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Plowtalk, the official podcast of Bane-Welker Equipment, utilizes the combined experience of CEO, Phil Bane, and General Sales Manager, Jason Bane, to answer key questions and discuss a spectrum of topics concerning agriculture, business, and life. With the aim of keeping each episode diverse and th… read more

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Episode 149 - Farmall's 100 Year Legacy

November 6th, 2023


There's no doubt that 'Farmall' is a household name accross the nation. Even those who run green recognize the brand as an icon in the tractor …

Episode 148 - Phil & Jason Bane Origin Stories

October 16th, 2023


Phil and Jason Bane have a combined 80+ years invested in Bane-Welker Equipment. From working as mechanics and salemen, to jumping into accounting …

Episode 147 - AFS Roundtable: Solutions, Products, and Preparation for Harvest 2023

August 1st, 2023


This episode features 4 members of Bane-Welker's Precision team along with Co-Alliance agronomist Darren Wiatt. They discuss the simple checklists …

Episode 146 - Indiana FFA

June 1st, 2023


This episode we talk Indiana FFA. 

Episode 145 - Ohio FFA

May 3rd, 2023


With State Convention this week, we had on two of Ohio's finest to represent and discuss all things FFA. 

Episode 144 - Get Peace of Mind: Specialized Inspection Program and Productivity Plus with Foo Wolf and Margaret Sennett

February 27th, 2023


This episode Foo wolf and Margaret Sennett of Bane-Welker's service and finance teams give some great insights into the Specialized Inspection …

Episode 143 - Advanced Agrilytics

February 20th, 2023


This episode we hear again from Advanced Agrilytics. We first spoke with Aaron Gault all the way back in 2019 on episode 23:

Episode 142 - Technician Student Sponsorship Programs & Internship Opportunities

February 14th, 2023


This episode we hear from previous interns and sponsored service technicians who now hold fulltime positions with Bane-Welker. Hear about their …

Episode 141 - CapstanAG with Tim Grigsby

September 7th, 2022


This episode, join Matthew Bane as he interviews Tim Grigsby to discuss the past, present, and future of CapstanAG and the products they have to offer. 

Episode 140 - Ag Leader with Ryan Oehler

August 24th, 2022


This episodes comes to you from our recent customer event at Cherrybend Pheasant Farm near Wilmington, Ohio. We had the opportunity to talk with some of our vendors, including Ryan Oehler from Ag Leader. This company, …

Episode 139 - What is Employee Owned Anyway? A Discussion About ESOP with John Frazier and Carl Hubbard

August 15th, 2022


This episode John Frazier (Parts Manager, Wilmington) and Carl Hubbard (Parts Sales, Wilmington) give their perspectives on the benefits of Bane-Welker's "Employee Stock Ownership Program" aka, ESOP. Along with this …

Episode 138 - Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association with Brad Moffitt

August 10th, 2022


Brad Moffitt is Director for Market Development & Membership at the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association. He and Matthew Bane discuss what the Growers Association is doing for farmers in Ohio as they touch on a …

Episode 137 - Summer Interns 2022, Part 2

July 25th, 2022


Matthew Bane and Daylen Fruits sit down with 3 more summer interns to discuss their experiences so far. 

Episode 136 - Summer Interns 2022, Part 1

July 18th, 2022


This round, Matthew Bane and Daylen Fruits sit down with four of the 2022 summer interns to discuss their experience with Bane-Welker Equipment so far. 

Episode 135 - 30 Years a Case Man with Bob Costin

June 27th, 2022


This is a very special episode featuring a man who helped start it all, Bob Costin. Mr. Costin was what Case Company called a "Block Man" when he first met Kenneth Bane in 1967, and he is responsible for setting up the …

Episode 134 - Gutwein Popcorn

June 13th, 2022


This episode, Phil and Matthew Bane are on location with Harvey Gutwein of Gutwein Popcorn Company. Thanks for listening!

Episode 133 - Entrepreneur Kyle Albertson of Albertson Drone Service LLC

June 6th, 2022


This episode Matthew Bane sits down with entrepreneur and drone operator, Kyle Albertson to discuss his business, Albertson Drone Service. A real …

Episode 132 - AFS Connect with Darian Heitz, Scott Rudicel, Chris Pugh, and Kyle Bailey

May 24th, 2022


This episode Matt Bane sits down with Bane-Welker's own Scott Rudicel, Chris Pugh, and Kyle Bailey, as well as with Case IH representative Darian Heitz. They talk about AFS connect, it's compatability with equipment, …

Episode 131 - Don Bradley, Doc Shay, & Keith Bogan

May 16th, 2022


This episode showcases some of the veterans of Bane-Welker: Don Bradley, Doc Shay, and Keith Bogan. Phil, Jason, and Matt Bane talk with these gentlemen of Ohio and get their unique perspectives on over a long career in …

Episode 129 - Farming with Mark Palmer

April 18th, 2022


This episode, Phil and Jason Bane sit down with customer and friend Mark Palmer to discuss Bane-Welker's original entry into Ohio, the importance of …

Episode 128 - Harold Hardesty

April 11th, 2022


Phil and Jason Bane catch up with Harold Hardesty about his start in the industry, how their partnership started, and plans for the future. 

Episode 127 - Jill Jones, Mark Minnis, and Ryan Merrill

April 4th, 2022


This episode Phil and Jason Bane speak with three of Bane-Welker's best: Jill Jones, Mark Minnis, and Ryan Merrill. They discuss each of their personal journies within the company, opportunities for newcomers, the …

Episode 126 - Norm Welker Returns

March 29th, 2022


Norm Welker is back! He and Phil Bane discuss more of Norm's history with farming, business, and what led to the eventual partnership between North Central Agri Power and Bane Equipment Sales. Enjoy!

Episode 125 - Ty Crone, Mark Fruits, and Deron Rater

March 22nd, 2022


This episode Phil and Jason Bane sit down with Territory Sales Director Ty Crone, Parts Sales Specialist Mark Fruits, and Salesman Deron Rater to …

Episode 124 - Great Plains with Blake Bergkamp

March 14th, 2022


This episode features Great Plains' Research Agronomist, Blake Bergkamp. We talk new equipment, supply chain issues, spring plant 2022, and much more. Thanks for listening!

Episode 123 - Brad Niensteadt of Kinze

March 7th, 2022


This episode, Matthew Bane speaks with Lead Product Specialist, Brad Niensteadt of Kinze Manufacturing about the upcoming planting season, new product lines, and what sets Kinze apart from the competition. 

Episode 122 - Scott Rudicel, Matt Bentzinger, and Nettie Grubb

February 28th, 2022


This episode, Phil and Jason Bane talk career progression with Scott Rudicel, Matt Bentzinger, and Nettie Grubb. All three have filled multiple roles …

Episode 121 - FFA Week with Representatives from Ohio and Indiana

February 21st, 2022


In celebration of FFA week, we are happy to have heard from four young ladies who are either serving or have served in local FFA chapters in Ohio and Indiana. Thanks for listening!

Episode 120 - Barry Ward of Ohio State University

February 7th, 2022


This episode, Matthew Bane and Bane-Welker's own Makayla Eggleton speak with OSU Professor Barry Ward. Mr. Ward is currently a Leader for Production …

Episode 119 - Stacy Stewart

January 31st, 2022


This episode Jason and Phil Bane catch up with veteran employee and Integrated Technology Expert, Stacy Stewart. They discuss Stacy's origin story at …

Episode 118 - Steve Hine

January 25th, 2022


This episode features one of Bane-Welker's most loyal employees. Steve Hine joined the team after Bane Equipment Sales aquired the Lebanon location …

Episode 117 - Matt Austin and Luke Rahn

January 18th, 2022


This episode features Bane-Welker's Service Director Matt Austin and the Bane-Welker Crawfordsville Service Manager Luke Rahn. Along with Phil and Jason Bane they discuss their career progress during their years with …

Episode 116 - Dennis Holbein of Unverferth

January 13th, 2022


To kick off a new year of Plowtalk, here is episode 116 featuring Bane-Welker's longtime friend and Unverferth representative, Dennis Holbein. Phil, …

Episode 115 - Jason and Phil Bane Visit Idaho

November 15th, 2021


This episode, Jason and Phil Bane join Matthew Bane for an episode in northern Idaho where they discuss a visit to the local Case IH dealer and some future plans for Plowtalk. 

Episode 112 - Land Prices, Terre Haute Shop Completed, and 3 Big Things

August 16th, 2021


Episode 112 features some current events in agriculture as a whole and Bane-Welker specifically. 

Episode 111 - Proposed Climate Corps, Dwindling Ag Labor Force, and 3 Big Things Today

July 26th, 2021


This episode hits on the Senate proposed Climate Corps, the need for workers in agriculture and how immigration reform may help, and 3 Big Things …

Episode 110 - 3 Big Things, Dicamba, and Ag Data on the Blockchain

July 19th, 2021


This episode includes a look at current prices and weather conditions as well as an interesting article on Dicamba, and finally a possible solution …

Episode 109 - Catching Up with Grayce Emmick

July 5th, 2021


Back on episode 83 we had the great opportunity to speak with 8th generation farmer, Grayce Emmick, who at the time had 9k followers on Instagram. …

Episode 107 - Getting to Know the 2021 Summer Interns

June 21st, 2021


This episode Matthew Bane talks with all seven of the Bane-Welker summer interns. What do they think about their time with the company so far? What …

Episode 106 - Packers and Stockyards Act, Food Market Trends, and Crypto Prices

June 15th, 2021


This episode hits on three proposed amendments to the century old Packers and Stockyards Act as well as food market trends for 2021 and beyond. …

Episode 105 - Opportunities at Bane-Welker, Bill Gates' Land, and Other Current Events

June 8th, 2021


This episode includes:

- Information concerning a Territory Sales Director opportunity 

- 3 Big Things Today 

- Bill Gates land ownership

- Federal relief for growers

- Used equipment auction

Episode 104 - Shooting the Breeze with Phil Bane

May 26th, 2021


This episode, Phil and Matthew talk some current events. 

Episode 103 - Cristi Hankla - Sales Settlement Specialist

May 19th, 2021


For this episode, Phil and Matthew Bane had the pleasure of speaking with Cristi Hankla of Bane-Welker Equipment, Winimac. Cristi has worked at the Winimac location for 23 years, albeit under different dealership …

Episode 102 - "Just a Few Acres Farm" and the Biden Administration's Plan for Conservation

April 21st, 2021


The YouTube channel, Just a Few Acres Farm and the USDA push for CRP are discussed in this episode. Thank you for listening! 

Episode 101 - Farmall, Case Brand Adoption, and 3 New Locations in Ohio

April 12th, 2021


Phil Bane joins Matthew Bane for a discussion about the work Case IH has done in adopting different brands over the years, and some big news for Bane-Welker in Ohio. 

Episode 100 - Norm Welker, Part 1

April 5th, 2021


Phil and Matthew Bane finally managed to speak with Norm Welker on the podcast! We really appreciated Norm coming on and giving us a look at his …

Episode 99 - 3 Big Things, Shrek Tractor, Feral Hogs, and Bitcoin Hitting 200k

March 29th, 2021


This episode we go to to check out Tony Dreibus' "3 Big Things", an article about a unique Case Model D, and a reminder that feral …

Episode 98 - Daylen Bane - Graduating and Seeking a Career in Ag During Odd Times

March 15th, 2021


This episode, Jason Bane's daughter, Daylen Bane joins the podcast to discuss how things have been going at Purdue University leading up to her graduation in May as well as what her plans are in the every progressing …

Episode 97 - Current Events, Highland Steers, J.I. Case Moves to Racine, and Planting Season is Upon Us

March 8th, 2021


This episode Matthew Bane discusses some current ag events, some famous Virginia bases Highland Steers, a little history of J.I. Case, and some opportunities for customers and careers at Bane-Welker Equipment. 

Episode 96 - The Iconic Steiger Tractor with Phil Bane

February 22nd, 2021


This episode Phil and Matthew Bane discuss the history and significance of the Steiger before and after its inception to the Case IH family in 1986.

Episode 95 - Current Events, A J.I. Case Story, and a Tribute to Forest Wilson

February 17th, 2021


This episode Matthew Bane runs through several current events including the upcoming Senate vote for Secretary of Agriculture nominee, Tom Vilsack, …

Episode 94 - Rural Internet, Old Tractors, and Catching Up with Tyler Wilson (Aka, Tomas)

February 8th, 2021


This episode, Matthew Bane catches up with Tomas (known to some as Tyler Wilson). Recently Tomas was nominated for a new position within the Farm Bureau and was featured on Channel 18 news discussing the issue of …

Episode 93 - The J.I. Case Agri King 1370 with Phil Bane

February 1st, 2021


This episode, Matthew and Phil Bane discuss the high horsepower Case Agri King model 1370 and the innovations the tractor brought to the world of farming. 

Episode 92 - Looking Back and Looking Forward with Jason Bane

December 29th, 2020


This episode features Bane-Welker President, Jason Bane discussing his reflections on the previous year and what he has planned for the year to come. 

Episode 91 - Catching Up with Phil Bane

December 14th, 2020


This episode Phil and Matthew Bane talk a little bit about the year behind and the year ahead. 

Episode 90 - Aquaculture with Phil Shambach

November 25th, 2020


This episode, Indiana Aquaculture Association President, Phil Shambach joins the podcast to discuss all things aquaculture. 

Episode 89 - Food and Economics with Dr. Jayson Lusk of Purdue University

November 16th, 2020


This episode, distinguished Ag Economics professor, Dr. Jayson Lusk joins Matthew Bane to discuss a variety of topics revolving around the food …

Episode 88 - Remembering Jim Keith, Passing on the Family Farm, Unusual Weather, and USDA Projections

November 9th, 2020


In this episode Matthew Bane briefly discusses the life of episode 38 guest, Jim Keith, along with three articles form Thank you or …

Episode 87 - Farming in Bolivia to Harvesting in Alberta to Working with Perdue in Pennsylvania with Lance Sensenig

October 26th, 2020


This episode we had the privilege of hearing about the super interesting life of Lance Sensenig. From traveling to his family's farm in Bolivia at a …

Friday on the Fly 61 * 3 Minute Edition* - Super Beast, Drought/Derecho, Presidential Election, and the iPhone 12

October 23rd, 2020


This week Tyler Wilson and Matthew Bane try something new -- a three minute (roughly) edition of Friday on the Fly. This time around they quickly discuss the significance of the Magnum tractor, the impact of drought and …

Episode 86 - Harvest Update with Phil Bane and Tyler Wilson (aka, Tomas)

October 21st, 2020


This week Matthew Bane talks with Phil Bane and Tyler Wilson about how harvest is going in Indiana and Ohio as well as how Bane-Welker is doing during it all. 

Episode 85 - A Discussion with Valley Implement President, Fred Titensor

October 14th, 2020


This episode Phil and Matthew Bane discuss a number of topics with Valley Implement President, Fred Titensor. The dealership started when Fred's great-grandfather transitioned from raising horses for the U.S. Calvary to …

Episode 84 - "The Old Guys" - A Look Back at International Harvester, J.I. Case, and Business Beginnings with Herald Hardesty, Mark Fruits, and Phil Bane

October 5th, 2020


What was it like to transition from working for a Case dealer to being one, in 1984? Why did Case give up the combine? What difficulties and genius …

Episode 83 - 8th Generation Farmer, Grayce Emmick

September 28th, 2020


Grayce Emmick is an 8th generation farmer from Kentucky, where she also works as a welder and photographer. It was a great time getting to know more about her background, her aspirations, and what drives her to work …

Friday on the Fly 60 - Machinery Pete's Pick of the Week, Expansion in Terre Haute, and Harley Davidson Pulls Out of the Largest Market

September 26th, 2020


This go round, Tyler and Matthew discuss some of Machinery Pete's recent highlights, Bane-Welker's expansion in the Terre Haute location, and Harley …

Episode 82 - Uses for Soy with Julie Ohmen of the Indiana Soybean Alliance

September 21st, 2020


On this episode Julie Ohmen, who works with the Indiana Soybean Alliance, speaks with Matthew Bane and guest-cohost, Karl Locascio, who is the …

Friday on the Fly 59 - 1000 Acre Harvest in 7 hours, 13 Billion in Farm Aid, and TikTok Ban

September 18th, 2020


This episode, Tyler Wilson and Matthew Bane discuss farmers coming to the aid of one of their own, Trump's announcement for a 13 billion dollar …

Episode 81 - Jordan Goodwin of Axe and Anvil - A Traditional Blacksmith in the Modern World

September 14th, 2020


We spoke with Jordan Goodwin from Tennessee about his traditional blacksmithing business called "Axe and Anvil" in which he hand crafts both standard …

Friday on the Fly 58 - Remembering 911, Ag News at Home and Abroad, and a Really Weird Story from Belgium

September 12th, 2020


An number of articles are discussed on this Saturday edition of Friday on the Fly. From remembering the tragic events of 911 to agriculture news in …

Episode 80 - Farm Bureau, Western Agriculture, and Policy Making with Bob Smathers

September 7th, 2020


In this episode, Tyler Wilson and Matthew Bane speak with Bob Smathers of the Idaho Farm Bureau. Bob worked for 20 years in the ag department at the University of Idaho before being a Farm Bureau representative in the …

Friday on the Fly 57 - 3 Big Things, Burger King on a Farming Podcast, Advancing the Raven Nozzle, and The Greatest Met Dies at 75

September 4th, 2020


This episode, Tyler Wilson and Matthew Bane discuss a few current events including the recent episode of "What the Farm" featuring a Marketing rep from Burger King, the updated Raven Nozzle system, and saying good by to …

Episode 79 - Telling Your Story in a COVID-19 World with Darren Doane

August 31st, 2020


This episode, Phil and Matthew Bane talk with return guest, Darren Doane (see Ep. 45). Darren has directed over 500 music videos for some of the world's greatest musicians such as the Zac Brown Band, Kid Rock, …

Friday on the Fly 56 - Headlines, Online Concert, and Apple and Tesla Stocks

August 28th, 2020


This go round, Matthew discusses some current news in the ag world, along with a note of "FarmTubers" and stock splits from Apple and Tesla. Thanks for listening!

Episode 78 - Some Current Events and an Update from Jason Bane

August 24th, 2020


This episode, we dive into some current event articles as well as hear from Bane-Welker President, Jason Bane, about this upcoming harvest season. 

Episode 77 - A Follow Up with the 2020 Interns

August 12th, 2020


The 2020 interns have completed their 13 week journey with Bane-Welker, so we sat down to hear about their experiences. 

Friday on the Fly 55 - Organophosphates, Giant Hornets, and the Reds are Terrible

August 7th, 2020


This episode, Tyler Wilson (Tomas) and Matthew Bane discuss "chemicals", the giant hornets, and how the Cincinnati Reds are breaking Tomas' heart. 

Episode 76 - A Snap Shot of Ag with Agronomist, Andy Nicholson

August 3rd, 2020


This week, we had the pleasure of speaking with Andy Nicholson of Nicholson Consulting about the current atmosphere and conditions of agriculture, …

Friday on the Fly 54 - Burger King Bows Out, Beef Sales Soar, China Seeds Abound, and the MLB is Underway

July 31st, 2020


This go round, Tyler Wilson and Matthew Bane discuss Burger King's recent retraction of their ad campaign for lemon-grass-fed beef, the overall surge in beef sales during the pandemic, mysterious seeds from China, and …

Episode 75 - Opportunities for Veterans with INVets Rep. Blaine Zimmerman

July 27th, 2020


Bane-Welker is proud to be partnered with INVets, a non-profit organization that seeks to help military veterans and their family's transition from military to civilian life in Indiana. INVets specifically helps with …

Episode 74 - A Look Back with Farmers Bob Stwalley and John Frey

July 20th, 2020


This episode, it was an honor to sit down with retired farmer, Bob Stwalley in his own barn. At 90 years old, Mr. Stwalley has experience farming in …

Friday on the Fly 53 - On Location at the County Fair, Burger King Whopper Controversy, and Sports Opportunities

July 17th, 2020


This episode, Tyler Wilson and Matthew Bane recorded at the county fairgrounds in Montgomery County, IN. They talked about country fairs during this odd time, an article about the Burger King "Eco-Whopper" controversy, …

Episode 73 - We Talk Kubota with Product Specialist Doug Turner

July 13th, 2020


This go round, Kubota lawn and turf product specialist Doug Turner joins Plowtalk to discuss his background in the industry, what makes Kubota so reputable as a brand, specific commercial and residential products …

Episode 72 - Sprayer Service, Sales, and Parts Now Available at All Dealership Locations

July 6th, 2020


This go round, Matthew sits down with Brian Verhey and Marv Ulmet to discuss some exciting news for the Patriot and Trident line of sprayers at Bane-Welker Equipment. 

Episode 71 - 20 Questions with Phil Bane

June 29th, 2020


This episode, CEO of Bane-Welker Equipment sits down to answer numerous questions about his early life and career in agriculture. If you want to know …

Episode 70 - Kurtis Blosser - What it Takes to Film a Hunting Show

June 22nd, 2020


It was a pleasure sitting down with Kurtis Blosser from Xpedition Archery. Kurtis has been filming hunting shows professionally for over 6 years now, working with the best in the business and producing shows that air on …

Friday on the Fly 52 - Quick Hits, 5G, and Plowtalk Preview

June 20th, 2020


This episode we go through Fern's Ag Insider's Quick Hits for June 19th, touch upon an article about 5G and how it may help people working from home, and give a preview to Monday's episode of Plowtalk. Thanks for …

Episode 69 - Meeting Craig Greeson, Parts Man and Bane-Welker's Youngest Employee

June 15th, 2020


Phil and Jason are back in studio to learn more about one of Bane-Welker's very own, Craig Greeson. Craig has been a parts man for the past three years and is currently the youngest employee. Craig shares some of his …

Friday on the Fly 51 - Ohio County Fairs, Truck Pulls back in Business, and Something You Won't Expect

June 12th, 2020


Welcome to FOTF 51! This go round, Tyler Wilson and Matthew Bane discuss Ohio's move to make county fairs happen this year, tractor pulls starting …

Episode 68 - "Going Viral" with Farmer Laura Carlson

June 8th, 2020


This episode, it was a lot of fun speaking with the young, energetic, and humble 5th generation farmer, Laura Carlson. Laura has gone viral in recent …

Friday on the Fly 50 - Donuts, SpaceX, D-Day, and More!

June 5th, 2020


Welcome to episode 50! Tomas and Matthew discuss multiple topics including national donut day, the recent SpaceX and NASA launch, the 76th …

Episode 67 - Meet the 2020 Bane-Welker Interns!

June 1st, 2020


This go round, we had a great time speaking with the Bane-Welker 2020 interns. Hear about where they're from, what their expectations are, what …

Friday on the Fly 49 - Better Cattle Backlog Numbers and Monkeys Stealing Coronavirus Samples

May 30th, 2020


Here is the first episode of Friday on the Fly that has gone live on Facebook! Tomas and Matthew talked about cattle backlog numbers and a crazy story about monkeys attacking a science lab.

Cattle Backlog 

Marauding …

Episode 66 - Catching Up with Erin Holbert

May 25th, 2020


This episode Erin Holbert talks with host Matthew Bane about some of the progress and struggles of this current planting season. They also discuss …

Friday on the Fly 48 - Restaurants, Pizza, and an Historic Love Letter

May 22nd, 2020


This episode Tyler Wilson and Matthew Bane discuss the continued impact of the last few months on the restaurant business and how that has affects local communities. They then turn to an interesting postcard found by …

Episode 65 - Recounting the Last Few Months with Bane-Welker Employee, Tyler Wilson

May 18th, 2020


As a leader in HR, Bane-Welker employee Tyler Wilson joins Matthew Bane to discuss his experience during these unusual circumstances. He gives an inside look at some of what's happened internally at Bane-Welker as the …

Friday on the Fly 47 - Meat Production, UFC 249, and How to Close a Cereal Box

May 15th, 2020


This episode, Tyler Wilson (aka, Tomas) and Matthew Bane discuss some recent concerns in the meat production industry, one of the only sporting events in recent months, and some interesting information about your cereal …

Episode 64 - Dara Boyer - Calendar Ninja

May 11th, 2020


This episode we interviewed one of Bane-Welker's very own--Dara Boyer. Dara started working for Bane-Welker just a month into 2020. She is currently administrative assistant to Bane-Welker President, Jason Bane. We …

Episode 63 - Machinery Pete Returns

May 4th, 2020


We were honored to have return guest, Greg Peterson (aka, Machinery Pete) join us for episode 63. Mr. Peterson joined us for episode 14 last year, so it was great to catch up with him since we last spoke. This time …

Friday on the Fly 46 - Solving the Technician Drought, Businesses Pivot to Online, and Nascar Starting in May

May 1st, 2020


This episode, Tyler Wilson (aka, Tomas) and Matthew Bane 1) discuss an article related to training new technicians in an effort to fill the increasing void, 2) talk about businesses transitioning to online everything, …

Episode 62 - Spring Time with Jason and Phil Bane

April 27th, 2020


This episode, Phil and Jason Bane share a little bit about what they do around their own property come spring time and some of the equipment they use to get the job done. 

Friday on the Fly 45 - The Millennial Farmer and the NFL Draft

April 24th, 2020


This episode, Tomas (aka, Tyler Wilson) and Matthew Bane discuss an article from Successful Farming based on an interview with the farming YouTuber …

Episode 61 - Jeremy Spencer of Atlantic Packaging

April 20th, 2020


This episode, Jeremy Spencer of the international packaging company, Atlantic Packaging, joins Jason and Matthew Bane to discuss a number of things including current supply chain demands and how companies are pivoting …

Episode 60 - Field Conditions with Agronomist Matt Stine

April 13th, 2020


This episode we had return guest, Matt Stine join us to discuss what he's seen so far this year concerning soil conditions, what farmers are doing as …

Friday on the Fly 44 - Planting 2020, Sports, and Some Good News

April 10th, 2020


This episode, Tyler Wilson and Matthew Bane discuss the 2020 planting season getting underway, some interesting dealings in sports, and a new YouTube channel hosted by John Krasinski, aka, Jim from The Office. 

Episode 59 - Conservis Kacee Returns

April 6th, 2020


We were excited to catch up with our guest from episode 10, Kacee Bohle. Kacee is a hard working woman who works with the farm management software company, Conservis. We dive into what she has been up to in the year …

Episode 58 - Adaptability

March 30th, 2020


This episode, Jason and Phil Bane discuss a little bit about adapting to circumstances that come our way in agriculture specifically and life in …

Episode 57 - Getting to Know Jason Bane

March 23rd, 2020


For this episode, brothers Matthew and Jason Bane sit down to discuss Jason's background in hunting, sports, mechanics, and more. Thank you for listening! 

Friday on the Fly 43 - Tom Brady Signs with Tampa Bay and Podcast Suggestions

March 21st, 2020


This episode, Tyler and Matthew start with a brief, positive note concerning our nation's current situation, and they quickly get into discussion about some huge NFL news as well as suggesting favorite Plowtalk episodes …

Bane-Welker Update - COVID 19

March 19th, 2020


This episode features leaders from each Bane-Welker department discussing current operations. 

Episode 56 - Learning About Eaton Ohio Agriculture with Three Bane-Welker Employees

March 16th, 2020


For this episode, Tyler Wilson and Matthew Bane were on location at Bane-Welker Equipment's Eaton, Ohio location. They sat down with Marvin, Mark, …

Friday on the Fly 42 - A Visit to Ohio

March 13th, 2020


This episode is a car edition with Tyler and Matthew primarily discussing their recent visit to the Bane-Welker Equipment in Eaton, Ohio. 

Episode 55 - How Politics, Economics, and World Events Affect Agriculture

March 9th, 2020


This Episode, Phil Bane and David Wilson discuss some of the national and global events that can directly or indirectly affect the world of …

Friday on the Fly 41 - Still Harvesting, A Joy Stick Combine, and the Coronavirus Helps Hostess

March 6th, 2020


This episode, Tyler and Matthew discuss the continued harvest in North Dakota, a Fendt combine without a steering wheel, and how the Coronavirus has …

Episode 54 - Planting Season with Foo Wolf and Jeremy Fuller

March 2nd, 2020


This episode, Wingate Service Manager, Foo Wolf and Pendleton Service Manager, Jeremy Fuller join Jason and Matthew to discuss the upcoming planting …

Friday on the Fly 40 - Change in Hemp Regulations, 400 Bushel Corn, and a Zamboni Driver Saves the Day

February 28th, 2020


On this episode, Tyler Wilson (aka, Tomas) and Matthew Bane discuss some recent changes in hemp laws pertaining to disposing "hot" crops; a Maryland farmer's "secret sauce" when it comes to growing 400 bushel corn; and …

Episode 53 - Catching Up with Tony Walker of The American Way TV

February 24th, 2020


It was a pleasure having return guest, Tony Walker on the show for episode 53! Tony joined us back on episode 12 to talk about hunting, farming, and he and his wife's hunting show--The American Way TV. This go round, …

Friday on the Fly 39 - Whole Milk in Schools, Grain Bin Safety Week, and the Most Boring Week in Sports

February 21st, 2020


This episode, Tyler Wilson (aka, Tomás) and Matthew Bane discuss a few articles involving Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue. One reports on the …

Episode 52 - Sales, Pt. 2

February 17th, 2020


This is a follow up episode in which Phil and Jason expand on the discussion about sales from episode 51. They bring up topics like the high level of …

Friday on the Fly 38 - Young Farmers Look to 2020, Sustainability, and a the Astros Controversy

February 14th, 2020


Thanks for listening! This round Tyler Wilson (aka, Tomas) and Matthew Bane discuss the perspectives young farmers have on 2020 after experience 2019, whether or not organic products (such as beer -- see the article) …

Episode 51 - Sales, Pt. 1

February 10th, 2020


This episode marks the beginning of a short series on the department of sales, with Phil and Jason Bane as the main contributors. Broadly speaking, this episode is about selling farm machinery, but the lessons here …

Friday on the Fly 37 - Tomas is Back, Coronavirus in China, New Farm Crime-Prevention Technology, and The Big Game

February 7th, 2020


It is great to have Tomas (Tyler Wilson) back for this episode, albeit he had to call in. Nonetheless, he and Matthew discuss double whammy of the Coronavirus and food shortage in China, new farm crime-prevention …

Episode 50 - We Interviewed Our HR Department

February 3rd, 2020


We kept it very "PC" for this one, being as we interviewed HR. All jokes aside, we had an excellent time speaking with the three main people behind Bane-Welker's Department of Human Resources: Jay Snodgrass, Tyler …

Friday on the Fly 36 - Quick Hits, Corn Prices, Special Truck Editions, Auction Prices, and Super Bowl 54

February 1st, 2020


This episode we hit a myriad of topics from corn prices to trucks to auction prices to Super Bowl 54. Enjoy the ride! 

Quick Hits

Corn Prices

Ford …

Episode 49 - Joe Mills, aka The Hippie Farmer, Talks Organics

January 27th, 2020


When a local farmer is willing to go by the name, "The Village Idiot" and "The Hippie Farmer" on Twitter and is able to gain over ten thousand …

Friday on the Fly 35 - Starbucks vs. Dairy, Kubota X-Tractor, Quick Hits, and Samsung Competes with Apple

January 24th, 2020


Tomas is back. He and Matthew discuss the recent controversial push from Starbucks concerning dairy, Kubota's autonomous concept tractor, and Samsung's file sharing improvements. Enjoy! 

Starbucks Article

Kubota …

Episode 48 - Bane-Welker's Employee Stock Ownership Plan

January 20th, 2020


This episode gets into some of the nitty-gritty of the business that is Bane-Welker Equipment. CEO, Phil Bane sits down with Matthew Bane to discuss some of what it means that Bane-Welker is an employee owned business. …

Friday on the Fly 34 - Quick Hits and Phase One of US - China Trade Agreement

January 17th, 2020


Welcome to another edition of Friday on the Fly. This go round, Matthew goes through some "Quick Hits" from Fern's Ag Insider and discusses the recent signing of "Phase One" of the efforts being made to end the US - …

Episode 47 - Ed Driskill of Albaugh, LLC. - A Multifaceted Discussion About Ag Business

January 13th, 2020


For episode 47, we were happy to have another guest from the Northwest region. Ed Driskill lives in Moscow, Idaho and has worked for over five years with a company that develops and sells post-patent crop protection …

Friday on the Fly 33 - Big 3 Things, Dairy in Wisconsin, and Brewing Coffee in Prison

January 10th, 2020


This episode we touch up Successful Farming's "Big 3 Things for January 10, 2020, the decline in dairy farms in Wisconsin, and a coffee academy …

Episode 46 - Max Armstrong, Veteran Ag Radio and Television Broadcaster

January 6th, 2020


We had the pleasure of speaking with a gentleman in the ag industry that for many needs no introduction. Max Armstrong has been broadcasting …

Friday on the Fly 32 - Chipotle

January 3rd, 2020


Welcome to 2020! Here's the first episode of the year in which Tyler (aka, Tomas) and Matthew talk about a recent reversal in the way one company …

Episode 45 - Darren Doane - Music Video Director, Film Maker, and Content Communicator

December 27th, 2019


This episode we had the pleasure of talking with Darren Doane. This man has put in the hard work for decades, directing close to 500 music videos with the likes of Shinedown, Jason Mraz, The Zac Brown Band, Kid Rock, …

Friday on the Fly Christmas Edition

December 24th, 2019


Merry Christmas to all! Tomas (aka, Tyler Wilson) and Matthew Bane discuss some Christmas topics in a special car/Monday/Christmas edition of Friday on the Fly. Enjoy! 

Episode 44 - Erin Holbert of 'Heart of the Midwest'

December 23rd, 2019


We had the pleasure of interviewing a talented young lady who is both a local farmer and entrepreneur. A number of topics are discussed including some of Erin's background, her business, social media, and the upcoming …

Friday on the Fly 30 - USMCA Agreement, Farmer Health Care, and Chinese Pork Gangs

December 20th, 2019


As the title shows, this one is quite the mixture. From the USMCA agreement between the US, Canada, and Mexico, to the Farm Bureau and health care, to Chinese Gangs turning a profit on disease, we hit a diverse group of …

Episode 43 - A Year Recap and "The Process"

December 16th, 2019


On this episode of Plowtalk, Jason and Matthew Bane look back at some of the key points of this crazy year. Afterwards they take some time to discuss embracing "the process" of growing in one's career. 

Friday on the Fly 29 - Quick Hits, Ford Horsepower, Farmers Edge, Christmas Trees, and Mac Pro

December 13th, 2019


We're going solo folks! Matthew talks about an array of ag related current events and some history as well. 

Quick Hits Article

Ford Article

Farmers …

Episode 42 - Post Harvest Servicing with Service Manager Matt Austin

December 9th, 2019


It's been an interesting year for farming, to put it lightly. Not only has it been rough on farmers, but the year has also provided plenty of opportunity to be rough on equipment. Matt Austin, Jason Bane, and Phil Bane …

Friday on the Fly 28 - French Fries, Champagne, and Steel

December 6th, 2019


Champagne and steel tariffs and a potential french fry shortage. 

Episode 41 - Looking to the Future

December 2nd, 2019


In this episode, Phil and Jason Bane discuss what an end of the year looks like at Bane-Welker Equipment. From there they discuss topics like the …

Friday on the Fly 27 - Tesla Cybertruck and Black Friday Deals

November 29th, 2019


We talk about the recent showing of the Tesla Cybertruck and discuss some of the Black Friday deals and events of Thanksgiving weekend. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 28th, 2019


Here is a short, special edition revolving around Thanksgiving. Enjoy! 

Episode 40 - Pranks and Old Stories from Back in the Day

November 25th, 2019


For this episode we brought on five guys who worked together in the early and mid 90's, when Bane Equipment Sales was just a two store operation: Phil Bane, Jason Bane, Brian Verhey, Mark Fruits, and Matt Austin. These …

Friday on the Fly 26 - Raven Invests in Autonomy, Small Town Reboot, and NFL Violence

November 22nd, 2019


Welcome to episode 26! This go round, Tyler and Matthew talk about the ag tech company, Raven investing in the future of autonomous ag equipment; a book about reviving small towns in rural America; and a recent case of …

Episode 39 - Jan Layer of Bane-Welker, Winimac

November 18th, 2019


This episode we have an employee and location highlight with Jan Layer of the Bane-Welker Winimac location. Jan has been in the industry for 31 years and has served in the parts department as a manager for a number of …

Episode 38 - The Blacksmith, The Farrier, and Agriculture with Jim Keith

November 11th, 2019


On this episode we talked with a friend and neighbor of the Bane family, Jim Keith. Jim has made his living as a farrier, shoeing and trimming horses, for the last 47 years. He shares with Matthew and Phil some of what …

Friday on the Fly 25 - Snowy Harvest. Work Ethic, and Penske Buys the Indy Speedway

November 8th, 2019


In this episode Tyler and Matthew discuss harvest, the work ethic produced by the ag industry, and briefly talk about the monumental change of hands of one of the racing worlds most famous arenas. 

Work Ethic Article

Special Episode 6 - Eric Tharp and Bruce Roach of CNH

November 6th, 2019


In this episode, we had the opportunity to sit down with the Senior Director for CNH Distribution in North America, Eric Tharp, and the CNH Lebanon, Indiana Human Resources Manager, Bruce Roach. 

Episode 37 - The Evolution of the Mechanic

November 4th, 2019


In this episode, Phil and Jason Bane discuss their own careers as mechanics and how the farm machinery mechanic has evolved into a class more often …

Special Episode 5 - The FFA at CNH Industrial

October 31st, 2019


In this episode, Tyler Wilson and Matthew Bane are on location at CNH Industrial's Parts and Service Depot in Lebanon, Indiana. Join them as they have three separate interviews with representatives from Bane-Welker …

Episode 36 - We Talk FFA with Two Indiana State Officers

October 28th, 2019


On this episode Tyler Wilson and Matthew Bane had the pleasure of discussing all things FFA with two current Indiana FFA State Officers. Morgan Hines and Ian Stevens helped explain what all goes on in the organization, …

Friday on the Fly 24 - 10 McDelivery Orders Per Second, 910 lb Pumpkin, and National Chucky Day

October 25th, 2019


In this episode, Tyler Wilson and Matthew Bane discuss the incredible rate of orders through McDonald's service, McDelivery, a 910 pound pumpkin converted into a boat, and the Halloween themed national Chucky day. …

Episode 35 - We Talk Beer with Backstep Brewing Company's Josh Miller

October 21st, 2019


This was a fun episode with local brewer, Josh Miller of the Backstep Brewing Company. Tyler Wilson and Matthew Bane talked with Josh about the chemistry behind beer, the relationship between the brewer and the grower, …

Friday on the Fly 23 - Cargill Explodes, No Beard Day, and the Astros

October 18th, 2019


This was a fun filled episode with a guest, Josh Miller of the Backstep Brewing Company in Crawfordsville, Indiana. We talked about a recent explosion at a Cargill plant, the pre no shave November day, and the MLB …

Episode 34 - A Discussion with Phil Bane About Strategic Planning

October 14th, 2019


In this episode, Matthew Bane and Tyler Wilson discuss some historical decision making, planning, and otherwise strategic moves with Phil Bane. This one is loaded with historical anecdotes and common sense. Enjoy! 

Friday on the Fly 22 - 4-H Week, Autonomous Endeavor, and Fat Bear Champion

October 11th, 2019


This week, Tyler and Matthew discuss 4-H, one farm's goal of being fully autonomous by 2025, and the queen victor of Fat Bear Week, 2019. It's a …

Episode 33 - Mark Fruits, 41 Years Loyal

October 7th, 2019


In this episode, Phil, Jason, and Matthew have the great opportunity of talking with long time employee, Mark Fruits. Mark has worked hard for the company for 41 years and has plenty of memories to share. Listen in as …

Friday on the Fly 21 - Robots in Ag, Robots in Parks, and Robots Making Pizza

October 4th, 2019


This episode, Tyler and Matthew discuss the numerous uses for robots out there today and they do so in light of the upcoming Terminator movie. 

Robot …

Episode 32 - Tyler Gordon of the Bane-Welker Spray Center

September 30th, 2019


This employee and location spotlight featured Tyler Gordon of the Lebanon Spray Center. Tyler works with all things application and has been with Bane-Welker for about a year. Listen in and learn about another of …

Friday on the Fly 20 - Accelerated Pay, Youth Deer Season, and Google Turns 21

September 27th, 2019


Tyler and Matthew discuss an accelerated pay program companies like Walmart and McDonalds are offering employees, the upcoming Youth weekend kicking off Indiana Whitetail season, and Google's 21st birthday. 

Plowtalk …

Special Episode 4 - Purdue Ag with Andy Oppy and Amy Jones

September 25th, 2019


On this special edition of Plowtalk we had a great time talking with Purdue Ag Economics Associate Director of Academic Advisor and Career Services, …

Episode 31 - Indiana Soybean Alliance and the Indiana Farm Bureau

September 23rd, 2019


We had the pleasure of discussing Indiana ag with Steve Howell of the Indiana Soybean Alliance and Greg Slipher of the Indiana Farm Bureau. Listen in to learn more about livestock expansion and the importance of …

Friday on the Fly 19 - Hemp Pitfalls, 300 Bushel Corn, and Fake Meat Keeps Trying

September 20th, 2019


This episode Tyler and Matthew discuss one hemp grower's warnings to others trying to get into the young industry, plots of 300 bushel corn, and the continued push by fake meat companies to dominate the market. Enjoy! 

Episode 30 - James Blankenbeckler of Open Season TV Talks Whitetail Deer Hunting

September 16th, 2019


We had the pleasure of talking about one of our favorite activities with a true expert in the field. James Blankenbeckler of Open Season TV joined Phil, Jason, and Matthew to talk all about Whitetail deer hunting. We …

Friday on the Fly 18 - Purdue Robot Delivery, Deer Season, Oak Hill Tree Farm

September 13th, 2019


Tyler and Matthew talk about the first robotic food delivery at Purdue University, the upcoming deer season, and they speak with guest Matt Stine about the kickoff of Fall events at Oak Hill Tree Farm. 

Food Robots …

Episode 29 - History of the Tractor, IH, and Case with Author-Historian, Lee Klancher

September 9th, 2019


Author, historian, and photographer, Lee Klancher, joins the guys for a robust history of the tractor, International Harvester, J.I. Case, and the Case IH Magnum. Lee has written or contributed to 30 books, has enjoyed …

Friday on the Fly 17 - Manure Competition, Beer Fight, and the NFL Begins

September 6th, 2019


This week Tyler and Matthew talk about a research development competition center on manure, Bud Light getting sued for false advertising, and the NFL …

Episode 28 - Joe Miller of Case IH Talks About the New Product Line

September 2nd, 2019


For this episode, Jason and Phil talk to Joe Miller about the new products that Case IH has released this year, including: the AFS Connect Magnum, Harvest Command and the 250 combine series, Tillage Command, and more. …

Friday on the Fly 16 - Bees, Trump Call, and the Apple Credit Card

August 30th, 2019


Tyler and Matthew talk about the development of tracking-technology for bees, the phone call President Trump made during the Farm Progress Show, and …

Episode 27 - Sam Myers of Bane-Welker Equipment, Wingate, IN

August 26th, 2019


We interviewed our salesman from Wingate, Sam Myers. Sam has been with the company since 2012 and shares some of his background, thoughts on the …

Episode 26 - Patricia Bane and Phil Bane Talk the Early Years of Bane Equipment Sales

August 19th, 2019


In this special episode, co-founder of then Bane Equipment Sales, Patricia Bane, joins her son Phil and grandson Matthew to talk about her and Kenneth Bane's entrepreneurial endeavors in the small town of Wingate, …

Friday on the Fly 15 - USDA, Leather Industry, and Extreme Ownership

August 16th, 2019


This episode, Tyler and Matthew discuss (as non-experts) the recent USDA Report, the decline in the market for leather, and a challenge to read a …

Friday on the Fly Special Edition - Tony Carrell and Michael Carroll, State Fair 4-H Leaders

August 15th, 2019


For this special, State Fair edition of Friday on the Fly, Tyler and Matthew sit down at the Bane-Welker booth with Tony Carrell and Michael Carroll …

Episode 25 - A Farewell Interview with Our Interns

August 12th, 2019


Marking the 25th episode of Plowtalk is a special followup with our Bane-Welker summer interns: Janelle, Hanna, and Konnar. These three have put in …

Friday on the Fly 14 - Fit Bit-Like Cow Collars, African Swine Fever Hits Moldova, and 22 Delicious State Fair Dishes

August 9th, 2019


We talked about tracking collars for cows, the recent discovery of African Swine Fever in Moldova, and 22 new food items available at the 2019 …

Friday on the Fly Special Edition - A Chat with Bane-Welker Salesman Jeff Tutterow of Terre Haute, Indiana

August 8th, 2019


Tyler and Matthew traveled to the Indiana State Fair to have a couple interviews on site. In this episode you will hear from Bane-Welker salesman, Jeff Tutterow, of Terre Haute, Indiana, as the guys talk about numerous …

Special Edition 3 - Indiana State Fair Queen, Halle Shoults

August 8th, 2019


For this special edition of Plowtalk we had the pleasure of speaking with a wonderful young lady, Halle Shoults, who is this year's Indiana State …

Episode 24 - A Discussion with Bane-Welker Salesman Eli Davidson of Eaton, Ohio

August 5th, 2019


Episode 24 features Eli Davidson, a young salesman for Bane-Welker in Eaton, OH. Listen in as Jason Bane, Matthew Bane, and Tyler Wilson discuss Ohio …

Friday on the Fly 13 - The Kubota M8, Fire Ants in Australia, and Baseball's Identity Crisis

August 2nd, 2019


Episode 13 of Friday on the Fly! We promise it won't be bad luck to listen, nor will any Halloween figures come knocking. While we didn't rub a rabbit's foot or run away from Michael Myers we did discuss the new M8 …

Episode 23 - Aaron Gault of Advanced Agrilytics

July 29th, 2019


On this episode, Phil and Matthew Bane, along with Jason Everman, talk with Aaron Gault of Advanced Agrilytics. They discuss some of the key …

Friday on the Fly 12 - More Tech Company Partnerships, Tyson Being Sued, and The Moon Landing

July 26th, 2019


On Episode 12, Tyler and Matthew discuss a recent partnership between Canadian based AGI and Kansas based Farmobile, Tyson being sued by environmentalists, and the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing...a week late. 

Episode 22 - A Look Back and Recap

July 22nd, 2019


This episode Phil, Jason, and Matthew discuss some of the highlights of the podcast so far, as well as revisit a few of the general topics that have come up in past episodes. They also discuss what they hope future …

Friday on the Fly 11 - Passing on the Family Farm, Trump Takes Notice of Ag Labor, and Is Russian Stealing Your Face?

July 19th, 2019


Tyler and Matthew discuss the communication struggles between the old and young when it comes to passing down the family farm, as well as a recent …

Episode 21 - Jordan Burkett of HHSB Talks Financing

July 15th, 2019


This episode, we had the pleasure of talking to Jordan Burkett of Hoosier Heartland State Bank about what he is seeing on the agriculture side of the …

Friday on the Fly 10 - Toxic Hay, The Feral Hog Black Market, and Baseballs Getting Juiced

July 12th, 2019


After a week off, Tyler and Matthew pick things up again by discussing the low quality of hay this season, the illegal transport of feral hogs, and the potential reason behind the rise in MLB home runs. So listen in and …

Episode 20 - Goals and Influencers

July 8th, 2019


This episode, Phil and Jason talk about who they've been influenced by and how they go about accomplishing goals. Enjoy! 

Episode 19 - A Behind the Scenes Look at Our Parts Department

July 1st, 2019


This episode, Matthew discusses the the inner-workings of Bane-Welker's complex parts department with Coy Patton and Matt Bentzinger. With around half a million part numbers and nearly 150 vendors to keep tract of, …

Friday on the Fly 9 - 100 MPH Tractor, Pizza Blasphemy, and THE Hot Dog Eating Contest

June 28th, 2019


This episode, Matthew and Tyler talk about a recent tractor land-speed-record set in England, a food company's dive into the meat-alternative market …

Episode 18 - Servicing After #Plant19

June 24th, 2019


In this episode, Matthew, Jason, and Phil discuss the 2019 planting season with Bane-Welker service managers, Luke Rahn and Curtis Roe. Luke and Curtis talk about what they and their service department have experienced …

Friday on the Fly 8 - Raining Soybeans, Fair Oaks Update, and Carrying Permits in Texas

June 21st, 2019


On this episode, Tyler and Matthew discuss a local farmer's creative idea to double-crop his wheat field via a crop dusting plane, a small update on the Fair Oaks controversy, and legislation that allows handgun owners …

Episode 17 - We Interviewed Our Interns!

June 17th, 2019


On this episode, Matthew and Tyler interview the current Bane-Welker interns, and find out what their future goals are as well as their thoughts on …

Friday on the Fly 7 - Plant Nuggets, Hemp House, and Cinderella Sports Stories

June 14th, 2019


On this episode, Tyler and Matthew discuss Tyson's move to producing plant based nuggets, the conversion of a 41 acre greenhouse to a hemp producing facility, and some big, recent sports stories. Enjoy! 

Tyson Article 

Episode 16 - 75th Anniversary of D-Day

June 10th, 2019


Phil, Jason, and Matthew Bane discuss the importance of the invasion of Normandy, France some 75 years ago, and how it puts perspective on life, even when the going gets tough. 

Friday on the Fly 6 - The Impact of Social Media and a Tribute to D-Day

June 8th, 2019


In this episode, Matthew and Tyler discuss the emotional impact social media can have on a person's understanding of justice. The back story of this topic is rooted in the recent controversy that has blown up in the …

Episode 15 - All Things 4-H

June 3rd, 2019


This episode, we had Abby Morgan and Kati Sweet from the Purdue 4-H Extension Office. Abby currently works in Montgomery County and Kati in Hendricks County. They love their jobs and were able to give us a lot of …

Friday on the Fly 5 - Cow Poop, Robot Sampling, and Spelling Bee Woes

May 31st, 2019


Welcome to Friday on the Fly 5! This episode, Tyler and Matthew discuss an innovative use of cow poop, an investment in autonomous robots for soil sampling, and what it means when the National Spelling Bee Championship …

Episode 14 - Machinery Pete

May 24th, 2019


We continue to be blessed by having great guests on the podcast, and this episode is no exception. Greg Peterson, known to many in the farm machinery world as Machinery Pete, joined Phil, Jason, and Matthew Bane for a …

Friday on the Fly 4 - Floating Dairy Farm, Tariff Aid, and "New Coke"

May 24th, 2019


Tyler and Matthew discuss a new development in dairy farming, the recent Tariff Aid Plan for farmers, and a bold attempt by Coca Cola to bring back …

Episode 13 - Sentera with Patrick Campbell

May 20th, 2019


We had Patrick Campbell of Sentera on the podcast this week to discuss all that Sentera offers, especially how it can benefit that bottom line for farmers. We also had a returning guest as Matt Jahnke joined the …

Friday on the Fly 3 - Wild Hogs, Internships, and a 5G Samsung

May 17th, 2019


It's that time! Friday is here and so is a fresh episode of "Friday on the Fly." This week we had a listener send in an article for review and by …

Episode 12 - Tony Walker, Hunting, and The American Way TV

May 13th, 2019


Tony Walker of The American Way TV joined us in studio for episode 12! If you enjoy hunting, the outdoors, or simply have a high view of hard work, then you're in for a treat! Tony Walker and his wife, Angie, have been …

Friday On the Fly 2 - Hemp, African Swine Fever, and Google Pixel

May 10th, 2019


On this week's episode, Tyler Wilson and Matthew Bane discuss the hemp industry, China's massive problem with African Swine Fever, and the release of the Google Pixel 3a! As promised, links of sources are below: 

Hemp …

Episode 11 - Successful Business Principles and Life Habits

May 6th, 2019


Learn what principles Phil and Jason Bane have applied to their own lives and the life of Bane-Welker Equipment to get to where they are today. With …

Friday On the Fly 1 - IBM Partners with Yara International

May 3rd, 2019


Want to hear two young guns have a fast-pace discussion about current events? On this bonus episode, Matthew Bane and Tyler Wilson discuss the …

Episode 10 - Conservis Kacee

April 29th, 2019


It's hard to believe we have already recorded 10 episodes of Plowtalk!  In this episode we were excited to have Kacee Jackson-Bohle from the farm management software company, Conservis. We talked with her about …

Episode 9 - Farmers Edge Partners with Case IH

April 22nd, 2019


This episode we talked with Todd Conner of Farmers Edge and Brian Verhey of Bane-Welker Equipment about the partnership between Case IH and Farmers Edge established in November, 2018. What is Farmers Edge? What makes …

Episode 8 - Discussion with Mayor Todd Barton

April 15th, 2019


We were grateful to have Mayor Todd Barton of Crawfordsville join us for a discussion about the relationship between the city and agriculture. 

Special Edition 2 - Brock Dahlin of Ivy Tech and Tyler Wilson

April 12th, 2019


For this bonus episode Matthew Bane spoke with Bane-Welker employee, Tyler Wilson, and a professor from Ivy Tech, Brock Dahlin about a tour Mr. Dahlin's class took through Bane-Welker, Crawfordsville. Some good …

Episode 7 - Give It a Try: Spring Demonstrations

April 8th, 2019


Chris Eppley of Bane-Welker Equipment joined us this time around to discuss the upcoming demonstrations available to farmers. Along with Jason, Phil, and Matthew, Chris discussed what the spring, summer, and fall demo …

Special Edition - A Day at Ivy Tech Lafayette

April 5th, 2019


This special episode is made up of seven different discussion based interviews conducted at Ivy Tech Community College in Lafayette, Indiana. We had …

Episode 6 - Soil Science

April 1st, 2019


This episode, Matt Stine of Nicholson Consulting discusses the field of agronomy with Phil, Jason, and Matthew Bane. Agriculture continues to grow in …

Episode 5 - Agriculture Technology

March 25th, 2019


Hear guest farmer, Nick Frey, from WCI Family Farms discuss with Matt Jahnke, a Bane-Welker Equipment AFS Specialit, Jason Bane, and Matt Bane the …

Episode 4 - Women in Agriculture: Perspectives from Two Ladies

March 18th, 2019


Morgan Welker and Amanda Wolf join Matthew Bane to discuss what it's like being a woman in the agriculture industry. What do Amanda and Morgan see as …

Episode 3 - Preparing for the 2019 Planting Season

March 7th, 2019


Listen in on Jason Bane and guest, Matt Austin (the complex service manager for Bane-Welker equipment) discuss what farmers ought to be doing with their equipment in order to be most prepared for the upcoming planting …

Episode 2 - The 1980's Farm Crisis and Case Buys IH

March 7th, 2019


In this episode, Phil Bane recalls the 1980's farming crisis from his vantage point at the time as a Bane Equipment Sales employee. During the crisis, Case bought out International Harvester, making the brand what it is …

Episode 1 - Advice to Youth in Agriculture

February 28th, 2019


On this first episode of Plowtalk, Phil and Jason Bane give their advice to young people seeking to enter the agriculture industry. They discuss …

Introduction to Plowtalk

February 27th, 2019


This is a short, introductory episode in which Matthew Bane explains a little bit about Plowtalk and Bane-Welker Equipment. 

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