We Never Plant Corn In June

“We never plant corn in June, but we will plant it during all six weeks of May!” That is a funny (kind...

Blood Makes the Grass Grow

“Blood makes the grass grow” is what I thought I heard from our former college football linebacker, full Irish, quick to fight,...

Ten Pounds in a Five Pound Bucket

On a very regular basis, we are asked to fit things where they really aren’t meant to go. I call this putting...

The Enemy Gets A Vote

I like looking at leadership from a slight military perspective, or better yet, from the viewpoint as the parent of a two-year old. The...

Army Leadership for Business: Be, Know, Do.

It’s not always easy being the lone financial person in a company.  I talk in a foreign language and say “No” quite a bit....

Hiring New Employees In An Upside-down World

The process of hiring a new employee has turned upside-down compared to what it was in the past. Being able to expect to find...

Some See the Big Picture, Others See the Pieces

I’m a visual guy, I like drawings or pictures to understand things. I’m from Iowa, but maybe shoulda been from the Show Me state? My career...

Add Clarity, Tell Them Why

The Preamble to the U.S. Declaration of Independence proclaims some fundamental truths and rights, including human equality, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness...

Putting Seedsmanship Into Seed Handling Equipment

In my first Insiders column, I introduced our seedsmanship approach to designing equipment for the seed industry. Our concept of “seedsmanship” starts with trust....

Greetings!

I have enjoyed taking in the stories from the Seed World Insiders since it started, and I’m pleased to be a contributor. It seems...