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Jeff Ley, Solutions Deployment Specialist at PrairiE Systems, took a roundabout way to join the team. After graduating with a degree in Sport Management from Taylor University, Jeff’s dream was to one day work for the Chicago Bears. However, life didn’t work out that way after a college buddy offered him a job.

His friend asked if he would join him at a United Animal Health (UAH) research farm. After 10 years, Jeff remained at UAH in a slightly different role as a research trial facilitator.

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It's not every day you meet someone who is as perfect a fit for their job as Molly Blanchfield, Software Product Manager for the Feed Allocation System at PrairiE Systems. Her position requires the ability to train new users on the software and then turn back to the software developers to accurately explain the needs of the end users.

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The Russcher family knows a thing or two about pork production. Their farm dates back to the early 1960s and has received several outstanding performance awards for having a top performing herd. In addition to those accolades, this February Denny Russcher was named the Michigan Master Pork Producer by the Michigan Pork Producers Association.

Denny is responsible for managing the breeding herd at Precision Pork, which is expected to reach 2,400 sows this year. In addition, the farm continues to be in the top 10 percent for their farm size and they currently wean over 35,000 pigs annually.

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Getting started with FAS

A little over a year ago — shortly after Alesha Nemechek started at S&C Pork — CEO Chris Schroeder walked over to her and dropped a Feed Allocation System (FAS) pamphlet on her desk.

"At the time, we were a little more spread out than we are today," Schroeder explained. "I felt very disconnected to the feed mills and we weren't doing a great job of knowing where feed was delivered, when, and to what barn until the end of the month when we received an invoice."

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