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Join Us at an Upcoming Solar System Educational Meeting

Join us at any of our upcoming solar meetings and learn why solar is one of the hottest trends for farmers and businesses. This will be an educational meeting for people interested in installing a solar system to learn about solar energy, why it’s been so popular the last couple of years, and what sets our system apart from others. Feel free to bring a recent electric bill with you to help determine if you are in a good position to take advantage of reducing or eliminating your electric cost. If solar makes sense for you, now is the best time to take advantage of the 30% federal tax credit!

2/19/18 – 6pm – Ag Technologies Inc. – 1268 E 100 S – Rochester, Indiana 46975

2/23/18 – 2pm – New Holland Tri-County, Inc. – 2675 S St. Rd. 1 – Bluffton, Indiana 46714

3/2/18 – 2pm – New Holland Richmond, Inc. – 3100 Industries Rd. – Richmond, Indiana 47374

Call us at 574-224-8324 to RSVP so we can accommodate for the expected number of attendees.

Ag Technologies Inc is proud to be an Authorized SolarWorld Installer.

As America’s solar leader for more than 35 years, SolarWorld maximizes any solar investment with proven, American-made quality, reliability and durability. SolarWorld panels are widely recognized as the industry standard in quality — the result of the company’s commitment to research and development, quality materials and manufacturing excellence.

Ag Technologies Inc. is an Enphase Premium Installer – ranked in the top tier for Enphase expertise and excellent service with 50+ Enphase installations in the past year.


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ISOBUS Technology- What does it mean for Haymaking?

ISO11783 is an industry standard for electronic communication between implement control systems and displays. It includes the following features: Basic implement control and monitoring, Precision farming (Data recording, mapping, variable rate prescriptions, and automatic section control), Data management via desktop software. A system that complies with the ISO11783 standard is referred to as an “ISOBUS” system.

New Holland’s Seth Doman and Curtis Hoffman visited the RFD-TV studio in Nashville, TN to discuss ISOBUS technology and the ways it can simplify the haymaking process:

To learn more about ISOBUS systems and how we can help make it work with your equipment, regardless of the brand / implements you are working with, contact our Ag Technologies location at 574-224-8324.

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Fulton County’s Indiana Bicentennial Parade was a Blast!

Fulton County celebrated the Indiana Bicentennial with a parade on Friday, June 17th. New Holland Rochester and Ag Technologies took part in the parade with a new New Holland T5.115 pulling an antique box wagon with a seeder on the back in order to demonstrate the level of innovation that has been achieved in the ag industry since Indiana’s birth. Thanks to all those who came out to the parade to celebrate with us!

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1st Graders Visit Ag Technologies to Learn about Solar

The Rochester Community High 1st grade students came out to visit Ag Technologies on Friday to learn all about solar. The field trip was led by Jim & Mike Straeter and was arranged as part of the school’s curriculum to celebrate Earth Day.

We hope all the students had as much fun as we did spending time to educate them about how solar energy works and makes sense environmentally!

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FCYLA Visited Ag Technologies to learn about Innovation

The Fulton County Youth Leadership Academy (FCYLA) visited Ag Technologies, Inc. today to learn from Jim Straeter, founder and President of New Holland Rochester, about innovation. The FCYLA group is made up of junior high school students that live in Fulton County and spend the year visiting various places in the community to learn about leadership and what we have to offer before they make their journey off to college.

With several inventions and patents under his belt, Jim was able to share a number of stories on his years of experience as an innovator. The group learned today about Straeter’s patented Cornrower and solar systems that we currently sell. Both products have had years of research and development in an effort to become the successful products they are today.

We appreciate the group coming out and learning about Jim’s experiences and hope they learned about what it takes to innovate!

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Solar Meeting Turnout was Great!

We held our solar meeting tonight at New Holland Rochester to talk about a whole spectrum of solar related topics – how solar works, costs, payback, grants, utilities, and more. We appreciate everyone who made it out for the event to learn more about solar. If you didn’t make the meeting but would like to learn more about solar, please contact us at 574-224-8324.

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Learn How Solar Can Save You Electrical Costs On 2-29-16

Solar systems are a hot item right now, and for good reason – electricity costs are rising while solar systems are as efficient, durable, and affordable as ever. Also, the 30% federal tax credit available for solar system owners makes our offering very attractive.

Learn all about solar Monday night, February 29th, at New Holland Rochester to learn about grants, system efficiency, costs, payback and much more!

  • WHO – Everyone interested in solar and how it can reduce costs!
  • WHAT – We’ll cover the entire spectrum – from costs to technology
  • WHEN – 6:30pm, Monday February 29th
  • WHERE – New Holland Rochester (1260 E 100 S, Rochester, IN 46975)
  • WHY – Because electricity costs are rising!

Feel free to call us at 574-224-8324 with any questions ahead of time!

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Why Use a Brillion Sure Stand Seeder?

Grass seed is a very expensive commodity. By properly placing the grass seed in the top 1/2″ of a properly prepared seedbed, you will realize maximum seed germination.

Because of Brillion’s precision placement of the seeds, seeding rates can often be cut to nearly half the rates previously used. In many cases, the savings in seed alone will justify the use of a ‘Sure Stand’ Seeder in just a short time.

With Spring coming, we have just purchased a new Brillion Seeder for our rental line through our Ag Technologies location. Pricing is $8.00/ ac with a $50.00 minimum. Give us a call at 574-224-8324 for your rental needs.


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Jim Straeter & Spud Armstrong Spoke at Precision Farming Summit

Jim Straeter and Spud Armstrong recently spoke at the Precision Farming Dealer Summit in Indianapolis on our precision farming company, Ag Technologies. Jim and Spud spoke about the positives of having the precision farming company as a separate entity, the benefits of cross-selling Precision Land Mangement (PLM) equipment, service, and hardware, and the logistics behind having a standalone precision company.

Call 574-224-TECH or stop in at our Ag Technologies location in Rochester, IN and let us speak with you about what our PLM products and services can do to boost profitability on your operation!

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New Holland Rochester and Ag Technologies Open House Results

Our 30th annual Open House yesterday at New Holland Rochester was a great success. We were able to serve around 450 great people yesterday. The feedback we received from those who came out was that the products, food, and most importantly, the conversations that were able to take place, were all excellent. If you were unable to attend, you still have the remainder of the week to take advantage of our parts discounts through Friday, including up to 20% off of parts, DEF as low as $1.39 / gal, and 120 days no interest / no payments. Call our parts department at 574-223-2714 for more information on any of these great parts opportunities still available.

We appreciate everyone for coming out to the event who was able to make it, and look forward to having another great year of serving our customers.