One Way We’re Working to Be Environmentally Responsible

Our ag centers were recently recognized by Winfield United for their dedication and efforts to eliminate landfill waste and respect the land by recycling agricultural plastic. delaro jug

What is agricultural plastic? 

It is the containers that hold crop protection products such as Bayer’s Delaro.

The jugs are then triple rinsed by the Harvest Land ag center and Winfield United provides large recycling bags where the plastic is placed.

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Winfield picks up the waste, and then works with another company to send the plastic through a grinding process to create crash barrels and highway cones. 

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^^ We helped make those!
Congratulations to the top three ag centers for their work in recycling this waste:
Lynn: 1015 lbs. 
Winchester: 725 lbs.
Hagerstown: 508 lbs.
We’re proud to continue to find ways to
sustain the environment, the land, and the family farm.

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2020 Election Results

Three farmer-members were elected to Harvest Land’s Board of Directors through a member election, and those results were announced earlier this week at our annual meeting. Only one of the three is a returning board member, while the other two replace retiring directors, Steve Hill and Lloyd Lee.

 

District 1: Doug Brumfield

1_Doug Brumfield_DirDoug is 55 years old and resides in the Winchester, Indiana area.  Doug and his wife,
Judy, have two children, Ben and Rachel.  Doug has been farming for 25 years and farms 1,100 acres. Doug attended Union City Community High School and Purdue University,
graduating with a degree in Agriculture Economics.  Doug is a graduate of CountryMark Management training and has 13 years grain merchandising experience.

 

District 2: Adam Schwering

SchweringAdam is 35 years old and has resided at his rural Rushville, Indiana address for eleven years.  Adam and his wife, Jenna, have a daughter (7) and son (2).  Adam has been farming for 15 years and farms 1,800 acres. He also operates a wean to finish barn in partnership with his brother. Adam graduated from Rushville Consolidated High School and went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University, majoring in Farm Management. We are excited to welcome Adam to the Board and look forward to the insight he’ll provide as a young farmer.

 

District 3: Tom MyersTom Myers

Tom is 56 years old and has resided at his rural Miami County address for 36 years. He
and his wife, Alice, have two sons and one daughter, all of which are married, and also three grandchildren. Tom has been farming for 39 years and farms in Concord and Newton Townships of Miami County. Tom is a new addition to the board and we’re so pleased that he will represent such a strong part of our trade territory.

 

 

Harvest Land is very fortunate to have such outstanding farmer-members serve on our Board, representing all areas of our territory. We look forward to 2020 and the advancements we can make with such leadership.

 

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Spring Soil Sampling

Is it possible to transition your fall soil sampling to the spring? Of course! And there are many advantages in doing so, including:

  • Avoid the fall rush
  • Receive information back in plenty of time to work with YieldPro specialist throughout the summer to make a sound plan moving forward
  • Consistent soil conditions in the spring, compared to following a dry summer
  • And more!

Tune in to hear agronomist Steve Dlugosz and YieldPro Specialist Roger Boyd discuss the merits of spring soil sampling.

 

 

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Last Call: Annual Meeting Tickets, Election

By now you’ve hopefully read through our 2019 Annual Report which was delivered to our farmer-owners in December. The book catalogs the fiscal year, fall 2018 to summer 2019…what a year to write about!

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Also in the Annual Report packet were biographies and voting ballets for each of our three districts. This is a big election year with two long-serving Directors retiring off the board.

Hill Retirement
Pictured L-R is Tom Tucker, Chairman of the Board, retiring Director Steve Hill and Scott Logue, CEO.
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Pictured L-R is Tom Tucker, Chairman of the Board, retiring Director Lloyd Lee and Scott Logue, CEO.

Steve Hill, Greenfield, IN, and Lloyd Lee, Eldorado, OH have been tremendous assets to our Board of Directors. Their history with our board – and those co-op boards before Harvest Land – runs deep and they’ve been a part of many large and small decisions that have progressed our farmer-owned cooperative to where it is today. We’re proud to be associated with such men who are deeply devoted to their families, farms, and communities, and we’ll surely miss their insight and contributions to our cooperative.

We highly encourage you to read the biographies and vote for your district. 

Also, this is your last call to buy tickets for our Annual Meeting! Our 2020 Annual Meeting will be held at the Wayne County Fairgrounds at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, January 21. 2019 Ticket
To assist us with meal planning, please purchase tickets ($5.00 each) no later than January 14 from any director or at any Harvest Land facility office. This $5.00 ensures your seat at the meeting.

ANNUAL MEETING TOP 5

Don’t forget: Ticket sales end on January 14 and

the event is at the Wayne County Fairgrounds at 6:30 on January 21.

We’ll see you there!

 

 

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2019 Harvest Elite Winners & Results

We recently held our 2019 Harvest Elite banquet where participating growers shared a meal and then learned just who won the yield contest for 2019.

Harvest Elite, you ask? Take a look at this dynamic (and competitive!) program:

The 2019 winners will soon set out on an all-inclusive trip to Cancun!

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We say CONGRATULATIONS to the winners pictured below

They made big decisions in 2019 and yielded success for their family farm.

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Note names and winning bushels on the banners.

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Are you interested in becoming a part of the Harvest Elite group?

Contact your YieldPro Specialist to learn more about the program’s many benefits!