Modern Milkmen of Oakridge Dairy
A rotary milking parlor, environmental responsibility, and the idea to supply milk direct to consumer are the new notions driving change at a dairy whose history dates back more than a century.
At Oakridge Dairy, Seth Bahler ran the numbers and set an ambitious goal: the dairy, he believed, could grow from 1,700 cows to 2,600, while at the same time expanding crop acreage by more than 50%. Getting there, though, would require embracing new techniques.
Fendt Tractors: For Any Job on the Farm
When Oakridge Dairy embarked on a major update—including a 350,000 square foot dairy and an expansion of its acreage—efficiency was key. Which is why crop manager Johnny Hoffman was looking for cutting-edge machines. SEE THE STORY >>
Bales, Bovine and Barn Ball
In the heart of basketball country, this family farm builds a direct-to-consumer business based on premium product and Hoosier spirit.
“You’ve seen the movie ‘Hoosiers,’ right?” says Tom Waitt, standing on a concrete pad in the shadow of a basketball goal. Jersey cows roam on pasture behind him on the 200-acre Dandy Breeze Farm he and wife Sally have called home for 30 years. “If you live in Indiana, you’ve seen it.”
Tractor Plus Silage Baler: “Everything I Need To Do My Job”
The Massey Ferguson 4160V Round Baler is heavy and heavy-duty—and a perfect match for the MF6713. See how Tom Waitt uses the combo on his farm as a "small farmer's combine." SEE THE STORY >>
AGCO Equipment Solutions for a Challenging Year on the Farm
Equipment and technology solutions from AGCO can help with harvest, grain conditioning, soil health and more after a tough year on the farm in 2019. SEE THE STORY >>