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3 Tools You Need to Manage Your Farm Effectively

March 7, 2017 by Ashley Anderson

As with many industries, technology has advanced the farming industry considerably in the last two decades. The latest ag technology provides growers with the tools to improve efficiency and increase their yields. These advancements come from a variety of sources – machinery, mobile applications and business intelligence. By using these three irrigation management tools, growers will be poised to manage their farms focused on the future, while still having time to enjoy today.

Irrigation Panel Discusses Precision Ag at NAMA Meeting

January 30, 2017 by Lisa Dvorak

Everyone’s talking about it. While some people are living it, others are just dabbling. The Cornhusker chapter of the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) held their monthly meeting at Valley® Irrigation last week to discuss a hot topic via irrigation panel: precision ag. The panel focused on how some growers are taking precision ag to the next level, as well as how ag companies are helping all growers use precision ag to make their operations more efficient.

Introducing the Valley ICON5 Control Panel for Irrigation

January 19, 2017 by Troy Long

Over the past two weeks, Growering the Conversation Blog has introduced you to the new ICON10 and ICON1 smart panels for pivot irrigation from Valley®. We are excited to continue with the introductions to the ICON series of smart panels with the most versatile irrigation panel in the lineup – the ICON5™.

Introducing Valley ICON and the ICON10 Control Panel for Irrigation.

January 6, 2017 by John Campbell

Almost 35 years ago, Valley released the industry’s very first remote monitor and control product, the Valmonitor. About 5 years after that, Valley introduced farmers to C:A:M:S technology; the revolutionary “computerized” irrigation control panel. Those two products represented a huge leap in capability and were the first steps towards true efficiency. Not just efficient use of water but also of time, labor and fuel.

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

December 15, 2016 by Rich Panowicz

There’s a good chance your dad taught you everything you know about farming and running the business. But, we still get a lot of questions about the process of buying a center pivot and the best way to go about it. The purchase of a center pivot irrigation machine is a big investment that can provide a very good return to you.

Farm Management and Why it is Important to Utilize New Technology

December 8, 2016 by Angela Knuth

Valley Irrigation reached out to Kerry and Angela Knuth of Knuth Farms, located near Mead, Neb. and asked them to write a blog about how technology is affecting their farm management. We are thrilled to share their article with you.

Behind the Scenes with Beckie MacDonell

September 15, 2016 by Valley Irrigation

Meet Beckie MacDonell, Manufacturing Material Manager at Valley Irrigation!

Intern Spotlight: Brendan Coughlin

August 4, 2016 by Jake Hull

Intern Spotlight on Brendan Coughlin, eLearning Instructional Design Intern for Valmont University

67 Minutes for Mandela

August 3, 2016 by Jacqueline Lourens

Valley Irrigation of Southern Africa celebrated Mandela Day on the 18th July 2016 by visiting the local SPCA in Nigel with a group of Valley volunteers whom were more than willing to devote 67 minutes of their time towards a good cause.

Intern Spotlight: Zachary Padilla

July 28, 2016 by Jake Hull

Intern Spotlight on Zachary Padilla, eLearning Instructional Designer Intern at Valley Irrigation