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Insights on seed, product performance, and profitability at AgVenture McKillip Seeds’ Educational Field Day

WABASH, INDIANA (September 16, 2016) — AgVenture McKillip Seeds, Inc. recently welcomed more than 300 producers from across northeast Indiana and western Ohio to their annual Customer Appreciation Educational Field Day event. Held at the family-owned and operated seed business headquarters north of Wabash, Indiana, customers engaged in in-depth product discussions with leaders from McKillip Seeds and AgVenture, Inc. (AVI).

Our Interns Say Goodbye

A few of our interns shared some insights from their time with AgVenture Regional Seed Companies this summer. We were so honored to have such a talented, ambitious and fun group of students this year! These students will be successful in whatever career path their journey takes them on. Good luck guys!

“He Knows My Farm, He Knows My Ground”

I don’t know exactly how many years I’ve been working with Wayne Dulaney, but I would say it’s about 10. Wayne and I grew up together, and our parents are still best friends. And when Wayne got into the seed business, he was mainly selling rice before he got into corn. We were laughing about that today even — Wayne said, “You taught me more about corn in my first two years than I ever knew before.” And it’s funny, because now I depend on Wayne more than anything for all my crops.

Crop Development Update

Submitted by Jeff Shaner, Product & Technology Manager (Eastern Cornbelt, Southern Delta, East Coast)/Soybean Product Lead

After about 2 weeks sitting in cool ground, our first planted corn is ready to roll locally here with the warm weather we have this week.  The lows were moderate during this period, so I am expecting no trouble with emergence.  Any Midwesterners have soybeans planted during that early stretch??

Planters again doing major duty today and the bulk of our seed is going in the ground this week.

Understanding the impact of recent licensing agreements

DuPont and Monsanto recently announced a series of technology licensing agreements that will expand the range of seed products they can offer farmers. The agreements include a multi-year, royalty-bearing license for Monsanto's next-generation soybean technologies in the United States and Canada. Through these agreements, DuPont Pioneer will be able to offer Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® soybeans as early as 2014, and Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Xtend™ glyphosate and dicamba tolerant soybeans as early as 2015, pending regulatory approvals.

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