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We’re Not Just a Harvest Company. We’re Harvesting Experts.

From the Field: Matthews Family Farm

Posted by: Joel Dennis on Feb 22, 2017 8:33:36 AM

Kevin Matthews is a fourth generation farmer from Yadkin River Valley, North Carolina. Kevin’s degree in electrical engineering has given him the problem-solving skills and attention to detail that helps him dig deeper into what makes a good crop - and what kind of headers it takes to get the job done. 

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German Engineering + American Muscle

Posted by: Hermann Braun on Jan 23, 2017 7:57:00 AM

Companies often have taglines or brand promises that speak to the users and promoters of the brand. Geringhoff is no different; our tagline is “German Engineering, American Muscle.” But, what does it mean to our customers or the rest of the marketplace? It means combining precision and ruggedness for a product superior in its class. Here’s more background on our brand’s tagline.

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From the Field: Hinchley's Dairy Farm

Posted by: Joel Dennis on Jan 20, 2017 9:10:38 AM

Geringhoff customers can be found around the world; each have unique perspectives that makes for great stories. We'll continue to feature stories from the field as a way to not only highlight customers who rely on Geringhoff for harvest but to celebrate the agriculture industry that is so important to the U.S. 

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Narrow Row Spacing: a Q&A with Expert Dave Henderson

Posted by: Joel Dennis on Dec 23, 2016 9:14:00 AM

At Geringhoff, we strive to meet the needs of feeding a growing world. This means staying swift with the innovations that make the jobs of farmers easier. Our Independence Line of corn heads was engineered to give farmers more configuration choices for harvest. I asked Dave Henderson of Henderson Farms in Story City, IA about narrow row harvesting and his specific experience and expertise.

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Readying Your Head for Winter Storage

Posted by: Jay Ackerman on Dec 21, 2016 8:21:00 AM

The Product Support staff here at Geringhoff is often asked, I am finished with my head for the year. What should I do before I put it away for the winter? We recommend the following steps be taken before winter storage.

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From the Field: Anthony Meier Farms

Posted by: Tosh Brinkerhoff on Dec 7, 2016 7:37:00 AM

I caught up with Anthony Meier of Faulkton, SD. Anthony and his crew farm all over the state - about 10,000 acres of corn, wheat, and soybeans. He grew up part of a farming family and has been farming on his own since 1998. I asked him his thoughts on the 2016 season, and why he chooses Geringhoff. 

“2016 – I’ll call this a boring year. Planting was easy, there were no issues in the spring. Even the summer – I guess that was pretty boring, too. It wasn’t too dry, it wasn’t too wet. There were no storms – which is rare. And then fall gave us a pretty great harvest. It was uneventful, but don’t get me wrong, that's a good thing. One of the easiest I can ever remember.”

If you combine the “perfect” elements with the right harvest equipment – a great season is bound to happen.

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We Are Geringhoff: History & Experience

Posted by: Tosh Brinkerhoff on Oct 14, 2016 3:43:52 PM

German engineering, American muscle, and a worldwide impact. Geringhoff has advanced the harvesting industry since 1880 when Carl Geringhoff recognized an opportunity to manufacture portable grain mills and threshing machines. Our company is in its fifth generation of family ownership and we’ve always taken pride in our heritage. What started as a small, family-owned business in a small German town has evolved to having a role in feed a growing world population. Geringhoff will to continue to rise to meet the ever-changing needs of agronomy and farming.

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Rota Disc Technology: Faster & Smarter

Posted by: Reimer Tiessen on Oct 14, 2016 3:43:44 PM

The Rota Disc Elite XL was engineered well ahead of its time when Geringhoff introduced it in 1997, our company's first entry into the North American market. It would be at least another 10 years before chopping corn heads would become popular in the U.S.

It was modeled after the original PC head, but redesigned and patented to be aggressive while protecting cob loss, operate with low horsepower, and maximize yield retention. This corn header thoroughly processes stalks – like running through a paper shredder.

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Innovations In Field Crops: An Infographic

Posted by: Tosh Brinkerhoff on Oct 14, 2016 3:43:31 PM
Farming is the world's oldest form of commerce, and technology keeps advancing the industry to new heights in order to keep the world fed and fueled. Continuous improvement is crucial to field crop innovation and massive amounts of investment are being directed at tech startups and market invention, yet the priority remains the same. Innovation in resource use - land, water, and energy - continues in an effort to promote effectiveness and yields. Here are four solutions aimed at advancing field crops through the use of technology  that aids in crop yield improvement, productivity, and profit. 
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