December 2015
Call us at 800-741-3305 or 712-794-7992
Meet Our New Employee  Technology Test Drive  Tis the Season for a New SMS Update!  Protect your Ag Leader equipment this winter!  Managing Corn for Ethanol Production  HTS Ag Trade Show Calendar  HTS Ag Conference Calendar  Clearance Corner  Precision Ag Classifieds  Customer Referral Program
Meet Our New Employee

Nate Pattee is our new Commercial Grain Advisor in the Harlan office. Nate went to high school in Harlan and graduated from Iowa State University in 2014 with an Ag Systems Technology degree. After graduation, Nate lived in Springfield, IL and worked for The Scoular Company as Operations Superintendent for a year and a half. Nate and his wife, Emily, recently moved back to Harlan at the end of November.

We are happy to have Nate as a valuable new addition to the HTS Ag team.

Technology Test Drive

by Ben Smith, HTS Ag

If you are like me, you are always hearing or reading about new and improved equipment that can make your farming operation more profitable. But it can often be difficult to visualize exactly how the equipment will install and operate to benefit your specific machinery line, your fields, and the way you farm.

I'm happy to announce the HTS Ag Technology Test Drive program that will allow you to operate some of the latest Ag Leader Technology in your equipment, in your fields, the way you farm.

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Tis the Season for a New SMS Update!

by Kathryn Schlake, Ag Leader

Released earlier this week, SMS version 15.5 brings new features and improved ease of use for SMS users.The improvements include: added support for Ag Leader’s newest InCommand™ Displays, additional operations that can be exported to AgFiniti Map View, enhanced exports to John Deere GS2 / GS3 and Case IH / New Holland displays, renamed attributes, improved tiling editing, and improvements to imagery imports.

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Protect your Ag Leader equipment this winter!
by Andrew Pierce, Ag Leader

Now that harvest and fall application are winding down, we hope that you had a safe and successful harvest. Before putting equipment away for the winter, we have several tips that we recommend to protect and prolong the life of your Ag Leader products.

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Managing Corn for Ethanol Production
by Chandra B. Singh, Ph.D., P.Eng. and Ron Larson, M.Sc., P.Eng.

Grain moisture and temperature are the two most important factors affecting safe storability. An increase in grain temperature and/or moisture is a good indicator of grain spoilage. Dry and cool grain with careful and regular monitoring can be safely stored for longer periods (6-12 months). Safe storage charts are available for cereals and oil seeds. These charts are based on total dry matter loss (DML) threshold that would occur if grain is stored at given moisture and temperature levels for certain number of days.

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HTS Ag Trade Show Calendar

HTS Ag will be at the following trade shows. Stop by and visit us!

Iowa Power Farming Show
February 2-4, 2016 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, IA
We are in booth 925

Hawkeye Farm Show
March 1-3, 2016 at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, IA

Triumph of Ag Expo
March 9-10, 2016 at the Century Link Center in Omaha, NE
We are in booth 1305-1307

HTS Ag Conference Calendar

HTS Ag will be at the following conferences:

Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit
January 19, 2016

2016 Practical Farmers of Iowa Annual Conference
January 22-23, 2016

Iowa Farm Bureau Young Farmer Conference
January 29-30, 2016

Agribusiness Association of Iowa Showcase
February 9-10, 2016
Clearance Corner
Direct Command Custom Kit for 2007 and Newer Spracoupe 7X50
AG Sprayer Kit- Direct command (2007 and Newer Spracoupe 7X50)
Price: $1,622.00

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Take Advantage of Our Customer Referral Program Today!

We love referrals from our valued customers! When you refer a new customer, choose from these reward options:

Discount on an HTS Ag Annual Service Plan!
A gift card to a farm supply Store!
A gift card to one of your favorite eateries!

(Reward amount is based on value of new customer purchase)

Download the referral form here
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653 Oak Road  •  Harlan, IA 51537
1920 Philadelphia #105  •  Ames, IA 50010
Phone: 800-741-3305