Each year SureFire Ag Systems opens their doors to summer interns, usually two to three college or high school students. This year we had the pleasure of working with three exceptional interns. They are Ryan Wolters (19 yrs. old) and Marvin Sanchez (19 yrs. old) of Atwood, KS, and Jace Shirley (21 yrs. old) of Oakley, KS. Cedric Green, facilitator of interns, has some kinds words to say about the three collectively. “All of our interns caught on quickly and we were able to accomplish many tasks this summer. It took less explaining from the engineers for them to be productive. This group of interns have a great work ethic and enjoy the “work hard, play hard” culture of SureFire Ag Systems.”
Every Fall, SureFire Ag hits the road to showcase its new products. SureFire will be at several farm shows over the next four weeks. Things start off this week with Farm Progress in Decatur, IL. Farm Progress is the nation’s largest outdoor farm show. More than 600 exhibitors will be showing off their newest designs to producers from the US and around the globe.
SureFire is highlighting several products which include:
- Sentinel ISO Liquid Row Monitor
- NEW Sentinel ISO showing live individual row data uploaded via the Fieldview platform
- NEW Sentinel NH3 Anhydrous Row Monitor
- NEW QuickDraw 3000 & QuickDraw Lite
- ChemBlade, ChemBlade ES & Caddy spray tendering products
In August 2017, the SureFire Ag team celebrates 10 years in business. What started as a small dream by Blaine and Erin Ginther, Josh and Lisa Wolters, and Matt Wolters has turned into a reality we’re all immensely proud of. We wouldn’t be where we are today without the loyal support of our customers, dealers, and industry partners – we thank you!
SureFire Ag began specializing in providing solutions for the control and application of liquid and dry fertilizer, seed, and chemical the SureFire way. With the support from our amazing customers, our products and services have reached customers across the United States and internationally.
We’ve expanded our offerings to include SureFire Electronics LLC, a subsidiary of SureFire Ag, to design and manufacture wiring harnesses for SureFire Ag Systems. Together, SureFire Ag and SureFire Electronics employs 36 full-time and 7 part-time employees. Blaine Ginther, Co-Founder and National Sales Manager explains why SureFire is proud to be an employee-owned company in a recent blog– which we believe is a huge benefit to our team and customers alike.
From the beginning, our core tenant has always been to find ways to help our customers farm smarter, not harder. From simple, standard, single-product liquid fertilizer application systems, to complex, custom-designed systems, SureFire Ag is committed to helping you farm the way you want. Josh Wolters, SureFire Co-Founder and General Manager, had this to say about the past 10 years:
Here at SureFire, our busy days don’t give us much time to sit back and reflect on the past 10 years. As I take a chance to look back this afternoon, there are a lot of different directions my mind can veer off in. There are great successes. I’ve met great people as co-workers, customers, vendors and other partners. There have been failures large and small along the way. Failure is never fun, but we have learned important lessons from our failures.
SureFire Ag Systems has teamed up with John Deere Dealers in California and Arizona to introduce our systems to markets across the country. Last week we held SureFire Demo Days where we worked with the individual dealers to train their staff on our systems and had each dealer invite key customers in to see our products for the first time. We traveled from Yuma, AZ to Yuba City, CA and were fortunate to see virtually every crop in in the Southwest.
SureFire Ag team members have been traveling the country to farm shows, clinics, and training events. We have met many new potential customers, so we thought we would introduce ourselves and give you a bit of company history. SureFire Ag Systems was founded in August 2007 by Blaine and Erin Ginther, Josh and Lisa Wolters, and Matt Wolters. At that time, GPS technology was being rapidly adopted by many farmers. Along with the GPS technology, an opportunity existed to help producers more precisely apply fertilizer, chemical, seed and other crop inputs. SureFire was created to help producers become more efficient by applying the right product, in the right place, at the right rate.
Nathan Franklin, a local Rawlins and Thomas County farmer, was recently recognized for having the highest yield in Kansas in the National Corn Growers Association annual contest with a remarkable yield of 305.8542 bushels per acre. He has entered a total of five times, beginning in 2011; this year marks the first time he won top honors.