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Winter Meetings a Chance to Review and Look Ahead

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Seed Consultants Kick Off Winter Agronomy Meetings

Mike Earley - Seed ConsSeed Consultants kicks off their winter agronomy meetings beginning January 4th. Mike Earley, Director of Replicated Research, says there’s a lot of information to discuss.

“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.