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Contact Josephine Boac or Mark Casada to join the farms and elevators participating in the study:

Participating Farms 

Curtis Schantz - Alburnett, IA  David Schemm - SharonSprings, KS
Dennis Campbell - Grand Mound, IA                              Brent Linin - Goodland, KS 
Hammen Farms - Rockwell City, IA   Bruce and Diane Otte - Moundridge, KS  
John Airy - Central City, IA  Jay Cook - Dighton, KS 
Larry Jons - Central City, IA  Kastens Inc. - Herndon, KS  
Tim Bardole - Rippey, IA  May Family Farms - Oberlin, KS 
Vince McFadden - Waterloo, IA  Scheufler Farms, Inc. - Sterling, KS
Mark Formo - Litchville, ND Dennis Johnsrud - Epping, ND 
Al Fuhrman - Troy, KS Steve Clanton - Minneapolis, KS
Alan Townsend - Goodland, KS  Vinton Visser - Riley, KS
John Weinand - Hazen, ND Bob Weitharn - Clay Center, KS

Participating Elevators

Attebury Grain LLC - Amarillo, TX CHS Inc. - Inver Grove Heights, MN 
Farmers Cooperative Company - Farnhamville, IA  Frontier Ag, Inc. - Goodland, KS
Grain Millers, Inc. - Eden Prairie, MN  Interstate Mills, LLC - Owatonna, MN 
Michigan Agricultural Commodities, Inc. - Marlette, MI  Sunray Coop - Sunray, TX 
United Agricultural Coop - El Campo, TX   W. B. Johnston Terminal Elevator - Enid, OK 
Colfax Farmers Elevator - Colfax, ND   

Collaborators are asked to track accurately the total scale weights (net load, in lb) and grain properties (test weight, moisture content, dockage/BCFM) in individual grain bins. In elevators, our team can help monitor the tickets as trucks arrive to obtain this information. If it is a weigh out or a transfer from pile to grain bin, we need the accurate tracking of weights and grain properties and we measure the grain bin. On farms bins, we measure the bin and usually obtain the tickets after they sell the grain.

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