Welcome to the Gemplers Test Plot where every month the Mid-West Farm Report team will be trying our hand at a new or familiar farm task featuring problem-solving products from our friends at Gemplers. Since 1939, this family-owned, Wisconsin-based company has been serving the farmers, growers and ranchers throughout Wisconsin and across the country. Getting you what you need to work smarter, faster, safer and more comfortably on the farm, ranch, orchard, garden and home.
Mention “FARMBABE” or use FARMBABE code online or via phone. Give Gemplers a try and get a FREE Wisconsin Needs Farmers t-shirt with your order of $100+ online, via phone or in our store in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin.
Gemplers Test Plot Ep. 5 - Gift Giving with Gemplers
It’s time to beat the shipping delays and support USA Made products and businesses this holiday season. The latest Gemplers Test Plot segment takes Mid-West Farm Report’s Stephanie Hoff to the Gemplers brick-and-mortar store in Mt. Horeb and online at Gemplers.com. There, Stephanie picks out clothing, gear, and tools in-store and online to fit the lifestyle of her loved ones. Gemplers has the gifts that keep on giving, allowing you and yours to do what you love smarter, faster and safer in the new year. Watch the video to see Stephanie’s gift picks. Or visit the Gemplers Gift Guide to find products that work for everyone this Christmas. And for a limited time, you can get 15% off $150+ online or phone purchases. Order by Dec. 13 to make sure it arrives in time for Christmas! The links to the products in the video are below.
- Yeti for the outdoorsmen and women and all-day coffee drinkers
- Sugar River Midweight Flannel for the tractor drivers and Christmas dinner-goers
- Carhartt Relaxed Fit Heavyweight Flannel Sherpa-Lined Shirt for the mid-winter hay feeders and water pipe fixers
- Grip6 Web Belt for the DIY-ers and self-adjusters
- Sugar River by Gemplers Plain Toe Chore Boots for the poop scoopers and hunters
- Sugar River by Gemplers 6”H Waterproof Ripstop Nylon Boots for the hikers and horseback riders
- Darn Tough Socks for the doers and stocking openers
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Gemplers Test Plot Ep. 4 - Christmas Tree Harvest
2021 is the year to start new traditions for Mid-West Farm Report’s Stephanie Hoff. She and her partner Conway are cutting down their own Christmas tree (for the first time) to celebrate in their new home. And Gemplers is here to help. In the latest Gemplers Test Plot, Gemplers is outfitting the couple with the right tools and Carhartt gear to successfully start this new family tradition! See the video for how to use the proper tools to safely cut down a Christmas tree. The links to the products in the video are below.
Stephanie's Tools For the Job:
- Bacho 24” ERGO Bow Saw
- Hickok Loppers
- Felco Pruning Saw Folding Felco 6
- Carhartt Washed Duck Sherpa-Lined Jacket
- Carhartt Knit Fleece Lined Pom Pom Hat
- Carhartt Women's Insulated Knit Cuff Work Glove
- Elvex Safety Glasses,Clear Hard Coat
- Carhartt Flex Relaxed Fit Midweight Flannel Fleece-Lined Shirt
- Carhartt Washed Duck Insulated Rib Collar Vest
- Carhartt Knit Cuffed Craftsman Patch Beanie
- Carhartt Insulated Suede Work Glove
- Wrap-Around Safety Glasses, Clear, Scratch-Resistant
- AMS Soil Probe
Gemplers Test Plot Ep. 3 - Pressure Washing
Farm assistant, Aaron Zimmerman takes on the job of cleaning out the livestock trailer, scraping out bedding and manure, along with pressure washing the trailer to get it completely clean. Cleaning out and pressure washing can definitely be a wet and dirty job to do. Rain gear and chore boots from Gemplers, however, can help to keep yourself clean and dry in the process. See how he's able to get the job done efficiently and effectively, all while staying clean.
Aaron's Tools For the Job:
Gemplers Test Plot Ep. 2 - Fencing
Farm assistant, Aaron Zimmerman will tackle a fencing job with his wife, Leeah on their farm in southwest Wisconsin. They have to make sure the fences are in good shape and sturdy to keep in the beef cows as grass is getting short this fall. They work together with Gemplers tools and gear to get the job done fast, efficiently and effectively.
Aaron's Tools For the Job:
Gemplers Test Plot Ep. 1 - Harvesting Grapes
Newbie gardener, Mid-West Farm Report assistant Stephanie Hoff, didn’t know where to start when it came to harvesting the grapes in her backyard. So with the help of Gemplers tools and UW Extension fruit specialist Amaya Atucha, she learns what to watch for when the grapes are ready for harvest and how to clip it from the vine.
Stephanie's tools for the job: