CLARKSDALE, MS / KENTLAND, IN (July 28, 2014) – Crop producers from across the Mid-South gathered recently at Clarksdale, Mississippi for the fifth annual AgVenture Mid-South Summer Profit Workshop hosted by Dulaney Seed. More than 100 farmers joined together for intensive discussions, plot tours and focused presentations on high yield crop production strategies.
Owner Terry Dulaney said, “We were so pleased with the turnout, and the high energy and enthusiasm our customers brought to this event. We had very productive
sessions, allowing customers to learn from one another as well as interact with our AgVenture Yield Specialists and several dynamic speakers.” He added, “The seed
we plant today is such a critical investment. We are committed to our customers as they pair the best seed genetics and technologies with our proven, high yield
management practices, and our professional support throughout the year. As many of those attending confirmed, it has a significant, positive impact on
One of the highlights of this year’s event was a farmer panel featuring Mississippi customers Jackson Webb of Sumner and Todd Bariola of Greenville, and Larry Earnst
of Star City, Arkansas. AVI’s Chuck Schneider moderated the panel. “Each of these growers is exemplary in the practices they’ve adopted, managed and manipulated to dramatically increase both yield and profitability. They prompted great dialogue and offered the group some exceptional examples of how they’ve
deployed their high yield strategies.”
Breakout sessions included presentations on Intensive Wheat for Higher Farm Profits, Increasing Soybean Yields and High Yield Corn Production and Economics. Along with the Dulaney team of AgVenture Yield Specialists, experts presenting included Paul Bodenstine, C.P. Ag., Croptell President, Scottt Sartor, and AgVenture, Inc. Soybean Product Manager, Jeff Shaner. Plaques were awarded to customers honoring their achievement of producing wheat yields of over 100 bushels to the acre this
AgVenture Mid-South Lead Agronomist, Wayne Dulaney said, “Even a few years ago, many growers would not have considered breaking barriers such as producing 300 bushel corn, 150 bushel soybeans or 100 bushel wheat. Those numbers were unheard of except in competitions. We developed and employed a dedicated a systems-approach to carefully managing crop production throughout the year. Our Maximum Profit System™ and ProfiZone™ programs are making huge contributions to dramatically improving yield, lowering cost per bushel and advancing overall profitability. Our customers are to be commended for their willingness to take on the challenge. The rewards are proving themselves.”
Producers from Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas participated in the educational presentations, field tours and fellowship. General Manager Charlie Robinette said, “This is a great event to highlight successes and to share ideas and information. It takes a committed approach. We commend our customers on their willingness to work together to achieve higher yields and greater profitability.”
AgVenture, Inc. is 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.