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Share Ideas and Win

September 30, 2011
By: Margy Eckelkamp, Director of Content Development, Machinery Pete
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Farm Journal machinery editor Margy Fischer awards Gary Hendrix a $200 check for his farm idea. He will also be entered to win a trip to the Miller Welding University.  

Relaunched $100 Ideas contest can put cash in your pocket and win you a trip to Miller Welding University

What could be better than cold hard cash? How about a cash prize coupled with the chance to win a trip to the 2012 Miller Welding University?

This unique opportunity is yours if you enter and win Farm Journal’s $100 Ideas contest. For two decades, Farm Journal has been putting cash in the pockets of farmers who submit their ace ideas, ranging from shop solutions to simple fixes on machinery, and are then selected to win $100 or $200 if chosen as the Double Your Money winner. All winning entrants receive their check upon publication along with a $100 Ideas hat.

Just ask Gary Hendrix of Jamestown, Ind. His grain dryer bypass was selected as this issue’s Double Your Money winner. He says he installed the bypass to save money on grain drying—and he also ended up making money by sending in a photo and description of his invention to the contest.

Hendrix, along with every other $100 Ideas winner from 2011, will be entered for a chance to attend the 2012 Miller Welding University. See the sidebar below for more details.

All $100 Ideas submissions must be original to the entrant, not commercially sold or distributed, and previously unpublished. To submit your idea, which must include a description and photo, e-mail $100-Ideas@farmjournal.com or mail it to $100 Ideas, Farm Journal, P.O. Box 1188, Johnston, IA 50131-9421. You can also go to www.farmjournal.com/enter_100_ideas for an online entry form.

Farm Journal and Miller Welding University


Teaming together, Farm Journal and Miller Electric Mfg. Co. have created Miller Welding University, an event that provides hands-on welding instruction and products for three farmers and prizes for 13 others. There are three ways to win a trip to Miller Welding University: Enter and win the $100 Ideas contest; enter and win in one of the "I Built the Best" contest categories; or fill out a survey at www.FarmJournal.com. One grand-prize winner will be picked from each pool of entries.

The three grand-prize winners will receive a two-day trip to Appleton, Wis., to attend Miller Welding University at Miller’s company headquarters and their choice of one of the following packages:


  • Bobcat 250 EFI engine-driven welding generator; Miller Performance Series auto-darkening helmet (with choice of graphic); MIG gloves; and a Classic Cloth jacket.
  • Millermatic 212 Auto-Set MIG welder with Spoolmate 200 Series spool gun; Performance Series auto-darkening helmet (with choice of graphic); MIG gloves; and a Classic Cloth jacket.
  • Spectrum 625 X-TREME Plasma cutter; Performance Series auto-darkening helmet (with choice of graphic); MIG gloves; and a Classic Cloth jacket.

Three winners will receive a first-prize package, which includes a black Performance Series auto-darkening helmet. The second-prize package, HD MIG/stick gloves, is awarded to 10 winners.


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FEATURED IN: Farm Journal - October 2011
RELATED TOPICS: Machinery, $100 ideas, Shops, Welding



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