KENTLAND, INDIANA (August 15, 2013) — Noted crop consultant, columnist and internationally recognized weed scientist Dr. Ford Baldwin will address Indiana farmers attending McKillip Seeds’ upcoming field day to be held Friday, August 23rd at the facilities northwest of Wabash, Indiana. Customers of this family owned and operated regional seed company will participate in a variety of educational programs and plot tours during this annual event.
McKillip Seeds President, Mike McKillip said, “We are pleased to welcome our customers to this Field Day and educational event. We are providing three specific sessions. We’ll focus one session on the latest in corn production and new hybrids, one on profitable soybean strategies and a third session on our Maximum Profit System™ (MPS) and weed strategies.”
He added, “MPS is an intensive, systems-based approach to dramatically increasing yield, lowering cost per bushel and maximizing profitability on every acre. This year, we’ve brought in an expert to help us learn more about integrating key weed management strategies into our MPS plans. The object is to stay ahead of the weeds that compete with our crops and reduce yields. It’s become a challenging and time-consuming task to stay ahead of weeds, especially some of those newer to the scene such as Palmer Amaranth and Waterhemp. We want our customers to be best prepared to make effective decisions in weed management.”
McKillip Seeds Sales and Marketing Manager, Mitch Snyder said, “Our customers will be encouraged to interact with the AgVenture Yield Specialists and product team members on hand to discuss crop progress, harvest options and planting plans for this fall and next spring. Private Applicator Recertification Program credits will be made available to qualified attendees for a small fee.”
Activities begin at 8 am and continue through the day. Plot tours, drawings and prizes, additional recreational activities and a meal will also be available as the event continues throughout the day.
Mike McKillip concluded, “AgVenture McKillip Seeds has been in business since 1934. This annual Field Day is part of the fabric of our community of customers – many of whom have been with us for several generations, and many others who are new to us. Every one of our customers is important. We continue to work hard to provide them with access to our AgVenture products, our dedicated team of seed professionals, and our commitment to help each customer improve profitability on every acre.”
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.