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2017 Open House—SAVE THE DATE

Join us at the Albert Lea Seed House and enjoy great speakers, the final days of our deepest discounts and free lunch!

Whether you can make it for a whole day or just a session or two, we look forward to seeing you.


DAY ONE: Wednesday, November 15
Viking and NorthStar Corn and Soybeans

  • Viking Corn and SoybeansMac Ehrhardt and Jake Hansen, Viking Seed / Casey Staloch, Agriguardian
    • Conventional Performance/Product Overview
    • Research, UltraPure and Pure
    • White Mold
  • NorthStar Genetics - Lyle Marcus and Alan Muhs, NorthStar Genetics / Mac Ehrhardt and Jake Hansen, Albert Lea Seed
    • Introduction of Distributorship
    • Product (Jake Hansen and Alan Muhs)
    • Roundup Ready 2 Xtend Soybeans 2017-2018
    • Enlist Soybeans
  • Roundup Ready 2 Xtend in 2017-2018: Callenges and Developments - Meaghan Anderson, Field Agronomist and Extension Program Specialist at Iowa State University
  • Cover Crops in Corn/Soybean Rotation - Sarah Carlson, Midwest Cover Crop Director at Practical Farmers of Iowa
  • Lunch
  • Corn/Soybean Marketing Discussion - Kurt Barth, Chief Financial Officer and Marketing Consultant at Brock Associates
  • Non-GMO Markets - TBD

DAY TWO: Thursday, November 16
Cover Crops, Small Grains, Forages

  • Viking Alfalfa - Mike Velde, Legacy SeedAlfalfa Researcher
  • Warm Season Forages - Bruce Anderson, Professor of Agronomy and Extension Forage Specialist at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Small Grains Research and Production - Jochum Weirsma, Associate Professor and Extension Researcher at University of Minnesota
  • Small Grains Markets - Jessie VanDerPoel, Grain Millers
  • Lunch
  • Cover Crops and Soil Health - Ray Archuleta, Soil Health Consultants, LLC
  • Hybrid Winter Rye, Agronomics and Feeding Winter Rye - Claus Nymand, KWS

DAY THREE: Friday, November 17
Organic Farming

  • Viking Organic Corn/Soybeans/Alfalfa Offering and Research Projects - Elia Romano and Mac Ehrhardt, Albert Lea Seed
  • Organic Leafy/Floury Silage Hybrids - Glenn Seed
  • Organic Marketing and Market Outlook – Eric Jackson, Pipeline Foods
  • Lunch
  • Organic Weed Control and Machinery Research Update - Joel Gruver, Associate Professor of Soil Science and Sustainable Ag at Western Illinois University
  • Raising Quality Organic Dairy with Forages - Brad Heins, Associate Professor of Organic Dairy Production at University of Minnesota
  • NOP Policy and Imports - TBD

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