2017 US Corn Belt Crop Tour


2017 US Corn Belt Crop Tour Sponsors

Farms.com Ag Buyer's Guide Better Farming US Farmer

Farms.com Media and Publishing – The Farms.com website welcomes thousands of farmers each day and helps them stay informed on the latest agriculture news, expert commentaries, markets, and other farming resources, as well as to search for used farm equipment and classified ads. In addition to Farms.com, the Farms.com Media and Publishing division includes websites such as Agriville.com (online chat) and AgSearch.com (Agriculture Business Directory). It also includes Ontario-based magazine Ag Buyer’s Guide – distributed to over 60,000 rural addresses each month, Better Farming magazine – distributed to 38,000 Ontario farmers, Better Pork – distributed across Canada, and US Farmer magazine – a buyer’s guide distributed in the US mid-west.

GreenField Global

Greenfield is the leading specialty alcohols producer in Canada, with a focus on corn-based bulk industrial alcohol, packaged alcohol and fuel ethanol, as well as associated agricultural co-products. The Company has a leading market share of industrial alcohol and is also the largest ethanol producer in Canada, with an export business in grain neutral spirits. The Company also manufactures and sells co-products of the alcohol production process, including Dried Distillers Grains with Solubles (DDGS), Wet Distillers Grains (WDG), corn oil, and carbon dioxide (CO2). The Company has a diversified product offering, generating 45% of its gross profit from bulk industrial alcohol, 35% from fuel ethanol, and 20% from packaged industrial alcohol.

Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, the Company owns and operates four state of the art manufacturing plants in Canada – all strategically located close to both corn supply and end-user markets. As well, the Company owns and operates three alcohol packaging plants, one in Canada and two in the US. The Company has a focused strategy to successfully and profitably operate its production facilities. In doing so, Greenfield focuses on managing commodity risks and strives to maintain an environment of continuous operational improvements to increase efficiency and effectiveness as a low-cost producer.

The Company’s production facilities produce a combined 655 mlpy, of which 151 mlpy is industrial and beverage grade alcohol and the balance is fuel grade ethanol. Further, Greenfield’s plants are designed and constructed with significant redundancy and our quality assurance programs are designed to meet or exceed our customers’ stringent quality requirements.

The 2017 US Corn Belt Crop Tour Wrap Up Event will be held at the Greenfield Ethanol Plant in Chatham, Ontario on July 13, 2017.

Climate FieldView

The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company, aims to help all the world’s farmers sustainably increase their productivity through the use of digital tools. The integrated Climate FieldView™ digital agriculture platform provides farmers with a comprehensive, connected suite of digital tools. Bringing together seamless field data collection, advanced agronomic modeling and local weather monitoring into simple mobile and web software solutions, the Climate FieldView platform gives farmers a deeper understanding of their fields so they can make more informed operating decisions to optimize yields, maximize efficiency and reduce risk. For more information, please visit www.climatefieldview.ca or follow the company on Twitter @climatecorp and @fieldviewcanada.

Alpine Nachurs

Nachurs Alpine Solutions are pioneers in the development of seed safe liquid phosphate starter fertilizers that kick start strong early root growth and maximize crop yields. With continuous product innovations in potassium delivery and plant growth promoting rhizobacteria; an ever increasing number of farmers in every state and province rely on our in-furrow starters, foliar nutrition, micronutrients and fertigation products. For ALPINE branded products contact Reiny Packull at 519-589-7749 and for NACHURS Branded products contact Bob Ruebel at 320-522-0230.


MAIZEX SEEDS is a Canadian owned and operated independent seed company delivering high performance genetics and seed based technologies to corn and soybean producers across Canada. Progressively Forward, our business model is based on innovation in research, commercialization and production to meet the needs of our customers both today and into the future. Sign up today to receive Agronomy News featuring Maizex Agronomy Lead, Greg Stewart, and the Maizex agronomy team.

RCM Alternatives

Farmers and producers in the Agriculture space have special needs that our experienced Hedging/Ag Trader team have been working through with clients for years. RCM works with a wide variety of participants in the grain, oilseed, and livestock marketplaces. We provide hedging solutions to commodity users and producers ranging from traditional futures hedging to advanced option and OTC structures, while supplying customers with timely market-moving information to help execute sound risk management strategies and monitor our customers’ bottom lines.

Our Ag/Hedge services include:

  • Help with laying out a detailed crop marketing/crop hedging plan.
  • Access to software that allows for production estimates to be updated as the growing season progresses.
  • Cash position monitoring with futures and options on futures positions presented in one location.
  • Access to timely P&L estimates which is important for lender communication.
  • Use forward-looking “what if” scenarios to anticipate margin requirements and ensure adequate funding to maintain hedges.

Rocky Mountaineer Travel Only

Dreams come true travel with Travel Only is a unique travel agency serving Strathroy, Ontario and area. It's known for its customized, luxurious travel packages that never disappoint. We have exclusives pre-planned vacation each year, suggested by you the farmer. What is important to you in your travel. We will help you plan an unforgettable vacation. Planning a trip is time consuming, but with our knowledgeable staff, all you'll need to plan is your wardrobe for your one-of-a-kind getaway.

2017 US Corn Belt Tour
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