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Broadcaster Press 7 July 18, 2017 www.broadcasteronline.com Weed Management Strategies in Soybeans BROOKINGS, S.D. - The annual Volga Farm Tour will be held on July 26, 2017 from 4:30 p.m. until dusk. The tour is located 1.5 miles south of Volga on Brookings County Road 5 on the east side of road (21254 464th Ave, Volga, SD 57071). Tours will run continuously. Each will last about an hour. The day will include a meal provided by our sponsors who include: the South Dakota Crop Improvement Association, South Dakota Wheat Commission and South Dakota Soybeans Research and Promotion council. 2017 Tour Lineup Weed Management: Led by Paul O. Johnson, SDSU Extension Weed Science Coordinator. Johnson will discuss how pre-emergent herbicides worked this year and weed management strategies in the glyphosate-resistant period like dicamba, Enlist and Balance beans. Crops and Soils: This tour includes discussions from the following SDSU Extension staff: Anthony Bly, SDSU Exten- sion Soils Field Specialist, who will discuss soil fertility issues and SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialists David Karki and Sara Berg who will discuss agronomy and cover crops. Insect Management: This tour includes discussions from the following SDSU Extension Staff: Adam Varenhorst, Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Field Crop Entomologist and SDSU Graduate Students Brady Hauswedell and Cole Diet who will discuss the following: soybean aphids and host plant resistance; seed treatments in soybeans and corn and the latest updates on what is happening in the field this year and what to be on the lookout for. Bring plant samples Between tours, stop by and talk with Connie Tande, SDSU Extension Diagnostician about plant sample issues, identification of pests or field problems. For more information on the tour contact Paul O. Johnson by email or 605.688.4591. Turn Yo ur Clutter i nto Cash! Advertise your Garage Sale to thousands of readers! 624-4429 Team Takes Second in National Tractor Design Competition BROOKINGS, S.D. - Take a team of inquisitive minds, provide them with an engineering challenge, give them a 31-hp engine and a set of tires and turn them loose to build a tractor, one-fourth the normal size. That’s a simplified version directing fifteen students from the South Dakota State University Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department in the recent International Quarter-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition, held in Peoria, IL. The successful team, made up of students majoring in agricultural and biosystems engineering and agricultural systems technology, earned second place overall in the contest. “At the competition we go through technical inspection, design judging, oral presentation, maneuverability, durability, and tractor pulling events,” explained Tia Muller, a senior ag engineering student. This was the highest placing for SDSU in the 15-year history of attending. Muller explained in the past, the highest SDSU ranking was eighth overall. The competition is sponsored by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. This year the SDSU team’s placings included: Overall Placing: 2nd; Overall Performance: 2nd; Overall Pulling: 1st; Written Report: 6th; Presentation: 5th; Design Judging: 7th; Durability: Tied for 5th; Maneuverability: 7th. Dedicated team SDSU’s group competed with two gardensized tractors in the A and X class. The Aclass tractor was named TB-242 (TractionBoss 2 cylinder, 4-speed, 2 WD) and X-Class was JR-15. Students built the A-class from scratch this year. The tractor in the X-class features modifications made after judging the previous year. The team involves thirteen seniors, one sophomore and one junior. Team members include: Tia Muller- Pipestone, MN; Miranda LeBrun- Reading, MN; Spencer VanOverbeke- Marshall, MN; TJ Harder- Butterfield, MN; Mitch Sandey- Jordan, MN; Caleb Dinse- New Ulm, MN; Tate Ketelhut- Miller, SD; Brady Buck- Bryant, SD; Nate WrightHoughton, SD; Ryan VanTassel- Philip, SD; Seth Haigh- Philip, SD; Chandler JansenEmery, SD; Lucas Derdall- Volga, SD; Alex Koepke- Sioux Falls, SD and Joe DeBoerAshton, IA. As part of this competition, students from across the world are challenged to harness the power of a specified stock engine in order to maximize performance during the tractor pulls with a manufacturable and cost- effective design. “Our team exhibits impressive strengths,” Muller said. “Some of the team members redo old cars so they know what drivetrain systems will work. Some take part in tractor pulls so they understand ballasting and traction. Others work with farm equipment so they know about maneuverability and durability requirements. We generate a lot of ideas and talk about what works well from what we’ve learned in life and in classes.” Ryan VanTassel, the team captain for 2016-17, said the competition is designbased. He feels it's a great way for students to test ideas. The event forces students to learn time management and manufacturing processes, and many other practical skills folks in industry are looking for in the new job force. “Our design was unique when compared to other tractors,” VanTassel said. “A lot of teams use a similar drivetrain configuration, but we went a different route than all of the other teams. Even if two teams shared all of the same ideas, everyone has a different outlook on how to do things and you end up with some neat designs.” Looking to next year Muller said planning for the next year’s tractor began as the group left the current year’s competition. During the summer, team members communicate ideas through conference calls and the search begins for critical parts, such as a rear end or transmission. Once students return to school, they will work in the ag engineering shop twice a week from 5 to 9 p.m. Students use computer software to design the whole tractor model, incorporating the desired elements before cutting or shaping any material. “This year we used a program call Inventor,” Muller said. “Our goal is to have the model completed by mid-December. The parts are laser cut during Christmas break. Then we can do the full build, including the fine details we need to fabricate. Once we have it all built, we tear it down and send to Twin City Fan for the final painting. And then we reassemble and make adjustments.” Twin City Fan is one of the biggest sponsors and helps by fabricating parts, doing the laser cuts and powder coating. “It would be nearly impossible to fabricate those parts in-house,” Muller said. “Sponsors and local businesses have stepped up to provide us with needed support and supplies.” Muller said the group functions much like a club. All of the work is extracurricular, unrelated from school except they are using the knowledge learned to create a model tractor, the shop and equipment. “We are really tight knit and all of us Ad for the week of 7/17 PRODUCTION WORKERS LEWIS & CLARK HYDRAULIC CO. has the following openings: • Assembly • Welding – Second Shift – 3:30 pm to 1:30 am know our role in preparing for the competition,” Muller said. “I’m passionate about this project. This is our sport. We put our efforts into the designing and building of the tractor much like athletes train outside of class.” Competition important “Out of everything I’ve done, FFA, sports, 4-H, this is the activity that has prepared me for my career,” Muller said. “We are all looking for jobs and that’s the basis for why I joined the group. I’m not the most mechanically minded, but I wanted to be able to learn and to grow my engineering knowledge. In this competition, I learn from teammates. I learn by writing about the process and presenting our work. I learn from listening to industry representatives judge our model. It’s not just building a tractor. A big part of what the industry wants is the ability to prove to your customers, using data and written design reports, that this works. It means convincing a company that this machine is one they want to develop and manufacture.” Joe Darrington, assistant professor and SDSU Extension Specialist, served as primary advisor for the Quarter-Scale Tractor Club. Aaron Franzen, assistant professor, and Douglas Prairie, instructor, served as technical advisors. “This competition brings with it the kind of adversity students will be exposed to once they graduate,” Prairie explained. “They faced multiple unforeseen challenges during the event and spent some late nights making the necessary modifications required for their tractor to compete at its peak performance. This group of students made me proud to be both faculty and alumni of the SDSU Ag and Biosystems Enginering Department.” Starting Wage $16.55 Top Rate $21.53+ Plus 2nd Shift Premium Monday – Thursday. Experience beneficial, but not required. Excellent wages and benefit package Sanford Vermillion is currently accepting applications for FT (Full-Time), PT (Part-Time) and PRN (Part-Time as Needed) positions: HOME HEALTH AIDE – PT LPN, LONG TERM CARE – PT NURSING ASSISTANT, LONG TERM CARE** – FT **We provide education and pay for your CNA training PATIENT ACCESS REPRESENTATIVE – PT PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT OR NURSE PRACTITIONER – PRN RN OR LPN, CLINIC – PRN RN, HOME HEALTH – PT, PRN RN, LONG TERM CARE – FT To apply, visit sanfordhealth.jobs search “Vermillion” in the location search bar. Check us out at www.princehyd.com Please apply at: Lewis and Clark Hydraulic Co. 2210 Kellen Gross Drive • Yankton, SD 57078 Or at www.princehyd.com “Your Calling,Your Place.” Sanford Vermillion | 877-243-1372 EEO/AA Post offer / pre-employment physical and drug screen required. Recycling Equipment Operator Solid Waste Department Full-time, $15.51/hour You will be part of a team that not only processes and collects recycling material but also provides assistance and education to the public. Other duties include operating the scale to weigh materials, pay-out and collect money, record transactions, operate a bobcat and forklift, and assist with curbside collection as needed. Experience in bobcat and forklift operation is essential, certifications preferred. High school diploma or GED equivalent, possess a valid driver's license, and minimum one (1) year experience in maintenance, construction, repair work, or related occupation. Broa dcaste Worker Maintenance ronline.c om Street Department Full-time, $16.56/hour You will be part of a team that maintains and repairs the City streets, alley, parkways, lots, and other public right-of-ways. Other duties include tree and branch removal/trimming, snow removal, street sweeping, de-icing, basic carpentry, assisting with street closures, and sign maintenance. Experience operating dump trucks, motor graders, street sweepers, snowplows, wheel loaders, tractors, and backhoes is essential. Minimum requirements: high school diploma or GED equivalent, possess a Class B commercial driver's license, and minimum one (1) year experience in maintenance, construction, repair work, or related occupation. MANUFACTURING POSITIONS IMMEDIATE FULL-TIME and PART-TIME OPENINGS! L&M Radiator, Inc., is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and distributor of MESABI® industrial radiators and heat exchangers that services equipment in mobile construction, mining, agriculture, rail road and oil and gas industries. We Are Hiring For Full-Time, 3rd Shift Industrial Paint Positions. 3rd Shift Runs Sunday through Thursday • 11pm-7am 2x1 Basic math, computer, and mechanical skills are required for the job. PAINT LINE LOADER: Will load unpainted material on the paint line and prep for paint. This position also unloads painted material onto designated racks for assembly. PAINT: Industrial paint experience preferred, but will train suitable applicant. ABRASIVE BLASTER: Blasting unpainted metal to a designated blast profile to help with the adhesion of the paint process. We offer competitive wages, great benefit package, 401K and family orientated business. Clean work environment. Broadcasteronline.c om The City of Vermillion provides an excellent benefits package including health, dental, life, and vision insurance, South Dakota Retirement (SDRS), and paid leave. Applications for employment and a complete job description for these positions are available at: www.vermillion.us/careers SD Dept. of Labor and Regulation Vermillion City Hall 904 East Cherry 25 Center Street Vermillion, SD 57069 Vermillion, SD 57069 The City of Vermillion is an equal opportunity employer. 3x1 Must be 18 or older and have a HS diploma/GED, and ability to pass pre-employment screenings. GREAT PAY, BENEFITS & ADVANCEMENT OPPORTUNITY INDUSTRY LEADER WITH IMMEDIATE OPENINGS American Foods Group, LLC is an industry leader who strives to provide its customers and partners with wholesome, safe food. We believe in caring for and helping our employees succeed. This philosophy has made AFG a great place to work and a trusted partner for years. Harvest/Fabrication Floor - Day Shift Hours $1325/hour starting pay with Incentives Performance Incentive on specified Skilled Jobs with the potential to earn up to $18.81 per hour All positions eligible for an annual Bonus paid every year on your Anniversary. Apply in person at 1000 Cattle Drive, Yankton, SD, or call 665-1665 INCENTIVES & BENEFITS Medical • Dental • Life • Vision • 401K Paid Vacation • Paid Holiday • Annual Bonus Referral Program • Employee Meat Sales Applications can be completed by going to MESABI.COM. Broadcasteronline.c om an equal opportunity employer www.AmericanFoodsGroup.com Cimpl Meats Human Resources 1000 Cattle Drive • Yankton, SD 57078 Cimpl’s LLC is an equal opportunity employer.
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