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Hometown Farmer: Dakota Farm Show


There's a crowd at the Dakota Dome in Vermillion, South Dakota every January.

A crowd of farmers at the Dakota Farm Show.

"If you slow down or speed up it monitors that 20 times a second and keeps you on rate," said Doak McDaniel, a Territory Manager for HARDI, showing off a new self propelled sprayer unit.

The Dakota Farm Show is a chance for everyone in the Ag industry to see what's out there and check out the latest technology.

Whether it's a squeeze chute for cattle, or a big piece of machinery.

"The slick door at the back, it's so fast, easy to operate," said Dave Dahlberg of Real Tuff, Inc., showcasing a new cattle squeeze chute.

Nearly all of what you might see at the show represents the latest advances in farming.
Some of them are seemingly simple ideas to keep you more safe, like a circular safety pen for cattle.

"The cattle's on the inside and you're on the outside," said Dahlberg. "It's totally safe."

Some of the latest technology means you can take the creature comforts into the field when you go to work.

"When you buy a brand new pickup truck they say it has all these comfort levels that you enjoy in the cab when you're operating it or driving down the road, and we offer the same thing in self-propelled spraying equipment today," said McDaniel.

A dome full of gadgets, equipment and ideas, helping make life a little easier for Siouxland farmers.

If you know of any farmers you think would be great here on "Proud to be a Hometown Farmer," please email Jake at: jheller@siouxlandnews.com

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