KENTLAND, IN (February 23, 2015) – Cutting-edge information, the science of seed, and the practicality of profitable crop production were the key topics covered in an intensive one-day workshop held this week at the Indiana Crop Improvement Association facilities near Stockwell, Indiana. This Winter Profit Plot program was the first in a series of the company’s high-impact educational conferences to be held prior to planting the 2015 crop. Nearly 40 participants included AgVenture Regional Seed Company owners, marketing managers, and AgVenture Yield Specialists from across the eastern Cornbelt.
AgVenture Business Development Director, Chuck Schneider welcomed the participants and commended them for their dedication to continued learning. “Technologies change so rapidly that it is crucial we stay informed with the most current information available in the industry. Our customers’ production practices and management decisions likewise are ever-changing and adapting to real-time influencers that impact the business of profitable crop production. Our RSC owners and their staffs are dedicated to continued education, learning together and challenging one another for the purpose of supporting their customers’ success.”
The workshop content ranged from the most current, research-based studies on seed germination, seed treatments and seedling vigor, to fine-tuning planting practices to maximize profitability. Experts from within and outside the company engaged in lively discussions and inventive ideation on early season crop production practices, sharing the best of their experiences and results.
Schneider said, “Each of our RSCs is independently owned and operated. Their expertise in seed in their own communities/regions defines their success. When we work together like this, our discussions surface meaningful, brilliant ideas and solutions. Working together, we have yet another advantage in providing our customers all the tools they need to improve 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.