Seed Growers Shift Away from Augers, Toward Conveyors

There’s a growing trend among seed growers as more and more shift away from augers and move toward conveyors. We’re seeing this all across...

Tips for Planning a Seed Site

When planning a seed site, there are a few things that we have learned along the way that help set customers up for near-term...

What are Integrated Seed-to-Harvest Solutions?

Integrated seed-to-harvest solutions. It’s a mouthful, but the concept is simple, and makes all the difference between success and failure in the world of...

Success Secrets for an Efficient and Long-Lasting Seed Site

After the design and engineering phase has been completed, as far as the finished goods are concerned, the manufacturing process is an important stage...

Enjoying the Fruits of Your Labor

In the previous columns, I’ve outlined three of the four stages—the conceptualization, design and engineering, and manufacturing phases—to updating or building a new seed...

My Trade Show Survival Guide

As a grower, you’re probably making plans to attend at least one trade/ag show in 2018. There’s a lot of them going on right...

Haul Safe, Be Safe

It seems like we are always talking about efficiency and evaluating your return on investment. Yet, for years, those in agriculture have also made...

Does Anyone Really Like Your Brand?

We all have a favorite brand. Whether it's a brand of soda pop, a clothing line, a particular brand of shoes, or what have...

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...

7 Reasons Focusing on Storage Makes You a Good Leader

As I mentioned last time, storage is one aspect of agricultural production that has never fundamentally changed, and has always been key to financially...

What Would You Do With An Extra 10 Days At Harvest?

What we wouldn’t give for extra hours at harvest. If you could be out there, in the field, seven to 10 days...

3 Ways to be Worthy of Attention

As I explained in a recent column, tackling four problem areas will help you determine where your brand is lacking and get you on the...

What Makes a Strong Commercial Team

A lot of different factors are taken into consideration when it comes to selecting a storage, conveying and handling equipment solutions provider, not the...

Focusing on Storage Can Establish You as a Leader

We live in a technological world that seems to be changing faster than we can keep up with. Despite humanity’s tendency to become nostalgic...

Time Brainstorming Your Idea is Time Well Spent

Whether you’ve decided it’s time to update your seed storage and handling equipment, or build a brand-new seed site for your business, knowing where...

The Design and Engineering Stage: A Blueprint for Success

You’ve worked your way through the conceptualization stage on your journey to a new or updated seed site. The next step to turn your...

The Value of Flexibility

When it comes to agricultural equipment, so much of it is bulky, intended for only one or maybe two purposes, and is used for...

Time, Convenience, Efficiency Key to Success

Precision agriculture has taken hold and farmers, with the help of seed companies, and seed growers are deploying strategies to make the most of...

3 Tools You Need in Your Branding Toolbox

In the previous instalments in this series on branding, I’ve discussed the building blocks to begin understanding your brand and how to build it. The...

Storage and Marketing are Inseparable — Here’s Why

As 2017 winds to a close, everyone involved in the seed and grain business is thinking about next year. What did I do right...