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For the latest information on how to take your operation from Good to Great, tune into Ag PhD on Television, Radio, or watch and listen on your computer RIGHT HERE. With information ranging from how to maximize your fertilizer program & tiling to stopping those yield-robbing insects and crop diseases and more. Plus, you’ll enjoy our weekly segments, including Farm Basics, Iron Talk, and the Weed of the Week.

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The 2014 Ag PhD Field Day is Thursday, July 24, 2014.

Bobby Knight

The goal of the Ag PhD Field Day on our farm is for you to learn as much as you can in one day about new and current technologies so you can increase your profits and yields on your farm. We will have lots of field plots and demos, educational sessions, corn & soybean yield champs from across the country speaking to you about their strategies, and some hands-on activities that will hopefully make this day a great learning experience for you.

Of course, we also want you to be entertained during the day, so we invite you to attend an early morning session along with a meet and greet time with legendary basketball coach Bobby Knight. Race car driver Richard Petty, “The King”, will be speaking later in the morning, and you will have photo opportunities with Richard and the #43 car.

Here are some of the other reasons why you won’t want to miss the Ag PhD Field Day:

Richard Petty

  • Other RFD-TV and Rural Radio shows broadcasting live from the Field Day site. You can also meet many of the stars of RFD-TV and Rural Radio, as well as talk to Patrick Gottsch, owner & founder of Rural America’s Most Important Network.
  • Lots of hands-on activities, including pulling actual soil tests & plant tissue analysis.
  • Great learning sessions (mostly in air-conditioned comfort, too) for corn, soybean, wheat and specialty crop growers.
  • Dozens of plots and new technologies for you to look at. Darren and I will be showing you these plots and talking through what we’re learning, including both our failures and successes.
  • A Brian vs. Darren vs. special guest’s plot area. This area will be bigger this year, and we will give you all the details on what we’re doing this year vs. how last year’s plots turned out. Our Field Day corn last year topped 300 bushels per acre!
  • Between Ride & Drive and live demonstrations, we will have a lot more going on than ever before.
  • We talked last year about sub-surface irrigation, but by the time you arrive I hope to have a couple systems in to look at both irrigating through tile lines and with sub-surface drip tape. I can’t promise my projects will be done, but the odds are pretty good.
  • Live tiling installation.
  • Live Ag PhD Radio Show.
  • More equipment for you to see, both our equipment and from various equipment companies.
  • Kids’ Activities – We will have inflatables and other games for kids, as usual, but we will also have more activities focused on crop education and farm safety.
  • Health Screening – This was something we did for the first time last year, and it was a major hit.
  • Estate Planning – We will have one or two sessions on this popular farm topic, and we’ll have one of the top estate planning lawyers in the U.S. there to answer your questions – for FREE.
  • One of the most important things we hope you take advantage of when you attend our Field Day is to visit with other farmers from other geographies. Last year we had farmers from 26 states, 2 Canadian provinces, and several other foreign countries. I personally enjoy the day so much just because of the opportunity to learn what other farmers are doing to be successful in other areas. I really hope you can join us! By the way, we will have discounted hotel rooms available, and if you want to fly in that day, we are just 10 miles from the Sioux Falls International Airport.

Click here to register, and mark your calendar today for the Ag PhD Field Day!

Keep checking back here on www.agphd.com and in our newsletter for more information as it becomes available.

Directions to the Field Day:

47669 252nd Street
Baltic, SD 57003

From I-90:
Exit 399 – Cliff Avenue.
Turn North on SD Hwy 115. Travel 7 miles.
Turn East at the group of red buildings – Hefty Seed Company Headquarters.
There will be signage directing you East. Travel 1.5 miles.

From I-29
Exit 94 – County Hwy 114
Turn East. Travel though Baltic, SD – 3.5 miles to SD Hwy 115.
Turn South on SD Hwy 115. Travel 2 miles.
Turn East at the group of red buildings – Hefty Seed Company Headquarters.
There will be signage directing you East. Travel 1.5 miles.

See the Google Map below for more information.

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Listen to Ag PhD Radio on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80!

Catch Ag PhD Radio each weekday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Central Time.

The Ag PhD Radio Show, just like Ag PhD TV, will be focused on helping you achieve 3 main goals in your farm operation:

  1. Raising higher-yielding crops
  2. Earning more money on the farm
  3. Leaving the land and the environment in better condition for the next generation

What Ag PhD Radio (and TV) will not do is spend a lot of time talking about grain markets, the weather, or farm news, because we believe those are all things that you can’t control.  If you are a farmer, you would like to be able to raise a good crop, earn a decent living, and leave your ground in good condition regardless of whether the markets are high or low, the weather is wet or dry or hot or cold, or if farm news happens to be unfavorable.

What Ag PhD Radio will feature every day is YOU!  Most days, Ag PhD Radio will be broadcast live with Darren and me hosting the show right from our farm.  You can submit questions via e-mail, Twitter, text, or by phone.  Brian, Darren, and occasionally industry experts and top farmers from around the globe will answer your questions and give you tips on how to maximize production, income, and stewardship.  There will also be a daily feature checking in on farmers and agronomists in several different states to see what new ideas and practices are being used on top farms in those areas.

From time to time, Ag PhD Radio will broadcast on location, such as at many of our Ag PhD Winter Workshops and the Ag PhD Field Day.  If you have never attended this event, we invite you to join us on our farm. It is coming up on Thursday, July 24th, 2014 near Baltic, SD.  For one hour during that afternoon, you can watch the live Ag PhD Radio Show production and ask your questions right there at the Field Day site.

To catch Ag PhD Radio, tune in to Rural Radio at 2 p.m. Central on SiriusXM channel 80 each week Monday through Friday.



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