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Valley Irrigation
Center Pivot Troubleshooting: PolySpan Saves Growers Money

In some areas, growers are battling declining water quality. In other areas,...

Maria Clark
Learning at the AgTech Leader: An Intern’s Experience with Valley Irrigation

My name is Maria Clark, and I’m the Social & Digital Marketing Intern for...

Valley Irrigation
Remote Irrigation Monitoring: Precision Ag Tech Brought to Your Back Forty

Being a grower is hard work – making your farm an “AgSense® Farm” helps...

Valley Irrigation
Irrigating Multiple Crops with Center Pivots

Fernando and Carmelo Beloni represent the third generation of their family...

Aaron Caughey
5 Common Causes of Irrigation Pump Problems

If you have been around irrigation and pumping stations, you probably are...

Valley Irrigation
Sold on First-Year Savings and Greater Uniformity With Pivot Irrigation

K & L Forest Nursery grows pine trees, which can be used for everything from...

Quinn Elstone
Center Pivot Irrigation Systems in New Zealand

New Zealand: A small island nation working hard to produce great products to...

Preston Parmley
Using Drones for Agricultural Irrigation

In the past five years, drones have truly “taken off,” no pun intended. From...

Camil Aliman
The Blueprint for Irrigation Technology

This week, more than 100 Valley® dealers, technicians and employees from...

Andy Oerman
Drip Irrigation vs. Center Pivots: Separating Fact From Fiction: Part 2

Drip vs. Pivot In More Detail

Wait! Before you read this, be sure to check...

Andy Oerman
Drip Irrigation vs. Center Pivots: Separating Fact From Fiction: Part 1

Over time, two different types of irrigation have been recognized as...

Arlyn Bonen
Irrigation Pivots on the AgSense User Site: Organize, Control and Report

Installing AgSense® equipment will enable you to organize, control and run...

Valley Irrigation
Large Family Farm Takes Advantage of the Latest Irrigation Technology

Irrigation machines are a familiar part of the landscape in south-central...

Andy Oerman
Irrigation Smart Panels: ICONs in Brazil

Brothers Cristian and Martin Braun have grown soybeans, corn and beans since...

Andy Oerman
Irrigating Nostalgia (A Nebraska Native Remembers Valley Irrigation)

"Time moves in one direction, memory in another."William Gibson

Valley Irrigation
Center Pivots and Irrigation Pumps: The Right Amount of Water at the Right Time

From planting the seeds to harvesting, the relatively short life cycle of a...

Andy Oerman
Peak Potatoes (Center Pivot Irrigation on Hills)

Editor: This story originally ran in the July 2018 issue of Potato Grower...

Valley Irrigation
Persistence and Technology Pay Off for Nebraska Farm Family

Roric Paulman grew up on the farm his grandfather had established near...

Valley Irrigation
The 8th Wonder of the World: Center Pivots

Imagine a single company being able to produce enough food for more than...

Andy Oerman
Valley Irrigation: Long-Lasting Pivots, Long-Lasting Dealers

When discussing his long career with Mike Ames, one thing comes through loud...

Become an Irrigation Expert!

Choosing the right irrigation solution is essential to maximizing farm...

Valley Irrigation
There’s No Replacement for the Best (Trust Valley Genuine Parts)

Every crop has stages when proper irrigation is essential for the best...

David Roberts
ICON Smart Panels: A Customer-Driven Irrigation Product

The Valley® ICON® panel launch last year was arguably the most successful...

Tyler Fields
Technology: The Catalyst for Efficient Irrigation

Peter Drucker, an American-Austrian author once said, “Efficiency is doing...

Valley Irrigation
AgSense Remote Irrigation Monitoring Helps Minnesota Grower Produce Top-Quality Potatoes

Irrigation is important for many growers, but some crops have more demanding...

Valley Irrigation
From Peasant to Entrepreneur (An international success story)

Eliésio Rodrigues was raised with a hoe in his hand. He was only 9 years old...

Clark Robeson, CID
Center Pivot Irrigation vs. Flood Irrigation, Part 2: Return of the Sprinklers

Editor’s note: A few weeks ago, we ran a blog about the merits of center...

Preston Parmley
Center Pivots on the Other Side of the World

Less than a year ago, if you had asked me to think of a “textbook” picture...

Valley Irrigation
A River Ran Through It: (Changing Water Routes, Pump Irrigation and Center Pivots)

In the shadow of the Three Sisters Mountains near Sisters, OR, sits Pine...

Steve Sveum
AgSense – For Farmers, From Farmers

AgSense® was established in 2003 by a couple of irrigating farmers looking...

Diann Ilkenhons
Upgrade Your Nozzle Knowledge (Choosing the Right Irrigation Sprinkler)

Not all sprinklers are created equal, and not all growers’ needs are the...

Chris Righter
X-Tec: More than Just Fast Irrigation (Seeing is Believing)

The Valley® X-Tec® center drive motor is impressing growers at agricultural...

Ashley Anderson
A Mobile App For Irrigators Who Don’t Use Mobile Apps Yet (Try It, You’ll Like It!)

No, it’s not a new fitness app brought to you by Valley to track how fast...

Valley Irrigation
A Lifetime in Center Pivot Irrigation (50+ Years with Valley)

Technology is everywhere. And the rate of technological advancement is...

David Roberts
4 Solid Reasons to Consider Remote Irrigation Monitoring

Let’s face it. There are reasons that only a few of us still ride a horse to...

Valley Irrigation
Congratulations to our Coloring Contest Winners (and Future Valley Irrigators)

Valley Irrigation is the worldwide leader in center pivot irrigation. But why

Andy Oerman
Top 5 Reasons Valley is the Best Value in Irrigation

Since 1954, Valley® Irrigation has been providing the most reliable...

Craig Chandler
International Perspective: Valley Irrigation is the Best in the Business

Craig Chandler of TEAM Irrigation, a Valley® dealer located in Dubbo, New...

Valley Irrigation
Georgia Grower Combines Tradition with Technology

The McNeill family established their farm before Georgia was even a state....

David Roberts
6 Time-Saving Hacks When Using AgSense

Since pioneering remote irrigation management in 2003, AgSense® promptly...

Valley Irrigation
Irrigating Sloping Land with Center Pivots

With permission and translated from Irrigazette

Andy Oerman
Step 1 Before Purchasing Irrigation Products (Do Research!)

The Academy Awards were just given out, and love them or hate them, they get...

Valley Irrigation
Case Study: Family Farm Uses Irrigation Management to Keep Crops (and Land) Healthy

Every farm wants to be better, smarter and faster. The Berg family has found...

Andy Oerman
North Carolina Farmer Wins Irrigation Technology and Getaway from Valley

Valley® Irrigation is pleased to announce that Sam Walton (no, not that Sam...

Andy Oerman
Flood Irrigation vs. Center Pivot Irrigation

There are many different ways to irrigate crops. One of the oldest methods –...

Wayne Stratbucker
Valmont: A Great Place to Work

My name is Wayne Stratbucker, and I’m the Valley® Social & Digital Marketing...

Chris Righter
Valley is... The Best Option to Irrigate Your Land

The predictable, reliable delivery of just the right amount of water, at...

Lisa Dvorak
Valley is ... A Love Story

Your farm is your life. You need strong, reliable partners to keep your...

Dan Duncan
Using Pumping Solutions to Create Snow at the Olympics

Jeongseon Alpine Center, PyeongChang S. Korea

Olympic athletes work hard to...

Valley Irrigation
These Valley Dealers Are Tops in Center Pivot Irrigation

Each year, Valley® Irrigation recognizes its center pivot dealers who have...

Valley Irrigation
A Nod to Sod: Growing Football Fields with Center Pivots and Other Fun Facts

In honor of the upcoming Super Bowl, we thought it would be fun to talk...

Valley Irrigation
Sod Farmer Saves Time and Money with Remote Pivot Control Technology

Growing sod requires careful irrigation. With many varieties of grass, all...

Tanner Oliphant
Remote Monitoring Data: Let’s Start Looking At the Water

It is becoming more and more common to see growers use some sort of software...

Valley Irrigation
Nebraska Family Farm All Under One Center Pivot Smart Panel Series

The Walking C Cattle Company is a cow/calf operation that grows crops to...

Use Pivot Control to Manage Potato Irrigation

Potatoes are a diverse crop. With them, you can make fries, vodka,...

Matt Ondrejko
A New Year, New Start: Technology & Center Pivot Irrigation Products

Another new year has come, and it’s the right time for a fresh start. Now is...

Ashley Anderson
3 Time-Saving Control Technology and Irrigation Monitoring Products

Time is one resource we can’t control – there never seems to be enough of...

Nic Carlson
How Long is Too Long? When to Replace Your Irrigation Products & Parts

How long is too long for your center pivot or linear machine to go without...

Andrew Olson
5 Ways Conserving Water with a Crop Irrigation System Can Save Money

They say money can’t buy happiness, but we know it can certainly buy energy!...

Tanner Landstrom
Smart Panels and Irrigation Monitoring: A Perfect Pair

Everywhere you look, you can find things that are paired together perfectly....

Effective Crop Irrigation Pays Off with Higher Corn Yields

Corn is one of the most important crops grown around the world. Although you...

John Campbell
Leading the Way: The Future of Irrigation Control Technology

I’m going to start off with an assignment for you. It’s a quick one, I...

Kelly Downing
Rice Farming: Three Irrigation Tips to Keep in Mind for Your Crop

Rice is a critical food crop, representing the third-most acres planted...

Center Pivot Precision Irrigation Maximizes Soybean Yields

Soybeans are the leading oilseed crop produced globally. Like other legumes,...

Jerry Gerdes
Today’s Irrigation Sprinklers Reflect Decades of Fine-Tuning

Sprinkler design has improved significantly since the early days of center...

John Campbell
Irrigation Management Technology Improves Efficiency of Family Farms

The USDA issued a report earlier this year (2017) tracing the increased size...

Chris Righter
“Must-Have” Crop Irrigation Equipment for 2018

The end of the year is rapidly approaching. Soon we will be overwhelmed with...

Craig Bell
The Future of Irrigation: How Smart Panels Became an Integral Part

Integrated technology is no longer an add-on feature for today’s growers....

Valley Irrigation
Recipe for a Plentiful Harvest: Skilled Growers & Precision Irrigation

This Thanksgiving, as we gather with family and friends to indulge ourselves...

Valley Irrigation
Data Leads to Smarter Center Pivot Irrigation

Information is one of the most powerful tools growers have in their arsenal...

Ashley Anderson
Harvest and Center Pivot Wrap-up: Reflect on 2017, Get Ready for 2018

The weeks after harvest offer a window of opportunity to reflect on the past...

Valley Irrigation
What the Tech? Advancing Irrigation with Smart Panels

Irrigation technology is present in every component of mechanized...

Valley Irrigation
Why the Valley ICONX Smart Panel is Practically a Genius

If you’re ready to start using smart technology on your Valley® center...

Preston Parmley
Follow These Maintenance Tips to Extend the Life of Your Center Pivot

As the growing season draws to a close and your combine finishes its last...

Valley Irrigation
What ‘Mr. Robot’ Can’t Teach You about a Center Pivot Smart Panel

Happy Halloween, everyone! It’s that time of year when we get to have a bit...

Preston Parmley
Extend the Life of Your Center Pivot with Valley PolySpan

With the growing season coming to a close, it's that time of year again...

Clark Robeson, CID
How Much Do You Know About Center Pivot Irrigation Systems?

Valmont® had been manufacturing Valley® center pivot irrigation machines for...

Ben Hirschfeld
Monitoring Water Use for Precision Irrigation is Easier than Ever

Local ordinances increasingly require growers to conserve and monitor their...

Valley Irrigation
Growers On A Quest To Increase Yields Through New Center Drive Motor

“How can we improve yield with the resources we have?” It’s an age-old...

Valley Irrigation
TEAM Irrigation On Converting To A Valley Irrigation Dealership

Craig Chandler and Bob Johnson co-own TEAM Irrigation, based in Dubbo, New...

Valley Irrigation
Behind the Scenes with Jodi Wacker

Jodi Wacker has been with Valley® Irrigation for a short time, but her...

Michelle Stolte
Omaha Event Honors Women in Manufacturing Careers

On September 21, a “STEP Forward” event at Metropolitan Community College’s...

Valley Irrigation
Behind the Scenes with Kelly Cox

Meet Kelly Cox, global digital marketing manager at Valley® Irrigation!

Chris Righter
Top 4 Questions About the New Valley X-Tec Center Drive Motor.

My second Husker Harvest Days with Valley® Irrigation is now in the rearview...

Valley Irrigation
Pivots with the Valley X-Tec Drive Help Grow High Quality Potatoes – And Families

On Black Mesa Farms, their main objective is to raise families. Raising...

Komet Irrigation
Evaluating the Design of Your Center Pivot Sprinkler Package

As we are preparing for harvest, many of us are also evaluating the...

Midwest Laboratories
How Much of Your Irrigation Water is Actually Reaching the Roots?

As a grower, you want to get maximum results from your water use. With this...

Valley Irrigation
Enter the Valley Irrigation Work To Play Giveaway Today

Valley® Irrigation is giving away the ultimate rest and relaxation prize...

Ashley Anderson
New in Irrigation Control: The Free Irrigation Management Tool You Need

Blake Reid is a long-time family farmer and today works for Reid Brothers...

Chris Righter
Valley X-Tec: This Center Drive Motor Will Change the Way You Irrigate

For decades, the AC motor has been the heart of the center drive, placidly...

Nic Carlson
4 Ag Services That Set Valley Apart

In our day and age, with new technology being released daily, it’s easy to...

Valley Irrigation
Behind the Scenes with John Campbell

Meet John Campbell, senior global manager of technology advancement and...

Preston Parmley
A Retrospective: How Irrigation Monitoring Systems Can Help Your Farm

“Windshield time.” A haunting two-word phrase for any business, operation or...

John Campbell
See the Latest in Center Pivot Technology at the Valley Farm Show Booths

Fields are green and full, the days are already starting to get shorter, and...

Tyler Fields
Designing Your Irrigation Pumps: Professional Solutions from Valley

“Efficiency is doing better what is already being done.” – Peter DruckerWe...

Good Irrigation Management is Having The Right Irrigation Insurance Policy

It’s that time of year again, when the weather prompts us to ask ourselves,...

Valley Irrigation
Behind the Scenes with Bob Gillen

Meet Bob Gillen, vice president global operations at Valley® Irrigation!

Valley Irrigation
Rice Production and Modern Irrigation Management Practices

As the demand for water increases across the globe, rice producers are...

Chris Righter
What To Do If You Find Yourself In A Field During Irrigation Season

John Donne observed “no man is an island.” But, he didn’t have a center...

Tyler Fields
How to Start Using Water Management Solutions for Irrigation Management

When it comes to navigating the challenges of detecting and developing...

Nelson Irrigation
Update Your Center Pivot Sprinklers to Perform as Good as New

The durability and reliability of a Valley® center pivot irrigation machine...

Jesse Starita
TAPS: Efficient Use of Irrigation and Other Economical Farming Activities

A new competition is being played in fields across Nebraska where growers...

Preston Parmley
The Value of Genuine Valley Center Pivot Irrigation Parts

As a grower in today’s markets, you want to be sure that every dollar spent...

Valley Irrigation
Alabama Farmer Takes Big Steps to Ensure Long-term Irrigation Supply

Even the smartest, most forward-thinking farmers occasionally need to call...

Valley Irrigation
The Simplest Ways to Make the Best of Smart Irrigation Month: Part 1

Did you know that every July is Smart Irrigation Month? It so is! Organized...

Valley Irrigation
Family Farm Makes Their Own History With Irrigation Pump Control

From planting the seeds to harvesting the yield, the relatively short...

Valley Irrigation
ICON1 Smart Panels for Irrigation Management Save Valuable Time, Money

Scott Everidge of Dooly County, Ga., is a second-generation farmer who works...

Senniger Irrigation
Close Spacing: Water-Efficient Precision Irrigation Method can Reduce Costs and Increase Yields

Close spacing combines low-pressure precision irrigation bubbler heads made...

Valley Irrigation
6 Precision Irrigation Things You Didn’t Know Twitter Can Teach You

The internet is full of interesting information; some is factual, some is...

Valley Irrigation
Valley VRI Takes Center Pivot Precision Irrigation to the Next Level

Precise water application, water savings and, of course, increased yields...

Valley Irrigation
The True Value of a Valley Center Pivot Irrigation Machine

Valley® is built on five pillars called the Valley Values that are the...

Glenn Waterland
Effectively Irrigating a Corner Area with Irrigation Technology

The key to higher quality crops comes down to uniformity, and that means...

John Campbell
Don’t Hold Back Late Night Conversations with Irrigation Dealers

I love my job. I get to play with the latest technology and have great...

Ben Hirschfeld
Manage Your Field Irrigation Using Irrigation Pump Control and More

One thing I know in life is that there is no magic pill that will make it...

Jerry Gerdes
The Evolution of Uniform Corner Irrigation

As you fly across the country (or anywhere in the world) and see the perfect...

Tyler Fields
Farm Irrigation Pumps: How Modern Farming Has Changed the Face of Irrigation Control

Life happens. Life changes. Technology changes. And how we let that...

Andrew Olson
5 Facts About Your Current Irrigation Sprinklers

After over seven years working as part of the Valley® Water Application...

Of the Many Crop Irrigation Systems, Which Type is Right for You?

Flood, drip and mechanized are all common types of crop irrigation systems...

Valley Irrigation
What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You About Precision Irrigation

To a farmer, every drop matters. Because of this, the irrigation decisions...

Ashley Anderson
Why You Should Get Irrigation Monitoring on Your Farm This Season

The growing season is upon us, and of course, there are a large number of...

Kylie Blythe
Getting Your Dad Acquainted with His New Valley ICON5 Smart Irrigation Panel

Your dad is now the proud owner of a new Valley® ICON5 smart irrigation...

John Campbell
3 Irrigation Management Features for When You Boot Up Your Valley ICON Panel for the First Time

As I was getting ready to leave the house the other day, my phone pinged me...

John Campbell
One Center Pivot Control Option That No Other Brand Can Offer.

For many growers, planting is already underway for the 2017 growing season....

Valley Irrigation
Where Center Pivot Irrigation is Headed in the Next 5 Years

Matt Ondrejko, Valley® vice president global marketing, spoke with Agri...

The Benefits of Irrigation Management and Scheduling

In farming, no matter if the crop is corn, potatoes, or grass hay, the name...

Valley Irrigation
3 OTHER Farm Blogs You Should Be Following

If you’re following this blog, I’m assuming you like to read blogs. While...

Center Pivot Innovation and Agriculture Education

If the agriculture industry could be described in one word, the most fitting...

Valley Irrigation
Irrigation Management Made Easy with Valley ICON Smart Panels

Controlling your center pivot irrigation operation may seem difficult or...

Kevin Fischman
Top 3 Reasons to Use Linear Irrigation

Linear irrigation is often seen as one of the most highly efficient methods,...

Lisa Dvorak
Valley Irrigation Celebrates World Water Day!

Did you wake up excited for World Water Day today? Every year, World Water...

Chris Righter
A Center Pivot Irrigation Pep Talk: Are You Ready for Spring?

“Play ball!” Soon, that phrase will be echoing across fields in every corner...

John Campbell
Which ICON Smart Panel is the Best Irrigation Management Tool for You?

Valley® ICON - four completely new smart irrigation panels from The Leader...

Michelle Martin
Irrigation Technology and More: Top 5 Reasons to Work for an Ag Company

By definition, agriculture is, “the science or practice of farming,...

Valley Irrigation
Q&A with Valley Dealers on the New ICON Center Pivot Smart Panels

Valley® Irrigation center pivot dealers across the country are busy helping...

Ashley Anderson
3 Tools You Need to Manage Your Farm Effectively

As with many industries, technology has advanced the farming industry...

Matt Ondrejko
A Grower's Guide to the Internet of Things for Irrigation

Over the past few years, we have seen more and more people adopt home and...

Valley Irrigation
Irrigation and Popcorn – Getting Just the Right Pop

Popcorn is an entertainment snack food staple in America. From the local...

Kelly Downing
Beat the Weather with Irrigation Drought Solutions

In March, many farmers (at least those of us here in the North) are planning...

Valley Irrigation
Nebraska Grower Gains New Level of Control with Cutting-Edge Technology

In south central Nebraska water is plentiful and farms are everywhere you...

Maintaining Your Center Pivots: Advice From an International Expert

As many of you know, Valley® Irrigation is a global company. Farmers from...

Blake Reid
The Secret Ingredient That Makes Valley Pivot Control Panels Different

Before becoming a Valley® irrigation dealer, I was a regular dirt farmer...

Lisa Dvorak
Irrigation Panel Discusses Precision Ag at NAMA Meeting

Everyone’s talking about it. While some people are living it, others are...

John Campbell
Introducing the Valley ICONX Control Panel for Irrigation

Throughout the month of January, Growing the Conversation has introduced you...

Troy Long
Introducing the Valley ICON5 Control Panel for Irrigation

Over the past two weeks, Growing the Conversation Blog has introduced you to...

Chris Righter
Make Better Irrigation Control A New Year's Resolution

Previously, Valley® Irrigation has written about how to maximize your...

Why Are Your Pipelines Rusting, When Your Neighbors' Aren't?

Advancements in technology have allowed crop irrigation pipelines to run...

John Campbell
Introducing Valley ICON and the ICON10 Control Panel for Irrigation.

Oh, how far we’ve come.

Almost 35 years ago, Valley® released the industry’s...

Valley Irrigation
Season's Greetings from Valley

Happy holidays and best wishes for a wonderful new year from all of us at...

Valley Irrigation
Something Big is Coming From Valley Irrigation

Be one of the first to know about the latest and greatest in irrigation...

Rich Panowicz
12 Things Dad Didn’t Tell You about Buying a Center Pivot

There’s a good chance your dad taught you everything you know about farming...

Valley Irrigation
Tips for a Successful Canola Crop with Center Pivot Irrigation

The canola crop is commonly grown to produce animal feed, vegetable oil, and...

Angela Knuth
Farm Management and Why it is Important to Utilize New Technology

Valley Irrigation reached out to Kerry and Angela Knuth of Knuth Farms,...

Ian Jolovich
Dairy Farm Management: How Can You Reduce Your Groundwater Impact?

It is often said that there are only two things in life that are certain –...

Valley Irrigation
5 Reasons Why You Need to Upgrade Your Pivot Irrigation in 2017

You’ve heard it before – technology is taking the agriculture industry by...

Tanner Landstrom
Is Irrigation Monitoring the Right Way to Connect Your Farm?

These days, the number of unknowns in our everyday lives is very small and...

Valley Irrigation
Behind the Scenes with Jodi Wacker

Meet Jodi Wacker, Senior Director of Human Resources at Valley® Irrigation!

Ashley Anderson
10 Unique BaseStation3 Features for Center Pivot Irrigation Monitoring

BaseStation3™ from Valley® is an industry-leading, remote management...

John Campbell
Hidden Features of Your Valley Control Panel for Pivot Irrigation

Some people can accurately tell you which direction is north, even if you...

Epicosity
Ag Brands: How to Market on the Web

With the wealth of agriculture brands in the industry, it becomes more and...

Senninger
5 Recommendations For An Effective End-of-Season Sprinkler Inspection

Checking your sprinkler package at the end of the season is key to ensuring...

Craig Bell
4 "Trends" in Ag Technology

A trend carries the stigma of something that comes in and out of the...

What Is Linear Irrigation? Gain Precision Irrigation With Linears.

Some growers won't consider center pivot irrigation because of the size or...

Jeremiah Johnson
7 Most Common Questions On Connecting Pivots To Irrigation Monitoring

As technology continues to advance at a rapid rate, growers struggle to...

Kelly Downing
How Harvest Gives You A Time To Reflect On Soil Moisture Monitoring

I love, really love, winter. I like snow, I appreciate what the winter...

Ashley Anderson
5 Ways to Connect Your Farm for Irrigation Monitoring

You have a smartphone, a smart car, and smart devices throughout your home,...

Valley Irrigation
Washington Grower Achieves Minimal Runoff with Irrigation Sprinkler Choice

Kees Weyns may be young, but he definitely knows his way around the farm....

Valley Irrigation
Behind the Scenes with Steve Rogers

Meet Steve Rogers, Value Stream Manager at Valley Irrigation!

Valley Irrigation
5 Reasons Your Farm May Not Be Ready for Next Growing Season

Wait a minute…didn’t we just finish THIS growing season? Why are we already...

Matt Ondrejko
Why It's Time to Upgrade Your Farm Irrigation to the 21st Century

Times are changing. Everywhere you look, the integration of technology and...

Chris Righter
Harvest: A Time to Reflect On Your Year and Look to Next Year

“It’s not the will to win that matters. Everyone has that. It’s the will to...

Valley Irrigation
My First Trade Show: Beyond Irrigation Equipment

Growing up in rural Nebraska provided me with multiple opportunities to...

Center Pivots: Breaking Down the Machine

Center pivot irrigation has evolved into complex machines that do more than...

Valley Irrigation
Behind the Scenes with Beckie MacDonell

Meet Beckie MacDonell, Manufacturing Material Manager at Valley Irrigation!

Valley Irrigation
Get Unstuck: Overcoming Your Stuck Pivots

At Valley®, we get a lot of questions from growers about what they can do...

Valley Irrigation
7 Survival Tips for Farm Shows

Farm show season is upon us and growers all around the country are making...

Do Your Center Pivot Pipelines Last As Long As They Could?

When purchasing a center pivot, you likely have expectations for the...

Kellie Gregorich
5 Life Hacks for Women Getting into Agriculture

Agriculture. It’s traditionally been a “boys’ club,” but many women today...

Patrick Scates
Are You Switching From Dryland Farming To Precision Irrigation?

Starting the process of switching from dryland to irrigated farming can seem...

Valley Irrigation
4 Reasons Why 2016 Is A Great Time To Be A Farmer

Some may disagree with this statement, but 2016 is a great time to be a...

Matt Ondrejko
Center Pivots, Precision Irrigation and Southern Hospitality

Georgia is an amazing state. There is so much to see and do. Things move at...

What Do You Know About The Types Of Farm Irrigation?

Flood, drip, and mechanized are all common types of irrigation that are used...

Angie Sommers
Feeding Farmers

Feeding Farmers. It’s not often you hear that phrase, it’s usually the other...

Steve Sveum
5 New Reasons It's Time to Install Center Pivot Telemetry

Knowing the right time to add telemetry functionality to your center pivots...

Fiona O'Flynn
5 Reasons Why I Love Working in Agriculture

My father is an Agricultural Contractor, so I grew up around farming and...

Valley Irrigation
Intern Spotlight: Brendan Coughlin

Meet Brendan Coughlin, our eLearning Instructional Design Intern for Valmont...

Valley Irrigation
67 Minutes for Mandela

Valley Irrigation of Southern Africa celebrated Mandela Day on the 18th July...

Julie Bushell
Span Cable Theft on the Rise...Again!

Surprisingly, copper theft is occurring at record highs despite the metal’s...

Valley Irrigation
Intern Spotlight: Zachary Padilla

Meet Zachary Padilla, our eLearning Instructional Designer Intern at Valley...

Ashley Anderson
Modern Irrigation Monitoring

Farming is a 24/7 job, and irrigation for crops is a big part of a farmer’s...

Valley Irrigation
Intern Spotlight: Jon Jahnke

Name: Jon JahnkePosition at Valley® Irrigation: Research and Development...

Chris Righter
Valley Irrigation
Intern Spotlight: Brittney Bridger-Burton

Name: Brittney Bridger-Burton Position at Valley® Irrigation: Mechanical...

Valley Irrigation
How a Center Pivot Irrigation Machine Works

by irrigation.education Community

Valley Irrigation
Intern Spotlight: Neal Winter

Name: Neal WinterPosition at Valley® Irrigation: Supply Chain Intern

Valley Irrigation
Irrigation Season: 5 Must-Dos in Preparation

Irrigation season has begun. Have you done your due diligence to prep your...

Valley Irrigation
More of What Growers Are Saying About BaseStation3

It’s easy for us to stand up and tell you that our products are the best in...

Valley Irrigation
Intern Spotlight: Sarah Allen

Name: Sarah AllenPosition at Valley® Irrigation: Supply Chain Intern

Hannah Boone
3 Benefits to Attending a Trade School

By Hannah Boone, HR Generalist, Valley® Irrigation

Like all of the options...

Valley Irrigation
Water, a Right and a Responsibility. Our Review of “Thirsty Land.”

By Jake Hull, Marketing Copywriter, Valley® Irrigation

In 2015,...

Matt Ondrejko
Valley is Committed to Having the Most Connected Machines

By Matt Ondrejko, Vice President, Global Marketing, Valley Irrigation

Terry Schiltz
Predicting the Next Ag-Tech “Unicorn”

Recently while watching my favorite financial news network, I was confused...

Valley Irrigation
PolySpan Takes On Tough Water Challenges

Growers are always looking for ways to maximize yields. This can mean...

Valley Irrigation
How Technology Meet's Today's Farming Challenges

Farming has become more complicated today than ever before. Farms are...

Valley Irrigation
5 Reasons You Need to Consider VFDs

With all the uncertainties facing growers these days, one thing is certain:...

Clark Robeson, CID
Wastewater Solutions Part 2 – The right equipment for a dirty job.

Choosing the correct reclaimed water sprinkler for a center pivot begins...

Terry Schiltz
4 Tips for Securing Your Farm's Data

Many of us hear industry folks and farmers throw out the term “data security...

John Campbell
Listening to Growers is the Key to Irrigation Technology Innovation

You've heard it from us before: the days of driving out to the field in the...

Clark Robeson, CID
Wastewater Solutions Part 1: From a mess, to success!

Reclaimed water has been given many labels: re-use water, wastewater,...

Valley Irrigation
A Valley Hallmark Becomes a Piece of History

Reposted from the Fall 2015 edition of Valley PivotPoint Magazine.

Rob Smith
Doing Soil Moisture Monitoring the Right Way

What if you could pump less water and use only the water each crop needs?...

Andrew Olson
5 Life Hacks for Effective Sprinkler Package Design

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by all of the sprinkler options available? If...

Michelle Stolte
5 Things You Can Do Every Day to Save Water

I sometimes like watching commercials. Weird, right? That, evidently, is the...

Lori Benton
Technology in Agriculture: Turning Imagination into Reality

Imagine a day when you press a couple of keys on your tablet to gain...

Jerry Gerdes
8 Tips to Accurately Check Your Center Pivot Sprinklers

Water application is at the heart of what you do. In order to do this as...

Nicole Volpi
5 Things You Can Do to Get the Most Out of Your Irrigation Warranty

An effective warranty program instills customer confidence in their purchase...

Valley Irrigation
How BaseStation3 Improved Maryland Farmer's Life
CASE IN POINT
LOCATION: RC Farms Hurlock, Md.
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Michelle Stolte
Why Women in Agriculture are Superheroes

As I stayed home from work a day last week to care for my son who was sick,...

Valley Irrigation
Behind the Scenes with Pat Clausen

Pat Clausen, the reprographic services coordinator, has been a Valmont...

Jerry Gerdes
Why It's Worth It to Upgrade Your Sprinkler Packages

Today's growers understand the advantages of scheduling irrigation to...

Tyler Fields
How Technology In Ag is a Game Changer

“Agriculture…is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute...

Matt Ondrejko
Valley is Proud to be Recognized as a Groundwater Guardian Green Site

The Valley, NE, manufacturing campus of Valmont® Industries is pleased to be...

John Campbell
What Growers Say about BaseStation3

We know that you trust what your neighbors, friends, family and peers have...

Valley Irrigation
Behind the Scenes with Brian Roschewski

If you’ve ever called Valley® Aftermarket Parts, you know him as, “Parts....

John Campbell
If You Read One Article About Water on Earth, Read this One

How much water is really on earth? When you look at one of the many photos...

Valley Irrigation
Celebrating World Water Day in 4 Easy Steps

Did you know? Today is World Water Day! Every year, World Water Day brings...

Stevie Scates
Why Continuous Education is the Key to Successful Dealerships

Our customers benefit from the high standards that Valley® Irrigation holds...

John Campbell
8 Reasons Why You Should Be Controlling Your Irrigation with Technology

Peace of mind and time with friends and family are important to you. ...

Kelly Schultze
5 Reasons to Check Out irrigation.education

The more you know, the more you grow. Irrigation.education is a free online...

Valley Irrigation
Challenges of the 21st Century Farmer

Agriculture is constantly developing. And as agriculture changes, ranchers...

Jerry Gerdes
3 Rules of Thumb to Remember When Inspecting Your Irrigation Sprinkler Package

With a new irrigation season just around the corner, now is a good time to...

Valley Irrigation
Behind the Scenes with Brian Barry

In Valley® terms, Brian Barry is a fairly new employee. He’s only been here...

Kellie Gregorich
5 Things We Can All Learn from Farm Kids

Farm kids are well known for their ability to work hard, help out a fellow...

John Campbell
Controlling Irrigation Through Technology

If you are looking for a weak excuse to leave the house at odd hours or...

Vladimir Harminic
Reasons to Visit a Field Day in Romania

Field days are a bit different in every part of the world. This traditional...

Jill Zwiener
Three Reasons We Love Field Days

Field days have been very important to Valley® Irrigation and our dealer...

Valley Irrigation
Valley Recognizes Performance Premier Dealers

Each year, Valley® Irrigation recognizes its dealers who have surpassed...

Rebecca Novotny
Working for Valley Is a Dream Come True

Almost 10 months have gone by since I started working in the Valley®...

Lisa Dvorak
It's Trade Show Time Again

February is a great month to get out and explore the newest products and...

Tanner Oliphant
Recognizing Moisture Loss in Your Crops

Are you able to tell that the plant on the left, in the top photo, is...

John Campbell
Take BaseStation3™ for a Free Test Drive

True story: I’m shopping for a different vehicle and found one at a local...

Valley Irrigation
Behind the Scenes with Mike Styles

Behind the Scenes at Valley® is a series showcasing the people behind the...

Aaron Schapper
Benefits of watering the Ukrainian breadbasket

Change is occurring in post-revolutionary Ukraine and this process is having...

Steve Sveum
Introducing the New AgSense.net

Your experience at AgSense.net might look a little different these days. The...

Valley Irrigation
What do Valley Values Mean to Growers?

Valley® Irrigation is built on five pillars of Valley Value that are the...

Valley Irrigation
Happy Holidays

Our bloggers are taking a break for the holidays. We'll see you next year!

Valley Irrigation
Behind the Scenes with Osvaldo Gerlach Sobrinho

Behind the Scenes at Valley® is a series showcasing the people behind the...

Valley Irrigation
Supplemental Irrigation Maximizing Yield on Iowa Farm

JCS Family Farms is setting the stage for center pivot use in eastern Iowa....

Jeremy Becker
An Ounce of Prevention for Your Irrigation Equipment

At this point, we’re about as far away from next irrigation season as...

Valley Irrigation
Converting to Pivot Irrigation Pays Off in the First Year

What do a cotton and corn producer in Mississippi and a bare root pine tree...

Valley Irrigation
Hawaii: We’re Not in Nebraska Anymore

It’s confession time. I didn’t grow up on a farm and I didn’t have much...

Valley Irrigation
Solutions for Global Yield Improvement Despite Water Stress

During the recent 2015 Groundwater Foundation National Conference, Mogens C....

Valley Irrigation
Increasing Food Production in a Water Constrained World

During the recent 2015 Groundwater Foundation National Conference, Mogens C....

Valley Irrigation
What Are You Thankful For?

Remember in the midst of all the commotion, stress and activity of the...

Valley Irrigation
Behind the Scenes with Joan Swahn

Behind the Scenes at Valley® is a series showcasing the people behind the...

Valley Irrigation
A Valley Hallmark Becomes a Piece of History

Twenty-five years of center pivot irrigation for $2,800 – now that’s a wise...

Jill Zwiener
Through My Eyes: Spain’s Rally Valley Field Days

I hope you had a chance to read Pauline Merz’s blog post, Take a Fresh Look...

Valley Irrigation
Another New Dealer Joins the Valley Team

We’re celebrating the changing of the seasons by welcoming another new...

Valley Irrigation
Take a Fresh Look at Field Days, Organize a Rally Valley

A few months ago, Valmont® SAU (Valmont Western Europe and West Africa) was...

Valley Irrigation
Kansas Dealer Joins the Valley Network

Water regulations are prevalent and political in much of Kansas. However,...

Valley Irrigation
Celebrating Halloween, Valley Style

The Valley® marketing team is divided. Half of us LOVE Halloween, the other...

Valley Irrigation
10 Things You Can Do Right Now to Conserve Groundwater

Many of us use water without thinking about it. We turn on the faucet, and...

Kenneth Helms
An Ag Journey: From Farmer to Dealer to Helping Farmers Reach Their Goals

I had the great opportunity to start a career in farming back in the early...

Valley Irrigation
Behind the Scenes with Russ DeLong

Behind the Scenes at Valley® is a series showcasing the people behind the...

Valley Irrigation
Welcoming a New Dealer to the Valley Family

This week Valley® Irrigation welcomes a new dealer into our network....

Merritt McDougall
Valley Water Management: A Newcomer’s Perspective

Pivot point. Tower box. Drops.  LRDU. Rotators. Just some run-of-the-mill...

Jill Zwiener
Find Out How a Center Pivot Is Built

Whether you’re driving by farms in the U.S., South America or Europe, it’s...

Matt Ondrejko
Supplemental Irrigation Making a Splash in Midwest

While traveling across the U.S. to visit our dealers and growers, I got to...

Kelly Schultze
New Website Offers Irrigation Education

When you know more, you grow more.

Jennifer Wemhoff
Ten Reasons You Need to Attend the Groundwater Foundation National Conference

You care about groundwater. We care about groundwater. Everyone at the 2015...

Valley Irrigation
Behind the Scenes with Darrel Adcock

Behind the Scenes at Valley® is a series showcasing the people behind the...

Steve Sveum
I Love it When a Plan Comes Together

Thirteen months ago, AgSense® and Valley® Irrigation announced our exciting...

Valley Irrigation
Is Your Dealer the MVP of 2016?

When we get bad service, it’s easy to complain. You can write a letter (or...

Dr. Howard Neibling
Valley Irrigation
Keeping Up with Valley Part IV: LinkedIn

I'm guessing you thought our “Keeping Up with Valley®” blog series was...

Valley Irrigation
Valley Awarded “Best Exhibitor” Title at SABI Congress 2015

The South African Irrigation Institute (SABI) was founded October 23,...

Valley Irrigation
Behind the Scenes with Rudie Nemec

Behind the Scenes at Valley® is a series showcasing the people behind the...

John Kastl
Valley Introduces New Revolution Airless Tires

Are you tired of dealing with flat tires? Do you hate the cost, downtime and...

Kate Moreland
Lunching with a CEO

As we – the interns of Valmont® Industries, Inc. – began eating our lunch,...

John Campbell
Your Feedback Leads to Better Products

Traveling to different parts of the country to speak with Valley® dealers...

Lisa Dvorak
Visit Valley at Your Favorite Farm Show

It’s time to gear up for our favorite season…trade show season!

Nelson Irrigation
10 Reasons to Retrofit or Renozzle Your Pivot
  1. To add new or replace old pressure regulators. Regulators compensate for...
Valley Irrigation
Valmont Joins Volunteer Effort 24 Hours of Impact

On Friday, July 24, Valmont® employees at the Omaha and Valley campuses came...

Valley Irrigation
There's More Than Meets the Eye at Your Local Farmers Market

Those of us who don’t farm often take our food for granted, especially those...

Valley Irrigation
Behind the Scenes with Joe Plance

Behind the Scenes at Valley® is a series showcasing the people behind the...

Matt Ondrejko
What do Growers Want?

Over the last three months, I have been making my way across the United...

Adrian Cliffe
What It's Like to Work for Valmont Middle East

Established in January 2001, Valmont® Middle East (VME) has grown into a...

Kelly Downing
Smart Irrigation - Not Just in July

Hi everyone. It has been quite some time since the lovely lady who organizes...

Valley Irrigation
Center Pivot Beauty Pageant

With all the news coverage of pageants recently and with irrigation season...

Jill Zwiener
Real Farmers-Real Experiences Field Day

Are you looking for a great field day to attend this summer? Then you’ve got...

Kate Moreland
Observations About International Farming Differences

Different countries and regions of the world have their own unique culture,...

Valley Irrigation
Customized Solutions Solve Problems for Growers

Valley® Water Management has a many off the shelf solutions to fix everyday...

Valley Irrigation
We’re Moving!

After six wonderful years of calling Blogger our “home,” the Valley® Growing...

Kelly Schultze
Why Dealer Education Matters to Growers

From the equipment they purchase to time spent in the field, growers put...

Seven Center Pivot Myths Debunked

June 25, 2016   by Senninger Irrigation

This piece was written for and...

Valley Irrigation
Getting to Know the New Valley Mobile Website

These days, the Valley® brand is more than ever incorporating technology...

Valley Irrigation
Feeding the World and Increasing Yield 60 Percent

Irrigation: A Key Role in Feeding the WorldToday’s farmers are charged with...

Valley Irrigation
Behind the Scenes with Ben Soliev

Behind the Scenes at Valley® is a series showcasing the people behind the...

Valley Irrigation
Cotton Growers Earn Prestigious Australian Award

Australian cotton growers, who happen to be Valley® customers, recently won...

Valley Irrigation
South Africa’s Popcorn Industry

South Africa grows more than 2 million hectares of corn per year and for...

R. Tyler Fields
Technology and Surface Water Applications

There are places in the country where it is not feasible to drill wells for...

Adrian Cliffe
Training Time for Middle East Valley Dealers

Recently, Valmont® Middle East hosted its annual dealership sales and...

Valley Irrigation
Remembering Andy Smith

The Valley® family and people all across the irrigation industry are...

Valley Irrigation
LDN Bubblers Maximize Irrigation Efficiency on the High Plains

Here at Senninger® Irrigation, we know growers in the High Plains region are...

John Kastl
The Valley Gearbox. Built Strong. Built to Last.

I’m sometimes asked why Valley® builds its own gearbox. Often the question...

Lisa Dvorak
Why Work for Valley?

I started my career after college in the Valmont® Structures division...

John Campbell
Precision Agriculture Is the Future of Farming

I recently read an article on Forbes.com that proclaimed “The Future of...

Alex Mills
Outback Crop Circles

On a stretch of highway between Port Hedland to Broome in northern Western...

Matt Ondrejko
Reach Out to the Next Generation

On March 30, I had the pleasure of speaking to an International Marketing...

Valley Irrigation
The Right Sprinklers Help Farms Grow

When a savvy, successful farming operation requests a specific sprinkler,...

Steve Sveum
Five Years Equals a Lifetime in Remote Farm Management

Recently, we at AgSense® were very excited to release our Field Commander®...

Patrick Scates
New Beginnings With Spring

Did anyone else think this past winter would never end? The winter season...

Ray Batten
California Water in the News, Again. What's the Real Story?

Over the last few years, the California water issue has been on the front...

Kelly Schultze
Valley U Bringing Passion and Education to Valley Dealers

Continuous improvement is one of the Valmont® cornerstone values, and it is...

Valley Irrigation
Small Potatoes from Field to Fork

I recently traveled to California for the grand opening of the new Tasteful...

Julie Bushell
That Yellow Stuff Works

I can’t believe well over a year has passed since I first wrote about Proof...

Michelle Stolte
Training for Valley Dealers – an Insider’s Perspective

Over the last month, I have attended a couple different classes offered to...

Jill Zwiener
How’s that Pivot Made?

You may be the owner of a center pivot. Or maybe you’ve just seen them...

Jerry Gerdes
How to Pick Your Sprinkler Package

Deciding on the correct water application solution is vital to your center...

Valley Irrigation
45 Pivots and GPS Technology in France

This article was reprinted with permission from the march/April issue of...

John Kastl
Valley Single Frequency GPS, a Reliable and Durable Guidance System

I get a lot of questions from growers with corner machines about the new...

Valley Irrigation
We Love Farmers, Not Just on National Ag Day

When you’re a farmer, every day feels like Ag Day. But this week it’s...

Valley Irrigation
Top 10 Ways to Get Your Pivots Ready for Spring

You may not need your center pivots during planting season, but they need a...

Valley Irrigation
Behind the Scenes with Mike Husen

Behind the Scenes at Valley® is a series showcasing the people behind the...

Matt Ondrejko
Visiting Our Growers

One of the great things about my job is having the opportunity to spend time...

Valley Irrigation
How Maintaining Constant Pressure on Your Pivot Can Save You 35 to 40 Percent in Pumping Costs

Growers that use corner machines or have some elevation changes in their...

Valley Irrigation
Valley Growers in the Farm Pubs

It seems like every time I pick up a farm publication lately, I find an...

Connecting Pressure, Flow and Your Overall Efficiency

Our team has traveled all over the USA and across the globe and noticed two...

John Campbell
Try Our New BaseStation3 Mobile App Demo

"See?" Try to count how many times you say that in one day and you'll...

Valley Irrigation
Irrigation Exchange – Connecting BaseStation3 to the Rest of Precision Agriculture

Precision agriculture has become a common term throughout farming. Machine...

Valley Irrigation
Big Week of Farm Shows

This is a huge week in agriculture, and not because it’s Valentine’s Day...

Valley Irrigation
Arizona Dealer Joins the Valley Family

The Valley® Irrigation dealer network continues to expand as Desert Drip in...

Valley Irrigation
27 Important Lessons from an Old Farmer

The best advice always comes from those people with experience. So, when we...

Valley Irrigation
Winter Irrigation Maintenance

With our crops harvested and out of the way, now is a good time to look at...

Adrian Cliffe
Waging War on Waste to Serve our Customers Better

Valmont® Middle East has been celebrating recently and with good reason. The...

Rob Smith
Visiting the Home Base of AgSense

Recently, I made a trip to the home base of AgSense® in Huron, S.D. I have...

Valley Irrigation
'Rally Valley' Explores Rural Brazil

Valley® Irrigation Brazil embarked on a 9,000-kilometer journey last year...

Valley Irrigation
Welcoming a New Dealer into the Valley Fold

Irrigation is vital to Nebraska agriculture. In fact, Nebraska leads the...

Valley Irrigation
Growers Power Up Energy and Savings

If you’re a trend watcher, then you know that trends tend to travel from...

Valley Irrigation
Why the ‘Three Legged Stool’ of Precision Ag Irrigation Matters

Having Precision Ag hardware or software isn't enough. Maybe this sounds...

Valley Irrigation
Google Maps Makes BaseStation3 Even More User Friendly

Irrigators who use Valley BaseStation3™ to remotely monitor and control...

Michelle Stolte
A Day in the Life

For those that don’t have much or any access to a farm, knowing what a...

Jerry Gerdes
What is a Boomback?

The term boomback doesn’t seem like it would be related to center pivot...

Valley Irrigation
Happy Holidays

Our bloggers are taking a break for the holidays. We'll see you next year!

Valley Irrigation
Can High-Tech Irrigation Work in Rural Africa?

Valley® has been working in Africa for many years. Recently, we have...

Valley Irrigation
'Tis the Season to Be #Thankful4Ag

Did you know that one in six people in the United States struggle with...

Martin Porter
The Future of Overhead Low Pressure Irrigation in Australia

As we move into the future of agriculture in Australia, we will see a need...

Valley Irrigation
EQIP Deadline Fast Approaching

A recent email from the University of Georgia’s Striping Irrigation Research...

Matt Ondrejko
Embrace Technology - It's Driving Agriculture

Being responsible for Global Marketing provides me some great opportunities...

John Campbell
BaseStation3 Offers Option of No Recurring Fees

I’ve been showing BaseStation3™ at a lot of ag shows, open houses and...

Valley Irrigation
The Precision Irrigation Story

I recently had the privilege of attending and participating in the Water for...

Valley Irrigation
And the Gold Award in Agriculture Goes to ...

The European Irrigation Association (EIA), which strives to “to improve the...

Valley Irrigation
The Voices of Women in Agriculture

I am extremely proud to be a woman involved in agriculture. I am even...

Patrick Scates
What it Means to be a Valley Dealer

What does it mean to be a Valley® dealer? To me, it means you belong to this...

Valley Irrigation
The Water Situation in South Africa

Experts say South Africa is facing a ticking time bomb in providing water...

Valley Irrigation
Learning and Fun on Saturday Morning

A few months back, I got the opportunity participate in an Art (+) Smart...

Valley Irrigation
Are There Advantages to Long Spans?

Valley® offers the longest spans available from any pivot manufacturer; a...

Valley Irrigation
Apple Season in Nebraska

Last year, we gave you a snapshot of a classic agritourism stop in Nebraska...

Valley Irrigation
Another Great Year for Rice

Rice harvest seems to have wrapped up in most of Missouri and Arkansas, and...

Valley Irrigation
Dedicated Student Raising Money to Buy Pivot for his College

Some people have a gift – sometimes they don’t even realize it.

Valley Irrigation
Top Five Recommended Fall Maintenance Tips

The growing season doesn't end with harvest. Taking care of your irrigation...

Kelly Schultze
Valley University Wins National Recognition

In August, we announced that the Valley® University team was named as a...

Valley Irrigation
Stop and See Us at Sunbelt

We’re getting ready to wrap up the fall trade show season. Today, the...

Jill Zwiener
The Love of Fall Harvest

It seems if you ask anyone in the farming/agriculture industry what their...

Valley Irrigation
Finding Food Solutions for Expanding Population

Sometimes we get so caught up in building center pivots and talking about...

Kelly Downing
Still the Best Value - the Valley Difference

Here are the top five reasons Valley® continues to be the best value.

Valley Irrigation
A Day in the Life of the American Farmer

Meet farmer Gary Hiam of Page, ND. He farms a fourth-generation farm with...

Valley Irrigation
Bringing Farm Life to the City

We're bringing farm life to the big city through our partnership with the...

Valley Irrigation
Real Partnership Between Growers and Dealers in Wisconsin

John Wallendal says his family grows “anything people will pay us for.”...

Valley Irrigation
Pivot Irrigation, Not Furrows, Is Most Economical for Delta

STONEVILLE, Miss. - Pivot irrigation is no longer a common sight across the...

Valley Irrigation
Weather Stole the Spotlight at Fall Farm Shows

The fall farm shows are a big deal for manufacturers and growers alike....

Valley Irrigation
End-of-Season Checklist

This year’s irrigation season is ending for many farmers across the western...

Valley Irrigation
Introducing Root Demand Irrigation™
Valmont® Irrigation has launched a new brand – Root Demand Irrigation™. RDI™...
John Campbell
Mobile Apps for BaseStation3 Keep Growers Connected
Back when I worked on the original BaseStation™, a grower’s shop was the...
Valley Irrigation
Valmont Irrigation Western Europe and West Africa is Beginning its European and African Tour
That’s it, it’s done: the Valmont® Irrigation Western Europe and West Africa...
Kelly Schultze
Valley University Nominated for National Global Learning Award
Valley University is Valley® Irrigation’s go-to resource for dealership...
Valley Irrigation
Believing in the Future of Ag
Earlier this month, we hosted the State Officers of the Nebraska FFA. The...
Antoine Quily
Why It's Better to Grow Tomatoes With a Valley Center Pivot Than With Drip

We asked a production farmer in Senegal why it’s better to grow tomatoes...

Brooke Stover
Goodbye Blogs Are the Hardest to Write
After a little more than three years, I’ve made the very difficult decision...
Matt Ondrejko
Valley Values – Advanced

Advanced Technology is all the rage these days and is a key buzzword in...

Jill Zwiener
Come Play Under the Pivot in Omaha
Have you ever wanted to give your kids or grandkids the opportunity to stand...
John Kastl
New options for the Valley VFlex Corner
This spring, we introduced a number of new options for the Valley® VFlex™...
Michelle Stolte
You're Invited to Our Field Days

Which was the last organization that hosted a center pivot irrigation field...

Valley Irrigation
Top 10 Reasons Being a Farmer Rocks

In case you ever need a reminder as to why you have the best job in the...

Wade Sikkink
Save Energy and Money With Variable Frequency Drives

When growers look to invest in new products or technology for their farming...

Valley Irrigation
25 Years of the Glorious World Wide Web

Order a cake, grab your candles, and pick up a gift at the mall – it’s time...

Adrian Cliffe
Middle East Dealerships Provide Unique Service Offerings

In the Middle East market, we have a lot of large-scale projects with...

Valley Irrigation
Is Declining Soil Quality Affecting Our Food?

Consumers don't think much about soil when they are buying food. Farmers, on...

Kelly Downing
Crop Insurance Approved for Pivot-Irrigated Rice

It has taken a lot of time and work (mostly by other people), but last week...

Valley Irrigation
Investing in Agricultural Technology

It is hard to open any agricultural trade publication and not find reference...

Brooke Stover
Save the Mailboxes - Get our Magazine in Your Inbox Instead

As a marketer I should LOVE receiving direct mail, but I’ll tell you a...

Martin Porter
Australia and New Zealand Dealers Share Ideas

Valmont Irrigation Australia entertained a few dealers on the Gold Coast in...

Valley Irrigation
At the Mercy of the Weather

Farming and the weather. It’s a never-ending confrontation, and 2014 is...

Jerry Gerdes
A New Way to Match Drop Hose Length to Crop Height

It’s been almost 40 years since drop components were developed as an option...

Valley Irrigation
The Bitter-Sweet of Farming in South Africa

Farmers from around the globe will agree that farming is hard work and takes...

Valley Irrigation
Lessons From a Farm Kid

Here at Valley® my job is training. I design courses covering service,...

Michelle Stolte
Bringing Drinking Water to Those Who Need It Most

If you have been following us for a while, or are friends with us on...

Valley Irrigation
How the Farm Bill Works

We've shied away from talking about the new Farm Bill. Complex and...

Cole Fredrick
A Trip Down Under

So one of the “perks” of my job is I travel. A lot. There have been many...

Kelly Downing
It’s Time for Spring!

I must be getting old. I find myself whining about what a long, cold winter...

Matt Ondrejko
Valley Values – Responsive

In prior posts, I have discussed three of the five pillars of what we call...

Valley Irrigation
Valley Is Proud to Support Cancer Research

There comes a point in life when nearly every person is touched by cancer....

John Kastl
PolySpan…What Is It and Why Is It Better?

Over the years, we've fielded many questions about Valley® PolySpan®, but...

Valley Irrigation
A Little Preventive Care Will Keep Your Pivots Running

An in-season center pivot breakdown is costly - not just in repair fees, but...

Martin Porter
Unusual out-of-season rains delay cotton harvest in Australia

In the last month, unusually late-in-the-season cyclones have brought rain...

Valley Irrigation
Keeping Up with Valley Part II: RSS Feeds

The moment you ALL have been waiting for is here (drum roll, please)…the...

Tyler Fields
A Winning Formula from Valley Water Management

With inflation on the rise and increased power costs, efficiency in pumping...

Cristina Morozov
Valley at Russia's Agrosalon 2014

Agrosalon is an international specialized exhibition displaying the latest...

Kelly Downing
Happy Earth Day: Environmental Benefits of Pivot Rice

As I sit in the office and watch the snow fall outside in the middle of...

Cristina Morozov
Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

The 21st Century is imposing a lot of pressure on the planet and its people....

Valley Irrigation
Preseason Irrigation

As the weather warms and the days grow longer here in the United States,...

Vanessa Hargrave
Bringing Tire Technology to the Ag Industry

TPMS is an acronym that in the last decade has risen from a basically...

Matt Ondrejko
Valley Values - Precision

The Valley® brand tag line is “The Leader in Precision Irrigation.” 

Valley Irrigation
Four Tips for Getting Your Sprinklers Ready to Roll

Winter means downtime for sprinklers. As the new growing season approaches...

Michelle Stolte
New Global Blog Posts

The world is a big place, and yet there are so many similarities through all...

Valley Irrigation
Navigating the Data Frontier in Irrigated Agriculture

The use of data in farm management is a hot topic in all areas of...

Valley Irrigation
Keeping Up with Valley Part I: Google Alerts

If you’re reading this blog, we know that you are a Valley® enthusiast! If...

Brooke Stover
Here’s to Agriculture – National Ag Day

National Ag Day is about appreciating the role that agriculture plays in our...

Dan Duncan
Missing the Olympics? Get Your Fix From This Sochi Supplier

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, is the third Olympic event in...

Cristina Morozov
Valley Visits Poland for AGROTECH

Poland’s largest agricultural trade show - the 21st International Fair of...

Jerry Gerdes
Commitment to Excellence – Certified Irrigation Designer

Well, the winter season is almost over. Valley® sales people have been busy...

Cristina Morozov
Lean Agriculture, Food Losses, and Waste – Setting the Standards

Stable economic times are excellent for setting standards and directions for...

Valley Irrigation
Thinking Outside the Circle, Part 2

Many growers want to know how to make their operations more efficient. Last...

Cole Fredrick
America’s Largest Indoor Farm Show

During the week of February 10, there was a show in Louisville, KY, called...

John Kastl
Thinking Outside the Circle, Part 1

Many growers today are asking how they can become more efficient within...

Ben Hirschfeld
Welcome to California

I have spent most of my life in Nebraska. I grew up on a row crop farm with...

Valley Irrigation
Celebrating Innovation in Agricultural Engineering - Beauty in Simplicity

Over the last several years, I have become very involved with the American...

Valley Irrigation
Professing our Love for Farmers

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, so we asked our blogging team and some of our...

Valley Irrigation
Valley Is Even Better at 60

A lot of things are really good at 50 years, but are even better at 60. For...

Valley Irrigation
Looking for Funding Assistance for Irrigation Equipment?

After water efficiency, the most common question about new irrigation...

Valley Irrigation
True Precision Irrigation Technology

Precision farming has enabled growers to implement greater control over...

Brooke Stover
Congrats to the Best of the Best

One thing has become very clear to me in the course of my (almost) three...

Matt Ondrejko
Valley Values – Durability

One thing that amazes and inspires me is seeing Valley® center pivots in...

Valley Irrigation
Don’t Miss the Feb. 10 Deadline

If you read other ag blogs or visit other agriculture websites, you’ve...

Valley Irrigation
Taking Irrigation Management to the Next Level with BaseStation3

The latest product that can improve growers' daily lives is coming...

Valley Irrigation
Meet Us at a Trade Show

Valley Irrigation team members will be spreading out across the country to...

Valley Irrigation
Turning your Farm into a Tourism Site?

Did you know that millions of people take trips to rural destinations every...

Valley Irrigation
Valley Technology Is Changing the Way You Farm

Originally published in PivotPoint Fall 2013

Valley Irrigation
Jump into Social Media and Connect With Your Favorite Brands

One thing that amazes and inspires me is seeing Valley® center pivots in the...

John Kastl
Stuck Pivots, Flats, Ruts….Help!

I get a lot of questions from growers about what they can do minimize wheel...

Michelle Stolte
One Trade Show, 27 Buildings Full of Booths

Last month I was fortunate enough to be able to visit the Agritechnica Show...

Valley Irrigation
Who Wants to Stop Checking Pivot Tires?

A farmers’ work is never done. Smart growers know the off-season is the time...

Nick Comerford
Jill Zwiener
Tis the Season for Giving

The holiday season is upon us and that means shopping, baking, and gift...

Valley Irrigation
Thank You

Here in the United States, we’re preparing to celebrate Thanksgiving. Here...

Valley Irrigation
New Research Shows How Much Water VRI Can Save

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, irrigation accounted for 62% of the...

Brooke Stover
Irrigating to Conserve the World's Water

We all know that the world’s water resources are being depleted. While 70...

Jerry Gerdes
Everything is Big in Texas, Including the Irrigation Show

When attending the Irrigation Association Irrigation Show & Education...

Valley Irrigation
Some Dealerships Talk About Service, Valley Dealers Live It

Our Valley® dealers are legendary for their service. Often, growers and...

Dr. Lyndon Kelley
Three Phase Power: The First Choice for Irrigation Energy if it is Available

Electric power is the least expensive source of energy for irrigation, when...

Matt Ondrejko
Valley Values – Reliability

Reliability is a term/feature that gets thrown around a lot by companies...

Jerry Gerdes
It's Time to Evaluate Your Sprinkler Package

For most farmers, the irrigation season has ended and harvest is in full...

Valley Irrigation
Striving to Help Africa’s Small Farmers

It’s hard to deny that the effects of center pivot irrigation have been...

Valley Irrigation
Kickin’ It Down South at Sunbelt Ag Expo

I love the South. I just do, and I always have. Great food, great landscape,...

Brooke Stover
Harvesting Pride – from the seat of a combine

Autumn is signified to me by many things: the changing of the leaves from...

Kelly Downing
Agriculture in Autumn and International Intrigue

Ah, fall. This is my favorite season. The weather cools down, the humidity...

Wade Sikkink
Pump Connect Simplifies Pivot Operation

New technology and improved farm equipment would seem to have made a...

Julie Bushell
Proof Positive Span Cable…Proof Will Put Thieves Behind Bars

Over the past several years, I’ve been particularly frustrated by an issue...

Valley Irrigation
Fall Maintenance Tips

Depending on where you are located in the United States, harvest is either...

Valley Irrigation
Vala’s Pumpkin Patch – a u-pick business gone crazy
Country Bakery at Vala's Pumpkin Patch © Robert Ervin Photography, Inc.
Jill Zwiener
Pride Resonates in New Ad Campaign

I grew up in a small farming community in Nebraska. 

Valley Irrigation
Props to Your Valley Dealer - Tell Your Dealer Why You Love Them

Everyone likes to receive a compliment - it gives you the warm fuzzies…and...

Kelly Downing
Big Iron (and a little rice)

Last week I was in Fargo, ND, for the Big Iron Farm Show. It was a very...

Brooke Stover
You Never Know What Husker Harvest Days (or Husker Football) Will Bring

You never know what the weather will be like for Husker Harvest Days in...

Valley Irrigation
Additional Gearbox Facility Provides Redundancy & Sustainability

Valley® is the only company in the irrigation industry that designs and...

Jill Zwiener
2013 Farm Progress Show Was Sizzling this Year

I attended the 60th Annual Farm Progress Show last week in Decatur, IL. The...

Valley Irrigation
Valley Irrigation Field Days
Waste water center pivot discussion
August 26 Field Day at Fair...
Brooke Stover
On Location: DropSpan Photo Shoot in Nebraska

Look out! Valley® has jumped on the bandwagon and is using drones to take...

Valley Irrigation
Irrigation Soil Types: Part II

In "Irrigation Soil Types: Part I," we discussed how to manage water...

Valley Irrigation
VRI Provides Impressive ROI

Originally published in PivotPoint Summer 2013.

Valley Irrigation
Irrigation Soil Types: Part I

Soils are a leaky bucket of water. Even though rain and precipitation...

Valley Irrigation
Large Dairy Becomes Huge Attraction

Originally published in PivotPoint summer 2013

Jerry Gerdes
Irrigating with End Guns

We are midway through the summer, and as I drive through the country, I see...

Kelly Downing
Smart Irrigation Month

July has been Smart Irrigation Month. I don’t know about you, but I...

Valley Irrigation
Valley - The Best Value

Originally published in PivotPoint Spring 2011.

Valley Irrigation
Sprinkler Models for Center Pivots and Linears

Originally posted January 2011.

Jill Zwiener
Circles of Green in the Toasty Northwest

A couple weeks ago, I had the chance to visit Washington state and Oregon....

Michelle Stolte
On Location: Grower Trip to Washington

Greetings from lovely, steamy Pasco, WA. Last week, my co-worker, Jill, and...

Valley Irrigation
2013 Valley Field Days

In years past, we have hosted field days dedicated to rice production under...

Kelly Downing
Off We Go!

Summer is finally here! Almost to the exact day, temperatures around the...

Valley Irrigation
Welcome to the Valley Team, Shannon!

Shannon Peterson is the newest addition to the Valley® Irrigation marketing...

Valley Irrigation
In Focus: Center Pivot and Linear Irrigation

As the global population continues to grow, the demand for food and fiber...

Kelly Downing
Simple vs. Easy

I (and I am sure many others) often blur the meanings of the terms “simple”...

Matt Ondrejko
My Experience at Agrishow Riberiao and Valmont Industria e Comercio in Brazil

Agrishow Riberiao in Brazil is one of the largest agricultural shows in the...

Valley Irrigation
Low-pressure Sprinkler Technology for Center Pivots and Linears

Originally posted in the Spring 2009 edition of PivotPoint

Brooke Stover
Checking Your End Tower Pressure

There are simple things that we sometimes forget about as we run out the...

Valley Irrigation
Farming is in the Trail Blood

Originally published in Spring 2013 edition of PivotPoint.

Valley Irrigation
Quickstart Intelligence: Custom-built Precision Irrigation from the Start

Originally published in Spring 2013 edition of PivotPoint.

Valley Irrigation
Need More Irrigated Acres? You Can Irrigate More Land to Increase Yields!

Originally published in Spring 2013 edition of PivotPoint.

Valley Irrigation