May is the month when school gets out and a lot of vacations start. For our Missouri, southern Iowa, and western Illinois customers and staff, one of the most popular destinations in the Midwest is Lake Ozark, Missouri. If you are heading there, plan to fish. Here’s why...
Categories: Outdoors with Mike Roux
Tags: Beck's Blog, Mike Roux, Outdoors with Mike Roux, Missouri, Crappie fishing, Lake of the Ozarks, Lake Ozark, Crappie, May fishing, fishing spots, Coffman Beach Public Boat Ramp, Buck Creek Store and Guide Service
The Wildy family has a strong reputation as outstanding Arkansas farmers. In 2015, they were honored as the Arkansas Farm Family of the year. But their legacy goes back even further than that. “My granddad was the Arkansas Master Farmer back in 1920, I think it was.” David Wildy beams, pointing to a newspaper clipping proudly displayed in the farm office. “And then my dad was the Arkansas Master Farmer in 1956 or so.”
Categories: Why I Farm, Why I Farm Roadtrip
Tags: Beck's Blog, Why I Farm, Beck's Hybrids, corn, soybeans, Natalina Sents, Why I Farm Roadtrip, peanuts, Cotton, Wildy Family Farm, Arkansas
There is no better time to experience the benefits of water management than after a big rainfall event. And Mother Nature has provided more than enough of those this season.
Fields across the Midwest have been flooded and tractors put on standby as farmers across the Corn Belt waited out torrential rains and wet fields over the last few weeks. Some fields however, fared better than others. Their secret you ask? Well water management of course!
Categories: PFR, PFR Reports
Tags: Beck's Blog, Yield, PFR Report, Water Management, Jim Schwartz, Beck's Agronomy Update, Drip-Irrigation, Sub-Irrigation
There is no better time to experience the benefits of water management than after a big rainfall event. And Beck’s PFR site in Effingham, IL experienced 7.25 in. of rain over the course of a week.
Categories: Agronomy, PFR, PFR Reports
How long can corn seed survive in the ground?
Categories: PFR, #AskPFR
Tags: planting, Practical Farm Research, corn seed, Agronomy, Emergence, PFR, #AskPFR, AskPFR
Join Travis Burnett, PFR Field Agronomist, in the field at Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)® site in Indiana as he evaluates the 2017 high-yield wheat plot.
Check out the video to learn more about the different management practices that have contributed to the visual differences between the traditional and high-yield plots!
With all the rain we have been experiencing throughout the Midwest, the number one thing on most farmer’s minds is replant or delayed planting decisions. Looking ahead to the rest of the season however, one important consideration is how much nitrogen (N) is available to our corn crop.
Tags: Beck's Blog, corn planting, Beck's Agronomy, Nitrogen, Yield, PFR Report, Replant, Jim Schwartz, Denitrification, Leaching, Volatilization
The family farm has been part of Derek Helms’ life for about as long as he can remember. As a kid, his grandmother would be waiting in her big Caprice Classic to shuttle him to the farm after school. “School was out by 3:00 and she'd have me here by 3:30 to start milking cows. I was going to come home and learn the responsibility of taking care of the animals and milking the cows and getting the job done.” Derek recalls.
Tags: Beck's Blog, Why I Farm, Beck's Hybrids, corn, dairy, Natalina Sents, Why I Farm Roadtrip, Peaches, Arkansas, Derek Helms, Arkansas Farm Bureau, crops
It’s common knowledge that when one interviews for a full-time position, an internship with a reputable company is seen as an asset. An internship experience is valuable because it means that someone else has taken the time to show them the ropes. Someone else in the business community has coached this person to show up on time, take direction, work as a member of a team, follow through, and stay on task. With a foundation like that, we can dive right into how Beck’s does business and their role on their first day as a full time employee.
Categories: Ag Education
Tags: Beck's Blog, Beck's Hybrids, internships, intern avenue, Professional Development, Ag Education, Samantha Miller, Beck's Interns, Why Interns
On any given day, three generations of Lamberts can be found caring for their land and livestock near Brookfield, Missouri. Often, there’s even a fourth generation soaking it all in. “I grew up here. Dad actually started this farm.” Matt explains, sitting in the office of the home farm where he spends countless hours working alongside his dad and grandpa.
Tags: Beck's Blog, Why I Farm, Beck's Hybrids, corn, cattle, Natalina Sents, Missouri, Why I Farm Roadtrip, Sheep, Matt Lambert, Kate Lambert, Uptown Farms
In this PFR Report about the population and row width study, join Jim Schwartz, Director of PFR and Agronomy, in Central IN where the Indiana PFR team is getting ready to plant their second year of the population by row width study.
In this PFR Report about Ag Drainage Inc. Tile Install, Jonathan Perkins, PFR Location Lead at Beck's PFR site in Effingham, IL talks about the 2017 Water Management Study. He is joined by Mark Lipcaman from ADI as they discuss the tile drainage that was just recently installed at the site.
John Gambini grew up in East Texas, but spent his career traveling the country with his construction business. “I’ve built all over the United States, 29 of 50 states so far, but I'm pretty well at the end of my career.” John explains.
Tags: Beck's Blog, Why I Farm, Beck's Hybrids, Texas, Natalina Sents, Why I Farm Roadtrip, Texas Hill Country Olive Company, olive, TXOOA
One important characteristic we consider during product selection is emergence. We spend a lot of energy researching not just the best products, but also the equipment and attachments that will help deliver a uniform stand. When looking at corn products, the goal is to evaluate and identify the products that will deliver the best in uniformity and speed of emergence.
For almost 90 years, The National FFA Organization has been cultivating young agriculturalists across the country. For many young members, joining FFA is just the first step that launches them into a lifetime of involvement in agriculture. That is how Terren Moore’s story started as well.
Tags: Beck's Blog, Why I Farm, Beck's Hybrids, Texas, Natalina Sents, Why I Farm Roadtrip, Terren Moore, small farmer, peas, student
Growing up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Paula Sichler imagined she would live in the city for the rest of her life. That all changed when she met her husband, Chris.
“I didn’t have any interest in agriculture at all, but I started dating my husband and the rest is history.” Paula laughs.
Tags: Beck's Blog, Why I Farm, Beck's Hybrids, Natalina Sents, Why I Farm Roadtrip, produce, Snake Ranch, New Mexico, chile, forage
For as long as he can remember, Jay Hill has been excited about growing things. Today, he raises pecans, onions, chile, lettuce, carrots, cattle and more near Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Tags: Beck's Blog, Why I Farm, Beck's Hybrids, Natalina Sents, Why I Farm Roadtrip, New Mexico, chile, Jay Hill Hill Farms, Wholesome Valley Produce, Farmesilla produce
It’s a tale as old as time. April rolls around, the sun comes out, and farmers across the Midwest hit the field. Spirits are high, corn is planted, and then…it happens. Hail. Near-freezing temperatures. Dropping soil temperatures.
Tags: Beck's Blog, corn, Beck's Agronomy, PFR Report, Replant, ROI, Jim Schwartz
Let’s play a game. It’s called two truths and a lie. We’ll tell you three facts, two are true and one of them is not. Your goal is to determine which is false. Ready? Go.
Tags: Beck's Blog, corn, Beck's Agronomy, Nitrogen, PFR Report, Jim Schwartz, Midwest, Population Size
Rodney Miller has had success as a basketball coach, business man, and host of the popular TV show, Small Town Big Deal. Today, he lives hundreds of miles away from the row crop farm where he grew up. Through it all, agriculture has been his passion. Now a Georgia resident, he’s still an Illinois farm boy at heart.
Tags: Beck's Blog, Why I Farm, Illinois, Beck's Hybrids, corn, cattle, Wheat, Natalina Sents, Why I Farm Roadtrip, agritourism, Rodney Miller, Small Town Big Deal, RFD-TV, Georgia, antique tractors
Beck's Hybrids seed company provides high yield corn, soybeans, wheat and elite alfalfa. All seed products are protected by the Escalate™ yield enhancement system delivering higher yields, insect protection, improved stand, and seedling health. We give you access to every major supplier in the world, so you get the genetic diversity and trait protection you need from one company – Beck’s. A heritage built upon the hard work, faith and innovation of our family and family of employees.
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