• Advancing agriculture with young people0

    Good community relations for an ag-operation can often be the means to spelling success. It takes a special effort outside the daily tasks of running a flying service to be involved with the local community. But, the rewards can be very satisfying, while at the same time promoting goodwill for the company amongst the local

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  • “hou” it’s done0

    Husband and wife team Justin and Ashley Houston (pronounced House-ton) build an aerial application business from the ground up. There are many aerial application businesses around the world that are operated by families. Father and son, husband and wife, daughters, cousins and siblings; the combinations are endless. For one husband and wife combo from southern

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  • Dangerous ground operations0

    I came across a friend of mine a few years ago that I noticed looked different from in the past. I didn’t often see this friend, as he lived hundreds of miles away. What I noticed was one of his fingers was missing. Interesting. I wondered out loud, how did that happen? My friend explained

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  • AgraSyst Inc. Introduces Completely new Drift Reduction and Volatility Reduction Technology.0

    AgraSyst Inc. is a new company to this region. Its focus is discovery and development of new adjuvant technologies that are more efficacious, more cost effective and more convenient than traditional herbicide adjuvants. AgraSyst pioneered the new AMS replacement adjuvants that allowed growers to use 1 to 2 qts per 100 gallons of spray solution

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  • Operation S.A.F.E. Clinic Dates Set: April Fly-Ins In California and Texas0

    This spring, Air Tractor and Transland are proud to support a series of Operation S.A.F.E. clinics to be conducted in California and in Texas. Among ag pilots, these events have long been seen as a learning experience, an opportunity to improve their own performance and increase their professionalism. Any licensed operator or agricultural aviator is

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  • How much does it cost?0

    Are you ready for a contestable, detailed dissertation on the per hour costs of running an ag operation? Do you believe it is a function of fuel used and engine time only? When calculating your per hour costs, do you really take into consideration all of your business expenses? In a discussion many years ago

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