have individ-
uals to fill those positions,” Showerman
said, mentioning Commercial Driver’s
License and hops production training as
two agricultural needs MSU is currently
working on with students. “There are lots
of areas that we’re going to be exploring,
but if there’s a need, we’re going to try to
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and FFA credits at KCC and a minimum of 34 cred-
Advisor, as well as working with the National FFA Foundation, and in ag sales. He has been with thethe
Jeff went on to work as an high school Ag Science teacher and FFA Advisor, as well as working with its through MSU (a total of 55 credits) to
National FFAfor Foundation, earn the Agricultural Operations Certificate
Ayres Group 20 years. and in ag sales. He has been with the Ayres Group for 20 years.
from MSU; a minimum of 28 KCC credits
The Ayres Group represents insurance carriers that insure domestic and international shipments of and 34 MSU credits (a total of 62 credits) is
livestock, genetic material, and general ag commodities. Ayres represents carriers offering a wide range required to also earn the Associate in Gen-
of workers compensation insurance options, including options for self-funded plans and employers eral Studies degree from KCC.
with large employee numbers and high work comp premiums. Our partner companies also offer Program courses required at KCC
coverage for farms with large mobile equipment fleets and irrigation units including replacement cost mostly include general education classes,
coverage for these classes of machinery. including basic English, math and science
classes. Program courses offered through
The Ayres Group has multiple companies that target many sectors of the Ag Business community MSU are focused on agriculture, including
including, but not limited to: courses on topics including farm and water
resource management, agriculture technol-
• Aquaculture • Feed, Hay & Grain Dealers • Seed Dealers• Grain Milling ogies and regulation, crop and soil sciences
• Cheese Manufacturing • Feed Manufacturing • Flour Milling and more.
• Cold Storage Fruit & Vegetable • Feed yards • Light Food Processing
• Dairy Operations • Turf Farms • Fruit & Vegetable Packing, Storage & Distributors The program will simplify the process
• Farm Products • Livestock Auction Barns • Grain Elevators, & Grain Handling Facilities for students interested in continuing their
• Farm Supply Stores • Mushroom Growing & Processing education in a four-year degree program at
• Fertilizer Dealers & Blenders • Potato Chip Manufacturing MSU after graduating from KCC, and also
allows students who have earned MSU
credits through Future Farmers of America
For more information contact
programming to apply up to six credits to
Jeff Brazo CIC, CAWC
the dual KCC-MSU degree and certificate
269-651-1761 program.
Lora Finch, Agriculture, Food and Nat-
800-343-2152 FOR ALL YOUR INSURANCE NEEDS ural Resources Argiscience instructor and
jbrazo@awayres.com FFA advisor at Marshall Public Schools,
said the partnership is a great opportunity
for students, linking education to
123 W Hatch Street • PO Box 278 • Sturgis, MI 49091 • theayres-group.com demand-filling careers in the community.
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KCC, MSU partner on new
ag operations program
a full range of high school agriculture officials as they signed an inter-institution-
classes, earning their state FFA degree al understanding agreement formalizing
from their involvement in leadership then the ag program partnership at KCC on
to be able to earn six college credits March 6, including state Rep. John Bizon.
towards this MSU program, this is a game Bizon called the signing “a momen-
changer for the agriculture industry in our tous occasion” and praised the colleges for
area,” Finch said. their dedication to helping guide students
Kris Jenkins, assistant superintendent into agriculture careers that could lead to
of Regional Career Technical Education the maintenance of family legacy farms
for the Calhoun Intermediate School Dis-
trict, praised the program for increasing
and new job opportunities in the future.
“The real winners here are our chil-
Maximizing yields while using water
opportunities for K-12 students in the dren, our kids, our students, those who are responsibly through sustainable irrigation.
CISD’s natural resources and agriscience able to participate, and I am excited to see
programs. so many fresh young faces here,” Bizon
“Students can continue their education said. “For me this is a very, very exciting
and stay close to home, in a field of study day.”
that they love,” Jenkins said. “The Agricul-
tural Operations Program is a win-win for
While the new Agricultural Operations
Program doesn’t formally launch until this
Providing
exceptional
M AISCO, a Valley® Performance Premier Dealer,
is Michiana’s premier agricultural irrigation
sales and service company. Our team of experts
all involved in that we will have a more fall, students can enroll in KCC courses provides high-quality, innovative irrigation solutions
educated workforce ready to fill needed, this summer to fulfill program course service you with integrity and outstanding customer service,
helping farmers in northern Indiana and southern
skilled jobs within our region.” requirements in advance. can count on Michigan achieve the highest yields per acre
Jamie Engel, director of Career and Registration for the Summer 2017 through sustainable practices.
Technical Education at the Branch Area semester opens on April 10. Registration
Careers Center, called the program a won- for the Fall 2017 semester at KCC opens
derful segue for BACC students to contin- June 5.
ue their education after graduation or in For more information about the KCC/ 50571 State Road 13
continuing their early college program- MSU IAT Agricultural Operations Pro- Middlebury, IN 46540
877-825-0643 or 574-825-9607
ming, allowing them “an opportunity to gram, visit www.kellogg.edu/agriculture or MAISCO.net
gain knowledge and skills while continuing contact KCC’s Admissions office at 269- info@maisco.net
to live in Branch County and working.” 965-4153.
BACC Agricultural Sciences Program For more information about the MSU
Manager Carrie Preston said the BACC is College of Agriculture and Natural OH-0001161912

excited to participate in the initiative, Resources’ Institute of Agricultural Tech-
which “will benefit our students tremen- nology, visit www.iat.msu.edu.
dously over the years.”
Several FFA students, community
For more news about Kellogg Com-
munity College, view our latest press
Topeka New Holland
members and representatives from commu- releases online at http://daily.kellogg.edu/
Equipment & people you can trust
nity organizations joined KCC and MSU category/news-releases.

Gerald Main Office Liberty Center Wauseon Branch Archbold Location
14-540 Co. Rd. U Location 15035 Co. Rd. J (Feed Mill)
Napoleon, OH 43545 105 West North Street Wauseon, OH 43567 3265 County Road 24
419-598-8015 Liberty Center, OH 43532 Archbold, OH 43502
419-337-4306
800-783-8015 419-533-2321 419-445-2451 TOPEKA, IN — Topeka New Holland opened Holland added the Jay-lor line of mixers to the
Fax 419-598-8025 Fax 419-533-3299 800-344-2451 in the mid- to late-80’s with one thing in mind: cus- products they sell. This brand was chosen because
Fax 419-446-9472
tomer service. Not only have they upheld that they felt its quick processing time and fuel efficien-
Wauseon Agronomy Hamler Branch North Hamler Ridgeville Corners
115 N. Main Street (seasonal grain (Agronomy)
focus, but they are still a thriving, independent, cy would provide the biggest benefit to their dairy
16134 Co. Rd. B
Wauseon, OH 43567 Hamler, OH 43524 receiving) 20758 US Highway 6 family-owned business that strives to keep building and beef cattle customers. In 2014, Great Plains
419-335-9136 419-274-8030 419-274-3731 Napoleon, OH 43545 the local economy. Known as Topeka Implement tillage products were added to complement Topeka
Fax 419-335-9002 800-423-9385 419-267-3315 when it first opened, the store sold both White and New Holland’s existing lines of equipment.
Fax 419-274-7721 Fax 419-267-5509
New Holland equipment. Throughout the years, Topeka New Holland heeds to the farm commu-
Gerald Grain Center, Inc. is a farmer-owned cooperative located in northwestern Ohio. they have listened to their customers’ needs, which nity’s demand and is driven by the local market.
The Gerald branch is the main office located just north of Napoleon in Gerald Ohio. The Gerald has further strengthened their commitment to New They serve five surrounding counties and within a
Branch is a grain handling facility that has made recent updates to improve unloading speed. It also Holland equipment. 50-mile radius of the store. The local area is top
handles bagged feeds, lawn and garden products, and many other agriculture supplies. Dave Eichelberger is the owner and General priority, but Topeka NH also works with farmers
The Hamler branch is a CSX 90 car unit train shipper. The Hamler location is a grain handling Manager for Topeka New Holland. Working along- and contractors further away... all this from a single
facility that besides the upgrade from the 60 to the 90 car train hub, has also increased its storage side him are Andy Coats, Parts Manager, and Jeff location!
capabilities for rail loading. It also carries your a variety of agriculture feed and supplies. Carson, Service Manager. Together, they make up If you’re looking for exemplary service, quality
an excellent team of dedicated workers ready to equipment and down-to-earth people in a home-
The Liberty Center branch is a grain handling facility that has recently constructed a new office with
a new scale and probe. This locations has also increased its unload speed with a new leg. The match you with the right equipment for whatever town setting, stop in and see the staff at
Liberty Center location also handles bagged feeds, lawn and garden products and pond supplies. task is at hand. Topeka New Holland. They’re located just a 1/2-
Located at 1725 W. Lake Street in Topeka, the mile east of State Road 5 on West Lake Street, in
Ridgeville Corners branch is our full service agronomy location. Ridgeville has recently remodeled store encompasses an impressive 20,000 square Topeka, IN. Store hours are Monday through
its office, build a new chemical warehouse, increased its anhydrous ammonia storage, and has 2
million gallons of 28% storage with Triway Nitrogen. Anhydrous ammonia, liquid and dry fertilizers, feet. In addition to New Holland, they also sell and Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-noon. You
chemicals, lawn and garden products are available as well as custom application of products. service Meyer, Kinze, Sitrex and Trimble brand can contact them at 800-741-8795 or 260-593-2345
This facility also handles a wide range of seed corn, soybeans, wheat, and forage products form equipment and specialize in skidloaders, hay equip- or email topekanh@ligtel.com. Visit them online at
DEKALB/Asgrow, Croplan, NK, and Brodbeck. We also can custom clean and treat your seed wheat ment and tractors of all sizes. In 2010, Topeka New www.topekanewholland.com.
or soybeans at Ridgeville.
Wauseon branch serves as another grain receiving location. Wauseon has recently added a half
million grain storage bin and doubled its grain receiving. Wauseon also handles some bagged
feeds, lawn and garden products and pond supplies.
North Hamler is Gerald Grain Center’s seasonal grain receiving facility. If you need to take care of
any grain accounting or sell grain stored at North Hamler, please call the Hamler branch.
Archbold branch is a grain handling facility and home to the feed company named GGC FEEDS, LLC.
This facility has tripled it grain receiving speed and has doubled its wet corn holding capabilities.
GGC FEEDS focus is providing custom formulation to integrator as well as hobby farmers. This
branch is home to all your Provimi (Akey), Kalmbach, and Purina/Land O Lakes feeds, along with all
animal feeds needs.
The Wauseon Agronomy branch is the newest facilty to Gerald Grain Center. This branch is also a
full service agronomy and is the delivery point for many speciality crops. This branch works closely
with our Ridgeville branch helping service all our agronomy patrons.
At Gerald Grain Center we strive to do our best with customer service! Call us and see how we might
be of service to you!!
Mission Statement
To be dedicated to provide safe, quality animal nutritional products at an economical price including
service that is focused on our customer’s needs! OH-0001161398
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