KENTLAND, IN (March 6, 2014) – AgVenture D&M welcomed more than eighty customers from three states to their annual Winter Conference held this year at the Marriott at Keystone at the Crossing in Indianapolis. The independently owned and operated regional seed company hosted the annual event with their guests attending from Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.
Featured speakers at this year’s event addressed an engaged audience and brought focus first to the current ag economy. Purdue University agricultural economist, Dr. Michael Boehlje addressed the group framing the economic indicators and global policy issues currently driving the ag economy.
AgVenture D&M’s Owner and General Manager, Mike Davis said, “Dr. Boehlje’s lively presentation emphasized some very important points. While we face lower commodity prices than the past several years, there are great opportunities in agriculture for our customers to become more profitable. He reminded growers to not just do the same things. Do things better. Have a strategy and execute it to manage risk, debt and capital. These are some of the basic tenets of our Maximum Profit System™ and more than ever, these practices will help our customers dramatically increase yield, lower cost per bushel and improve overall farm profitability.”
The Winter Conference provided attendees with a presentation by Jerry Hartsock, Cutting Edge Consulting of Geneseo, Illinois. Hartsock zeroed in on the most important steps to take at planting to positively influence yield. Davis added, “Staying current is crucial. We are pleased to share with our customers the practical production practices that can directly drive yields.
“Our approach to our customers, our commitment resonates more fully today than ever,” said Davis. “Our AgVenture Yield Specialists work directly with our customers throughout the year. Our customers continue to benefit from our products and our team approach to helping them improve profitability. There are dozens of incredible success stories in the group that gathered in Indianapolis. We intend to help them keep making more.”
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.