Archive | August 2013

Servi-Tech on Campus

Good afternoon!

Servi-Tech is recruiting at a college near you!

You can find the colleges we’ll be recruiting at on our website, servi-techinc.com, or in the graphic below.

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Texting While Driving Documentary

As we rush from field to field it’s easy to get distracted, and we end up trying to multitask while we’re driving.

“From One Second to the Next” is a pretty powerful documentary about texting and driving. There are interviews with people who have been injured in accidents, and people who have caused fatal accidents because of texting.

It’s pretty long (more than 30 minutes) but it’s definitely worth watching. 

You can find it here:

Finally, some rain

Good afternoon!

We’ve been blessed with several rain showers in recent weeks at Servi-Tech’s headquarters in Dodge City, Kan.

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Last night, the heavens opened and dropped almost 3.5 inches in the Dodge City area. (Photo courtesy Servi-Tech’s Director of Operations Pete Kruse)

The National Weather Service in Dodge City said on its Facebook page that Dodge City’s precipitation is .29″ above normal for the year. The weather service has measured more than 15 inches of rain this year in Dodge; we’ve received 6.78 inches of rain in August alone.

This is a big deal to people who live in southwest Kansas (and Nebraska, Colorado, and other states) because of the drought that has lasted for years. The U.S. Drought Monitor has much of western Kansas listed in exceptional drought (it’s updated every Thursday, so this information is from last week).

flooded field

A flooded field that one of our Kansas agronomists checks.

We’re thankful for whatever moisture we get – although it’s kind of weird to see photos of flash flooding in western Kansas.

Here are some links to weather stories in our region:

From The Garden City Telegram (Kansas): Recent rainfall across state shatters records, could ease drought (Aug. 12, 2013)

From Kearneyhub.com (Nebraska): Rain, hail impacts Broken Bow (Aug. 12, 2013)

From The Grand Island Independent (Nebraska): Rain helps crops, but cool weather slowing development (Aug. 12, 2013)

From The Garden City Telegram (Kansas): Cleanup in progress after Wednesday torrent (Aug. 2, 2013)