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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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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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SP-1 among others shine in pasture land

A field visit in Six Lakes, Michigan in mid-June was filled with rave reviews of some of the effects our products have had on a transitional hay field. The farmer operates a dairy operation and is wrapping up his final transition year.

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Transitional hay ground in Six Lakes, Michigan.

Jersey cows grazed this field early spring prior to a SP-1, Pillar, K-Sulfate, and fish application. In late May, the first cutting of hay was completed. Currently the farmer is gearing up for a second cutting and has been very pleased at how green and lush this grass is compared to area fields. He even noted better stands.

Need help “greening up” your hay field fertility program? Comment below with your location and we’ll get you in contact with the right person!

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New & emerging markets

At AgriEnergy Resources, we’re devoted to helping our conventional, biological, and organic farmers get the biggest bang for their buck. With traditional markets struggling right now that can be a tall task. So we’d like to point you toward some alternative markets available for specialty crops, new crops, and organic crops. These newer marketing opportunities are emerging and growing every day, and taking advantage of them could just be your ticket to that “big bang”.

We have compiled a list of buyers that our customers have worked with. Please note: this is NOT an exclusive list. If you or someone you know have another new or specialty marketing contact you’d like to add, let us know. We want to keep this list, and your bottom line, growing!

For corn and soybeans:

For small grains:

For dry beans:

For dairy:

For current organic prices, click here. To hear more about new and emerging markets, click hear to listen to the audio from our seminar.

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AER customer among winners at World Forage Analysis Superbowl

What goes into growing winning corn silage by the World Dairy Expo standards? Healthy soil? The right seed? Effective fertilizer? A whole lot of knowledge? AgriEnergy products? A combination of all the above?

For Daniel Olson of Olson Farms in Lena, Wisconsin it’s definitely a combination as he strives for the title every year, and this year it paid out, literally. He was awarded $1,500 for producing the best standard corn silage during the 2015 World Forage Analysis Superbowl at the World Dairy Expo. See below.

Daniel used DrammE, SP-1, and K-Sulfate on his winning corn silage.

Daniel used Drammatic “E”, SP-1, and Potassium Sulfate Solution on his winning corn silage.

Daniel beat out 385 entries in seven forage categories, of which 90-95% were conventional entries, with his organic corn silage.  He chose to plant seed from a small seed company, Master’s Choice, and won based on uNDF, undigestible neutral detergent fiber. He also took second place in the Grand Champion Baleage and third place in the Grand Champion Dairy Hay. Needless to say it was a good day for Olson Farms!

Have you ever competed at the World Forarge Analysis Superbowl? If so, tell us about it in the comments below.

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AgriEnergy Resources Conference Giveaway

ACRES U.S.A. Conference is right around the corner and this year we are giving away 2 passes to ACRES to one lucky farmer, which will also guarantee a travel voucher for 2 (travel & lodging) to AgriEnergy’s annual winter seminar in January.

ACRES U.S.A. is North America’s oldest publisher on production-scale organic and sustainable farming. For more than four decades their mission has been help farmers, ranchers, and market gardeners grow food organically, sustainably, without harmful, toxic chemistry.

A glimpse into what this year's trade show could look like...Last year's birds eye view.

A glimpse into what this year’s trade show could look like…Last year’s birds eye view.

If you’ve ever attended before, you know what a world-class educational and networking event it is. If you’ve never been, trust us, you’ll walk away with so many ideas to maximize profits for the 2016 season. Jam packed with seminars and workshops, you will get the opportunity to “pick the brains” of the most innovative farmers, consultants, soil & crop advisors, authors, nutritionists, holistic veterinarians, researchers, beekeepers, geologists, soil microbiologists, and more.

The conference will be held December 9-11 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and our seminar will be held the last week of January in Illinois. To qualify for your chance to win the jackpot, tell us the first thing you’d do when you get to ACRES (if you win) on Facebook and/or Twitter using the hashtag #AERatACRES and fill out this short questionnaire.

Good luck!

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2015 Ultimate Mac & Cheese Recipe Contest

Macaroni & Cheese In celebration of Dairy Month, the American Dairy Association Indiana INC. (ADAI) is on the hunt for the BEST mac & cheese recipe in all of America’s dairyland.

We agree with the ADAI, macaroni and cheese is the ultimate comfort food! There’s really no way to mess it up – buffalo chicken mac & cheese, mac & cheese with bacon, baked mac & cheese, and the list goes on.

So, in celebration of this classic American dish, and the farmers who produce the signature ingredients that make it such a family favorite, the ADAI is currently collecting recipes. The winning recipe will be featured at the Indiana State Fair in August.

Think you have what it takes? Submit your original macaroni and cheese recipe, the official entry form, and a photo of your dish here by June 30, 2015.

One finalist will be chosen from each of the 3 categories (Home Cook, Chef, Farmer) and must be available to prepare his/her recipe in the “Ultimate Mac & Cheese Recipe Cook-Off” August 15 at the 2015 Indiana State Fair.

Now off to brainstorm our own recipe…

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The world’s tallest cow…

Because we work with dairies all over the country, we enjoyed following Blosom’s journey towards becoming the world’s tallest cow. Beyond that, this Holstein cow was a friend to many.

While we had this exciting post about Blosom to kick off dairy month, we were all quite saddened when we heard she went on to “graze in a more glorious pasture” on May 26. She was 13 and died of a nasty fall that damaged a ligament in her back leg.

So, instead we thought we’d remember her life with these fun facts about America’s favorite Holstein cow:

  • Blosom was named the world’s tallest cow by Guinness World Records Book last October and will appear in the 2016 edition.
  • She measured in at a towering 6 feet 4 inches – a whole foot taller than the average Holstein cow!
  • She lived on a farm just north of us in Orangeville, Illinois with her owner and best friend Pat Hanson.
  • Aside from holding a Guinness World Record, Blosom also was the Greeter and Ambassador to Memory Lane Crafting Retreat, a place for crafters who loved to quilt, scrapbook, and knit among other things. She greeted everyone to the farm.
  • A crafter who regularly visited Memory Lane started a memorial fund in hopes to print a life-size photo of the beloved cow so she can continue greeting visitors at the retreat.
  • She loved fashion. Many pictures have surfaced of her wearing so many fun hats. It appears she may have been a Chicago Cubs fan.
  • Blosom was 13-years-old when she had a serious fall damaging a ligament in her back leg. She wasn’t expected to ever be able to stand again so Pat came to the heart-wrenching decision to ease her pain and send her to a better place.
  • She will forever be remembered as “Officially Amazing” as stated on her Guinness World Record.
Photo credit: Blosom's Fan Page.

Photo credit: Blosom’s Fan Page.

Ever since Blosom was 8-weeks-old, Pat knew she was a special animal. Rest in peace Blosom. You will surely be missed!

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