Inman, KS (PRWEB) July 1, 2006
Martens Farms introduces a do-it-yourself Maze Design Kit for farmers, agri-tainment consultants and agricultural businesses. The Maze Design Kit enables anyone to design and precisely create mazes in cornfields, wildflowers, bamboo or other crops as well as hedges, garden plantings, straw bales, fences, walls and more. This Kit includes software, a professional-level GPS receiver, PDA with rugged mount, and basic training to start using the bundled products. The kit also enables field record-keeping, GPS mapping and data layering, and reports to better manage mazes with end-of-season crop harvests. Additional information is available at http://www.123farmworks.com/cornmazedesign.htm or 877.585.6761.
Mazes are great outdoor fun for maze trekkers, and profitable for the operators. With the new Maze Design Kit from Martens Farms, anyone can produce amazing mazes. Centuries ago, mazes were only seen in the grand gardens of royalty. Now, field mazes are popping up all over the country as part of the booming agri-tourism and agri-tainment trend. Mazes are soaring in popularity by offering visitors affordable, nostalgic, family-friendly healthy activity. Mazes are attracting farmers' and agricultural businesses' attention because of higher profits compared to harvesting the crop by itself. Mazes may also help attract visitors to nearby businesses in rural areas.
"The beauty of our Maze Design Kit is that it enables anyone to create basic to intricate mazes using precision farming technology, saving time and money," says Lorra Martens of Martens Farms. Once the maze is designed, the Kit can be used to manage field records, create reports on basic field input costs, create custom reports and maps, and develop GPS-enabled games.
Professional Maze Design Kit
The Professional Corn Maze Design Kit includes tools for office and field use:
- Farm Works Software for desktop PC (Farm Trac, Farm Site) and Pocket PC (Site Mate Basic)
- iPAQ 2190 Pocket PC
- Raven Invicta 115 GPS receiver with 6-12 inch accuracy, 10 hz update rate and simulated radar output
- Rugged water-proof, crush-proof, drop-proof Otterbox 1900 case with mount
- Quick-Start individual training to get up and running quickly with the software and equipment
Standard Maze Design Kit
The Standard Corn Maze Design Kit, or "starter" version, includes everything in the Professional Kit except Farm Trac and Farm Site, and adds geo-referencing services from Martens Farms. This version is for those who don't need to print maps or reports, nor have the time or interest in geo-referencing their own map designs. Martens Farms provides first map geo-referencing service for free.
Maze Customer Rental Kit
The Customer Rental Kit includes an iPAQ Pocket PC with Site Mate Basic and a basic GPS receiver, which is rented to maze visitors who want to participate in GPS-enabled games and activities in the maze. Customer Rental Kits enhance learning and fun in the maze, encourage repeat visitors, and boosts profits.
Prices for the Maze Design Kits start at $2225, and the Customer Rental Kits are $650 each or five for $2995. Options include rugged powered PDA mounts, 512MB SD cards for data and map storage on Pocket PCs, and discounted factory-refurbished iPAQ 2210 Pocket PCs. Details are available online at http://www.123farmworks.com/cornmazedesign.htm or by phone at 877.585.6761.
About Martens Farms
Martens Farms specializes in sales and consulting on Farm Works Software and a variety of related precision farming equipment from Ag Leader, Raven and Trimble. Jim and Lorra Martens run their Inman, Kansas business and their own farming operation by the “golden rules”, including honesty, integrity, responsive service, and treating others as they would like to be treated. The Martens work with agricultural and livestock operations of all sizes and types, with the ultimate goal of improving profits and productivity.
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