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SUCCESS ROOTED IN TRUST

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 […]

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REDUCE SEED TREATMENT OPERATOR ERROR

What are the fundamental principles of a successful business? Increase profits while minimizing risk — sound familiar? What good is it to increase profits only have it negated by unmitigated risk, such as operator error during the seed treatment season? How do we change the recipe and set seed treatment operators, and your company, up […]

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THE HIDDEN COSTS OF BUYING CHEAP

Have you ever tried to save a buck and it ended up costing you $10? We’re located a few miles out of town in rural Kansas where there is no access to fiber cable. We beam our internet connection from town and, in an effort to save a few dollars, decided to purchase radios that […]

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DIRECT DRAW vs SLURRY TREATING

Just as each farm is unique, so too are the retailers and seed companies that service them. I’m often asked if keg direct draw treating is better than slurry treating, but the answer isn’t cut and dry. It depends on a number of factors, including operator knowledge and expertise, resources and flexibility, or farmer choice, […]

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THROW OUT THE SEED TREATMENT PAPER TRAIL

In the world where we have an endless array of gadgets and gizmos at our fingertips, making communication and data analysis easier than ever, paper is a sign of inefficiency. Think about your paper trail as it relates to treating seed. A customer orders a batch of seed to be treated, which is typically initiated […]

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