Wyffels Corn Strategies Discussion On U.S. Farm Report

Chuck Zimmerman

During the 2011 Wyffels Hybrids Corn Strategies held in Malcom, IA, growers watched the taping of a U.S. Farm Report show, hosted by John Phipps. That show will air this weekend. Guests included Sue Martin, Ag and Investments Services, pictured here with John. Sue had a pretty strong message for corn growers. She says, “I don’t think that we’re done …

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In The Wyffels Corn Strategies Classroom

Chuck Zimmerman

Iowa corn growers are learning strategy today out on Cummings Farms at the Wyffels Hybrids Corn Strategies 2011. Like last week in Illinois, they’re hearing words of wisdom from Dr. Michael Boehlje, Purdue and James Bower, Bower Trading, Inc. You can hear interviews from them with Cindy at the Illinois event. I’m collecting other interviews today which I’ll feature during …

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New Kid in the Wyffels Hybrids Family

Cindy Zimmerman

The Wyffels Corn Strategies event in Dixon, Illinois last week was a first for regional manager Dave Rolli. “I’ve been on the job for just about seven months, started back in December,” Dave told me. “It’s just been a great company to work for and they really do treat their employees like family.” Dave was in charge of organizing the …

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Wyffels Corn Hybrids More than Numbers

Cindy Zimmerman

The slogan for Wyffels Corn Hybrids is “More than a Number” which is the company’s philosophy when it comes to both their customers and their hybrids, but they do keep adding more numbers to their lineup of corn hybrids. “We released 12 new products this last year,” said Wyffels Product Development Manager Bob Jackson at the 2011 Wyffels Corn Strategies …

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Wyffels Corn Strategies Strategy

Cindy Zimmerman

2011 marks the seventh year for Wyffels Corn Strategies and it just continues to get bigger and better. I talked with event coordinator Matt Barnard and Wyffels Hybrids director of marketing Jeff Hartz, pictured here together enjoying the Illinois event on Wednesday. The concept for the event started in 2005 when the company gathered a small group of growers at …

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Illinois Farm Family Hosts Wyffels Corn Strategies

Cindy Zimmerman

The Wyffels Corn Strategies 2011 event in Illinois this week was hosted by one of the best looking farm families you’ll ever see. Pictured here, starting with Bill Wyffels on the left, are Mike and Susan Pratt, Peter and Emily Pratt, Andy and Katie Pratt, and the absolutely adorable Natalie and Ethan, who are the 5th generation in the Pratt …

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Wyffels Corn Strategies is Learning Experience

Cindy Zimmerman

The farmers who attended the Wyffels Corn Strategies 2011 event in Dixon, Illinois on Wednesday were challenged to “learn at least one new thing” to help improve their operations, but most probably got lots more than that out of the day. Dr. Mike Boehlje, agricultural economist with Purdue’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business, shared his thoughts on “All Things …

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Stage is Set for Wyffels Corn Strategies 2011

Cindy Zimmerman

The stage is set for the Wyffels Corn Strategies 2011 in Dixon, Illinois. The official event gets underway bright and early on Wednesday morning, but the pre-event kicked it off Tuesday evening at the Pratt Family Farms. The festivities included a delicious steak dinner, homemade ice cream, an opportunity to hear from some of the event partners, and the recording …

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Wyffels Attendees Hear About Great Potential in Ag

John Davis

Too often we hear about all of the negatives in agriculture – bad weather, bad markets, opposition from groups that really don’t understand production agriculture. But attendees of the recent Wyffels Hybrids Corn Strategies 2010 held in a tent on the Cummings family farm just outside of the eastern Iowa town of Malcom heard that there is tremendous potential in …

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