Get the Right Part, the First Time

Corey Volker helps a customer at the parts counter

“I need that small sprocket for the big chain on the feeder house of my combine.”

This actual description from a customer didn’t keep Corey Volker, Birkey’s parts manager in Gibson City, from finding the correct part. Do you know what it was? (Answer is below)

His success is no surprise. The men and women in Birkey’s parts department see it as their personal mission to solve problems for customers—to find the right part, the first time. (more…)

By : Birkey's /September 12, 2014 /Uncategorized /0 Comment Read More

Photo Contest Gallery

Photos will be judged this coming week!

We’ll award 1 grand prize winner, and 4 honorable mentions.

The contest officially ends on Wednesday, September 10 at 11:59 p.m. After this date, photos will be judged by ­a third-party professional photographer. The winner will be notified in the September 16 email newsletter, and in a Facebook post on Wednesday, September 17.

Below you’ll find all the entries to our contest over the past few weeks. For more information about the contest, visit this page. (more…)

By : Birkey's /September 08, 2014 /Uncategorized /0 Comment Read More

Toy Tractor “Models Matter”

Toy Tractor Photo Contest Challenge 3: Models Matter

August 27 – September 2

Models matter. For many farmers, the tractors owned as a child or young adult are special. Post a picture of yourself with a toy tractor that’s the same model as one that you once owned or operated.

Read a feature story about one photo entry, and see the gallery of entries below. (more…)

By : Birkey's /September 02, 2014 /Birkey's, Case IH, Illinois, Indiana, People /2 Comments Read More

Farmers From Down Under

Case IH Dealers from Australia Visit Birkey’s


On a tour at Birkey’s in Bloomington

This August, a group from Case IH dealerships in Australia stopped by Birkey’s on a tour through the Midwest. 

They shared facts about agriculture in Australia and learned about farming in Illinois and Indiana, especially on the topic of Precision Farming. The group also received a tour of Birkey’s in Bloomington. (more…)

By : Birkey's /August 28, 2014 /Uncategorized /0 Comment Read More

AFS Tech Tip: Setting Up Your Combine Monitor For Variety Tracking

Precision Farming Basics: Setting Up Your Combine Monitor for Variety Tracking

This is our third video in a series on Variety Tracking. Variety tracking allows producers to take information about the varieties they planted and move that data to their combine for harvest. If you haven’t already, watch our Downloading Planting Data video and Preparing Variety Tracking Data for Transfer to a Combine video to get caught up to speed.

In this video, Birkey’s Precision Farming Specialist, Todd Weitekamp, demonstrates how to use a Pro 600 or Pro 700 display monitor for variety tracking. (more…)

By : Birkey's /August 25, 2014 /Uncategorized /0 Comment Read More

Toy Tractors in Their Natural Habitats

Toy Tractor Photo Contest Challenge #2: Natural Habitats

August 20 – August 26

Toy tractors look best in their natural habitats! To complete this week’s challenge, channel your adult love of staging photos, or encourage a child to be creative. Post a photo of a toy tractor in a farm scene. See the gallery here:


By : Birkey's /August 22, 2014 /Uncategorized /1 Comment Read More