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Read any of our blog posts for a wide variety of helpful tips pertaining to corn harvest, soybean harvest, combine settings, residue management, and on-farm research. Our experts love sharing their knowledge with other farmers to help them maximize potential yields and profits.  

Combine and corn head settings for down corn

Combine Adjustments for Downed Corn As if rain delays weren’t frustrating enough during harvest, a broad swath of Eastern Iowa experienced extremely powerful winds during the August 10, 2020, Derecho storm, which damaged crops and left a lot of valuable grain on the...

Setting Stripper Plate gap on the corn head

Setting Stripper Plates On Row Unit with Marion Calmer discussing problems and solutions in the Calmer Patented Beveled Stripper Plates

Combine Kill-Stop Examination and refinement settings

Combine Kill-Stop Examination Cab Controls and Settings extended operator discussion and traing for farmers by Marion Calmer

Combine Threshing & Separating Area Troubleshooting

Combine Threshing and Separating Area Troubleshooting and Examination with Marion Calmer combine hardware and technology expert.

meet our Farmer Team Members

Marion Calmer

Inventor & Researcher

Farmer

Lifetime Student

Dave Hula

World Record Corn Yield Champion

Next Level ROI Techer

Calmer Upgrade Kit User

George Roberts

5th Generation Farmer

FFA Economics Teacher

Trade Show Team

Andy DAHL

Local Farmer

Calmer Shop Foreman

Corn Head Expert

Alan Berry

Professional Farmer

Around From the Beginning 

Trade Show Team

Mike Shaw

Professional Farmer

Corn Head Tester

Trade Show Team

Jay Dahl

Local Farmer

Lead Welder

Corn Head Testing

Randy Dowdy uses Calmer Corn Heads for 15 inch corn

Randy Dowdy

World Record Soybean Yield Champion

Next Level ROI Techer

Calmer Corn Head User

Agronomic Discussions

Auger vs. Draper Soybean Headers: The Economics

Auger vs. Draper Soybean Headers: The Economics

Does individual bean or pod loss from an auger-fed platform add up enough to support the cost of switching to a draper-style head? Central Illinois farmer, George Roberts, discusses the economics of purchasing an auger-fed bean header vs. a draper bean header on his...

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Machinery talk

Double Cropping Advantages of the BT CHOPPER®

Double Cropping Advantages of the BT CHOPPER®

World record corn yield world champion, Dave Hula, knows a thing or two about managing corn residue after growing 600+ bushels per acre in 2019. Farmers across North America are relying on Calmer BT Chopper® Stalk Rolls to manage their cornstalks during harvest to lay...

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Combine and corn head settings for down corn

Combine and corn head settings for down corn

Combine Adjustments for Downed Corn As if rain delays weren’t frustrating enough during harvest, a broad swath of Eastern Iowa experienced extremely powerful winds during the August 10, 2020, Derecho storm, which damaged crops and left a lot of valuable grain on the...

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Illinois farmer reviews planting behind calmer corn head

Illinois farmer reviews planting behind calmer corn head

Our shop foreman, Andy, is out planting his fields that were harvested with a Calmer-Built Corn Head equipped with BT Chopper® chopping stalk rolls in the fall.    BT Choppers® Make Planting Easy Get MORE than you bargained for this fall with Calmer's BT...

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Meet Andy: our Shop Foreman

Meet Andy: our Shop Foreman

Custom-Built Corn Heads with a Farmer's Touch Our custom corn heads are assembled just outside the Quad Cities in Alpha, Illinois, USA. We build corn heads to order using a combination of field-tested patented performance parts that enables these heads to chop...

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Largest Corn Head Ever Produced

Largest Corn Head Ever Produced

Operating at 40-foot wide, the Calmer 3215 Corn Head was produced for Frank Howey Farms in Monroe, North Carolina. With nearly 21,000 acres to farm where he grows corn, soybeans and and wheat, along with raising a small cattle herd, Howey farms needed a corn head that...

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