Gateway 2018

Ward Laboratories Ward Laboratories founder Ray Ward, President Nick Ward, and Director of Soil Health and New Test Development Lance Gunder- son will talk about rejuvenating soil. Soils have been degraded because of a loss of soil by water and wind erosion, and by use or overuse of chemicals and fer- tilizers. Additionally, using the same herbicide year after year has resulted in more herbicide-resis- tant weeds. Five points to rejuvenating soil will be covered by the Kearney business representatives: armor the soil, diversifying cropping system, leaving a living root in the soil as much of the time as possible, minimum disturbance of the soil and incorporating livestock in the cropping system. Ray Ward founded the Kearney business in 1983. He has bachelor and master’s degrees in soil science from the University of Nebras- ka-Lincoln and a doctorate from South Dakota State University. Nick Ward has bachelor and master’s degrees in agronomy from Kansas State University and a doctorate from UNL. Gunderson, who joinedWard Laboratories in 2002, has a bachelor and master’s degrees in biology from the University of Nebraska at Kear- ney, and is working on a doctorate in soil microbial ecology at UNL. Wells Flying Service Inc. 1425 Brewster Road • Holdrege, NE 68949 • Phone: 308-995-4646 Serving Area Farmers for Over 55 Years Full Stock of Herbicides, Insecticides & Fungicides! AXMANN HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING Call us for Radiant Tube Heaters, In-Floor Heat, & Exhaust Systems for Calving Sheds. Service Calls, New Construction & Change Out of Old to New Units & Humidifiers. Dealers for Lennox & Water Furnace Residential & Commercial Installations Over 30 years experience Locally owned • 24 hour service 29030 310th Rd • Pleasanton, NE 68866 • 308-388-2010 kaxmannhvac@gmail.com • axmannheatingandair.com Gateway Farm Expo Gateway has lineup of speakers Tim Barker Tim Barker, president and chief executive officer of Ag Astra in Pratt, Kan., grew up on a family dairy farm on which wheat, corn and soybeans were raised. As a sixth-generation farmer and manager of 18,000 acres of land, Barker developed a passion for agriculture and commodity trading. He is a licensed Series 3 Commodity Trading Advisor who has helped many farmers simpli- fy their marketing programs and increase their farm profit. He brings more than 20 years and more than $1 billion in trans- actional experience to his presen- tations. He also is a member of the Kansas Bar Association and is licensed to practice law in Kansas. Paul Fuller Paul Fuller grew up on a diver- sified family farm near Clark, S.D., raising cattle, sheep, hogs, chickens, small grains and row crops. He has been involved in agricultural sales and services since 1994. In 2009, he started work at the dealership level selling and servic- ing precision agriculture products, and then tile plows and GPS-grade control systems. Water management became his primary focus while working with commercial and farm plows. GPS grade control systems, drainage layout and design now are his specialties. In 2015, he started his career with GK Technology Inc. as a sales and drainage specialist, and then with zone- and grid-based agronomy. GK Technology Inc. Ag Data Mapping Solution software allows ag producers to often use 34 years of existing satellite and aerial imagery. Don Martin Don Martin began working part- time for Power Service in the late 1990s while in college and then full time in 2001. As regional manager based in Kansas City for Midwest states, he works to meet the needs of drivers and farmers, and demonstrates how Power Service protects their equipment and saves money. He provides ongoing education through fuel seminars and sales meetings with regional distribu- tors, fleets and national retailers, and offers technical assistance when fuel issues occur. Martin then shares information about the challenges and successes in the field to Power Service manage- ment and distributors. Nick Ward Ray Ward Lance Gunderson

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