NEWS
Just Do It
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Tue May 28, 2013 02:12 PM CDT

CHAPIN, Ill. (DTN) -- Dean Werries monitored everything that mattered to him from his tractor cab last week. No less than eight monitors surrounded him, constantly spewing information to indicate corn was being seeded in a precise fashion.

With one ear trained on the beeps and warning alerts associated with corn planting, he turned the other to the radio and the broadcast of his daughter's softball game. "It's killing me not to be there," said Werries. "I don't miss very many, but a year like this, you've just got to roll."

And roll they did. Work shifts allowed Werries and ...

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