There’s a lot of emphasis, obviously, on management at the 83rd Annual Meeting and Trade Show of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, in conjunction with the AgroNomics Conference & Trade Show. And it’s all about helping farmers mitigate their risks, especially with Monsanto technology straight from the lab.
“This is our seed chipper,” explained Rodney Phelps, Monsanto’s Farm Management Account Management Lead for Western Indiana and Eastern Illinois, pictured with the new technology on the ASFMRA trade floor. “This allows us to take a very small portion of a seed and lets us study the DNA. And if there’s something in there that our scientists want to go forward with, it allows us not to lose that seed; we can still plant it and develop it. With the old way, we lost that seed, and it slowed down our process to market.”
Rodney went on to say that it’s just part of how Monsanto is helping producers be more productive, adding how proud they are to be sponsoring ASFMRA and how much they believe in the farm management field and rural appraisers and realize ASFMRA’s influence on agribusiness. “We want to be part of [ASFMRA], and they are the future of agriculture.”
Listen to Chuck’s interview with Rodney here: Interview with Rodney Phelps, Monsanto
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