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June 18, 2018
Meet our Team – Katie Staton

Katie Staton is an EdgeUp Advisor in the Northeast region of Indiana. Katie helps farmers gain an edge up on their farms by providing a diversified product portfolio and customized farm plans through integrated solutions. Originally from Elwood, Indiana, Katie currently lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana with her husband. Katie has been immersed into Agriculture[…]

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June 15, 2018
Summer Hire Spotlight – Welcome Jesse Van Ness

Our last, but certainly not least, summer sales intern is Jesse Van Ness. Jesse is from Danville, IN and attends Purdue University where he studies Agriculture Business Management. He has always loved the agriculture industry and is very active in show pigs. Jesse enjoys watching NFL and would love to visit every football stadium someday. When Jesse[…]

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June 13, 2018
Summer Hire Spotlight -Welcome Jake McCormick

Jake McCormick is a summer Sale Intern from Carlisle, Indiana. Jake was raised on his family farm and continues to help run the operation in his free time assisting with turkey production and row crops. Jake is a student at Purdue University and is studying Agronomy with minors in Animal Science, Food and Agribusiness Management[…]

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June 11, 2018
Summer Hire Spotlight- Welcome Shailin Heckard

B&A Genetics is so excited to introduce to you one of our summer sales interns, Shailin Heckard. Shailin grew up in Logansport, Indiana, where her family runs a corn and soybean operation, along with livestock. Shailin is actually graduating from Purdue University a year early where she is studying agricultural communications. Agriculture was nothing new[…]

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June 5, 2018
Summer Hire Spotlight – Welcome Cameron Myers

We are very excited to introduce one of our summer Sales Intern, Cameron Myers. Cameron was raised on his family farm in Elwood, Indiana. He began helping out on the farm at a young age and also participated in 4H. Cameron’s interest in agriculture lead him to pursue a degree at Purdue University in Agribusiness[…]

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May 30, 2018
Summer Hire Spotlight – Welcome Clara Boles

B&A Genetics would like to introduce to you, our summer marketing intern, Clara Boles. Clara is from Mulberry, Indiana. She is pursuing her studies at Purdue University in agriculture communication. Clara did not grow up on a farm, but that did not stop her love for agriculture. She loved spending her 10 years being a[…]

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June 7, 2017
Surviving an Early Season Hail Event

Unusually wet weather presented a number of challenges early in this growing season but, now that your crop is in the ground, it’s time to turn your focus to the next possible threat – severe weather. Hail can cause stand loss and loss of leaf area for photosynthesis, both of which result in a reduction[…]

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June 2, 2017
Corn Re-Planting Considerations

  For most of the typical growing season, farmers pray for rain. But this year, they’re praying for it to stop. Cold, wet conditions across the Corn Belt have forced many farmers to return to their fields to re-plant once or even twice. If you’re trying to decide whether or not to re-plant, we encourage[…]

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April 12, 2017
Getting Your Crops Off to a Good Start

If you’re looking to get your corn and soybeans off to a good start this year, the first step is to make sure you’re planting at the best time. How do you determine when that is? Well, because Mother Nature is often unpredictable, you can never be 100 percent sure, but there are a few[…]

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April 7, 2017
The Secret is in the Seed

How do you decide when it’s time to plant? Do you rely on the calendar? Check the look and feel of the soil? Follow your neighbor’s lead? Because spring weather conditions are often unpredictable, the secret to success is probably in your seed. Bottom line – some corn and soybean seeds can germinate and thrive[…]

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