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    Wheat Yield Winners Share Secrets of Success
    Wheat Yield Winners Share Secrets of Success
    Jan 15, 2018 | Answer Plot
    Two farmers recently attained top-five finishes in the National Wheat Yield Contest dryland category with CROPLAN® spring wheat varieties. Here is a snapshot of how the farmers — both first-time entrants in the competition — achieved these wins.  
    Planter Clinic: Do you challenge your planter or does your planter challenge you?
    Planter Clinic: Do you challenge your planter or does your planter challenge you?
    Jan 15, 2018 | Sunrise
    Please join us for a Planter Clinic presented by Sunrise Cooperative and Precision Planting with guest speaker, Jason Koning, Regional Manager with Precision Planting.
    Drone Challenge
    Drone Challenge
    Jan 12, 2018 | Answer Plot
    On this episode of The Deal With Yield, the guys have a conversation about the evolution of drone use in agriculture. Tune in to hear about the biggest hurdles facing drone adoption and how autonomous technologies are shaping farming practices as we know it.
    Resolve to Gain Insights in the New Year
    Resolve to Gain Insights in the New Year
    Jan 11, 2018 | Answer Tech
    In the heat of a busy growing season, it can be challenging to gather the information you need to more precisely plan for the following year. However, taking the time to accurately gather and analyze your data can be invaluable in gaining insights into your fields &mdash...
    What’s Your Corn Nutrient Strategy for 2018?
    What’s Your Corn Nutrient Strategy for 2018?
    Jan 10, 2018 | Answer Plot
    Be sure you’re adequately nourishing your hybrids from planting through all critical growth stages by mapping out your corn nutrient strategy now. Here are some tips to help get your corn plants off to a strong start.  1. Ensure proper hybrid placement.
    Three Years of Excellence; An Initiative to Be Replicated
    Three Years of Excellence; An Initiative to Be Replicated
    Jan 09, 2018 | Sunrise
    4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program - Three Year Recap
    Pair Tools for Added On-Farm Value
    Pair Tools for Added On-Farm Value
    Jan 08, 2018 | Answer Tech
    In today’s ag technology marketplace, there are many tools and platforms that do one thing really well. While it may seem more convenient to have just one tool at your disposal that can do it all, often pairing multiple technologies is efficient and gives you a holistic...
    The Mathematical Age of Ag Tech
    The Mathematical Age of Ag Tech
    Jan 05, 2018 | Answer Plot
    On this episode of The Deal With Yield®, hosts Joel and Kyle discuss the mathematical age of technology as it relates to developments in agriculture. Tune in to learn how technology like artificial intelligence and The Internet of Things is evolving to help farmers make...
    Get More From Your Spray Applications
    Get More From Your Spray Applications
    Jan 04, 2018 | Answer Plot
    Recently, I worked with Iowa State University to create a presentation called “Increasing Pesticide Efficacy Through Proper Application Technique.” I’d like to share a few of the main points regarding application technology and best practices so you can make...
    A Deep Dive Into Seed Performance
    A Deep Dive Into Seed Performance
    Jan 03, 2018 | Answer Tech
    Within the R7® Tool by WinField United is a powerful function that can help you understand how specific corn hybrids and soybean varieties perform in conditions like yours.   The Performance Mapper uses Answer Plot® data and unbiased, on-farm trial information...
    January Safety Tip: Prevent Farm Equipment Fires Through Safe Fueling
    January Safety Tip: Prevent Farm Equipment Fires Through Safe Fueling
    Jan 02, 2018 | Sunrise
    Whether it’s planting season, harvesting season or any time in between, it is always important to think about safe fueling practices.
    Dicamba: Preparing for 2018
    Dicamba: Preparing for 2018
    Dec 22, 2017 | Answer Plot
    On this episode of The Deal With Yield, Joel and Kyle talk dicamba and dish soap. The guys cover best management practices for successful applications in 2018 and dive into new training programs.
    Ohio Farmers Reminded of Winter Manure Application Best Management Practices
    Ohio Farmers Reminded of Winter Manure Application Best Management Practices
    Dec 19, 2017 | Sunrise
    With the winter season upon us, the Ohio Department of Agriculture Division of Soil and Water Conservation would like to remind producers and nutrient applicators of laws and restrictions on manure application.
    A Heartwarming Partnership in Agriculture
    A Heartwarming Partnership in Agriculture
    Dec 18, 2017 | Sunrise
    Learn more about Riders Unlimited and the ways to provide support.
    What’s on Your 2018 Ag Tech Wish List?
    What’s on Your 2018 Ag Tech Wish List?
    Dec 15, 2017 | Answer Tech
    What I enjoyed most about 2017 was working with farmers to test and implement different ag tech tools on their operations. If I were to put together a wish list for next year, it would include a mix of tools that I know many farmers already use, as well as a couple new...
    Dicamba: 2017 Year in Review
    Dicamba: 2017 Year in Review
    Dec 14, 2017 | Answer Plot
    This episode of The Deal With Yield offers a no nonsense evaluation of how the Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System performed this year. Joel and Kyle discuss the varied experiences of growers who applied dicamba and explore what can be learned from their successes and...
    Manage IDC With Technology
    Manage IDC With Technology
    Dec 12, 2017 | Answer Tech
    Iron deficiency chlorosis (IDC) is a serious, yield-limiting disease in soybean plants. The most common symptom of IDC is yellowing of newly developed leaves, while veins remain green. Using technology to identify potential problem areas in soybean fields, and employing timely...
    What’s on Your Ag Tech News Feed?
    What’s on Your Ag Tech News Feed?
    Dec 08, 2017 | Answer Tech
    Keeping up with technology can be overwhelming. How do you know what sources to consult — or to trust? Here are a few tips to help you stay ahead of the game while keeping your sanity intact.  1. Start with your trusted advisor.Your local agronomist, retailer or ag...
    Adjusting Your Plan for Optimal ROI Potential
    Adjusting Your Plan for Optimal ROI Potential
    Dec 08, 2017 | Answer Plot
    Joining us on the Deal With Yield® is Jim Hedges, a corn and soybean farmer based in Central Illinois and Senior Director of Strategy and Insights, Ag Technology, for WinField United. On this episode, Joel and Jim talk about adjusting plans in-season and the subsequent...
    December Safety Tip: Lifting Precautions for Farm Workers
    December Safety Tip: Lifting Precautions for Farm Workers
    Dec 06, 2017 | Sunrise
    Your job involves lifting heavy loads and stooping excessively, both of which can cause serious back injury.
    Unlock a Treasure Trove of Year-End Insights
    Unlock a Treasure Trove of Year-End Insights
    Dec 04, 2017 | Answer Tech
    With harvest wrapped up, you are no doubt thinking about how your crops performed, the challenges you faced this season and how you can improve next year’s harvest. Be sure to work with your agronomist to evaluate the past year so you can make informed decisions for the...
    Time to Pick Your 2018 Cotton Varieties
    Time to Pick Your 2018 Cotton Varieties
    Dec 04, 2017 | Answer Plot
    As a cotton farmer, you are probably analyzing this year’s yield data and beginning to turn your thoughts toward what varieties to plant in 2018. While yield and quality are always top considerations, there are some additional factors you and your agronomist will want to...
     Building Your Plan for Optimal ROI Potential
    Building Your Plan for Optimal ROI Potential
    Dec 01, 2017 | Answer Plot
    On this episode of The Deal With Yield®, Joel is joined by Jim Hedges, a corn and soybean farmer based in Central Illinois and Senior Director of Strategy and Insights, Ag Technology, for WinField United. The guys discuss tips and tools that can help farmers get the most...
    Tackle Data Entry Like a Pro
    Tackle Data Entry Like a Pro
    Nov 17, 2017 | Answer Tech
    Entering data can be overwhelming even for the most tech-savvy farmer. If you’re a relatively new ag technology user, how can you stay ahead of the game? Keeping accurate, clean data records is critical to making sound decisions throughout the season. Here are some tips...
    November Safety Tip: Tips for Teens in Agriculture
    November Safety Tip: Tips for Teens in Agriculture
    Nov 01, 2017 | Sunrise
    Be aware of the hazards and safety practices on a farm, especially as a young worker.
    November Begins Gifts Cards for Gallons
    November Begins Gifts Cards for Gallons
    Nov 01, 2017 | Sunrise
    A customer qualifies for the Gift Cards for Gallons on their Cenex® Lubricants purchases from November 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018. 
    Evaluating a New Nutrient-timing Tool
    Evaluating a New Nutrient-timing Tool
    Oct 26, 2017 | Answer Tech
    Arrowwood Prairie Co-op is a full-service ag retail facility with three locations in western North Dakota. Royce Carlson started the cooperative’s precision agriculture program shortly after his arrival six years ago.   I invited Royce to participate in a pilot...
    The Value of Autonomy in Agriculture
    The Value of Autonomy in Agriculture
    Oct 26, 2017 | Answer Tech
    From self-driving tractors to drones that capture aerial field imagery to robots that collect data at the plant-canopy level, autonomous technology is earning its stripes from farmers worldwide. As more farmers adopt autonomy on their operations, more questions are raised. As...
    Thank A Farmer Day!
    Thank A Farmer Day!
    Oct 12, 2017 | Sunrise
    October 12 is celebrated as National Farmer’s Day!
    Sunrise is Fueling the Cure for Cancer Research
    Sunrise is Fueling the Cure for Cancer Research
    Oct 06, 2017 | Sunrise
    Fueling the Cure initiative was established to help with the battle against cancer and Sunrise Cooperative, Inc. is lending a hand in the fight.
    October Safety Tip: Avoiding Farm Machinery Hazards
    October Safety Tip: Avoiding Farm Machinery Hazards
    Oct 02, 2017 | Sunrise
    Many times, workers suffer injuries because of human error from taking a shortcut, ignoring warning signs, not paying attention or not following safety rules.
    2018 Election Results
    2018 Election Results
    Sep 20, 2017 | Sunrise
    Sunrise Cooperative has announced the results of its 2018 Board of Directors election.
    Keeping Nutrients Where They Belong
    Keeping Nutrients Where They Belong
    Sep 14, 2017 | Sunrise
    As a farmer, you know that proper nutrient management plays a major role in water stewardship and optimal crop production.
    Improving Facilities: Spotlight on Starbuck Road
    Improving Facilities: Spotlight on Starbuck Road
    Sep 14, 2017 | Sunrise
    Construction is well underway at Sunrise Cooperative’s Starbuck Road location.
    Improving our Facilities: Spotlight on Uniopolis
    Improving our Facilities: Spotlight on Uniopolis
    Sep 06, 2017 | Sunrise
    Sunrise is dedicated to servicing our member-owners through state-of-the-art facilities.
    Getting More Precise with Water Stewardship
    Getting More Precise with Water Stewardship
    Jun 21, 2017 | Sunrise
    Sunrise Cooperative uses precision tools to help protect critical watershed areas.
    June Safety Tip: Prevent Heat Sickness When Working Outdoors
    June Safety Tip: Prevent Heat Sickness When Working Outdoors
    Jun 05, 2017 | Sunrise
    Outdoor workers are especially vulnerable to heat-related illnesses because they spend the majority of the day outside in direct sunlight. Be sure to stay cool and keep safe from heat illnesses.
    May Safety Tip: Beating the Heat by Staying Hydrated
    May Safety Tip: Beating the Heat by Staying Hydrated
    May 01, 2017 | Sunrise
    Staying hydrated is important to keep all your body functions running smoothly.
    Sunrise Announces College Scholarship Recipients
    Sunrise Announces College Scholarship Recipients
    Apr 14, 2017 | Sunrise
    Sunrise awarded $50,000 in college scholarships.
    April Safety Tip: First-Aid
    April Safety Tip: First-Aid
    Apr 05, 2017 | Sunrise
    Review six first-aid tips that are important while working.
    Sunrise Employee Directory
    Sunrise Employee Directory
    Feb 24, 2017 | Sunrise
    We strive to offer you the best choices delivered by the best team.
    February Safety Tip: National Heart Month
    February Safety Tip: National Heart Month
    Feb 07, 2017 | Sunrise
    February is National Heart Health Month.
    Get your Ducks in a Row with TerraStar
    Get your Ducks in a Row with TerraStar
    Feb 06, 2017 | Sunrise
    Let TerraStar give you 2”- 4” repeatable accuracy free for five days!
    January Safety Tip: Snow Shoveling
    January Safety Tip: Snow Shoveling
    Jan 12, 2017 | Sunrise
    It’s that time of the season when we must take the shovel in hand.
    December Safety Tip: Children on the Farm
    December Safety Tip: Children on the Farm
    Dec 08, 2016 | Sunrise
    The good news is that you, as a parent or caregiver, can play a major role in preventing injuries on farms.
    November Safety Tip: Cold Weather Transition
    November Safety Tip: Cold Weather Transition
    Nov 11, 2016 | Sunrise
    This time of year can be a welcomed relief for those who enjoy cooler working conditions but we find our worksites going through changes that could lead to an injury.
    Ag Leader & Sunrise Grower Loyalty Program
    Ag Leader & Sunrise Grower Loyalty Program
    Oct 17, 2016 | Sunrise
    The SPS team is on hand to walk you through Ag Leader Upgrades and we offer a Grower Loyalty Finance Program to assist with Ag Leader purchases.
    Joining Forces for Cancer Research
    Joining Forces for Cancer Research
    Oct 12, 2016 | Sunrise
    Sunrise Cooperative has joined forces with other cooperatives to raise money for cancer research.
    October Safety Tip: Share the Road
    October Safety Tip: Share the Road
    Oct 03, 2016 | Sunrise
    Sunrise Cooperative, Inc. reminds everyone that safety is top priority and this fall harvest is no exception.
    4R Reminders for the Fall
    4R Reminders for the Fall
    Sep 27, 2016 | Sunrise
    Review some key 4R Nutrient Stewardship tips for the fall.

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