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Production Journal: Show Us What You’ve Created in Your Shop

December 8, 2010
By: Margy Eckelkamp, Director of Content Development, Machinery Pete

Send Farm Journal your ideas and self-built machinery items for a chance to win prizes in two of our popular contests.

In addition, winners of the $100 Ideas and the “I Built the Best” contests are automatically entered for a spot in the 2011 Miller Welding University. Hosted by Miller Electric Mfg. Co. and Farm Journal, three grand-prize winners will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Miller headquarters in Appleton, Wis., for welding training from Miller experts. Among other prizes, three entrants will receive a Miller welding helmet and 10 entrants will receive a pair of Miller welding gloves.

“I Built the Best”

Share your machinery ideas and win $500. Category winners will receive $500 when their idea appears in Farm Journal. Any idea that is published, even if it is not a category winner, earns you a check for $100.

Entries are judged in 12 categories:

  • Technology
  • Livestock
  • Planters
  • Sprayers
  • Harvesting Equipment
  • Chemical Handling
  • Drills/Air Seeders
  • Shops
  • Tillage Tools
  • Hay Tools
  • Service Trucks
  • Miscellaneous$100 Ideas

Share your unpublished ideas and join our $100 Ideas club. Upon publication, you’ll receive a special hat and check. The Double Your Money winner receives $200. Other farmers featured receive $100 each.How to Enter Submit your entry online at or send a description of your idea and a photo or sketch to: $100 Ideas or “I Built the Best,” Farm Journal, P.O. Box 1188, Johnston, IA 50131-9421. Be sure to include your address and phone number. All material published becomes the property of Farm Journal Media.

Hands-On Legacy Planning Workshops

Plans are being finalized for more of our popular one-day succession planning workshops. Check our Web site for a full 2011 schedule and registration information.

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