2023 Soybean Harvest Equipment Field Day rescheduled to October 3

Participants will improve farm income by learning where soybean harvest losses occur and how to measure and reduce them at this field day that has been rescheduled from Friday, September 29 to Tuesday, October 3.

Farmers looking at equipment.
2022 Soybean harvest equipment field day. Photo by Mike Staton, MSU Extension.

Due to delayed crop development, recent rains and poor drying conditions, the 12th annual Soybean Harvest Equipment field day scheduled for Friday, Sept. 29 has been rescheduled. The field day will be held in Sanilac County on Tuesday, Oct. 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 7875 Kilgore Road, Yale, MI 48097. There is no charge for the field day. However, preregistration is requested by calling 269-673-0370 ext. 2562 before noon on Friday, Sept. 29, to ensure an accurate count for lunch and educational materials. Please call this same number and extension for cancellation and rescheduling information as this is not a rain or shine event. 

The field day is sponsored by Michigan State University Extension, the Michigan Soybean Committee, Furness Farms, S3 AWS Airbar, Burnips Equipment Company, Crary Industries, TNT Equipment Inc., Tri County Equipment and Zeeland Farm Services.

Equipment company representatives will discuss specific recommendations for fine-tuning their combines and the following topics and equipment will be demonstrated or presented: 

  • Draper heads 
  • Auger heads 
  • Air-assisted reels 
  • Harvest loss measurements 
  • Harvest recommendations 
  • Common harvest errors 

In addition to learning new information and watching the newest equipment run in the field, participants will receive educational materials related to measuring and minimizing soybean harvest losses and enjoy a complementary lunch. 

This article was produced by a partnership between MSU Extension and the Michigan Soybean Committee. 

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