Nebraska Farmer Wins Use of CLAAS Combine for This Season

Nebraska Farmer Wins Use of CLAAS Combine for This Season

Bob Bartek of Ithaca was grand prize winner in contest sponsored the equipment manufacturer.

Bob Bartek will have free use of a new LEXION combine for the 2014 harvest season. The farmer from Ithaca, north of Lincoln, was the grand prize winner of the "LEXION Driven to Win Giveaway" contest offered by CLAAS of America. The prize is valued at more than $50,000.

"I've toured the CLAAS facilities in Omaha before, and I've seen their combines at work during their Adventures in the field demonstrations. I entered my name in the contest for use of a LEXION," says Bartek. "I know CLAAS has produced a long line of quality combines with a high level of craftsmanship, and I'm really looking forward to using one on my operation."

From left: Andy Moravec, Nebraska Harvest Center Territory sales manager; Craig Gile, Nebraska Harvest Center Sales manager; Bob Bartek; Tim Bartek; and Richard Bartek.

Bartek grows corn and soybeans along with his brothers, Richard and Tim Bartek. They started farming with their father, Milo "Mike," on the farm their grandfather purchased in the early 1920s. They currently farm 4,700 acres, a combination of owned and rented ground.

Bartek serves on the Saunders County Corn Growers Board of Directors and is a past board member of the Nebraska Soybean Board.

He was notified at his farm by representatives from CLAAS of America and his local CLAAS dealer, Nebraska Harvest Center.

"I'm really looking forward to using the LEXION combine." Bartek says. "This is great! We are really very appreciative."

CLAAS of America Inc. offers a wide variety of combines, forage harvesters, balers and hay tools, products that are designed by an engineering staff located at numerous worldwide factories.

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