Preaching How Precision Planting Pays

Cindy Zimmerman

As education coordinator for Precision Planting, Sean Arians has the opportunity to preach the message of how precision planting pays at farm shows like Farm Progress, demonstrating it live on-site. “Everybody loves to see equipment moving,” Sean told Chuck Zimmerman during an interview at FPS. “We have a tractor running around on a sand track with eight different row units …

Farm Progress Show, General, Growmark, Planting

Hook up with CropNAtion at GROWMARK

Cindy Zimmerman

At the 2011 Farm Progress Show, GROWMARK is showcasing CropNAtion “the place for busy, progressive farmers and ranchers” to connect. GROWMARK’s Heather Miller was signing people up for the agricultural social media site at the GROWMARK tent and Chuck talked with Cory Winsted about it. “You could say that CropNAtion is a virtual coffee shop, where a producer can be …

Audio, Farm Progress Show, Growmark

FS Green Plan Solutions Overview

Chuck Zimmerman

Meet Sid Parks, Manager, Precision Farming. That means we talked about FS Green Plan Solutions, a broad area of products and services offered to local FS retailers and a sponsor of Precision.AgWired.com. We’ve certainly introduced you to this part of GROWMARK before but thought you might be interested in Sid’s outlook. The definition of precision farming is very broad and …

Audio, FS Green Plan Solution, Growmark

Farmers Who Pursue Maximum Yields

Cindy Zimmerman

Achieving maximum yields is the goal when you are pursuing them and that is what the farmers who participate in the GROWMARK FS Green Plan Solutions program are accomplishing. At the recent “Pursuit of Maximum Yields” (POMY) seminar in East Peoria, I talked with Justin Green of Arthur, Illinois who participated with his father and brother in the program last …

Audio, Farmers, Growmark

Ag Lawyer Warns “Don’t Think EPA Can’t Shut You Down”

Cindy Zimmerman

The challenge to American agriculture to produce more food, fuel, and fiber on decreasing acreage continues to be challenged by governmental regulation, according to Gary Baise, agricultural lawyer with Olsson, Frank, Weeda, Terman, Bode, and Matz law firm in Washington, D.C. “Don’t think they (the EPA) can’t shut you down,” he said at the recent GROWMARK FS Green Plan Solutions …

Audio, Growmark, Regulation

Maximizing Corn and Soybean Yields

Cindy Zimmerman

Precision agriculture means more than just the use of equipment and technology to save time and money, it also means the “application of technologies and agronomic principles to manage spatial and temporal variability associated with all aspects of agricultural production for the purpose of improving crop performance and environmental quality.” At the recent GROWMARK FS Green Plan Solutions “In Pursuit …

agronomy, Audio, Events, Farmers, Fertilizer, Growmark, yields

GROWMARK FS Helping Farmers Pursue Maximum Yields

Cindy Zimmerman

“The pursuit of maximum yields will take you to the next level.” That’s what GROWMARK Agronomy Services Manager Dr. Howard Brown told over 300 farmers and farm consultants meeting in Peoria on Friday for a FS Green Plan Solutions conference focused on pursuing maximum yields for corn and soybeans. “We came up with this concept of pursuit of maximum yield …

Audio, Farmers, Growmark