Editor's Notebook: Powered by Information

July 23, 2016 02:28 AM
Editor's Notebook: Powered by Information

A single decision can make or break your year. Though no bigger than my pinkie nail, seeds contain the 
genetic potential that could mean the difference between staying in the black or dipping into the red—depending on the decisions you make.

As Farm Journal’s seeds and production editor, it’s no surprise I have a passion for this particular part of the industry. But I don’t expect most farmers to have the time or desire to delve so deeply into researching all the agronomy, biology, technology and legal topics we cover in this Seed Guide and other editions of Farm Journal. That’s where we come in—to provide you with critical seed industry information that helps fuel your decisions.

You’ll notice we talk a lot in this magazine about empowering you as a farmer. What does that mean exactly? It means providing you with information that’s not always easy to locate, such as:

  • how some of the biggest seed and crop protection companies are consolidating and the potential effects that could have on you 
  • the need for genetic diversity and how to identify it in seed options 
  • the pros and cons of joining lawsuits against large companies  

As you make strategic decisions this year, keep this magazine handy. The potential in each tiny seed helps determine the success of your crop and the future of your farm. Are you ready to make the right choices?

We Hope to See You at One of Our Upcoming Events

Farm Journal Soybean College
Aug. 9, Albert Lea, Minn.

Farm Journal Corn College
Aug. 10-11, Albert Lea, Minn.

Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour
Aug. 21-25

Drover’s Feedlot Cowboy College
Sept. 7-8, Dodge City, Kan.

Executive Women in Agriculture
Dec. 1-2, Chicago, Ill.

MILK Business Conference
Nov. 7-9, Las Vegas, NV

Farm Journal Legacy Conference
November, TBD

To learn more and register, call (877) 482-7203 or visit www.FarmJournal.com/trainings


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