Soils are anything but monolithic; chemistry, soil type, management history, and, ultimately, yield potential vary acre by acre and inch by inch. Farmers must balance the precision of intensive sampling with the expense of sampling and the practicality of actionable management units.
Categories: CropTalk, 2019
Tags: Soil Sampling, Innovation, Farmserver, PFR, Precision Farming, data, grid sampling, soil data
We pulled in the gravel driveway just as the sun was starting to get warm. I hopped out of the truck excitedly and took a moment to enjoy the gorgeous flower beds around me. In the fields beyond the flowers, unfamiliar crops waved in the gentle breeze. The sound of Chelsea’s introductions snapped me out of my Monday morning day dreams.
Categories: Intern Avenue
Tags: Beck's Hybrids, Beck's, Inspiration, Natalina Sents, Innovation, What if, Why, entrepreneurship, AgEI, Iowa State, Ag Entrepreneurship Initiative
I was meandering through unfamiliar Indiana back roads when Jessica Andrews’ hit, Who I Am came blaring through my speakers. Between missing Iowa a tinge and being in a thoughtful mood, I couldn’t help but change the words to fit my story.
Tags: Beck's Hybrids, intern avenue, Beck's, Passion, Teamwork, Natalina Sents, Attitudes and Actions, Integrity, Innovation, Adaptability, Commitment, Who I Am, Fathers Day, Dad, Jessica Andrews, Internship
Familiar faces clutter the desk behind tall stacks of manila folders. The modest office faintly smells of old books. Cramped handwriting in red ink fills a thinning legal pad balanced on the keyboard. Faded children’s artwork curls with age as it’s proudly displayed on a gray file cabinet. Dated school portraits are tucked in the corners of framed wildlife prints. A smiling photo of a late mentor looks over it all.
Tags: Passion, Teamwork, Natalina Sents, Attitudes and Actions, Integrity, Innovation, Adaptability, The Road Less Traveled By, Robert Frost, Committment
Blessed with the best! This title may seem like a sappy photo caption or cliché hashtag rather than the introduction to a post reflecting on the first three weeks of internships at Beck’s, but bear with me. I’m totally serious. In making friends with Beck’s 50 interns from 18 different schools, we’ve determined we really have been blessed with the best internship experience. Here’s why:
Tags: intern, Passion, Teamwork, Natalina Sents, Rachel Olson, Alex Barnes, Christy Kettler, Attitudes and Actions, Integrity, Innovation, Adaptability, Commitment, Open Doors, Blessed with the Best