(DESHLER, Neb.) – Reinke Manufacturing, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanized irrigation systems, announced the company is donating a new, highly efficient, 8-tower center pivot irrigation system to the Darrell Williams Research Farm at the Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition in Moultrie, Ga. The company made the announcement of the planned donation during Sunbelt Expo’s recent Field Day held on July 7.
“Reinke has long been a partner with Sunbelt Expo, for more than 30 years now, and we both remain dedicated to advancing the science and technology of agriculture,” said Reinke President Chris Roth. “Reinke looks forward to continuing our relationship with Sunbelt Expo and making investments toward agricultural growth in the Southeast for years to come.”
“We just can’t thank Reinke enough for their donation and ongoing commitment to our mission,” said Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition Executive Director Chip Blalock. “This is a great partnership for Sunbelt Expo as we continue to educate farmers on increasing agriculture efficiencies, being good stewards of water resources and utilizing technological advancements to achieve a more positive bottom line.”
The new center pivot will replace an aging model currently located on the farm and will help researchers provide better reliability, water application uniformity, and increase efficiencies for the research plots in the 150-acre coverage area. Reinke’s donation also includes technology advancements at the research facility where computer-based telemetry will link many of the irrigation machines and pumping plants to a central computer. The 8-tower center pivot irrigation system will incorporate an on-site weather station that will report real-time weather conditions and historical weather data. That data, coupled with the operating history and plant water requirements, will make the facility the most modern and most efficient growing operation in the region.
Each October, thousands in the agriculture industry travel to Moultrie, Ga., to attend the Sunbelt Expo. Now in its 34th year, the tradeshow hosts more than 100,000 visitors from across the country along with 1,200 exhibitors showcasing the latest in farming technology. With a 600-acre research farm that is maintained year round, attendees have the opportunity to witness hands-on harvesting demonstrations and test out a variety of agriculture equipment throughout the show. Sunbelt Expo works in association with Land Grant Universities throughout the Southeast including the University of Georgia College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, which allows the latest in agriculture research to be showcased.
ABOUT REINKE MANUFACTURING, INC.
Founded in 1954, Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc., is one of the oldest and largest manufacturers of center pivot and lateral move irrigation systems providing agricultural food production and water resource solutions for producers throughout the world. Reinke provides state-of-the-art precision system monitoring and control capabilities using GPS and satellite-based communication devices, along with a wide range of control panels and pipe materials designed to enhance efficiencies in the agriculture and processed water industries. Reinke also manufactures intermodal container chassis, over the road aluminum flatbeds and combination steel/aluminum drop deck trailers. Headquartered in Deshler, Neb., Reinke’s products are used throughout the United States and Canada and in more than 60 countries worldwide. For more information on Reinke products, visit www.reinke.com or dial 402-365-7251 to locate the nearest full-service Reinke dealership.
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