New, updated technologies are changing the way farmers dry and store their corn. From biofuels to world grain markets, farmers and land owners need to be aware of the events affecting their business, according to officials from D & B Agro-Systems.
The company will be sponsoring a corn drying seminar on Thursday, Dec. 4, n Ames.
"With lots of wet corn and the difficult drying conditions, we want farmers to be informed of the new corn drying technologies and their options available," said Steve Doering, vice president of D & B Agro-Systems. "The last five dryers we have installed this fall are efficient enough that they will be paid for within two years or less," he added.
Included in the corn drying seminar are workshop presentations by Brock, Intelliair, Matthews Company, and Shivvers. Brad Oeltjenbruns, Ebenezer Management, has been writing USDA Energy Efficient grand applications and will present information and opportunities available to farmers, with a question and answer session following. The "Next Generation of Feedstocks for Biofuels" will be presented by Charles Hurburgh, ISU professor in the Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering Department. Dallas Landt from R J. O'Brien, keynote speaker, will address the grain markets and worldwide events affecting farmers.
To sign up for the corn drying seminar, download the seminar flyer at www.dandbsystems.com or call 800-931-9382 to request a flyer.
D & B Agro-Systems was started in 1970 by recognizing a niche that farmers required - grain dryers, grain storage facilities, and grain handling equipment. Designing and building new grain facilities, erecting steel buildings, renovating grain facilities, and electrical contracting are all part of D & B's construction portfolio. This multi-generation, family-owned business gives the company continuity into the future.