Seeds for Success

New Year, New Resolutions for the Farm

New Year, New Resolutions for the Farm

With the turn to the 2024 calendar usually brings posts of everyone sharing their New Year’s resolutions. While to most people it is in the form of eating healthier, working out more, being kinder to the neighbors, or traveling more the question we have is: what are your New Year’s resolutions for the farm? A wise person once shared a very simple, yet impactful phrase with me that’s very important as we set new goals and approach a new season. Simply put: don’t forget that sometimes you have to take the time to work ON the business and not always FOR the business. This all starts with reviewing the past, and deciding on what direction we are going in the future.

AgVenture Welcomes Cassandra Hickman to Team

AgVenture Welcomes Cassandra Hickman to Team

AgVenture is excited to announce that Cassandra Hickman has joined the team as our Administrative Specialist. Cassandra joins us after supporting Alejandro Munoz and the Latin America Leadership Team since she came to Corteva in 2021.

Time to Improve Yield Monitor Accuracy

Time to Improve Yield Monitor Accuracy

An increasing reliance upon yield monitor data to evaluate crop performance and inform management decisions has placed greater importance on ensuring yield data quality.
Yield monitors are capable of providing very accurate estimates of corn yield; however, real-world performance can fall well short of this potential due to lack of proper calibration and other sources of error.

National Farm Safety and Health Week: Safe Use of Harvesting Equipment

National Farm Safety and Health Week: Safe Use of Harvesting Equipment

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), agriculture is one of the most hazardous industries in the United States – and also one of the most rewarding. In order to be the latter, on-farm safety is essential. This week is known as National Farm Safety and Health Week, so we wanted to share some tips on safe use of harvesting equipment to keep in mind this fall.

While harvest season is one of the peak periods for farm injuries and deaths, many injuries can be prevented through effective farm safety management. Here are some tips from the National Safety Council’s Agriculture Division.

Drying Immature Corn

Drying Immature Corn

Early frost at harvest can lead to high or uneven moisture, low test weights and increased foreign material, resulting in lower-quality grain that may not store as well. Careful planning and management of drying and storage can help maintain yield when early frost hits.

Shattering Expectations

Shattering Expectations

One of the questions Hedrick gets asked about 2022 most often is, ‘How did you choose the hybrid?’

“It started with a bunch of arguments between me and Clif,” he laughed. “We were at our commodity conference last year and I said, ‘Clif, we have this farm and the ground is really special. We’ve pushed it as hard as we can and we want to put a racehorse hybrid on it again this year to see how much further we can push it.”

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Hear what farmers are saying

“I use AgVenture because of their excellent products, service, and agronomic support. When we need something they respond quickly. I can’t think of any reason why we wouldn’t use AgVenture. AgVenture stressed the importance of new technology on our farm and is helping us maximize our yield maps, soil grid maps, and fertilizer application data. I do business with AgVenture because they are very trustworthy and service oriented.”

- Kansas Farmer

“We’ve had the AgVenture Spangler 'Training Plots' for several years. The plots help us in our corn and soybean selections. For 3 generations, we have been using AgVenture Spangler products.”

- Wisconsin Farmer

“I consider everyone at AgVenture a friend and I can tell that they are really looking out for me and my farming operation. AgVenture is an easy company to work with and you cannot beat the service. When I have questions about my crops I call AgVenture and they are here right away helping me find the answer.”

- Kansas Farmer

“An AgVenture Yield Specialist showed me what my yields could be with AgVenture seed and I thought they were impossible because they were so good.”

- Nebraska Farmer