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Company News 2013

Contract Farming Potatoes

Last year we began a new relationship with VanCo Farms, farming 150 acres of potatoes. This year we've expanded our operation with VanCo and Walther Farms to 800 acres of potatoes.

Grain storage and efficiency

Last year we increased our grain storage facility from 360,000 bushels to 460,000 bushels. We also added a new grain dryer, which has enabled us to save fuel and energy costs.

Our Farming Future

Irrigation Systems

All of GHF 85 irrigation systems are pivots, 75 of them are electrically driven, while 10 run on diesel generators. We monitor our irrigation, by using Field Net software on laptops mobile and devices.

GPS systems

In 2004, Glenn Heard Farms first implemented the use of Trimble GPS systems on most of our tractors. Since then, these systems have allowed us to plant and harvest our crops more accurately and efficiently, giving us a greater seasonal yield.

Solar Energy

In 2012, with the cooperation of Georgia Power, GHF started using solar power to operate some of its' irrigation systems. A benefit of solar power is that all excess power generated by the solar energy can be sold back to the power company, therefore reducing overall costs and increasing our profits.

After implementing this energy efficient and cost saving system, we understand its' benefits and plan on incorporating more solar power systems in our future farming practices.