Recent News

Emerge – Entrepreneur Focuses on Efficiency, Problem Solving
Shawn Gengerke doesn’t want to build a better mousetrap. Instead, the fourth-generation South Dakota farmer’s focus is on building first-of-a-kind products that can solve decades-old problems.
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Country Guide- Two ‘Leading Edge’ Innovations for Corn Growers
In the past four-and-a-half years, he has launched two patent-pending technologies with his Load Judge and the Operation Harvest Sweep, both designed to enhance on-farm efficiency.
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Farm & Livestock Directory - The Load Judge Receives Two Awards for Product Innovation
Leading Edge Industries recently received an AE50 award and a Finovation award for The Load Judge, a breakthrough technology designed to help farmers and grain haulers save time and money when loading grain.
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2015 FinOvation Award Winners
The readers of Farm Industry News selected The Load Judge as one of the top product introductions of 2014.
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Farm Catalog - Load Judge AE50 Award
Farm Catalog magazine acknowledges The Load Judge for its AE50 award.
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Farm Journal - Grain Loading Just Got Easier
Load Judge technology offers efficiency and accuracy. Shawn Gengerke was plagued by the triune scourges of grain loading-dust, dirt and darkness. The Groton, S.D., farmer was frustrated by the grind of extra labor, failed technology and ill-health directly related to the inefficiencies of grain loading.
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AE50
The Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers selects The Load Judge as one of the 50 most innovative products of the year.
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Farm Progress Show: Best Of
Ag industry editors select The Load Judge as one of their favorite new products from the 2014 Farm Progress Show.
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Successful Farming - Grain Gauge
The challenges of monitoring grain in dusty, dirty, and dark conditions are a reality Shawn Gengerke has had to deal with for far too long.
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Farm Industry News - Precise Grain Loading From the Cab
A new technology is hitting the market that will allow for precise grain loading that can be monitored from the comfort of a semi cab.
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Dakota Farmer - Every Load on the Money
Loading grain trucks has never been easier for Shawn Gengerke, of Groton, S.D.
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Agweek - Only in America
Leading Edge Industries, a startup company located in Groton, S.D., may be on its way to changing the agricultural industry after unveiling the Load Judge at this year’s Big Iron Farm Show.
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Mitchell Daily Republic - Innovations on display at Dakotafest
Shawn Gengerke got sick of dust in his face while guessing the amount of grain in his hopper trailer. Gengerke, CEO of Leading Edge Industries, came up with an idea and is touting his product this week at Dakotafest near Mitchell.
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Farm & Ranch Guide - New technology takes grain hauling from trailer to the cab
Leading Edge Industries has developed a new innovative technology that will ensure that grain haulers and farmers can achieve optimal loads that maximize the value of every trailer load.
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Minnesota Farm Guide - New technology takes grain hauling from trailer to the cab
Leading Edge Industries has developed a new innovative technology that will ensure that grain haulers and farmers can achieve optimal loads that maximize the value of every trailer load.
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Prairie Business - New technology takes grain hauling from trailer to the cab
Shawn Gengerke got sick of all the dust blowing in his face while trying to guess how much grain was being poured into his hopper trailer.
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Meet Us

Visit Leading Edge and learn about the Load Judge at these upcoming trade shows:

Dakotafest
Booth #IC201
August 15-17, 2017
Mitchell, South Dakota

Farm Progress Show
Booth #VIT9304
August 29-31, 2017
Decatur, Illinois

Big Iron Farm Show
Booth #K57, K58
September 12-14, 2017
West Fargo, North Dakota

Nebraska Power Farming Show
December 5-7, 2017
Lincoln, Nebraska