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Successful Farming Machinery ShowMeet the cast

Agriculture.com Staff 10/14/2007 @ 11:00pm

Machinery Show host Dave Mowitz has made a career of covering the latest developments in machinery and technology in agriculture. After managing the Husker Harvest Days farm machinery show in Nebraska, he came to Successful Farming magazine as Machinery Editor. Dave also covers machinery both coming and going, so to speak, as he is also Editor of the Ageless Iron Almanac, a bi-monthly magazine covering the hobby of collecting antique tractors and machinery

Greg Peterson, aka "Machinery Pete", has collected and compiled over 300,000 actual auction sale prices on over 75 different categories of farm and construction equipment since 1989. Peterson has built a network of over 750 auctioneers throughout North America to compile this data, which he updates daily at his http://www.machinerypete.com/ web site.

Farmers, ag lenders, implement dealers, machinery appraisers, auctioneers as well as Wall Street analysts have all come to rely on Machinery Pete's expert insight into the used farm equipment market to make informed buy/sell/trade/appraise/invest decisions. Peterson's popular "Machinery Pete" monthly column in Successful Farming magazine and weekly online column at http://www.agriculture.com/ have been informing and entertaining readers for years.

Laurie Potter is the new products editor for Successful Farming magazine and Agriculture Online. In her Buyer's Guide articles for the magazine and Web site, she focuses on a wide range of products so consumers can make informed decisions about important purchases for their farm or ranch.

As part of the Successful Farming Machinery Show, her Hot Iron segment will feature a variety of large and small equipment and tools. Whether you're looking for a combine or welder, tune in to see what new products are featured in each episode. Potter graduated from Simpson College with a degree in journalism.

Roger Welsch

Karl Hoes has been a welding instructor at Lincoln Electric for the past 4 ½ years.  He has taught many of the welding school classes that are available at the school in Cleveland and serves as the lead instructor for the Basic and Advanced Motorports classes.  He has trained welders at multiple welding schools and national union training programs across the country including the IBEW, Boilermakers and Ironworkers National Training Program.  He has the distinction of being both a CWI and CWE (Certified Welding Inspector and Educator).
 
Karl is a consultant and welder at trackside welding locations including the SCCA Rolex 24 Hour Races and several NASCAR events including Daytona, Loudon New Hampshire and Talladega.  He also teaches workshops for the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) at their national events.

Prior to his position at Lincoln Electric, Karl spent 28 years as a welder/ fabricator at LTV Steel in Cleveland, Ohio.

Roger Welsch taught most of his life at universities and colleges in Nebraska. In 1988, he walked away from a full professorship in English and Anthropology at the University of Nebraska to live and write on his small tree farm near Dannebrog, Nebraska. A short time later, Roger's old friend Charles Kuralt invited him to become a part of CBS's prize-winning show, "Sunday Morning." When asked if he misses teaching, Roger replies, "I'm still teaching--but now my class has 12 million students...and I don't have to grade the papers!"

Welsch's work has appeared in Natural History Magazine, Readers Digest and Successful Farming. In the fall of 1997 he began a new series of regular columns with Successful Farming magazine, exploring both the humor and human side of agriculture and rural life.

When he has time to himself, Roger likes to walk the banks of the Middle Loup River near his home and work in his shop on antique Allis Chalmers tractors.

Machinery Show host Dave Mowitz has made a career of covering the latest developments in machinery and technology in agriculture. After managing the Husker Harvest Days farm machinery show in Nebraska, he came to Successful Farming magazine as Machinery Editor. Dave also covers machinery both coming and going, so to speak, as he is also Editor of the Ageless Iron Almanac, a bi-monthly magazine covering the hobby of collecting antique tractors and machinery

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