North Carolina Farmer Wins Irrigation Technology and Getaway from Valley Irrigation
Category : General Valley News
Valley, Nebraska (2/15/2018) – Valley® Irrigation is pleased to announce that Sam Walton of Lumber Bridge, North Carolina, is the winner of the recent Valley “Work to Play” giveaway. Walton wins an all-inclusive four-day, three-night getaway for two, as well as one Valley ICON® smart panel of his choice and a free one-year subscription to AgSense® or BaseStation3™.
The Waltons purchased their pivots from Ed Bullard Irrigation in Wade, North Carolina, a Valley dealer since 1984. “They’re good growers,” Bullard says of the Waltons. “Sam is very sharp, and does a great job managing their center pivots. His generation really sees the benefit of irrigation in terms of risk mitigation and yield potential.”
Walton farms a 6,000-acre operation in southeastern North Carolina with his father, mother and younger brother. His father bought their first center pivot in the 1990s; now they own 14 Valley center pivots, all connected by AgSense, and note a significant improvement in bushels per acre when comparing irrigated corn with dry land. “They’ve been good pivots for us,” Walton says. “They’re durable. We might get more … and I don’t foresee looking at (any other kind) in the future.”
“The Valley ‘Work to Play’ giveaway is a prize package designed to provide the winning grower with the means to manage his irrigation operation from far away,” says Rich Panowicz, Vice President of North American Sales for Valley Irrigation. “Winning an all-inclusive vacation is a great way to illustrate how smart technology from Valley can help growers relax and stay in control no matter where they are.”