Corn Market Commentary

Chuck Zimmerman

Corn growers got the world market viewpoint today at the Wyffels Hybrids Corn Strategies from Bill Tierney, Chief Economist, AgResource Company. I spoke with him after his presentation. China was a market he spoke about and I was fascinated to learn that the average holding of corn there is about 10-12 feet wide by about 60-100 feet! Bill says, “When …

Agribusiness, Audio, Corn, Wyffels

Developing Corn Hybrids For Adverse Conditions

Chuck Zimmerman

It is the 6th year for the Wyffels Hybrids Corn Strategies road show. We’re sitting in a comfortable tent in a corn field. Can’t find a better place to hold a conference like this. I visited with Bill Wyffels, President, to find out what’s new from Wyffels. He says they’ve introduced thirteen new corn hybrids from 96 to 117 day …

Agribusiness, Corn, Wyffels

Wyffels Hybrids Does 2012 Corn Strategies

Chuck Zimmerman

Wyffels Hybrids is kicking off a series of Corn Strategies sessions this year in Vincent, IA. Here’s the team this morning getting ready for the tent capacity filled crowd that’s here on Harmon Farms. What a contrast I’ve seen in corn yesterday to today. The corn here looks great. Although I’m sure there are local farmers here who would like …

Agribusiness, Corn, Wyffels

Wyffels Hybrids Adds New Region and Manager

Melissa Sandfort

Wyffels Hybrids added a fourth region to its sales structure in Iowa, which covers 22 counties and three million corn acres in the southwest part of the state. By enhancing its resources in Iowa, Wyffels Hybrids can better provide dedicated service and support to existing corn grower customers throughout the state and attract more new customers. Bill Backhaus has been …


Obama More than a Number at Wyffels

Cindy Zimmerman

He may have mispronounced their name at first, but it was still a great honor for Wyffels Hybrids to host President Obama during his Town Hall Meeting in Atkinson, Illinois on Wednesday. “I want to thank the Waffles family for — (laughter) — Wyffels, rather, excuse me. I haven’t had lunch,” reads the official transcript of the president’s opening remarks …

Government, Wyffels

Marketing Wyffels Hybrids

Chuck Zimmerman

The Wyffels Hybrids Corn Strategies greeting committee included communications manager, Jill Loehr (center). I asked her how she’s finding success marketing this independent seed company. She says, “I think one of the things we have to do is stand out. We can’t afford to let someone flip past our ad or not pay attention to our radio or some of …

Agribusiness, Audio, Corn, Social Networking, Wyffels

BASF Sponsoring Coverage of Ag Media Summit

Chuck Zimmerman

The man who started us using the term googlable is none other than Nick Fassler, Technical Market Manager, BASF. In fact, he’s also the inspiration for the google juice served at the ZimmComm booth during the Agri-Marketing Conference this year. So let’s make him even more googlable, especially because BASF is one of the sponsors for my coverage of the …

Ag Media Summit, Audio, BASF, Wyffels

Walking Away From Wyffels Corn Strategies With INTEGRA Display

Chuck Zimmerman

During the Wyffels Corn Strategies in Malcom, Iowa, Ag Leader Technology held a drawing for an INTEGRA™ Display. Our young farmer in the photo did the name drawing. The winner is Jeff Peterson of Port Byron, IL. He’s flanked by Rick Hofer, Iowa Territory Manager (left) and Travis Goedken, Minnesota Territory Manager. That’s a nice prize to go home with! …

Ag Leader, Audio, Precision Agriculture, Wyffels

Wyffels Announces 2012 Iowa Corn Strategies Location

Chuck Zimmerman

Wyffels Hybrids showed their appreciation to the Cummmings family for making their farm available once again for the 2011 Corn Strategies in Iowa. Pictured is the Cummings family with Marty Cummings receiving a very nice award from Bill Wyffels, Jr., company president. Marty was asked how long the family has been planting Wyffels products and what he likes about the …

Agribusiness, Audio, Corn, Seed, Wyffels

Wyffels Experts Talk Corn Strategies

Chuck Zimmerman

We heard what Iowa farmers thought about the 2011 Wyffels Hybrids Corn Strategies, now let’s hear from some Wyffels people. First up is National Sales Manager, Brian Humphries (pictured on the left). Brian gets a chance to travel throughout the Wyffels territory so I asked him to describe the crop conditions he’s seen. In Kentucky things are wet and as …

Audio, Corn, Seed, Wyffels