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Valley® Irrigation is pleased to announce that Sam Walton of Lumber Bridge, North Carolina, is the winner of the recent Valley “Work to Play” giveaway. Walton wins an allinclusive four-day, three-night getaway for two, as well as one Valley ICON® smart panel of his choice and a free one-year subscription to AgSense® or BaseStation3TM.
Sam Walton (R) and Ed Bullard (L)

The Waltons purchased their pivots from Ed Bullard Irrigation in Wade, North Carolina, a Valley dealer since 1984. “They’re good growers,” Bullard says of the Waltons. “Sam is very sharp, and does a great job managing their center pivots. His generation really sees the benefit of irrigation in terms of risk mitigation and yield potential.”

Walton farms a 6,000-acre operation in southeastern North Carolina with his father, mother and younger brother. His father bought their first center pivot in the 1990s; now they own 14 Valley center pivots, all connected by AgSense, and note a significant improvement in bushels per acre when comparing irrigated corn with dry land. “They’ve been good pivots for us,” Walton says. “They’re durable. We might get more … and I don’t foresee looking at (any other kind) in the future.”

“The Valley ‘Work to Play’ giveaway is a prize package designed to provide the winning grower with the means to manage his irrigation operation from far away,” says Rich Panowicz, Vice President of North American Sales for Valley Irrigation. “Winning an all-inclusive vacation is a great way to illustrate how smart technology from Valley can help growers relax and stay in control no matter where they are.”

About Valley Irrigation

The Valley brand is recognized worldwide as the leader in sales, service, quality and innovation, and has been recognized as such since Valmont® founded the center pivot irrigation industry in 1954. With historical sales of more than 200,000 center pivots and linears, Valmont-built equipment annually irrigates approximately 25 million acres (10 million hectares) around the world. The Nebraska-based company remains dedicated to providing innovative solutions now and well into the future. For more information, please visit

About AgSense®

AgSense®, a pioneer in remote-management solutions for agricultural irrigation, is majority-owned by Valmont® Industries, Inc., parent company of Valley Irrigation. AgSense products enable growers and agri-businesses to remotely manage different tasks within their operations. For more information, visit or contact an AgSense dealer.