Area Producers Earn Pioneer

Seed Company Accolades

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LouPlatte Conference Champions: Front row (l-r) Mykala Lytle, Emma Cline, Abigail Jacobs, Marlee Nebesniak, Ashley Bruha and Katharine Wadas. Middle row (l-r) Hannah Klein, Madyson Hall, Allison Moudry, Maya Brown, Hannah Masin and Annie Struckman. Back row (l-r) Grey Smith and Tee McKay.

   2020 was an unprecedented year for everyone. While everyone’s personal lives had to change in a big way, ag producers forged ahead as expected, with a timely and successful planting season. Adapting is what agriculture producers do. They adapt to weather, technology, input costs and production expectations. As usual though, mother nature threw in a curve ball or two to keep them on their toes. High winds and hail affected the region again this year, but thankfully the weather changed and allowed for a great harvest season. 

   Pioneer had a notable season this year in plots, National Corn Growers entries and whole field yields. Locally over 40 corn plots and 10 bean plots were harvested which gave them the information to better help local growers with product selection for 2021.

   Normally, plot winners would be recognized at the annual Plot Banquet in February, but due to COVID, they were unable to hold that event this year. However, Pioneer still wanted to recognize the winners in each category and encourage even more growers to participate in Pioneer plots and National Corn Growers entries. Congratulations to all of the 2020 harvest winners.

   For this year's winners, pick up this week's edition of The Ord Quiz.

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