From September 10-12, Monsanto employees are visiting with farmers and ranchers at the Husker Harvest Days farm show in Grand Island, Neb., one of the nation’s premier working farm shows featuring the latest products, services, information and practices in agriculture.
“As the 2013 harvest season draws near, this is a tremendous opportunity to share our unique benefits as Monsanto seed brands and licensees,” said Scott Keetle, Monsanto geographic marketing manager. “Farmers in Nebraska and surrounding states face challenging decisions in a ‘high risk – high reward’ growing environment. From insect and disease stresses to mounting restrictions of irrigation application, farmers seek a high level of agronomic and product management advice. And we do our best to provide farmers with information and support.”
The weather across the Western Corn Belt provided another set of challenges for this year’s crop to try and maximize its yield potential.
“From early cool and wet conditions delaying planting to extreme heat and dry conditions late in the growing season, it reinforces a farmer’s decision to partner with a seed company that can help them with the many challenges they face,” said Keetle.
At Husker Harvest Days, the Monsanto booths provide insight into how we partner with farmers, showcasing weed resistance management, Genuity® DroughtGard™ Hybrids, Asgrow® 4P System, Channel® Field Check Up Series and our new product portfolio.
Find our brand booths at Husker Harvest Days.
In addition, volunteers on site will also collect donations for the fifth annual America’s Farmers Food Drive, sponsored by Monsanto in conjunction with Husker Harvest Days and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation (HGBF). For every pound of food collected, Monsanto will donate $1 (up to $10,000) to Heartland United Way and HGBF will donate $1 (up to $10,000) to Feeding America. See related, America’s Farmers Food Drive collects 22,000 pounds of food at Farm Progress Show.
Furthermore, Husker Harvest Days is the World’s Largest Totally Irrigated Working Farm Show ™, and Monsanto has a strong interest in helping farmers address many challenges that water poses. Monsanto’s water and research and development efforts are on display at the Gothenburg Water Utilization Learning Center in Gothenburg, Neb.
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