It’s Not Them — It’s YOU & I!

I have the privilege to do what I love for a living. I am growing an old, trustworthy company into a world-leading...

2019 Planting Season: A Seed Company Survival Guide: May We Never See Another...

There are countless articles each day about how farmers and commercial crops are being impacted by this delayed planting season.  Much of this...

In Changing Times, Independent Seedsmen Must Build On Relationships To Win

I've never seen anything like this unprecedented run of excellent corn crops over the last six or seven years in my 45...

Don’t Chase Last Year’s Solutions

When it comes to deciding which hybrids to plant, there is a saying among savvy Midwest corn growers: If getting the best...

Now, You Can Relax

It’s not unusual to hear about a canola bin heating up over the winter from not being checked, and in some extreme...

5 Considerations Before Doing International Business

It can be exhilarating moving into new, international markets. One of my passions is bringing our products into new countries and working...

Want to Fail at Business? Do This One Thing

When I visit the United States, I am bombarded with the sentiment that “corn is king.” When I travel through Western Canada,...

A Do-Gooder’s Treatise

More than 20 years ago, I came across a graph projecting global food demand, which was expected to double by 2040. That...

Trends in Storage and Handling You Should Know About

Farms are getting larger. Along the production chain, stakeholders are looking for ways to increase convenience and reduce labor. Large-scale operations in...

Success Rooted in Trust

In 2019, the Department of Agriculture expects U.S. farmers to plant 237 million acres in a matter of weeks. On the farm,...
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Gene Editing: Fulfilling the Promise Through a Community of Innovators

When Johannes Gutenberg invented moveable type nearly six centuries ago, he jump-started the spread of knowledge across Europe and helped ignite the...
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Soybean Seed Quality, What Can We Expect In The Field This Spring?

The 2018 soybean seed production year presents some significant challenges for 2019 seed quality. Late fall rains throughout the Midwest coupled with...

Don’t Cheat on Your Wheat

Wheat growers in the Eastern half of the United States may be tempted to cheat on preparation for their winter wheat crop....

The Case for Both Batch Treating and Continuous Treating

As someone who has been living and working in the seed treatment world, I have often heard the debate as to which...

5 Keys for Growing Stronger

Running a business is an art. It’s an everyday struggle, and every business has its own challenges. I think I speak for...

Core to Creating Power Teams Is the 3-C Strategy

Sometimes taking on a life of their own, teams can be very dynamic and be a driving force in helping companies meet...

Never Plan for a Late Spring

It’s bitterly cold in January, lots of rain and snow in February, March turns cold again and April starts with more rain...

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,...

Help Soybeans Punch Out of Cool, Wet Soil

Low seed germination scores have been a topic of discussion this spring, especially concerning soybeans following the late, wet harvest of 2018...

Can Digital Connection Ever Truly Replace the Human Touch?

I think most of us innately know that an email, tweet, post or text does not replace connecting with the important people...