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The 2019 No-till Seeding School was held on August 8th with Tom Cannon participating. 

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Watch our game-changing UniForce hydraulic downforce for JD 50/60/90/Pro drills in action. Kent Stones describes his experiences with hydraulic downforce on both his planter and drill.

Get coaching on seeder adjustments! Brush up on your knowledge before buying upgrades for your planter or drill. Think everything is okay because your super-high-tech planter monitor says so? Not so fast! Huge flaws in placement may exist. Get clarity on the physical actions needed for effective no-till seeding. Some very simple, easy adjustments often provide enormous improvement.

An array of adjustments and attachments on planters & drills will be shown in action. Inspect corn stands planted a couple weeks prior with the same configurations. Compare the choices. Learn the interactions amongst the components.

Watch our game-changing UniForce hydraulic downforce for JD 50/60/90 drills in action. And get a sneak peek at other developments in the world of no-till drills.

The main presenter was Matt Hagny, who had spent many hundreds of hours methodically examining seed placement in no-till. Hagny delivered the hard truths in his candid, honest style, while keeping it entertaining. Blackwell, OK, highly successful no-tiller, Tom Cannon co-hosted (Tom is more attentive to planting details than anyone we know of).

The Seeding School is purely educational, and not an infomercial for Exapta products. We’d like to thank our past Seeding School hosts, including Alan Aufdemberge, Jason Stansbury, Craig & Gene Stehly, Joe Swanson, David Young, and Doug & Tracey Palen

“We always get a lot out of your Seeding Schools. We feel comfortable no-tilling now.”
Lennie Blain, D.S.&R. Cordel
Cawker City, KS, (multi-year attendees)
“It has been very valuable so I have been to at least 5 of these. Ready for new info or new way of teaching or I very well may take a break for a year. Yet each year I attend I have picked up enough info to say it was time and money well spent!”
Survey respondent
“Well worthwhile. Very informational. One of the better things I’ve done—I could actually see what I was supposed to be doing, rather than just hearing someone talk about it. The planter demonstration was impressive as to the differences in what we’re doing with the operation of each component. Time well-spent.”
Glenn Bauer
Regan, ND
“Great learning event all the way around.”
Survey respondent
“The Seeding School was really worthwhile. The guys need to be there—they should be going every year.”
Tom Rabern
Huron, SD, (multi-year attendee)
“This meeting is worth every penny. The money you can save and profit you can make by making sure your equipment is set properly makes this meeting pay for itself in a matter of minutes on today’s high input farming.”
Survey respondent
“The Seeding School is very enlightening”
Dale Schmitt
Beloit, KS, (multi-year attendee)

Chris Horton

Chris Horton brings 25 years of management with him. He grew up on his grandparents farm in Reno County Kansas where they mainly grew wheat and cattle feed. He worked on feed lots as a pen rider and cow-calf operations before moving to Southern California where Chris started a new career in the transportation and transport logistics, eventually managing the western region for a large commercial vehicle leasing company. Chris moved home to Kansas, to manage a local Farmers Coop and then eventually the service dept for a tractor dealership. The opportunity to join the Exapta team came up, and he knew he wanted to be a part of this team.

Bob Pagel

Sales & Service Representative

Prior to joining Exapta, Bob Pagel was an Agricultural Territory Sales Manager for Ritchie Brothers, serving parts of MN, WI and IA. He continues to support his family farm in SE Minnesota.

Jon Zeller

Current Product Engineer

Jonathan Zeller joined Exapta excited to return to working with no-till planting equipment. He supported research of no-till planting and other ag related projects for 7 years with Kansas State University’s Agricultural Engineering Department after getting his engineering degree. He later worked 3 years for Landoll Company, LLC. where he gained experience in a design engineering role. Jonathan grew up on a small family farm in NE Kansas working with row crops, hay and cattle. Jonathan enjoys solving engineering problems and improving or creating products to be robust and easy to install and service.