KENTLAND, INDIANA (February 14, 2014) — An intensive crop profitability workshop was recently held in in Decatur, Indiana for customers of AgVenture McKillip Seeds. The program, called AgVenture University, featured Jerry Hartsock, Cutting Edge Consulting and Research of Geneso, Illinois. Hartsock, along with AgVenture McKillip Seeds personnel worked closely with the 30 attendees to define crop planting and management issues, and refine solutions that lead to greater profitability on every acre.
Participants were invited by AgVenture Yield Specialist Chad Ealing of Roanoke, Indiana. McKillip Seeds Sales and Marketing Manager, Mitch Snyder said, “This was a very successful meeting. Chad really is committed to supporting his customers. He determined a strong interest from his customers and delivered the expertise to them. It exemplifies how we are not just paying lip-service to our dedication to each customer’s profitability.”
Snyder explained how the company makes their Maximum Profit System™ (MPS) a priority. MPS is a systems-based approach to dramatically increasing yield, lowering cost per bushel and improving profitability. “In the workshop, we focused on how these MPS practices begin at planting and continue throughout the growing season. Our customers are breaking yield barriers, and that is worth making the time to learn more.”
The workshop keynote presenter, Jerry Hartsock focused on the limiting factors of growing a corn crop. He highlighted soil health, nitrogen management, herbicide safety, fungicide use and early harvest practices.
Ealing said, “Product life-cycles are very short as compared to five to ten years ago. Our customers have new technologies, new equipment and new methods available to them. We are committed to our customers’ profitability. That means we want to work with them throughout the year to help provide the latest information and practical application of tools that help them achieve higher yields, lower cost per bushel and greater profitability per acre. These workshops allow us to work together to focus those tactics.”
McKillip Seeds, the locally owned and operated regional seed company, has been in business based in Wabash, Indiana since 1934. This event is one of many they hold throughout the year to support their customers.
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.