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DICKEY-john and Farm Journal Present a Free, Online Webinar Detailing the Importance of Accurate Grain Moisture Measurement During Harvest

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October 11, 2016

Shoreview, Minnesota – DICKEY-john and Farm Journal team up to present a free, online webinar detailing the importance of accurate grain moisture measurement during harvest. 

DICKEY-john and Farm Journal hosted a free, online webinar to promote the advantages of accurate moisture measurements during the upcoming 2016 harvest. Dr. Ken Hellevang of North Dakota State University and Roger VanderKolk, DICKEY-john Analytical Product Manager, co-presented the 50 minute webinar. Targeted towards grain producers, the webinar focused on the profitability improvement gained via accurate moisture measurement in four key aspects of the harvest and conditioning cycles:

  1. Accurate combine moisture sensor calibration
  2. Optimized grain dryer control
  3. Accurate storage decisions
  4. Elimination of fees, charges, and discounts at the elevator

“The amount of profitability at risk due to old, inaccurate moisture testers is staggering”, says VanderKolk. “When we talk with producers, many of them are unaware of how much they are losing during a typical harvest because their moisture tester doesn’t match the elevator”. 

Dr. Hellevang, the Ag Extension Engineer at North Dakota State University with 30+ years of experience in the grain handling business, concurred. “Accurate understanding of grain moisture is critically important this year. Producers’ margins are being squeezed and unplanned costs could drastically reduce their profitability.” 

The complete webinar can be found at the following website: http://www.agweb.com/advertising/webinars/


About Farm Journal Media

Farm Journal Media is the nation’s leading business information and media company serving the agricultural market. Started 139 years ago with the pre-eminent Farm Journal magazine, the company serves the row crop, livestock, produce and retail sectors through 26 branded websites, eNewsletters and phone apps; 11 business magazines; 70 events; five nationally broadcasted television and radio programs; a robust mobile text marketing business; and an array of data-driven paid information products. Farm Journal Media also is the majority shareholder of the online equipment marketplace, Machinery Pete LLC. In 2010, the Company established the non-profit, public charity Farm Journal Foundation dedicated to sustaining agriculture’s ability to meet the vital needs of a growing population through education and empowerment.


About DICKEY-john Corporation

DICKEY-john Corporation is a privately-held division of TSI. Since 1966, DICKEY-john, based in Auburn, IL, has designed, manufactured, marketed, and supported products used in the agricultural and public works industries.  Key products include sensors, monitors, and control systems for farming tractors and implements, city/state snow and ice control vehicles, and analytical instrumentation for grain moisture and constituent testing for global customers.