“All to help farmers get the most out of their planters!”

LMS Ag is a full line AGCO dealership, carrying Fendt, Massey, Versatile, and many other well-known brands. Originating in Morden, this long-standing company has just recently opened its doors in Steinbach. Sheldon Hildebrandt, Precision Ag Sales with the company, is excited to share about the upcoming Planter Maintenance Clinic.

Precision planting is, in short, aftermarket solutions for planters and application equipment.

“What we’re able to do is take a farmer’s existing planter, new or old, and put some tech on it that makes it as efficient, if not more efficient, than a brand new planter.” Hildebrandt continues, “There aren’t many brands of equipment that we can’t work with!”

Working closely with farmers to ensure maximum satisfaction and productivity, the LMS Ag team prizes machinery education, and hopes to find superior solutions for each and every farm they’re called out to.

Common issues faced by the farmer of today include improper seed placement and low seed germination rates, which are often due to poor planter maintenance.

“Getting your planter up to par, keeping it maintained properly, is really key,” says Hildebrandt.

Their main goal? Maximum crop potential, of course. Other services provided by LMS Ag include days of emergence scoring, stand counts including singulation, spacing, and achieved population.

On January 8th, LMS Ag will be hosting a Planter Maintenance Clinic at their new location just north of Steinbach on Highway 12, featuring experts from Precision Planting. Topics to be discussed include maintenance, problem areas on different makes and models, and the newest in agricultural technology. One guest speaker, Troy McKown, lends his focus to the dairy sector, sharing on the correlation between planter maintenance and feed quality.

“We hosted this clinic for the first time last year in Morden, and it filled up very quickly.” Hildebrandt continues. “So we encourage growers to preregister. Plus, in the future, we plan on hosting operator clinics to review best practices, so keep an eye out for that.”

This Planter Maintenance Clinic is for future and existing LMS Ag customers, and growers of all kinds are invited to attend. Registration is available at www.lmsag.ca, or by calling Sheldon Hildebrandt at 204-408-1203.