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Volunteers Needed for DTN's View From the Cab

Pam Smith
By  Pam Smith , Crops Technology Editor
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Join a select group of farmers in a virtual discussion about what the world looks like from your own personal view of the world. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith)

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- Windshield time can sure get the thoughts rolling. For the past 12 years, DTN's View from the Cab series has taken readers on a ride through the growing season with working farmers talking about their struggles, successes and dreams each week from spring planting through harvest. We're looking for a few farmers to step into that role again for 2017.

Chase Brown, who participated last year, said he found the experience personally beneficial. "I became more aware of what I did day-to-day. Remembering what I'd accomplished at the end of the week was fun," said Brown.

"Probably the biggest thing that stood out from the experience is the comments I got from people from all over," he added.

DTN Special Correspondent Richard Oswald, who farms in Missouri, interviews the selected farmers and writes the weekly article.

Farmers interested in participating in View From the Cab during the 2017 season should send us a short note and tell us why you and your farm should be featured in this series. Give us an idea of what you grow and why you'd like to be considered and send to Pamela.smith@dtn.com.

View From the Cab featured farmers have been:

2016: Chase Brown, Warrensburg, Illinois; Jim Hoover, Newport, Pennsylvania

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2015: Lane Robinson, Cromwell, Indiana; Leon Kriesel, Gurley, Nebraska

2014: Karen and Bill Johnson, Avoca, Iowa; Jamie Harris, Madison, Florida

2013: William "Shep" Sheppard, Louisiana, Missouri; Kane Bercaw, Union City, Michigan

2012: Katie Sanger Hancock, Water Valley, Kentucky; Ryan Brodersen, Randolph, Nebraska

2011: Tom Tibbits, Minneapolis, Kansas; David Brandt, Carroll, Ohio

2010: Becton Bell, Wilson, Arkansas; Frank Zweber, Hoven, South Dakota

2009: Marcus Hess, Bushnell, Illinois; Matt Wolle, St. James, Minnesota

2008: Dan Pedersen, Underwood, Iowa; Brad Lindstrom, Varna, Illinois

2007: Matt Rush, Fairfield, Illinois; Jason Heijl, Abbott, Texas

2006: Bob Worth, Lake Benton, Minnesota; Keith Miller, Great Bend, Kansas

2005: Richard Oswald, Langdon, Missouri; Mark Rasumssen, Hoagland, Montana.

Pamela Smith can be reached at Pamela.smith@dtn.com

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