Agronomic Knowledge Day 2022
By: Elizabeth Butcher, Marketing Communications Specialist
Knowledge Day is just around the corner! This year’s event will be held at our Answer Plot Vision Site in Dale, Ind. on Thursday, August 11th. There are two sessions. The morning session has registration beginning at 7:00 a.m. through 7:45 a.m*. and the evening session has registration beginning at 3:00 p.m. until 3:45 p.m*.
What is Knowledge Day?
At Superior Ag’s Knowledge Day, you will have the opportunity to attend educational sessions, place an early seed order for extra discounts, and an Expo Tent with industry vendors and organizations. Session topics include RX Platforms, Seed Genetics, Planting Excellence, Services, Fertility, Weeds, Preparing for Harvest, and High Yield Corn and Soybeans.
About WinField Answer Plot Vision Sites
Superior Ag’s Answer Plot Vision Site in Dale is 1 of 6 in Indiana. These sites are resources for localized insights you can trust to choose the best products for your soil types matched with the right management practices. It tests and retests products in varying field conditions so you can make the right input decisions for your crops. Visit WinFieldUnited.com to learn more about their Answer Plot Vision Sites.
Location of the AnswerPlot Vision Site: 16906 N. County Road 300 E., Dale, IN 47523
Keynote | Meeting the Challenge of Change
Preston Weisheit, Superior Ag - Credit Manager, Farmer | Weisheit received his B.S. in Ag Economics with minors in Ag Finance, Ag Business, and Organizational Leadership from Purdue University. He is also a graduate of the Midwest Ag Banking School. He is currently the Credit Manager at Superior Ag, and farms with his uncle on their family farm. He began his career at Old National Bank as an ag loan officer, and transitioned to Vice President of Commercial & Agricultural Loans at First Financial Bank in Terre Haute. Preston and his wife, Alyssa, reside in Jasper with their six children.
Meet our speakers:
Mark Heineman, WinField United - Regional Agronomist, NE | Heineman received his B.S. in Diversified Agriculture with a minor in Ag Economics, Ag Business, and agronomy from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He is currently a Regional Agronomist for WinField United, covering Nebraska. Prior to this role, he worked as a Plant Nutrition Specialist working with retailers and growers in Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and Missouri. Mark grew up on a diversified farm in NE Nebraska, where he still helps when he can. He lives in Kearney, NE with his wife, Donica, and two children.
Glenn Longabaugh, WinField United - Regional Agronomist | Longabaugh graduated from Purdue with a B.S. in Agronomy. He began at Thompson Chemical in 1985 as a retail fertilizer & chemical plant manager. In 1993, he moved to ICI seeds, which became Garst and Syngenta. He dedicated 20 years at Syngenta & legacy companies, primarily as a regional agronomist. In 2013, he became a Plant Nutrition Specialist at Winfield United in IL and IN. In 2014, he was promoted to a Regional Agronomist, with a background in seeds, traits, crop protection, soil fertility, plant nutrition and irrigation.
Bryan Young, Purdue University - Professor of Weed Science | Young earned a B.S. in Crop and Soil Science at Michigan State and Ph.D. in Crop Science (specialization in weed science) from the University of Illinois. For the past 20 years, he has held an academic position with teaching, research, and outreach responsibilities at Southern Illinois University and now at Purdue University. His teaching responsibilities include the introductory and advanced courses on weed science. His research activity focuses on the characterization and management of herbicide-resistant weeds as well as herbicide optimization through improved application technologies.
Eric Kennedy, WinField United - District Services Manager | Kennedy earned a B.S. in Ag Science from Murray State, and graduates in December with an M.S. in Ag Business/Economics. He began his career working in ag retail throughout college and upon graduation as Location Manager and Sales roles for six years. He has been with Winfield United for 12 years in various field sales and sales management roles, most recently transitioning to a Services Manager position.
Joe Rickard, WinField United - Crop Protection Product Manager | Rickard is a Crop Protection Product Manager for WinField Solutions, LLC. He is responsible for the training and education of internal and retail staff on products and agronomic practices within the cooperative system. His territory encompasses the states of IL, IN, OH, MI and the Northeast United States. Joe has a Bachelor of Science (Horticulture and Crop Science) from The Ohio State University and his Master of Science (Crop Science) from University of Illinois. He resides in Beloit, Ohio with his wife and three children.
Drew Reynolds, Precision Planting - Regional Sales Manager, SIN & KY | Reynolds received his B.S. in Ag Science from Murray State in 2008 and a M.S. in Ag Sciences in 2009. He has been in agronomy or the agronomic consulting business for 12 years. He serves as a Regional Sales Manager for Precision Planting throughout southern Indiana and Kentucky, and is the owner of Elite Agronomics & Consulting where he works with farmers on data, agronomy, and fertility planning. Reynolds has worked in seed production, seed corn genetics, agronomy consulting entire professional career. He resides in Perryville, KY.
Dan Adcock, Croplan - Technical Seed Agronomist | Adcock is a Regional Genetic Lead and Technical Seed Agronomist for Croplan. He is responsible for corn and soybean selection, advancement, and training for the Croplan product lineup in the eastern United States. Adcock has worked for Croplan since 2006. Prior to 2006, he worked in Ag Retail. He graduated from Southern Illinois University with a major in Ag Econ and a minor in Plant and Soil Science. Adcock resides in Pinckneyville, IL with his wife, Teresa and their three children: Nile (16), Ava (14), and Owen (11).
Superior Ag is excited for our Agronomic Knowledge Day event, we look forward to providing many takeaways for you to implement on your operation. There will be a delicious meal catered by Catering by Meyer, dessert from Taste of Bliss, attendance gifts, over 10 large grand prize giveaways, and a reward drawing for those who place an early seed order. We will have industry representatives in our Exposition Tent from 7:00 a.m. until 7:45 a.m.* and again from 3:00 p.m. until 3:45 p.m.* Plan to attend this insightful event!
*All times are Central Time.