Driving Tour to Feature AER Products

Here’s a chance to see a few farms with strong fertility programs using some of our products including Myco Seed Treat®, SP-1™, starters, foliar applications, in-furrow, and side-dress. At AgriEnergy Resources, we believe there’s still another opportunity to turn a good crop into a great crop. Join us from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 25 on several farm tours in Ohio, hosted by John Daniel Schlabach of JDS Seeds. We will visit 5 farms and learn what others have done to manage their crops. One of our agronomists, Gary Campbell, will be there all day discussing how late-season foliars can complement a strong early season program. He will be joining speakers John Daniel Schlabach, Reggie Destree, Kevin Fowler of Fowler Seed Marketing, and participating farmers. it should be a great day to get your questions answered while learning from some of the best. The following farms are participating:

Stoller Organic Dairy – 8:00 a.m. at 10451 Eby Road, Sterling, Ohio. Scott and his family are Organic Valley members and grow organic corn, soybeans, wheat, oats, hay, and pasture. Scott uses a variety of tools for weed control and was one of the first farmers in the area to use AgriEnergy products. This year he has a large organic corn silage plot, a soybean plot, and an AgriEnergy fertility plot.

Trent Troyer Farm – 10:15 a.m. at 5537 South Apple Creek Road, Apple Creek, Ohio. Trent has been using AgriEnergy products for 6 years and grows organic corn, soybeans, and hay. He also has 5 broiler houses where he sells and spreads broiler manure. See how he utilizes broiler manure and foliar application on his farm.

Jakes’ Restaurant – 11:30 a.m. 6655 East Lincoln Way, Wooster, Ohio. Join us for lunch at Jake’s.

Ervin Miller Jr. Farm – 1:00 p.m. at 4347 Welty Road, Apple Creek, Ohio. Ervin and his family grow organic corn, soybeans, hay, and pasture. He has been using AgriEnergy products for several years and has been using 4010 forage peas as a spring slowdown crop with excellent results.

Woodlynn Acres Farm – 2:00 p.m. at 647 South Kurzen Road, Dalton, Ohio. Fred and Scott Myers farm 3,000 acres with 1,200 acres in organic production and 800 in transition. This year they have 500 acres organic corn, 400 acres organic hay, 65 acres organic soybeans. In the remaining acres, they grow oats, barley, rye, and forage peas. They have used AgriEnergy corn starter and applied foliar fertilizer to their hay, corn, and small grains. They will be showing the modern equipment and technology they use to get the job done.

Darry Neuenschwander & Sons – 4:00 p.m. at 2887 West Lebanon Road South, Dalton, Ohio. Darry and his sons have a conventional dairy and grow corn, alfalfa, and soybeans. They plant non-GMO corn for silage and grain. They applied SP-1™ with 28% nitrogen at planting and are having an excellent crop year so far.

There is no need to RSVP for any of the farm tours; just show up and attend as many as you prefer. Feel free to stay the whole day or enjoy only a handful of tours.

For more information call John Daniel Schlabach at 330-465-1794.

 

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A Father’s Day Poem

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Brian  & Emery at their first baseball game.

When we got married, my dad gave the sweetest father of the bride speech. It started with how excited he was when I was born and went on from there. Anyway, he laughed as he remembered showing me off at the hospital to anyone that would listen. I laughed too, but I didn’t fully understand his excitement until we became parents. And my husband did the same thing with our sweet bundle of JOY.

He was so proud. As we approach our first Father’s Day as parents, I want to first and foremost acknowledge our dads who have set the bar pretty high for my husband. You guys are always good for a listening ear, a good laugh, and a helping hand.

Now, to my husband, you’ve been rocking this whole fatherhood thing.

I thought it’d be fun for him to write down what’s going through his mind as we approach his first Father’s Day, but the only word he kept repeating was JOY.

So, filled, with JOY, I decided to write a poem to capture his first Father’s Day. At least from my perspective 😉

When You Became a Dad

Watching you become a dad
Has been more than just a fad.
It’s been exhilarating,
And overwhelming to see
How well you love
Your daughter and me.

Diaper blowouts, boogies, and a
Lack of sleep,
Got nothing on you!

For in it’s place, is a JOY so deep
That was awakened
When a special, little girl let out her first cry.

From matching shirts to tractor rides
She adores you, and you her
Especially when
Those sweet, baby blues
Gaze directly into your heart!

They say a dad is an ordinary man turned by love into a hero, an adventurer, a storyteller, and a singer. This couldn’t be more true.

Happy Father’s Day!

 

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More than BBQ

As we were brainstorming ideas centered around Memorial Day, it was hard. I mean, there’s really no words to portray how thankful we are for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. If you find yourself missing a loved one this weekend, please know our hearts are with you. As we approach the holiday weekend, let’s hit pause and remember.

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In observance of Memorial Day, our main office will be closed. We will re-open for regular business hours on Tuesday, May 29.

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From mom, with love

They say mothers and daughters become closer when daughters become mothers. Already having a close relationship with my mom, I didn’t think much of it, but over the course of time, it’s so true. Having my own sweet baby, has bonded my mom and I in a whole new light. Especially as we approach my first Mother’s Day as ‘mommy.’

So to my mom, thank you for your unending sacrifices that you’ve made and continue to make for our family. It doesn’t go unnoticed. Thank you for everything you endured both emotionally and physically to bring Tyler, Kalie, and I into the world. Also, I’m very sorry for making you feel guilty for not spending enough time with us when Kalie came into the world. 😉 I now know how emotionally and physically draining one newborn can be, let alone having 2 older children to love on at the same time. Thank you for loving us through our awkward phases, rebellious phases, achievements, engagements, weddings, and now, pregnancies. I know I wasn’t the easiest person to get along with being pregnant. My hormones were CrAzY! Thank you for bringing me maternity clothes to help me feel girly when I felt like a killer whale. Thank you for bringing meals when I was too sick, and then too weak to cook. And finally, thank you for instilling the confidence in me that I really can rock this whole mom thing!

Now, to my daughter, thank you for making me a mommy. Aside from being your daddy’s wife, it’s the best role I’ve ever had. Nothing prepared me for your first cry after 36 hours of labor. I still get chills thinking about it. You were so beautiful. Every day you amaze me. God pulled out all the stops when He created you and chose me to be your mommy. Some days I don’t feel qualified to be your mommy, but you make it so easy. I love when your eyes light up on our adventures. I love your gentle, but mischievous spirit. You have filled my heart with more joy than I ever thought possible, and I can not wait to watch you grow. But take your time. There’s no rush to grow up. I promise to always be there for you no matter what. I’ll do my best to expose you to new things, but also, how to appreciate the simple things in life. We’re going to have so much fun. I love you, sweet girl!

To my mother-in-law, thank you for raising such a patient, caring, young man. He went from being your sweet baby, to that curious little boy, to my best friend, to my husband, to the best daddy to our little girl. I’m sure it wasn’t easy letting him go and allowing us to cling to each other as we figured out this whole marriage and now parenting thing. We are so thankful to have you in our lives.

They say only superheroes wear capes, but I think every mom deserves a cape. They’re the real superheroes working quietly behind the scenes to make sure the day-to-day operations run smoothly.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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This is one of my favorite pictures taken at the hospital – grandma, mom, Emery, and me.  There’s something so special about these generation photos. My Grandma has set a high bar for the rest of us. I hope to continue her legacy of faith, family, gardening, and good cookin’ with Emery.

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The Next Generation

As some of you know, I’ve been on maternity leave for the last 12 weeks. It’s been nothing short of miraculous. I never considered myself as the maternal type. I was totally content being a dog mom. But then, along came Emery Ann.

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7.4 pounds, 20 inches, and pure joy on January 24, 2018. Now, my husband, Brian, and I  can’t imagine our lives without her. She’s our little sidekick. She’s quickly learning about the finer things in life like…

Family bonding in the tractor.

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And cows go moo. She seriously lights up when you ask her what a cow says, and she’s only 3 months! Smart girl if you ask me.

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Maybe this week, we’ll introduce her to the chickens!

But seriously, we’re so happy we get to instill in her, from a very young age, the value of a hard day’s work. A love for the land. A love for animals. And a love for others.

Who knows, maybe in another 20 years or so, she’ll be selling SP-1™ and Myco Seed Treat®!

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Winter Seminar Dates Announced

We have some exciting things planned for this year’s seminars so be sure to stay tuned for a formal invitation! In the meantime, save the date that works best for you!

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Hope to see you there!

 

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Farm tours to feature a variety of AER products

Here’s a chance to see a few farms with strong fertility programs using some of our products including, Myco Seed Treat®, SP-1™, starters, foliar applications, in-furrow, and side-dress. At AgriEnergy Resources, we believe there’s still another opportunity to turn a good crop into a great crop. Join us from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 26 on several farm tours in Ohio, hosted by John Daniel Schlabach of JDS Seeds. We will visit 6 farms and learn what others have done to manage their crops. One of our agronomists, Gary Campbell, will be there all day discussing how late-season foliars can complement a strong early season program. He will be joining speakers John Daniel Schlabach, Kevin Fowler of Fowler Seed Marketing, and participating farmers. It should be a great day to get your questions answered while learning from some of the best. The following farms are participating:

Darry Neuenschwander and Sons – 8:00 a.m. at 2887 West Lebanon Road South, Dalton, Ohio. Darry and his sons have a conventional dairy and grow corn, alfalfa, and soybeans. They plant non-GMO corn for silage and grain. They applied SP-1™ with 28% nitrogen at planting and are having an excellent crop year so far.

Scott Stoler

Guests will get the opportunity to visit farms such as this one operated by Scott Stoller, which will wrap up the day’s tours. 

Woodlynn Acres Farm – 9:00 a.m. at 647 South Kurzen Road, Dalton, Ohio. Fred and Scott Myers farm about 3,000 acres with about 1,200 acres in hay production. Last year they transitioned 1,000 acres to organic production, plus had 60 acres of certified organic corn and 200 acres of certified organic hay. This year they are transitioning an additional 1000 acres. They have used AgriEnergy corn starter and applied foliar fertilizer to their hay, corn, and small grains. They will be showing the modern equipment and technology they use to get the job done.

Venture Heritage Farm – 10:15 a.m. at 13777 Arnold Road, Dalton, Ohio. Jon is farming on Steve Steiner’s farm. We’ll look at his organic no-till corn planted into hairy vetch, along with his vegetables and small scale equipment.

Ervin Miller, Jr. Farm – 10:45 a.m. at 4347 Welty Road, Apple Creek, Ohio. Ervin and his family grow organic corn, soybeans, hay, and pasture. He has been using AgriEnergy products for several years and has been using 4010 forage peas as a spring slowdown crop with excellent results. He uses a variety of tools for weed control and bought a new Multivator (in the row rototiller).

Jake’s Restaurant – 12:00 p.m. at 6655 East Lincoln Way, Wooster, Ohio. Join us for lunch at Jake’s.

Trent Troyer Farm – 12:45 p.m. at 5537 South Apple Creek Road, Apple Creek, Ohio. Trent Troyer is growing organic corn, hay, and soybeans and has been using AgriEnergy products for six years. He has 5 broiler houses where he sells and spreads broiler manure. See how he utilizes broiler manure and foliar application on his farm.

Greenfield Farms Cooperative – 1:45 p.m. at 6464 Fredricksburg Road, Wooster, Ohio. Tour Greenfield Farms’ dry fertilizer mixing plant and their warehouse distribution center. See local produce being brought in and prepared for shipment to area retailers.

David Colvin Farm – 3:00 p.m. at 9135 Geyers Chapel Road, Creston, Ohio. David and his family are members of Organic Valley and have an organic dairy, and also grow corn silage, alfalfa, and pasture. They are using AgriEnergy starter and foliar programs on their farm.

Stoller Organic Farm – 4:00 p.m. at 10451 Eby Road, Sterling, Ohio. Scott and his family are Organic Valley members and grow organic corn, soybeans, wheat, oats, hay, and pasture. Scott uses a variety of tools for weed control and was one of the first farmers in the area to use AgriEnergy products. He also built a new milking parlor and expanded his herd. This year he has a large organic corn variety plot, a soybean plot, and a fertility plot for AgriEnergy.

There is no need to RSVP for any of the farm tours; just show up and attend as many as you prefer. Feel free to stay the whole day or enjoy only a handful of tours.

For more information call John Daniel Schlabach at 330-465-1794.

ALSO, if you’re in the Evansville, Wisconsin area on August 3, be sure to visit us at the Doudlah Farms Organic Field Day from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.at the Cooksville Community Center, 11204 N. Church Street, Cooksville, Wisconsin. Organic Farmer Mark Doudlah will be showing some of his farming practices that include several of our products. Call him at 608-490-0926 or mark.r.doudlah@gmail.com to reserve your spot!

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Cilantro, Carrots, Melons & More

This is has been quite an exciting week in the Sanden Garden. We’re starting to see everything pop through except the cucumbers. I’m starting to fear those little things won’t be coming up this year. Anyways, check out what we’ve got growing this week!

Next week, I’ll share what we’re seeing in our radishes, beets, butternut squash, spaghetti squash, and zucchini. Tune in!

P.S. I ended up applying SP-1™ to that one rose bush last week. We’ll see what happens!

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Sanden Garden: A Product of AgriEnergy Resources

Can anyone else believe we’re nearing the end of planting? The season flew by, and as with any year, we have faced our fair share of setbacks, but our little seedlings are tough and will persevere!

Speaking of tough, we have lots of exciting things happening this summer. Some of you may remember my garden from last year where I threw a bunch of seeds in the ground and hoped for the best? Well, we’re STILL eating on those butternut squash, beets, and jalapeño peppers!

This year, I decided to use some of our SP-1™, Pillar, and Myco Seed Treat® (MST), and of course some compost from one of our very own salesman, Alan Dale. His site, Rare Earth, is actually within walking distance from our house, and you’d never know he’s making compost. Rare Earth is the only compost site in the state of Illinois that hasn’t had an odor complaint filed against it. This man knows his stuff!

Anyway, I planted cilantro, carrots, lettuce, watermelon, peppers, radishes, beets, cucumbers, spaghetti squash, butternut squash, and zucchini. Check it out!

Unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate the week following planting (very cold and lots of rain), but I’m pretty happy with the differences we’re seeing so far.

Notice Molly (our dog), photobombing at .17! She always has to sneak her way into photos in a not so stealthy way, but hey at least she loves to be in the garden with me! And my husband, he makes the best taste tester. Who knows you may even see more of them around these parts as the garden takes off!

Hopefully we’ll have more differences to report next week, but until then if you’re seeing any success with our products, I’d love to hear about it!

P.S. We also have research plots going in PA, OH, NY, NE, ND, MI, WI, IN, NE, IA, AZ, CO, AL, GA, MN. Hopefully we’ll start seeing some exciting results! Stay tuned!

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Organic Kitchen

It comes as no surprise that organic food sales continue to rise. It all boils down to what the market wants, and right now the market is demanding clean, fresh foods. Now, more than ever, the majority of consumers pay close attention to what they’re putting in, not only their bellies, but their children’s as well. Farmers have taken note, and are working diligently to fill that void. Along with several other grain buyers, we help farmers achieve their goals of producing certified organic food for the masses.

According to the Organic Trade Association’s 2016 U.S. Organic Industry Survey, total organic food sales in 2015 were $39.7 billion, up 11 percent from the previous year. Take a look at where your state stacks up.

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This spring, the OTA will be releasing its’ 2017 industry survey which will look at the U.S. organic market in 2016.

Organic foods can now be found in the kitchens of 82.3 percent of American households. What’s interesting though, is how clean eating and organics are becoming the norm, even when eating out. While vacationing with my husband in Arizona, we were pleasantly surprised to find a lot of the local eating establishments catered around the organic lifestyle. Restaurants such as Picazzo’s Organic Italian Kitchen, True Food Kitchen, Grabbagreen, and our personal favorite, Prep & Pastry.

While not all their menu selections are certified organic, they only serve locally sourced food and seasonal fruits and vegetables. The hubs had The Dip (italian beef), I had the Cubano (honey roasted ham, duck confit, house pickles, swiss cheese, stone ground mustard), and our sweet, great aunt had the Grilled Cheese (tea smoked tomato, white cheddar, brie, parmesan rubbed asiago bread, arugula pesto) with Tomato Bisque. That grilled cheese was on point!

Anyway, we are very excited to be a part of this movement and look forward to working with both transitional and organic growers in the future!

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