“With all the water issues that we had, a lot of the leaf diseases in the corn that we faced this year, how we got through those treated versus untreated, and this kind of thing. So we’re going to get through a lot of information and also on some foliar treatments we’ve tried to see what worked and what didn’t work and things we can pass on to the grower.”
What will be top of mind for farmers at this year’s meetings? Earley says it all starts with the markets.
“I think we get into the commodity markets we’ve got now, what they can do to keep yields up to help prevent some of the problems we’ve had in this last year. That’s where a lot of the interest is, how we can get through that and get through this period we’re going through.”
Earley says there won’t be a ton of new product lines to discuss, but rather getting through the agronomic concerns of farmers.
“We can say yeah, some of this is varietal, we need some new lines that might be better for us in the future. Like I said, we’re going to have a lot of good information just like we always have in the past.”
As far as the discussion on corn versus soybean acres, Earley says it’s always a popular topic.
“It’s been an issue all along because of the commodity prices that we have. Most of us in the business your best things is to stay in a rotation if any way possible. You can’t put a price on a rotation.”
DATES AND LOCATIONS:
(All meetings will begin with lunch at 11:30 a.m.)
DATE LOCATION & RESTAURANT
January 4 Washington C.H., OH — Rusty Keg
January 5 Warsaw, IN — Wyndam Garden
January 6 Decatur, IN — Back 40 Junction
January 6 Seymour, IN — The Pines
January 7 Ottawa, OH — Red Pig Inn
January 8 Hagerstown, IN — Willies and Reds
January 11 Richmond, KY — Golden Corral
January 12 Terra Haute, IN — Rick’s Smoke House
January 13 Bellville, OH — Der Dutchman
January 13 Wooster, OH — Jakes’ Steakhouse
January 14 Nashport, OH — Longaberger Golf Club
January 15 Brookville, OH — Rob’s Family Restaurant
January 18 Tiffin, OH — Camden Falls
January 18 Hillsboro, OH — Ponderosa
January 19 Bunker Hill, IN — Dutch Cafe
January 19 Plain City, OH — Der Dutchman
January 20 Bowling Green, OH — Holiday Inn Express
January 20 Owensboro, KY — Moonlite BBQ
Please register in advance to attend one of these very informative agronomy meetings by calling 800-708-2676 or by going online at www.seedconsultants.com.