Crop Scout Reports from the Field

August 29, 2012 10:41 PM

Meet several of the crop scouts from the 2012 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour.


Federico Vargas, of the Molinos Company, shares his 2012 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour experience.


First-time crop scout Emily Flory gives an overview of what she saw in the field in South Dakota and Nebraska. 


Amanda Keropian, CEO of Boxcar Capital, explains why she attended the 2012 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour experience.

Chris Barron of "Ask a Margins Expert" was a scout on the Pro Farmer Crop Tour this year. Pam Fretwell talks with Chris about his first impressions.


Marty Tegtmeier, an Iowa farmer, estimates this field in Iowa he sampled must have been planted in late March, an extremely aggressive move.


Karl Duncanson, a famer in Mapleton, Minn., expected his soybean crop to produce at least 50 bushels per acre, well above the national average. Duncanson, like most farmers in Minnesota, rotates his soybean crop after one year to keep the pests and diseases away. Here more about Duncanson’s crop by watching this video.


Mike Berdo rode with Pam Fretwell on the Eastern Leg of the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour and talked in the evening with Pam about his farming operation and the challenges for livestock producers this fall.


An Illinois farmer gives his assessment of crop conditions in his area on the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour. 



For More Information

2012 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour, hosted by Pro Farmer

Take your own field measurements and participate in Pro Farmer’s Virtual Crop Tour.

Special AgDay Episode

On Friday, Aug. 31, AgDay will dedicate their entire episode to the 2012 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour. Find out when it airs in your area, or plan to watch it at



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