In 2019, the Department of Agriculture expects U.S. farmers to plant 237 million acres in a matter of weeks. On the farm, this means extremely long days, time away from the family and added stress. To get through this intense time, it requires a great support system (family, employees and friends).
What farmers often don’t see is that in the weeks leading up to planting, their seed company, dealer or retailer is going through an equally intense season — the seed treating season, a six- to eight-week period of intense work preparing the seed to be planted. During this time, much can go wrong and it’s important that we have good support systems in place.