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Kinze Celebrates Official Date of 50th Anniversary

Kinze Celebrates Official Date of 50th Anniversary

Exactly 50 years since Jon Kinzenbaw opened his own welding shop, he shares a message of thanks.

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Ohio Farmer Knows He Can Count On Kinze

Ohio Farmer Knows He Can Count On Kinze

Today, Sparks of Innovation takes you to De Graff, Ohio, where Steve Schlumbohm has been planting corn and soybeans with Kinze planters since 1978.

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Great Kinze Innovations: The Brush Type Seed Meter

Great Kinze Innovations: The Brush Type Seed Meter

It was the late 1980s when AGCO/New Idea engineer Harry Deckler came up with a big idea for a new seed meter that would allow farmers to plant soybeans with unmatched accuracy.

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Nebraska Farmer Likes His Planters Built Rugged

Nebraska Farmer Likes His Planters Built Rugged

Today, Sparks of Innovation takes you to Daykin, Nebraska, where Mike Homolka has been planting corn and soybeans with Kinze planters since 2003.

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The Yield Advantages of Kinze Split Row Planters

The Yield Advantages of Kinze Split Row Planters

When Kinze introduced the Planter Split Row System with “push-type” row units back in 1983, the basic premise was a row crop planter that was convertible between narrow and wide row spacing.

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Tough Planting Conditions Don't Frighten this Illinois Farmer

Tough Planting Conditions Don't Frighten this Illinois Farmer

Today, Sparks of Innovation takes you to Hoopeston, Illinois, where Duane Sheppard counts on Kinze planters to plant seeds in the right place, at the right depth, even in the toughest planting conditions.

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The Kinze History Book: 50 Years Of Disruptive Innovation

The Kinze History Book: 50 Years Of Disruptive Innovation

"When I started this business 50 years ago, I never once thought of what it might become. I just knew that I didn't want to work for someone. I had to have room to chase after my own ideas and create things - innovative and new things." - Jon Kinzenbaw

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Depth Control Equals Uniform Emergence for Indiana Farmer

Depth Control Equals Uniform Emergence for Indiana Farmer

Today, Sparks of Innovation takes you to New Haven, Indiana, where Ron Funk counts on Kinze planters to get better seed placement and depth control.

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Great Kinze Innovations: The Rear-Fold Planter

Great Kinze Innovations: The Rear-Fold Planter

By the mid-1970s, Kinze was growing steadily through sales of its grain carts and anhydrous ammonia applicators, as well as the adjustable width plow licensed to DMI, Inc.

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Illinois Farmer Sees Perfectly Spaced Rows in All Directions

Illinois Farmer Sees Perfectly Spaced Rows in All Directions

This month, Sparks of Innovation takes you to Georgetown, Illinois, where Charlie Lambert has counted on Kinze planters since 1996.

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