Across the Editor's Desk: October 2008
You've probably heard a pitch something like this from a commercial on late-night television: "But that's not all! If you call today, we've got a bonus gift for you to include with your purchase."
I'm no TV pitchman of home exercise equipment, but I'd like to invite you to bulk up on added value beyond the pages you read in Successful Farming magazine. Here are 10 examples from this issue of what I mean.
Page 8: New on the Web
You can never have too many ideas on how to improve your farm shop. We invite you to check out the expanded Top Shops page at our Web site, Agriculture Online (www.agriculture.com/topshops). Watch videos of all the ways farmers make their shops work harder.
Page 10: Your view
I know you hold strong opinions and ideas worthy of sharing with other farmers. Send us a letter or e-mail. If we use your letter, you'll receive a pair of work gloves courtesy of LEXION combines.
Page 20: Your profit
Do you have a question or an opinion on corn or soybean prices or strategies that the commodity analysts seem to be missing? Speak up! E-mail Alan Kluis at email@example.com.
Page 26: Farmers for the Future
Have you enjoyed the Farmers for the Future series but haven't yet tapped the vast information for young and beginning farmers at www.agriculture.com/future? The Web site is a partner project of Successful Farming magazine and Agriculture Online and is sponsored by DeKalb and the Farm Credit System Foundation.
Page 32: Can their problem be solved?
Do you have a conflict with one of the members in your family operation? Is it beginning to harm both the farm business and your family? Ask Dr. Jonovic for a workable solution. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Page 41: New product test team
Would you like to test a new tool then get to keep it? Apply to be part of our New Product Test Team.
Page 42: Machinery Pete
How much more are Farmall Ms selling for at auction this year over 2007? If you want to know, there's only one place to find out -- the brand-new 2009 Rust Book published this month. Machinery Pete has updated this edition with nearly 10,000 of the latest auction sales prices of antique machinery. Order your copy today.
Page 60: From our kitchen
It is only 29 steps from the offices of Successful Farming magazine to the fabulous Meredith Test Kitchen. That's where some of the greatest cooks on earth approve recipes for our magazine and our sister publications, such as Better Homes and Gardens magazine. Enter the kitchen right from your computer and access 10,000 approved recipes. Visit the Recipe Center at www.agriculture.com/go/5995.
Page 71: SF Machinery show
If you are proud to be known as a gearhead, then you must become a regular viewer of the Successful Farming Machinery Show on RFD-TV. The weekly half-hour show is loaded with segments on farm shops, hot iron, cool tools, new All Around the Farm ideas, auction updates from Machinery Pete, and an antique tractor of the month.