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Next Year starts NOW!

I’m sure many of you are reading this in the combine. And that’s okay! What you do this fall “sets the table” for success in 2017, and we can help you set the table with both products and discounts!

15% Cash Discount* on all Dramm Fish products
10% Cash Discount* on all other AgriEnergy products**

With years and years of experience, we can help you figure out several timely issues on your farm:

  • Residue Management
  • Fall Seeding
  • Fertility for Fall Crops
  • Cover Crops
  • Preparing Forages and other Perennials for dormancy
  • Soil Testing

And, be sure to ask us specifically about the benefits of our biologicals in the fall:

  • Residuce®
  • SP-1™
  • Myco Seed Treat®

There’s still time to set the table for 2017! 

*Cash Discount applies to product delivered by November 1, and paid for within 10 days of invoice receipt
**Discount does NOT apply to commodities or pesticides

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Harvest is underway

This picture.

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This picture illuminates everything I love about fall. My farmer. My dog. Fresh picked butternut squash. Corn ready to be picked. Crisp weather. I could go on, but I won’t bore you with every single little detail we love about fall 😉

In a perfect world, this picture is what every farm family looks like the night before harvest. One last family dinner followed by some time of just being together before all the craziness starts. This picture illuminates the excitement of another bountiful crop. I mean even Molly (our dog) is smiling!

And so it begins. Harvest 2016.

From our farm family to yours, we wish you a very safe and bountiful harvest season!

 

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Biological Farming Seminar: Turning a Furrow for 30+ Years as a Crop Consultant

What do you see when you look in your field? Do you know how you got there? Do you know how you’ve obtained the yield you’ve obtained? Do you know what percentage of plants are contributing greatly to your yield and which ones aren’t contributing much? What percentage of your field is hitting higher yields than you expected? What percentage of your field is disappointing and why?

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Denny Wildman is focused on building an applied systems approach with Stoller’s technology of nutrition and hormones combined with AgriEnergy Resources biologicals.

If you’re anything like us, you want to know why and how something worked while something else didn’t. A simple mistake can be too costly in farming. We want to help you think through different scenarios that could be happening on your farm. Join us at our upcoming seminar & field day to hear from an experienced crop consultant who has been “Turning a Furrow for 30+ Years.”

Denny Wildman will show you what to look at in the field and how you can increase your yields on any crop, on any soil, anywhere. He has experience in crop consulting in both private and commercial ventures in the United States as well as in foreign countries. Currently, he does contract consulting for Stoller Enterprises working with fertilizer suppliers, educating them on the role their products can have in reducing the impact of environmental stress in crop production.

Our Biological Farming Seminar & Field Day will be held from 9:00am-5:00pm Thursday, September 8 at Wise Guys Bar & Grill, 2205 N. Main St., Princeton, Illinois. Reserve your spot today by calling 815-872-1190 or emailing info@agrienergy.net. A complimentary lunch will be provided for those who RSVP by August 31st. Click here for more information.

Tune in tomorrow to learn about some new organic and conventional products for plant protection!

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SP-1 & organic starter: a powerful duo

The combination of SP-1 and an organic starter is proving to be powerful in corn, yet again. While on a field visit in Central Wisconsin in mid-August, one of our sales agronomists made the following observations.

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The combination of SP-1 and the organic starter, which includes Dramm EK-Sulfate, and micronutrients, was applied at planting. Note, the treated set has a larger root system as compared to the untreated plants. Treated plants also had more mature ears that are filled out through the tip.

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Like what you see and want to add some SP-1 and other products to your program yet this fall? We have some major discounts going on. Dramm fish products have a 15% cash discount and all other products have a 10% cash discount when paid within 10 days of invoicing. Click here for more information.

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Weather Wednesday 8/10/16

It’s been pretty warm here in North Central Illinois, and for the most part, crops are looking good. There’s a few thunderstorms in the forecast within the next week so we may get some good rains. We shall see.

Here’s a look at what our sales agronomists are seeing around the Midwest this week:

Gary Campbell: Northern Ohio continues to be very dry and corn is showing visible stress. A few areas received showers last weekend, but not nearly enough. Central Wisconsin through Minnesota are completely opposite – they’re very wet after getting several inches last week, which has taken a toll on the edible bean crop.

Eric Johnston: It has been hot and not much rain since last week in Northern Illinois. A few places received a small amount, while other places didn’t receive any. A rainfall would be welcomed in most of Northern Illinois.

Ken Musselman: Northwest Indiana is very dry and crops are showing stress, especially on lighter soils. Some fields have only received 4 inches of rain since planting. Northeast Illinois is getting on the dry side after excessive late June and early July rains.

Mike Wyatt: The weather in Southwest Nebraska is very typical. Hot days in the nineties, nights in the upper sixties. Thunder storms build in the late afternoons. We have had enough moisture that the crops are in good condition. Rain amounts the last week were .85 inches over a small area.

Ray Roettger: The weather in Southern Indiana has been hot with plenty of moisture, however there is a dry area in Wayne County. Southern Missouri has adequate moisture in most areas.

And with that, here’s to another week of watching your crops grow!

New to Daily Dirt? We’d love to help you weatherproof your soils. Comment below with where you’re from and we’ll get you in contact with the right person!

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Doudlah to host organic field day

OGRAIN (Organic Grain Resources and Information Network at the University of Wisconsin – Madison) and MOSES (Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service) will be co-hosting an organic field day at Doudlah Farms in Evansville, Wisconsin from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday, August 11.

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Mark Doudlah’s organic corn

This event will explore a number of topics including, weed control, crop rotations, soil and human health, budgeting, crop insurance, dry bean production, and no-till soybeans. In fact, our sales agronomist, Gary Campbell, will be discussing the roles soil biology, starter fertilizers, foliar feed, and proper residue decomposition play in organic corn production.

Other speakers include Organic Consultant Gary McDonald, Emerging Markets Specialist Paul Dietmann, University of Wisconsin – Madison Researcher Dr. Erin Silva, M.D. Dr. Robert Waters, Regional Soil Health Specialist Justin Morris, Senior Organic Specialist Harriet Behar, and of course Farmer Mark Doudlah.

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Mark Doudlah’s pinto beans

Mark Doudlah operates a 1,450 acre diversified organic grain operation producing corn, soybeans, ancient grains, cover crop seed (Aroostook Rye, Purple Bounty Vetch, 4010 Forage Peas), dry beans, and canning crops.

This $10 event is open to all farmers and those interested in organic farming. Lunch will be included for all those that pre-register at mosesorganic.org.

The Doudlah Field Day will kick off at the Cooksville Community Center, 11204 N. Church Street, Evansville, Wisconsin 53536.

In the meantime, I’ll leave you with this highlight reel from last year’s field day. Hope to see you there!

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Organic Field Day 8/4

Here’s another chance to take advantage of an upcoming field day we’re co-hosting with the Paul Novacek family and the Dramm Corporation in Warren, Minnesota. We’ll be discussing everything from soil health, to weed control, to diverse crop production.

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We’d love to connect with you. Give us a call today to reserve your spot!

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Buyers to offer premium price on transitional grains

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on our Ground Work, but we received such positive feedback we thought we’d share it on our blog too. 

Organic sales have been steadily increasing since 2006, and there’s no sign of it slowing down. Today’s consumer demands organic products, and we’re here to help farmers fulfill those demands efficiently.

Today 5,300 farmers plan to increase their organic production and 170,000 acres are currently being transitioned to organic production, according to the Organic Production Survey by NASS. Of those 170,000 acres, our customers are responsible for a large percentage.

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Many are transitioning only part of their acres, with long-term goals of transitioning all their acres within 5 years. Take this first-year transition soybean field, for instance. The farmer has been using our Residuce® O on 150 acres. With minimal weed pressure, the soybeans look phenomenal. This particular farmer plans on transitioning the remaining 850 acres in the next 4 years.

While it can be nerve-wracking navigating the transition years with lots of expenses and little income, many well-known buyers have started offering premiums for transitional organic grains. Lately that’s been the biggest concern – how can I make it through the 3-year transition period financially? Well this could help!

Currently 3 buyers are offering premiums for transitional grain:

  • Stonebridge LTD – Stonbebridge is looking for 3,000+ Midwest transition soybean acres. Premiums available at $4 over CBOT/clean weight.
  • Grain Millers – Grain Millers is looking for transitional oats, hard red spring wheat, and hard red winter wheat.
  • Clarkson Grain – Clarkson Grain is looking for certified transitional corn, soybeans, wheat, and dry beans.

Contact:

  • Tim Daley, Stonebridge, 319-277-4277
  • Lykke Westgren, Grain Millers transitional oats, 952-983-1299
  • Jessie VanderPoel, Grain Millers transitional hard red wheat, 952-983-1277
  • George Kalogridis, Clarkson Grain, 217-763-0089

Or your AgriEnergy Resources rep at 815-872-1190!

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Family Farm Field Day 7/15-16

Have any plans next weekend? Consider visiting us at the Family Farm Field Day at Wholesome Valley Farm in Wilmot, Ohio.

We’ll have a booth set up along with Fowler Seed Marketing and JDS Seeds among many other sponsors. There’s a little something for everyone at this year’s event. The purpose of this field day is to provide an educational format for families who live and breath grass-based agriculture.

There will be specific tracks for:

  • Farmstead
  • Homemakers
  • Natural Resources
  • Children
  • Produce
  • Beekeeping
  • Poultry

The Family Farm Field Day will kick off Friday, July 15 from 4pm-8:30pm and continue through 4pm Saturday at the Wholesome Valley Farm located at 927 US Route 62, Wilmot, OH 44689.

There is no admission for this event.

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Weather Wednesday 6/15/16

As I write this, we’re finally getting some much needed rain. You can almost hear all the farmers (and crops) give a big sigh of relief.

Here’s a look at what the weather is doing around the corn belt this week:

Reporting from Northern Ohio, our sales agronomist Gary Campbell, says a number of bean fields were finally getting planted last weekend. They had 2″ over Memorial Day, but dry now unless they caught a thunderstorm recently. He says much of Michigan is the same way – wet in May and dry since. Most of Wisconsin has caught a shower this week, but if you missed out it’s hot, dry, and the corn is stressed.

Reporting from Miami County, Indiana, our sales agronomist Ken Musselman says field work is progressing with more corn sidedressing to do. There’s adequate moisture with more rain yesterday and today. In Boone County, Indiana, he reports side dressing is completed and crops are off to a good start with excellent stands.

Reporting from Bureau County, Illinois, our sales agronomist Eric Johnston, says they finally got some much needed rain. Between Monday and Tuesday, they got anywhere from 1.5-3 inches depending on field location. This should really help as some of the crop were beginning to show signs of stress.

Reporting from Southern Indiana, our sales agronomist Ray Roettger, says it’s been a hot 92-95 degrees with humidity. It’s starting to get dry and some areas have had scattered thunderstorms getting anywhere from 0.5 – 1.5 inches of rain. He also reports the New York area is cool and dry for the most part. There’s some rain, but not enough to give adequate moisture.

And with that, here’s to another week of watching your crops grow!

New to Daily Dirt? We’d love to help you weatherproof your soils. Comment below with where you’re from and we’ll get you in contact with the right person!

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