IOLA, KANSAS/KENTLAND, INDIANA (July 3, 2014) — AgVenture of Eastern Kansas has new grid sampling and prescription writing services to offer customers. And at the Four State Farm Show, at Pittsburg, Kansas July 18-20. Owner Tom Woodworth will showcase their new Wintex 1000 hydraulic soil probe which allows them to sample any type of soil up to a twelve inch depth.
Woodworth said the soil sampling services are a new offering for the independently owned and operated regional seed company. “Recently, we sat down with some of our customers to ask them what additional services we could offer to better help them reach and exceed their yield goals. Their response was an overwhelming desire for independent soil sampling support.”
Woodworth took action. He said, “As a result, we are very pleased to offer our SoilMax side of the business to our customers. We have invested in the equipment, software, technology and planning tools to help them get the accurate and timely data they need.”
As precision agriculture technologies and practices take hold in Kansas, Woodworth said the company is fully prepared to be that independent resource for customers. “We have the software to build seeding and fertility prescriptions to plug into variable rate equipment. That’s unique. We are not here to save you money, but to help customers get more money back on their investment.”
On thousands of acres last fall and this spring, AgVenture of Eastern Kansas has sampled soils, used an independent laboratory for analysis, and provided all the information back to the customer. “It is their data. The customer needs to own their own data. Our approach provides them with all the data and allows them to take it to their retailer or fertilizer supplier.”
“We don’t sell fertilizer, fungicides, additives, etc.,” he said. “We want to provide our customers with the tools they need. We can help them be more accurate, test to see if it pays, and understand the economics. It is a perfect match with our AgVenture Maximum Profit System™, a systems-based approach to dramatically increasing yield, lowering cost per bushel and driving marked improvement in overall profitability.”
AgVenture of Kansas is part of AgVenture, Inc., the nation’s largest network of independently owned regional seed companies. Based in Kentland, Indiana, AgVenture provides this growing network of independently owned and managed seed business owners with seed products meeting exacting standards for quality, together with leading-edge genetics and technology. Since 1983, this unique marketing approach has allowed each individual company to match the hybrids it sells to the specific needs of the geographical area it serves. Combined with professional seed representation at a local level, AgVenture strives to help every grower realize more profit from every field.