By Brian Hefty

Ag-PhD-Field-Day-Logo-No-Flag-on-Barn-No-Drop-ShadowPlease join us for the free Ag PhD Field Day on Thursday, July 26th on our farm near Baltic, SD! We have more activities, more guest speakers, more demonstrations, and more acres than ever for this year’s event! We also have some of the highest-yielding farmers in the world who will be there to speak and to show you their plots they have been managing on the farm all season long. I know you are busy, but this day will absolutely be worth your time, and we’ll have a lot of fun, too! Plus, we have activities for kids and alternative presentations and entertainment for spouses and others throughout the day.

Here are more of the details:

  • A special guided tour of the Ag PhD research plots with Brian & Darren
  • First Steps Barley plot & speaker – Warren Darling (current world record-holder)
  • First Steps Soybean plots & speakers – Randy Dowdy (current world record-holder), Jimmy Frederick, Perry Galloway, Matt Miles, Kelly Garrett
  • First Steps Corn plots & speakers – David Hula (current world record-holder), Kevin Matthews, Kevin Kalb, Dan Luebkes, Chad Henderson, Randy Dowdy
  • First Steps Wheat plots & speakers – Eric Watson (current world record-holder), Lee Lubbers
  • Live demonstrations (weather-permitting) to include planting, tillage, harvesting, spraying, tiling, and more!
  • Large equipment ride & drive area
  • Additional guest speakers include experts in grain marketing, drainage law, biotechnology, irrigation, and more!
  • Alternative program featuring Rob Sharkey (Shark Farmer), the Farm Babe, Mollie B (host of the Mollie B Polka Party), estate planning, consumer panel, and more
  • Kid’s activities throughout the day
  • Free food & refreshments all day
  • In case of inclement or hot weather, we have several air-conditioned buildings on-site, but keep in mind our average daily temperatures at that time of year are mild, roughly 85 for a high and 60 for a low
  • For more information, to pre-register, and for hotel & camping options, click here.