Farm Horizons, Sept. 2004

New Germany man wins use of new truck for a year at Farmfest

By Ryan Gueningsman

Mark Schurmann of New Germany will be driving a brand new truck for a year – free of charge.

Schurmann was recently named the winner of a new Chevrolet Silverado full-size, extended cab pickup truck after entering a drawing at Farmfest in Redwood Falls Aug. 3.

He will have the truck for a year, can put up to 24,000 miles on it, and has an option to purchase the truck after his year is up.

Schurmann lives on 120 acres between Winsted and New Germany, and, along with his father, Robert, and brother Dean, farm a combined 1,200 acres of land. The Schurmanns grow corn, soybeans, and wheat. Dean Schurmann also has livestock at his farm.

Mark Schurmann said he plans on using his new acquisition around the farm for hauling and towing various things. He and his wife, Kari, are planning on taking a week-long vacation this winter, during which they will drive the truck down south.

Mark and Kari have one daughter, Caressa. Kari works at State Bank of Young America as a commercial lender.

“We couldn’t believe it,” Kari said. “We weren’t convinced until we saw the contract.”

The contest was sponsored by AgStar Financial, and Mark Schurmann was talked into signing up for the truck by his father. It was the only thing he signed up for at Farmfest.

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