Farm Journal Yield Tour - Seymour

Seymour, Illinois
Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Event Location:
Valent MWARC 
1035 County Road 300 East
Seymour, Illinois 61875
United States


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Registration Rate:   $49

Earn 5 CEU credits for attending this event!
Crop Management        5

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Hear from the following speakers:



 
Ken Ferrie, Farm Journal Field Agronomist oversees the test plots in the Farm Journal Field Test program. Ken applies his extensive, cutting-edge knowledge and his systems approach to farming to the plots. In addition to working with Farm Journal for 20-plus years, he operates an independent agronomic consulting business in central Illinois. A graduate of Illinois State University, Ken credits much of his knowledge of the systems approach to the late Dr. Everett Dennis, who took what Ken had learned in books and "brought it to life." A native of northeast Iowa, Ken has previous experience as a floater operator, crop scout and maintenance manager over three elevators, coop manager and company agronomist. Ferrie is one of the only few completely independent agronomists in the United States. He is not an employee of any agribusiness company (including Farm Journal) and he does not sell anything, accept any commissions or have any hidden agendas.

 
Chip Flory joined Pro Farmer as a floor reporter for Futures World News in January 1988 after graduating from Iowa State University with a degree in Ag Journalism. He spent 3 years reporting from the floors of the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange as Bureau Chief for FWN. Chip moved to the Pro Farmer headquarters in 1991 where he started as Electronic Services Editor. With Pro Farmer, he served as Sr. Market Analyst, General Manager, Editor of the company’s flagship newsletter for 17 years, Editorial Director and is now Editor Emeritus for Pro Farmer. Chip is the host of Farm Journal Media’s issues-driven AgriTalk and markets-driven AgriTalk After the Bell. Each 1-hour talk show airs live on stations across the country and on FJM’s app, “Farm Journal on Air.” Chip is also the Farm Journal Economist, providing market insights for readers in each issue of the company’s flagship magazine, Farm Journal. Chip grew up on a farm in the east-central Iowa community of Oxford Junction. He has two grown children, Emily and Thomas, and he and his wife Sue currently live in Denver, Iowa. 
 
Joe Short grew up on a corn, soybean, and livestock farm in Northeast Iowa which his family still owns and operates today.  He received a BS in Agricultural Business from Iowa State University.  Upon graduating, Joe began his professional career in animal health, operating in varying sales roles, engaging with larger producers, veterinarians, and consultants in the Midwest.  For the past 13 years, Joe has been working in marketing and business management within the crop protection industry. Prior to joining Valent U.S.A, Joe moved to the Netherlands for a global marketing role that took him to Brazil, Argentina, Central America and Europe for business-development initiatives. Most recently, Joe moved stateside to Walnut Creek, California and works as the Corn and Soybean Marketing Manager for Valent U.S.A.

 
Dawn Refsell, Manager Field Development for the Midwest with Valent, was raised on a grain and livestock farm near Wallingford, Iowa. Dawn received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from Iowa State University in Agronomy. She started her career with the University of Illinois as an Extension Specialist in Weed Science IPM in 2003 and came to Valent as Field Market Development Specialist for IA, MO, and KS in 2009.   While employed with Valent, Dawn enrolled as a student at Kansas State University and completed her Ph.D. in Agronomy. She currently manages the Midwest Field Market Development team and Midwest Agriculture Research Center in Illinois. Away from work, Dawn enjoys riding her Harley, volunteering for Heartland Honor Flight, and listening to baseball. Dawn and her husband Doug reside near Kansas City, MO.
 
Wade Stewart, 
Solutions Manager, Agriculture, Trimble
Building on his 20+ years of experience in precision ag, Wade is responsible for identifying market and business opportunities in agriculture and prioritizing Trimble projects to meet those needs. Prior to this role, Wade launched and led the global training program for Trimble’s Ag division, leading a global team that delivered on-site and online precision ag technical training for Trimble resellers, OEM partners and customers worldwide. Prior to joining Trimble, Wade managed training and product lines for Novariant and AGCO Corporation. He earned his MBA and bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Fort Hays State University. Wade lives in Firestone, CO, with his wife Diana, and daughter, Katy.
   

Kevin Gale is the AgriGold Agronomist covering Northern and East-Central Illinois.  Kevin graduated with a degree in Agronomy – Crop Science from the University of Illinois in 1999 and has been part of the AgriGold Agronomy Team since then.  Kevin’s responsibilities include product selection and positioning of corn and soybean lineups, agronomic training and in-field support for the AgriGold sales force and growers in his area.  Kevin lives in Galva, IL and enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters and  is involved with the family farm raising corn and soybeans.





Wade Stewart, 
Solutions Manager, Agriculture, Trimble
Building on his 20+ years of experience in precision ag, Wade is responsible for identifying market and business opportunities in agriculture and prioritizing Trimble projects to meet those needs. Prior to this role, Wade launched and led the global training program for Trimble’s Ag division, leading a global team that delivered on-site and online precision ag technical training for Trimble resellers, OEM partners and customers worldwide. Prior to joining Trimble, Wade managed training and product lines for Novariant and AGCO Corporation. He earned his MBA and bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Fort Hays State University. Wade lives in Firestone, CO, with his wife Diana, and daughter, Katy.
 

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