(Machine enables farmer to lie down while picking/planting)
The decades Joe Faust spent operating a dairy farm and multi-crop business caught up to him at age 75.
But Joe’s mind was telling him, “No way!”
With CropCare’s Picking Assistant, he doesn’t have to.
Joe, with his wife Rosi, own The Berry Dairy in Malone, Wisconsin. It began as a dairy farm in 1977, but when milk prices began falling, they started growing strawberries and sweet corn to supplement their income. They eventually sold the dairy herd and concentrated on their fruit and vegetable operations.
Thankfully, the couple’s sons, Jeff and Joey, now operate much of the 18-acre produce farm and greenhouses. But Joe isn’t ready to stop working altogether.
“I used to pick berries for two hours, and then I’d have to take a break,” said the 75-year-old farmer. “With the Picking Assistant, I can pick berries for 8 to 10 hours a day, sometimes more.” Continue reading ..
CropCare engineers innovate ag equipment using technology that improves farming, yet they focus on function, not flash. CropCare engineers strive to offer the best value – the right mix of affordability and quality.
Here’s five ways CropCare improves agriculture with its product line:
1. Easy to Use
CropCare engineers spend a lot of time studying the way farmers and machine operators physically interact with farm equipment, right down to where controls are located. Continue reading ..