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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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Fall fertility meeting in Ohio

Here’s another opportunity to learn about fall fertility if you missed us at any of our summer events. We’ll be speaking on ways to increase biological life in the soil and the many successes we’ve seen in crops this year at an informational meeting hosted by Tom Besecker of Advanced Biological Solutions on Thursday, November 9 from 9:30am-3:30pm in Cynthiana, Ohio.

We will be joining speakers Reggie Destree and Tom Besecker to bring you a day jam-packed with useful information. Reggie will be sharing about soil health, pest & disease control, weed control, and vegetable production. Tom will be sharing about cover crops and tips to improve pastures. We are so excited to be a part of this event and sincerely hope you can make it too!

A complimentary lunch will be provided for those with advance registration. Please RSVP to Tom Besecker at 937-459-5104 or Michael Auker 937-365-1329 by November 3. The meeting will be held at the Town Hall in downtown Cynthiana.

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Bio Farming Boot Camp

We are so excited to partner with the Mid-America Organic Association (MOA) and Midwest Bio-Systems to bring Bio Farming Boot Camp to the MOA Conference on January 25 from 8:00am-5:00pm. Conveniently scheduled the day before the MOA Conference, you shouldn’t miss a beat if you plan on attending both. Check out the visual below for the complete agenda.

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In addition we plan to cover:

  • How to achieve 200 bushel/acre corn with only 35# of added nitrogen
  • How to reduce inputs, including nitrogen and phosphorous
  • How to achieve improved tilth
  • How a larger root system can lead to more water holding capacity
  • How to improve infiltration
  • How to reduce compaction
  • How organic matter and carbon sequestration can enhance soil health
  • How decomposition of your 2016 crop residue can improve your 2017 yields
  • How to navigate the transition years
  • Where to get the highest premium for your crops

If you like what you see, register today and save money! Early bird price (before January 15) is $75. Regular price is $95. Register here on the MOA website This fee includes 1 day of educational sessions, extreme networking, and lunch.

Bio Farming Boot Camp and the MOA Conference will both be held at the Sheraton Crown Center, located at 2345 McGee St, Kansas City, Missouri. If you’re coming from out of town, don’t forget to take advantage of the special conference rate of $119 (+tax) per night for 2 people. Rooms at this rate are limited, so please make your reservations early and mention the “Mid-America Organic Association Conference 2017” to receive the special price. Accommodations can be made at 866-716-8134.

If you have any questions, whatsoever, please don’t hesitate to call us at 815-872-1190.

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Arcadia Agenda Posted

If you’ve missed us at any of our meetings, here’s another opportunity to connect with us. This time, in Ohio.

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Here’s a look at the agenda:

  • AgriEnergy Resources Biologicals – Gary Campbell, AgriEnergy Resources
    • We’ll take you down the road of biological farming and how improving your soil with SP-1™, Myco Seed Treat® (Mycorrhizal Fungi) and Residuce® can help benefit your bottom line!
  • Insect & Disease Control – Reggie Destree, Organic Consultant 
    • Each year has it’s ups and downs. Learn to combat challenges with ease, no matter the situation. We’ll explore programs that include products to be used on field corn, popcorn, seed corn, soybeans, dry beans, wheat, oats, vegetables, hay, and pasture.
  • Biological Farmer Panel – Scott Myers, Ron Deitering, Galen Nissley
    • Hear from real-life farmers who have implemented biological farming strategies on their farms. Learn why they do it and how they do. They’ll discuss their innovative approaches to weed control, crop fertility, and soil health.
  • Successful Farming with Cover Crops – Tom Besecker, Advanced Biological Solutions 
    • Want to experiment with cover crops, but have no idea where to begin? Our dealer in Greenville, Ohio can help! He’ll offer tips on how to figure out which cover crops are right for your farm, the role they play in weed control, soil tilth, and reducing compaction, along with which fertilizers to use. There are so many benefits to cover cropping and Tom will hit all of them.
  • AgriEnergy Resources Products & Programs – Gary Campbell & Ken Musselman, AgriEnergy Resources 
    • Learn what our programs entail and how we help guide customers to successful, high yielding crops. We offer many programs including soil treatments, in-furrow and 2X2 starters, along with side dress and foliar, using both liquid and dry products. Our new program includes a liquid calcium treatment, which we’ll share numerous successful stories.

If any of this caught your eye, please reserve your seat by January 18 by calling us at 815-872-1190 or info@agrienergy.net. 

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St. Cloud Agenda Posted

Who else can’t believe our St. Cloud seminar is only 2 weeks away?! Time just keeps flying by, and we’re so excited to offer this 1-day seminar.

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We’ll be kicking the day off promptly at 9:00am with a few words from our General Manager, Dean Craine, followed by our featured speaker Dick Goff.

Dick has a degree from the University of Minnesota in horticulture and plant pathology. He worked several years as an agronomist for pesticide, seed, and fertilizer companies before beginning a long career as a field representative for Midwest Labs of Omaha, NE. He is now semi-retired and will be sharing with us how calcium can play a key role in soil and plant health. His many years of trouble shooting soil conditions has given him an unparalleled ability to share with us “what works” in sustainable crop production.

Other items on the agenda include:

  • Fertility Programs to include discussion on SP-1™, Myco Seed Treat® (Mycorrhizal Fungi), and Residuce®
  • Seed Selection
  • Weed Control
  • Insect & Disease Control
  • Dry Bean Harvest
  • Dry Bean Marketing

If any of this strikes your interest, please RSVP by January 4 by calling 815.872.1190 or emailing info@agrienergy.net. If you do come, be sure to register for the Minnesota Organic Conference and visit us at the trade show. We’d love a chance to further help you plan your 2017 fertility program so you can spend more quality time with your loved ones.

Please note: We will be closed for the holidays from December 23-January 2. If you happen to RSVP during this time frame, please leave a message at any of the contacts above and we’ll get you added to the list. When leaving a message, please remember to include your name, state, and specify the St. Cloud seminar.

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Considering Organic? Omaha meeting agenda posted

As Henry Rollins once said, “In winter, I PLOT and plan. In spring, I move.” We are so excited to plot and plan with you this winter season, as early as November 29! As most of you know we have 7 seminars scheduled through February and today, we’re releasing the agenda for our Omaha meeting, which will be held the week after Thanksgiving.

Omaha will be a bit special because it will be held at Midwest Laboratories on 13611 B Street. Midwest Labs is where we send our soil samples and attendees will have an opportunity to tour their facility. It’s quite impressive really! You will get to see their tissue, soil, and microbiology labs.

Anyway, if you can join us on the 29th, and we really hope you do, this is what you’ll be in for:

  • How to Maintain a Strong Biological Component for Sustainable Crop Production – Larry Zibilske, Texas Plant and Soil Lab 
    • Biology is essential in sustainable crop production. We’ll discuss how soil microbes, organic matter, soil biology, along with chemical and organic fertilization practices effect crop production. We’ll also explore ways to test soil quality.
  • AgriEnergy Resources Biologicals – Dean Craine, AgriEnergy Resources
    • We’ll take you down the road of biological farming and how improving your soil with SP-1™, Myco Seed Treat® (Mycorrhizal Fungi) and Residuce® could potentially help benefit your bottom line!
  • Midwest Labs Q&A with John Menghini PLUS a tour – John Menghini, Midwest Labs
    • What goes into a soil analysis you may be wondering? Wonder no more. This tour will take you above and beyond what goes into a typical soil analysis. Learn about aflatoxin and petiole tests too!
  • AgriEnergy Resources Organic Products – Eric Johnston, AgriEnergy Resources 
    • Learn what our organic programs entail and how we help guide customers through the transition period. We offer many programs including soil treatments, in-row and 2X2 starters, along with side dress and foliar, using both liquid and dry organic products. Our new program includes a liquid calcium treatment, which we’ll share numerous successful stories.

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      This is an organic snap bean field located in Wisconsin. Learn tips on how to achieve a similar result in Omaha!

  • Organic Insect & Disease Control Products/Programs – Mike Wyatt, AgriEnergy Resources, Nebraska
    • Each year has it’s up’s and down’s. Learn to combat challenges with ease, no matter the situation. We’ll explore programs that include products to be used on field corn, popcorn, seed corn, dry beans, soybeans, green beans, garbanzo beans, wheat, spelt, barley, oats, emmer wheat, and various grasses.
  • Organic Weed Control – Farmer Panel 
    • Hear from real-life farmers who combat obnoxious weeds like foxtail and giant ragweed by using flamers, tine weeders, cultivators, and more! These guys have some of the cleanest fields we have ever seen!
  • Q&A with the Experts – Reggie Destree, Organic Consultant; Mike Wyatt, AgriEnergy Resources, Nebraska; Eric Johnston, AgriEnergy Resources
    • Have questions how to improve your operation? We can help. Bring your questions on wheat and specialty grains, potatoes, corn, alfalfa, vegetables, beans, and transitional cropping.

If you want to be a part of our kick-off event from 9am-4:30pm, please reserve your spot by November 21 by calling 815-872-1190 or info@agrienergy.net.

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Fall fertility meeting in Ohio

Here’s another opportunity to learn about fall fertility if you missed our summer seminar about a month ago. We will be speaking on nutrient management and profitability with starters, foliar feeding, and fall fertility programs at an informational meeting hosted by Tom Besecker of Advanced Biological Solutions on November 1 from 9:30am-3:30pm in Cynthiana, Ohio.

We will be joining speakers Reggie Destree and Tom Besecker to bring you a day jam-packed with useful information. Reggie will be sharing about soil health, pest & disease control, weed control, and vegetable production. Tom will be sharing about cover crops and tips to improve pastures. We are so excited to be a part of this event and sincerely hope you can make it too!

A complimentary lunch will be provided for those with advanced registration. Please RSVP to Tom Besecker at 937-459-5104 or Michael Auker 937-365-1329 by October 26. The meeting will be held at the Town Hall in downtown Cynthiana.

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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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Farm tours to feature variety of AER products

Ohio Farm Tour memo2Here’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 27 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, organic consultant Reggie Destree, 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 Farm – 8:30 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. He also built a new milking parlor and expanded his herd.

Andy Mast Farm – 10:15 a.m. at 3444 East Messner Road, Wooster, Ohio. Andy and his sisters grow organic produce for Greenfield Farms. They have focus on growing squash, zucchini, and kale. Andy will discuss what he has done to make his farm more productive. Join us in the discussion.

Greenfield Farms Cooperative – 11:00 a.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.

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Guests will get the opportunity to visit farms such as this one operated by Scott Stoller, which is also the first stop of the morning. 

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

Ervin Miller, Jr. Farm – 1:15 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 his crops look good. He uses a variety of tools for weed control and bought a new Multivator (in the row rototiller).

Woodlynn Acres Farm – 2:30 p.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. This year they made the decision to transition about 1,000 acres to organic production with 60 acres of organic corn and 200 acres of organic hay this year. They have used AgriEnergy corn starter and applied foliar fertilizer to their hay, corn, and small grains. Their organic corn looks very good and their organic hay quality was excellent. Join the discussion of their farming practices and see the modern equipment and technology they use.

Craig Stoller Farm – 4:00 p.m. at 14665 Mt Eaton Road, Rittman, Ohio. Criag Stoller and his family are Organic Valley members and milk Holsteins. He is a young farmer that has been using AgriEnergy products for several years. Join us as we visit his farm and discuss his farming practices.

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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