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April 16, 2024

With planting season underway in several parts of the country, Midland is sharing its favorite stories, memories, and tips from its planting partners.

Meet Midland's agriculture partners and learn how they use two-way radios. 

Ron Schroeder

Farm Location: Eastern Iowa

Farm Type: Row crop and cattle 

Favorite Song: "Dirt Cheap" by Cody Johnson 

Favorite Planting Season Snack: Salted nut roll. It's the most underrated candy of all time 

Favorite Planting Season Memory: "We started in April 2 years ago. It doesn't happen often." 

Favorite Crop to Plant: Corn 

Looking Forward to Most About Planting Season: "A new beginning, like most years." 

Favorite Midland Planting Season Product: "The MXT 115s. Just so versatile. We can move them around 12 different pieces of equipment within a minute after the initial install. Makes going from spring, to summer, to fall equipment a breeze."

 

Becca Hilby

Farm Location:Wisconsin

Farm Type: Crop, cattle, pigs, chickens

Favorite Song:"Pursuit of Happiness" by Kid Cudi. "It will always be a favorite!"

Favorite Planting Season Snack:Beef sticks

Favorite Planting Season Memory:"Bringing the kids to the tractor with Joey in it. Just seeing their faces."

Favorite Crop to Plant: Corn

Looking Forward to Most About Planting Season:Warmer weather

Favorite Midland Planting Season Product: "Handheld walkies. They allow all of us (kids and parents) to talk and keep in touch when we’re all in different places on the farm."

 

Claudia Leubner

Farm Location: Central New York 

Farm Type: Dairy and crop

Favorite Song: "Horses Are Faster"

Favorite Planting Season Snack: Beef jerky

Favorite Panting Season Memory: "Being able to plant with my dad every year!"

Favorite Crop to Plant: Pumpkins

Looking Forward to Most About Planting Season: "The warm weather and smell of the dirt." 

Favorite Midland Planting Season Product: "Handheld radios because we can bring them from tractor to tractor depending on what we’re doing!" 

 

Brian Brown

Farm Location: Chillicothe, Ohio

Farm Type:Crop farm

Favorite Song:"Stone"

Favorite Planting Season Snack:Jerky

Favorite Planting Season Memory:"In 2022 I didn’t have any planter breakdowns."

Favorite Crop to Plant:Soybeans

Looking Forward to Most About Planting Season:"Trying out a new Massey corn planter this year!"

Favorite Midland Planting Season Product:"MXT575 because of its range and versatility!"

 

Jim McArthur

Farm Location:Florida

Farm Type:Peanuts and cotton 

Favorite Song:"I Love My Peanuts" by Randy The Farmer

Favorite Planting Season Snack:Boiled peanuts

Favorite Planting Season Memory:"First year planting with GPS, no more crooked rows!"

Favorite Crop to Plant:"I should say peanuts, but cotton is much easier to plant." 

What You're Looking Forward to Most About Planting Season:"Watching the crops grow!" 

Favorite Midland Planting Season Product:"MXT500 because it has plenty of power to reach those in the field with no cell service."

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Field Rows (@fieldrows) • Instagram photos and videos

 

Emile Guedon II

Farm Location:Mississippi

Farm Type:Family farm

Favorite Song:"Amazing Grace" 

Favorite Planting Season Memory:Beef jerky 

Favorite Crop to Plant:Cotton

What You're Looking Forward to Most About Planting Season:"Getting the crop going for the year."

Favorite Midland Planting Season Product:"MXT500 MicroMobile. I put a high value on clear and concise communications. The MXT500 solves our in field comm’s problems wonderfully."

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GuedonFarms (@guedonfarms) • Instagram photos and videos

 

Andy Dole

Farm Location:Central Illinois 

Farm Type:Corn and soybeans

Favorite Song:"Walking On A Dream" by Empire Of The Sun

Favorite Planting Season Snack: Coke Zero 

Favorite Planting Season Memory:"Riding with my dad and grandpa when I was a little boy. I also greatly appreciate when my little boys come to ride in the tractor."

Favorite Crop to Plant:Soybeans 

What You're Looking Forward to Most About Planting Season:"Beautiful weather and the start of another year." 

Favorite Midland Planting Season Product:"The MXT500 is the best. Incredible range and audio clarity. Last fall, I was able to communicate with home base clearly over 40 miles away without a repeater. That's awesome!"

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Andy Dole (@atrippyfarmer) • Instagram photos and videos

 

Kip Siegler

Farm Location:Michigan

Farm Type: Dairy and cash crop operation

Favorite Song:"Should've Been a Cowboy" by Toby Keith 

Favorite Planting Season Snack:Coffee 

Favorite Planting Season Memory:"Getting the planter stuck." 

Favorite Crop to Plant:Hay

What You're Looking Forward to Most About Planting Season:"The smell of fresh dirt." 

Favorite Midland Planting Season Product: "Handheld two-way radios, they're good for around the silos and communication of where and when for seed fuel fill up." 

 

PLANTING SEASON PROMOTION

Beginning March 1, 2024 through May 1, 2024, customers who spend $500 or more will get $100 off.

Use code: SEED at checkout for exclusive savings for planting season. 


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