KENTLAND, INDIANA / MINDEN, NEBRASKA (May 2, 2016) — Scott Hitzemann of East Seward, Nebraska has joined AgVenture Pinnacle AVN at Minden, Nebraska. Hitzemann is a seasoned seed professional with more than 20 years of experience serving growers with his agronomic and seed expertise.
Over the last few years, we've been following AgVenture grower Aaron Paus and his AYS Jeremy McCroden. Together, they've implemented new practices for variable rate irrigation as well as managed some great crops.
We got harvest wrapped up on the 28th of October, which is very early for us. Usually we finish harvest around the 7th to 10th of November, but we didn’t have any rain delays this year. Normally we’re waiting on dry air and fighting rains, but this year it was impossible to harvest corn fast enough.
We’re in the middle of a bit of a wet spell right now so we’re in the shop today. We’re about on day three of rain — we’ve probably only gotten 3/4” total, but it’s enough to slow us down. But planting is going well. We got our corn finished up and planted on the 3rd, and it went fairly well.
KENTLAND, INDIANA (May 7, 2015) Hampton, Nebraska’s Clinton Griess is putting his agronomic and seed experience to work for AgVenture of Nebraska (AVN) Seed Partners. Griess will provide professional seed services and access to AgVenture® brand seed products to area farmers as an AgVenture Yield Specialist.
KENTLAND, INDIANA (May 4, 2015) Lance Shifflet has joined AgVenture of Nebraska (AVN) Seed Partners. Shifflet, originally from Cambridge, Nebraska is moving back to his hometown where he will work one-on-one with farmers across southwest Nebraska, providing them with access to AgVenture® brand seed products and year-round professional seed support.
The Farm Bill deadline is coming up at the end of February, and I think most people are up and counting on the ARC option. But the bigger question is whether or not to change any of the base acres. Everybody has to update yields, but it’s probably split down the middle as far as whether they’ll change base acres or not.
It’s been cold here lately, and today is the best we’ve had in a while, at 45. But we got done with harvest in November, and most of the people are out of the ground here.
September 20th was the day we started rolling on harvest, which is just a little later than usual. But we're getting close to being halfway done now, and we’re doing well. Our beans are wrapped up and we're working our way through the corn. And our yields are looking good so far. Our beans, for the most part are looking just a little better than anticipated.
WAYNE, NEBRASKA/KENTLAND, INDIANA (October 15, 2014) — Colt Campbell of O’Neill, Nebraska has joined one of northeast Nebraska’s fastest growing seed companies, The Seed Source has hired Campbell to serve area farmers as an AgVenture Yield Specialist. He will work with customers throughout the year to provide professional agronomy and seed services support.