Kaitlyn Basehoar, of Littlestown, Pa., can take full credit for the new Kuhn Model GMD 280 disk mower now knocking down hay on her family’s Crystal Spring Farm. Basehoar was first winner of the Kuhn’s nationwide Golden Giveaway.
Her name was drawn from a pool of thousands of entries received in the first half of 2017 in the company’s 50th anniversary celebration of pioneering disk mower technology. When asked what her role on the farm is, Basehoar said with a beaming grin, “farmer’s wife.” She pitches in with the chores. “I do whatever I can to help, especially with hay and straw.”
This year, she pitched in the new mower for the farm. “But I think the guys are more excited than I am,” she joked.
“The guys” include her husband, Jared, the seventh generation to work on his family’s farm, and his father, Millard. Crystal Spring Farm grows soybeans, corn, hay, wheat and straw, and sells beef.
The Basehoars were given their choice of dealership to receive the mower from and immediately chose the Chambersburg, Pa., store of Hoober Inc., part of a nine-store chain of dealerships serving the Mid-Atlantic region.
Golden Giveaway round 2
The second entry pool for the Kuhn Model GMD 280 Golden Giveaway opens in July and closes in October, with opportunities to enter at select farm shows. Here are the eastern shows where you can sign up.
• Ag Progress Days, Aug. 15-17, Pennsylvania Furnace, Pa.
• Maine Farm Days, Aug. 23-24, Leeds, Maine
• Farm Progress Show, Aug. 29-31, Decatur, Ill.
• Farm Science Review, Sept. 19-21, London, Ohio
The second winner will be selected in early November and will be given a choice of a free Kuhn GMD 280 disk mower or $10,000 toward the purchase of a higher-priced GMD or FC machine. Find full contest rules at: www.kuhnnorthamerica.com/us/news-golden-giveaway.html.