AER Events

Advanced Biological Solutions field day

Here’s another chance to learn about farming organically from 9am-3:30pm Wednesday, September 5 at the Advanced Biological Solutions annual field day at the Tom and Chris Besecker Organic Farm, 5196 Hogpath Road, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Several reps from Great Harvest Organics, Masters Choice Hybrids, Albert Lea Seeds, and Blue River Hybrids will be evaluating organic corn and soybean variety plots. Learn which proven products can boost yield and sustainability on your farm as well as various techniques to control weeds, insects, and diseases from Gary Campbell (AgriEnergy Resources) and Reggie Destree (Dramm Corporation).

Fertilizer replications include:

  • No fertility vs. full program
  • No fertility vs. starter 2×2
  • No fertility vs. SP-1™ & PKT Blend in seed trench
  • Caliber & Residuce® banded over row
  • Allganic Plus vs. N-Force in sidedress
  • Myco Seed Treat® vs. SPE-120 in planter box

Advanced registrations are appreciated by contacting Tom Besecker by email at absolutions@woh.rr.com, by phone at 937-459-5104, or mobile 937-417-6740.

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Organic Field Day @ Stoller Dairy

Still trying to figure out weed control? Have questions about organic corn, soybeans, alfalfa, and/or sorghum? Want to learn more about soil health? Then you are not going to want to miss this upcoming organic field day on Thursday, September 6 from 9am-4pm at Stoller Organic Dairy Farm LLC, 10451 Eby Road, Sterling, Ohio. 

The Stoller family have been Organic Valley members for years and are excited to share how they manage their cows, pastures, crops, and rotations. Currently, they’re milking 180 cows and grow organic corn, soybeans, wheat, rye, as well as pasture, alfalfa, and clover. Guests will be able to check out their crops, along with their extensive organic corn & fertility plots. They also will be displaying equipment they use for weed control – harrows, rotary hoes, cultivators, Einbock tine weeder, and an optic guidance cultivator.

Gary Campbell will be discussing how effective weed control begins in the soil and will be offering various programs to help manage your weeds. He’ll be joining other speakers from the Stoller Family, Doebler Hybrids, Blue River Hybrids, Fowler Seed marketing, Masters Choice Hybrids, Jabb of the Carolina, Organic Valley, and JDS Seeds.

For more information or to RSVP (by August 31), contact John Daniel Schlabach (JDS Seeds) at 330.683.7321 or 330.465.1794. A barbecue chicken lunch will be served at noon.

Hope to see you there!

*Can’t make this event? That’s OK! Come to the organic field day on Tuesday, September 4 from 9:30am-3:30pm at the Johnny Byler Family Farm at 5544 Mansfield Adario Road, Greenwich, Ohio. The same topics will be discussed, except Reggie Destree (organic consultant) will be speaking. Contact John Daniel Schlabach to RSVP.

 

 

 

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What are disease suppressive soils?

What’s all this fuss about disease suppressive soils, anyway? According to one of our speakers at our upcoming seminars on Feb. 6 & 8, disease suppressive soils are soils that support beneficial microbes that inhibit specific soil-borne plant diseases.

“The growing understanding of disease suppressive soils is exciting, but there’s still enough left to learn to make them a bit mysterious and very tantalizing,” explained Michael Bomford, PhD, Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

We are thrilled to glean more expertise from Michael!

Until then, here’s a sneak peek at what he’ll be sharing. He’s currently a faculty member in the Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Richmond, British Columbia.

Intrigued by what you just saw? Reserve your spot today by contacting us at 815-872-1190 or info@agrienergy.net. 

Michael spent 10 years at Kentucky State University, conducting research, extension, and teaching programs related to organic agriculture. His work focuses on organic and sustainable agriculture systems suitable for adoption by farms operating with limited resources. He has done extensive research in disease suppressive soils and will share his discoveries. He has a Master of Pest Management from Simon Fraser University and a PhD in Plant and Soil Sciences from West Virginia University, where he conducted research on one of the nation’s first land grant university farms operated entirely according to national organic standards.

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2018 Winter Seminar Series

AgriEnergy Resources winter seminar series entitled “What’s New In: Weed Control, Disease Control” will kick off with a 1-day seminar in Indianapolis on Feb. 6, followed by another 1-day seminar in Des Moines on Feb. 8. Both seminars will feature the same information and will be a day for growers to learn the latest in weed control, as well as soil tilth and disease suppressive soils.

“We are excited to feature some experts in soil and crop health and share our discoveries with our guests. It’s been a fun year experimenting with our products on different crops as we have seen consistent results,” said AgriEnergy Resources general manager Dean Craine.

Specifics include:

  • Machinery – Harrow, Rotary Hoe, Tine Weeder, Finger Weeder, Roller/Crimper No-Till, Optic Guidance, RTK Guidance, Cultivator, High Speed Disc, Spring Tillage Techniques, Weed Puller, Flamer, Weed Zapper
  • Fertilizer Placement
  • Soil Fertility
  • Crop Rotation
  • Manure vs. Compost
  • Organic Herbicides
  • Band vs. Broadcast Application
  • Cover Crop Weed Suppression
  • Tilth Amendments

Speakers include:

  • Michael Bomford, PhD, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Michael Orzolek, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Cody Wilkinson, Tillage Specialist, John Deere
  • Indianapolis Weed Control Panel: Gary McDonald, Tom Besecker
  • Des Moines Weed Control Panel: Paul Huenefeld, Dennis Demmel, Scott Shriver

The Indianapolis seminar will be held on Feb. 6 from 8am-5pm at the Crowne Plaza, 123 West Louisiana Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225. 317-631-2221.

The Des Moines seminar will be held on Feb. 8 from 8am-5pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, 8600 Northpark Drive, Johnston, IA 50131. 515-270-8890.

A block of rooms have been reserved at each location.

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This is a free event and a complimentary lunch will be provided for those who RSVP to AgriEnergy Resources by January 23, 2018 at 815-872-1190 or info@agrienergy.net.

We hope to see you in February!! 

 

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Meeting with JDS Seeds

Here is another opportunity to learn about soil biology, among several other topics, at an upcoming meeting hosted by JDS Seeds in Orrville, Ohio. Reservations were due by Friday, November 24, but have now been extended through Monday, November 27. See below for agenda and meeting info.

JDS Seeds Meeting

RSVP’s may be directed to John at 330-465-1794 or Joseph at 330-749-2825.

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Coming to a mailbox near you…

Are these hot-off-the-press invites! We’re so excited to share with you what we’ve been working on lately.

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In addition to Michael Bomford and Michael Orzolek, we have an exciting speaker roster. Stay tuned for a complete agenda.

In the meantime, save the dates. The Indianapolis seminar will be held at the:

  • Crowne Plaza, 123 West Louisiana Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225
  • 317.631.2221
  • 8am-5pm

The Des Moines seminar will be held at the:

  • Hilton Garden Inn8600 Northpark Drive, Johnston, IA 50131
  • 515.270.8890
  • 8am-5pm

A block of rooms have been reserved at each location.

To reserve your spot, give us a call 815.872.1190!

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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!

Winter Seminar save the date

Hope to see you there!

 

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AER Seminar Scheduled in South Dakota

If you’re in the South Dakota area on July 26, here is another opportunity to see some of our products in action. Organized by our sales representative, Alan Dale, here is all the information you’ll need.

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Alan covers South Dakota, Iowa, and Missouri. He will be joining speakers Ken Musselman and Reggie Destree.

The Watertown Event Center is located at 1901 9th Avenue SW, Watertown, South Dakota. A complimentary lunch will be provided for those who RSVP to AgriEnergy 815-872-1190 by July 17.

Hope to see you there! We’re excited to show how our products have been performing in the Dakotas.

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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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Seminar Audio Posted

We can’t believe we only have 1 more seminar left in our Winter “Plot” Tour. You guys have been great. Seriously! These seminars would have been nothing without your support. Just wanted to let you know a few things:

  1. Today’s the last day to register for our seminar in LaCrosse. We’ll be talking about biologicals for transitioning to organics and organic dry beans, among some other topics. Click here for more information, or call 815.872.1190 to register.
  2. Audio from our Princeton seminar is now published on our website. If you weren’t able to attend, or if you need a refresher, here you will find each session as it was presented. If you’re interested in a specific speaker from another seminar, contact us.
  3. Hope you all are having a GREAT day!

That’s all for now, folks!

 

 

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