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Case IH Dealers from Australia Visit Birkey’s

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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: Photo Gallery

Toy Tractor Photo Contest

We’re having an end-of-summer 25% OFF toy sale–and a summer activity, too!

Click here for details and future photo challenges. Here’s a gallery of photos from our second challenge.

Challenge #2: Natural Habitats

August 20 – August 26

Toy tractors look best in their natural habitat! 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:

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

Birkey’s – Official Case IH Dealer of the Fighting Illini

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Birkey’s is proud to announce we are the official Case IH dealer of the Fighting Illini Football & Basketball!

The Birkey’s brand will be heard throughout the state on the Illinois Sports Radio Network during all broadcast games (home & away). We are also sponsoring the starting line-up during each game. Additionally, Case IH is continuing their support of the Illini (and numerous college teams across the country) in-stadium and through the statewide live radio broadcasts.

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By : Birkey's /August 20, 2014 /Press Releases /0 Comment Read More

35+ Photos of Kids with Case IH Toy Tractors

Toy Tractor Photo Contest

We’re having an end-of-summer 25% OFF toy sale–and a summer activity, too! Click here for details and future photo challenges. Here’s a gallery of photos from our first challenge:

Challenge #1: Never Too Young to Farm

August 13 – August 19

You’re never too young to start farming. Good thing tractors come in every shape and size! Post a photo of the youngest toy tractor aficionado you know (with their tractor of choice). (more…)

By : Birkey's /August 18, 2014 /Uncategorized /1 Comment Read More

Birkey’s Toy Tractor Photo Contest

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25% Off Select Toys

Stop by your local Birkey’s to see the selection!

Toy Tractor Photo Contest

We’re having an end-of-summer 25% OFF toy sale–and a summer activity, too!

For the next 5 weeks, we’ll post a weekly challenge. Be the first to see the challenge in Birkey’s email newsletter on Tuesday at 5 p.m (subscribe on the form to the right). The challenge will be shared on Facebook the next day (Wednesday) at 7 p.m. You can submit photos until the next Tuesday when the new challenge is issued.

If you have a photo to submit, post your entry on Birkey’s Facebook after the challenge is issued, or email it to marketing@birkeys.com. If you email your photo, Birkey’s will post it on Facebook with your first and last name.

 

Challenge #1: Never Too Young to Farm

August 13 – August 19

You’re never too young to start farming. Good thing tractors come in every shape and size! Post a photo of the youngest toy tractor aficionado you know (with their tractor of choice). Click here to view the entries: 35+ Photos of Kids with Toy Tractors

Challenge #2: Natural Habitats

August 20 – August 26

Toy tractors look best in their natural habitat! 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: Toy Tractors in Their Natural Habitats

Challenges #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.

Challenges #4: Coming soon

September 3 – September 8

 

More Contest Details

Each week, we’ll choose a photo(s) to highlight in Birkey’s email newsletter. No prize will be given for weekly features. Photos not featured in an email newsletter are still eligible to win the final prize.

The winner will receive a 1/32 25th Anniversary Magnum 370 toy tractor.

The Prize: a 1/32 25th Anniversary Magnum 370 toy tractor

The contest officially ends on Saturday, September 13 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.

See complete contest details here.

By : Birkey's /August 12, 2014 /Birkey's, Case IH, Farm equipment, Illinois, Indiana, Recent News /2 Comments Read More

Birkey’s Earns Diamond Dealer: Highest Award from Case Construction

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What Diamond Dealer Status Means For You

Urbana Store Manager Brian McCoy accepts the award from George Preocanin, Senior Sales Director at Case Construction, and Michael Bergstrom & Neil Detra from Case CE.

Urbana Store Manager Brian McCoy shakes hands with George Preocanin, Senior Sales Director at Case Construction. Case CE representatives Michael Bergstrom and Neil Detra are also present.

Birkey’s Construction Equipment, with dealerships in Bloomington, Galesburg, Mattoon, and Urbana, has been awarded Diamond Dealer status by Case Construction Equipment for the second consecutive year. The partnership program encompasses parts and service, sales and training, and includes more than 45 specific criteria.

This article outlines what Diamond Dealer status means for customers. A formal news story was written in Construction Equipment Guide.

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By : Birkey's /August 07, 2014 /About Us, Birkey's, Construction, Illinois, Recent News /0 Comment Read More