BBI, Spreader Specialties Taking MagnaSpread to 2012 IDEAg DakotaFest

The BBI summer trade show circuit continues, with our participation in the 2012 IDEAg DakotaFest.

DakotaFest, the premier annual agricultural event in South Dakota, will take place at Schlaffman Farm in Mitchell, South Dakota from August 21-23.  The show connects industry-leading manufacturers with members of the Northern Plains farming and ranching communities. Participants traditionally come to DakotaFest from every county in South Dakota, and significant numbers of ranchers and farmers represent key farming and ranching areas in Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana.

BBI’s Denny McCauley will be attending DakotaFest, along with one of our key partners for the area, Mike Olson of Spreader Specialties.  Spreader Specialties works with farmers in the Dakotas, Minnesota, and northern Iowa, ensuring that farmers in these areas are equipped with the latest offerings in BBI spreaders, parts, service, and technology for precision farming capabilities.

At this year’s DakotaFest, McCauley and Olson will be demonstrating MagnaSpread, BBI’s line of spreaders optimized for granular fertilizer and lime applications.  The MagnaSpread series, available in both truck-mount and pull-type single-axle and tandem-axle versions, features the ISOBUS-compatible BBI Binary Manifold as standard equipment. The Binary Manifold connects with a variety of precision farming technology software systems from every manufacturer currently leveraging the ISOBUS platform.

IDEAg projects that over 30,000 attendees will connect with 550 leading companies in the farming industry over the course of the three-day event in Mitchell. In addition to manufacturer exhibitions, DakotaFest will feature educational forums on a number of timely farming topics, as well as field and livestock demonstrations that will showcase the latest advancements in agribusiness.

“We are proud to attend this year’s DakotaFest with Mike Olson of Spreader Specialties,” stated Lee Kilpatrick, Director of Sales and Marketing at BBI Spreaders. “Mike is a great partner for us in the Northern Plains, and he does a fantastic job of addressing the needs of farmers in this region for BBI’s spreaders, parts, service, and our emerging electronics tools for precision agriculture. The farmers and ranchers in this part of the country are critical to feeding the world and doing so in a way that will be sustainable and profitable. We’re honored to work with them.”

For more information on the 2012 IDEAg DakotaFest, please visit the show website at