How we work

In addition to seeds good agronomy is paramount to improving overall productivity and the financial aspect of a farming operation. We want to sell you seed, but you will see us more often than just at sales time. We want to visit your farm during each growing season.

We want to understand your operation so we can make personalized recommendations for hybrids and varieties and also for other important areas of management: fertility, weed control, planting population, equipment settings. Think of us as your agronomy team. We want you to succeed.

A one-size-fits-all management style does not work. Every operation may have one goal—to be profitable—but the way of getting there is unique for each farm. A strictly grain operation has different needs than a livestock operation. Poultry farms have different feed requirements than beef operations, which are different from dairy farms. Dryland and irrigated farms are different. Northern farms and southern farms are different. Each farm requires different recommendations, and we will be there to provide them.

We are students of history. We learn from watching the past: what has worked and what can lead us down the path to future environmental sustainability. Our goal is to help you realize both short-term profitability and long-term profitability.

Agronomy Services

  • Variety selection

  • Herbicide plans

  • Crop rotation

  • Tillage recommendations

  • Fertility recommendations

  • Harvest recommendations

  • Equipment settings

  • Troubleshooting

  • Phone and email consultations

  • In-season visits

Our Knowledge is Your Knowledge

Each year we conduct trials in a variety of farming systems that utilize different agronomic practices: no-till to full tillage, dryland and irrigated, and different crop rotations. Additionally we screen many non-seed agronomic products each year, keeping us current with available herbicide, fungicide, insecticide, and fertility options. We know that every farm is unique. We have over 190 years of combined experience in agriculture. Let us use them on your farm!