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Apr 02, 2018

Agronomy Update

By Jeff Hendricks - Vice President, Agronomy
Spring Forward

I would like to take a minute to congratulate Dale Botten on his retirement this winter. Dale led the Crystal Valley Agronomy division for 35 years and his service to Minnesota growers, his employees, and the agriculture industry is greatly appreciated. We all wish him well on his next adventure! I am honored to have been selected to follow in his footsteps and be a part of such a talented, dedicated, and professional team.

April has arrived and it’s hard to believe spring is fast approaching. There is fresh snow on the ground after a late winter storm, and the cold temperatures are certainly hanging around. The agronomy operations team has been busy preparing for spring with their rigorous maintenance program. This work is critical to reducing downtime and improving efficiency. The sales and precision agriculture teams have also been busy helping growers prepare for spring, by providing expert recommendations, quality products, and timely information.

This past winter, the Crystal Valley team hosted the first annual Crystal Valley Winter Conference. The meeting was a great success with strong attendance, great speakers, and solid information for our members. The exciting day gave us an opportunity to showcase our extensive trial work and the value our precision agriculture team can provide to growers. I greatly appreciate the team’s hard work in planning and organizing this event and we are looking forward to next year!

We are also excited to announce the completion of the new crop protection warehouse at our Janesville location! This project will provide 18,550 square feet of heated storage space and nearly 130,000 gallons of bulk crop protection product storage. This was an important step in making us more efficient while improving customer service and satisfaction in Janesville. Please feel free to stop by and see the recently completed warehouse.

We are always interested in hearing how we can improve and welcome any suggestions and feedback you have. As you look to spring, please let the agronomy department know how we can meet your needs and help you succeed in the coming year. We thank you for your past patronage and for the opportunity to serve you in 2018 and beyond!

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