AG PHD FIELD DAY

THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2019.

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.

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ATTRACTIONS

  • Guest speakers include the current world record-holders in corn, soybeans, wheat, and barley, as well as experts on grain marketing, drainage law, biotechnology, irrigation, and more!

  • First Steps plots featuring some of the best high yield farmers from across the U.S.

    • Dryland Corn
      • Dave Hula – Charles City – WORLD RECORD CORN YIELDER (542.27 BU/ACRE)
      • Kevin Matthews – East Bend, NC – Multi-Year NC State NCGA Yield Champ in Corn and Soybeans
      • Kevin Kalb – Dubois, IN – Multi-Year Non-Irrigated National NCGA Champion (388.07 BU/ACRE in 2018)
      • Dan Luepkes – Chana, IL – Strip-Till Irrigated Illinois State NCGA Champ 2018 (324.26 BU/ACRE)
      • Don Stall – Charlotte, MI – Irrigated National NCGA Champ 2018 (477.69 BU/ACRE)
      • Chad Henderson – Madison, AL – Irrigated Alabama State NCGA Champ 2018 (315.01 BU/ACRE)
      • Brian Hefty – Baltic, SD
      • Darren Hefty – Baltic, SD
    • Irrigated Corn
      • Randy Dowdy – Valdosta, GA – WORLD RECORDS: #1 IN SOYBEANS (171 BU/ACRE), #2 IN CORN (521 BU/ACRE)
      • David Hula – Charles City, VA – WORLD RECORD CORN YIELDER (542.27 BU/ACRE)
      • Brian Hefty – Baltic, SD
    • Soybeans
      • Randy Dowdy – Valdosta, GA – WORLD RECORDS: #1 IN SOYBEANS (171 BU/ACRE), #2 IN CORN (521 BU/ACRE)
      • Perry Galloway – Augusta, AR – Multi-Year 100+ Bushel Soybeans
      • Jimmy Frederick – Rulo, NE – Produced 163 Bu/Acre Irrigated Soybeans in 2017; 138 Bu/Acre Dryland Soybeans in 2018.
      • Matt Miles – McGehee, AR – Four Consecutive Years of 100+ Bu/Acre Soybeans
      • Kelly Garrett – Arion, IA – No-Till/Strip-Till Iowa State NCGA Champ 2016 (289.72 Bu/Acre)
      • Brian Hefty – Baltic, SD
      • Darren Hefty – Baltic, SD
    • Winter Wheat
      • Eric Watson – Ashburton, New Zealand – WORLD RECORD HOLDER FOR WHEAT YIELD (249.68 BU/ACRE)
      • Lee Lubbers – Gregory, SD – Top Producer of the Year 2014.  Consistently successful high yield wheat farmer.
      • Brian Hefty – Baltic, SD
      • Darren Hefty – Baltic, SD
    • Barley
      • Warren Darling – Timaru, New Zealand – WORLD RECORD HOLDER FOR BARLEY  (205.2 BU/ACRE)
    • Grain Sorghum (Milo)
      • Brett Oelke – Hoxie, KS – Consistent high yielder in sorghum.  2009 Kansas State NCGA Winner (288.70 Bu/Acre)
      • Brian Hefty – Baltic, SD
      • Darren Hefty – Baltic, SD
    • Sunflowers
      • Lee Lubbers – Gregory, SD – Top Producer of the Year 2014.  Consistently successful high yield wheat farmer.
      • Brian Hefty – Baltic, SD
      • Darren Hefty – Baltic, SD
    • Edible Beans
      • Darren Hefty – Baltic, SD
  • Live demonstrations, ride & drive, and a special guided tour of the Ag PhD research plots with Brian & Darren.

  • Women’s program featuring Mollie B, estate planning, and more.

  • Kid’s activities throughout the day.

DETAILED SCHEDULE

  • 7:00–4:00 – Live Field Demonstrations; Case IH Ride & Drive; Exhibitor Booths; Kid’s Area; and many other activities all day
  • 7:00–7:25 – Grain Marketing with Grain PhD at the Morton Center
  • 7:30– Classroom Sessions Begin (40 Minutes)
    • Tent 1 – Brian Hefty – Soil Testing & More
    • Tent 2 – Rob Fritz & Matt Heyne – Biological Products, Composting, Residue Breakdown, & Water Quality
    • Tent 3 – David Hula (Virginia)
    • Tent 4 – Randy Dowdy (Georgia)
    • Tent 5 – Eric Watson (New Zealand), Warren Darling (New Zealand), & Dan Luepkes (Illinois)
    • Tent 6 – Perry Galloway (Arkansas) & Chad Henderson (Alabama)
    • Tent 7 – Don Stall (Michigan), Kevin Matthews (North Carolina), & Kelly Garrett (Iowa)
    • Tent 8 – Brett Oelke (Kansas), Jimmy Frederick (Nebraska), & Kevin Kalb (Indiana)
    • Tent 9 – Matt Miles (Arkansas), Robb Dedman (Arkansas), & Lee Lubbers (South Dakota)
  • 8:30–10:45 – Brian & Darren take you on a guided tour of Ag PhD Research Plots & First Steps Plots with breaks along the way to stop and get a closer look at the crops, weeds, root digs, and new technologies. Four 15 minute sessions with 25 minute breaks.
  • 9:30–10:25 & 10:55 – 11:50 – Mollie B with Squeezebox Band
  • 10:50 – Vanguard Squadron Aerial Show
  • 10:55 – 11:50 – Lunch
  • 11:00 – 12:00 – Live Broadcast of Shark Farmer Radio at the Morton Center
  • 12:00– Classroom Sessions Begin (40 Minutes)
    • Tent 1 – Brian Hefty (Soil Testing & More)
    • Tent 2 – Rob Fritz & Matt Heyne – Biological Products, Composting, Residue Breakdown, & Water Quality
    • Tent 3 – David Hula (Virginia)
    • Tent 4 – Randy Dowdy (Georgia)
    • Tent 5 – Eric Watson (New Zealand), Warren Darling (New Zealand), & Dan Luepkes (Illinois)
    • Tent 6 – Perry Galloway (Arkansas) & Chad Henderson (Alabama)
    • Tent 7 – Don Stall (Michigan), Kevin Matthews (North Carolina), & Kelly Garrett (Iowa)
    • Tent 8 – Brett Oelke (Kansas), Jimmy Frederick (Nebraska), & Kevin Kalb (Indiana)
    • Tent 9 – Matt Miles (Arkansas), Robb Dedman (Arkansas), & Lee Lubbers (South Dakota)
    • At Morton Center – Grain Marketing with Grain PhD, moderated by Darren Hefty
    • At East Shop – Farm Femmes
  • 1:00 – Classroom Sessions (40 Minutes)
    • Tent 1 – Brian Hefty (Soil Testing & More)
    • Tent 2 – Rob Fritz & Matt Heyne – Biological Products, Composting, Residue Breakdown, & Water Quality
    • Tent 3 – David Hula (Virginia)
    • Tent 4 – Randy Dowdy (Georgia)
    • Tent 5 – Eric Watson (New Zealand), Warren Darling (New Zealand), & Dan Luepkes (Illinois)
    • Tent 6 – Perry Galloway (Arkansas) & Chad Henderson (Alabama)
    • Tent 7 – Don Stall (Michigan), Kevin Matthews (North Carolina), & Kelly Garrett (Iowa)
    • Tent 8 – Brett Oelke (Kansas), Jimmy Frederick (Nebraska), & Kevin Kalb (Indiana)
    • Tent 9 – Matt Miles (Arkansas), Robb Dedman (Arkansas), & Lee Lubbers (South Dakota)
    • At Morton Center – Drainage Law
    • At East Shop – Thank a Farmer Magic Show
  • 2:00– Classroom Sessions (60 Minutes)
    • Tent 2 – Rob Fritz & Matt Heyne – Biological Products, Composting, Residue Breakdown, & Water Quality
    • Tent 3 – David Hula (Virginia)
    • Tent 4 – Randy Dowdy (Georgia)
    • Tent 5 – Eric Watson (New Zealand), Warren Darling (New Zealand), & Dan Luepkes (Illinois)
    • Tent 6 – Perry Galloway (Arkansas) & Chad Henderson (Alabama)
    • Tent 7 – Don Stall (Michigan), Kevin Matthews (North Carolina), & Kelly Garrett (Iowa)
    • Tent 8 – Brett Oelke (Kansas), Jimmy Frederick (Nebraska), & Kevin Kalb (Indiana)
    • Tent 9 – Matt Miles (Arkansas), Robb Dedman (Arkansas), & Lee Lubbers (South Dakota)
    • At Morton Center – Ag PhD Radio Show with Brian & Darren Hefty
    • At East Shop – Estate Planning
  • 3:05 – 4:00– Brian & Darren take you on a guided tour of Ag PhD Research Plots & First Steps Plots with breaks along the way to stop and get a closer look at the crops, weeds, root digs, and new technologies.  Three 15 minute sessions with 5 minute breaks.
  • 4:00 – Field Day concludes

AMENITIES

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DIRECTIONS TO THE EVENT

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 9 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.

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