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tim s
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:33 am    Post subject: A trip to where corn don't grow Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Tomorrow I am going to Fairbanks Alaska to view the Northern Lights,,normally when I go on a Trip I try to visit some YT'ers..but it's not likely this time Darn it.. I will be Flying in and out so there will be no side trips,,Google states the drive time to be 67 hours,, I would be up for that.. but the Wife says no...
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:51 am    Post subject: Re: A trip to where corn don't grow Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I wonder if there's any corn planted in that state that is actually for "Row Crop" type production.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:55 am    Post subject: Re: A trip to where corn don't grow Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Sounds like a fantastic trip.
Do not know of any YTer calling home there. However, on Red Power magazine there is member AKwelder.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:07 am    Post subject: Re: A trip to where corn don't grow Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Tim, you have such an incredible knowledge of Deere Tractors. I was hoping that you would be teaching a class at Gathering of the Green in March. Thanks for sharing your wealth of information!
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:26 am    Post subject: Re: A trip to where corn don't grow Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My cousin is part owner of the JD A that made the driving trip to Alaska and back. I think this trip was in the 1990's ? I just bet if you ask nice enough they may just let you take it !
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:43 am    Post subject: Re: A trip to where corn don't grow Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I don't think there are any row crops planted in the state,,and Fairbanks is way up there..I have read about truck patch gardens in the lower part of the state,,and that looks iffy...the day light is only 4 hours long at this time of the year.. The farthest North I have been is Calgary Alberta for the Stampede Rodeo and I liked the drive up through Alberta,,and hope to go back there some time..
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:47 am    Post subject: Re: A trip to where corn don't grow Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That 64 hour drive time would be a bit longer on a 12 mph A...
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:33 am    Post subject: Re: A trip to where corn don't grow Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Saw the PBS special recently about the Northern Lights, I'm sure it's much more amazing in person. Enjoy your trip!
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:09 pm    Post subject: Re: A trip to where corn don't grow Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Was on a bus between Tok and Fairbanks three years ago. Saw something coming down the highway. It was a big New Holland hay swather. Started looking beyond the trees along the highway and saw fields that appeared to be small grains. I saw some cattle so had to have hay. There were small grain bins at building sites. I didn't think there was any agriculture there either but must be some. I know there is cattle north of Anchorage along the rail line going to Fairbanks so must raise some type of feed foe them
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:32 pm    Post subject: Re: A trip to where corn don't grow Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Enjoy your adventure Sir:

My wife (Lois) and I were in Fairbanks on the 50 th Anniversary of Alaska Joining the Union:

Pioneer Park in Fairbanks.....Tractor related:

Bob....Summer home...Dawson Creek Canada..Southern Terminus of the Alcan / Alaska Highway






 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:57 pm    Post subject: Re: A trip to where corn don't grow Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Enjoy the trip Tim. Those norther lights dancing in the sky are one of a kind site.

Going to skip this spring trip up there in June. First time in 4 years running. happened to catch a scrawny 87 lb halibut out of Seward this June.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:55 pm    Post subject: Re: A trip to where corn don't grow Reply to specific post Reply with quote

There was a guy on here a couple of years ago from there asking some questions on setting his John Deere combine for oats.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:04 pm    Post subject: Re: A trip to where corn don't grow Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We hope to drive up through there next summer
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:20 pm    Post subject: Re: A trip to where corn don't grow Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Enjoy the show Tim.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:42 pm    Post subject: Re: A trip to where corn don't grow Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If any of you come by Soldotna on the Kenai Peninsula, give me a hollar
 
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