Stine Seedcast

Stine Seedcast

Welcome to the Stine Seedcast feed. This is the only podcast dedicated to everything Stine Seed Company. In this biweekly show, our host, David Thompson, sits down with Stine company leaders, grower customers, agronomists, partners, and special guests from around the country to discuss all the ways that Stine maximizes yield potential. Make sure to tune in every other week to find out exactly why Stine has yield. Social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StineSeed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stineseedco/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StineSeed

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July 5, 2022 52 min

Delivering the industry’s best corn and soybean germplasm starts at Stine Biotechnology in Ames, Iowa. In this episode of the Stine Seedcast, research scientists Dr. Bruce Held and Dr. Vaithilingam Sekar explain the science of Stine seed, the trial and error that go into getting it right, and what’s on the horizon for gene-editing technology. 

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Join host David Thompson as he chats with Clint Bounds, general manager of sales, about his path to Stine, his many roles with the company and how he supports our sales team members and their customers. From his early days cold calling prospects to his current position working with sales reps to instill trust in the Stine brand (and its people), Clint shares his tips for taking care of customers and what sets Stine apart.

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Sulfur. Phosphate. Potash. It’s a combination of nutrients and clean fields that Stine grower Bob Manning utilizes each year on his Waukee, Iowa-based operation to achieve his desired yield results. Learn Bob’s top super management strategies — and the order in which he recommends them — in the latest Yield+ Corn Tour episode of the Stine Seedcast.

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On this episode of the Stine Seedcast, Myron Stine continues his Yield+ Corn Tour and travels to Lostant, Illinois, to meet Daron Judd — a third-generation grower. Daron owns and operates Judd Farms and is a big believer in narrow-row corn, which has been key to helping him meet his yield goal each year. From his preferred row width to his favorite Stine hybrids and how he uses drone technology on the farm, learn how Daron achi...

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For 54 years, Bill Eby has been instrumental to our soybean breeding program. His history with the company dates back to the 1960s when he and Harry Stine began their soybean research venture. Together, they’ve formed two companies, Improved Variety Research and then Midwest Oilseeds — the most successful soybean research and development program in existence. Bill is still heavily invested in Midwest Oilseeds and Stine and has grea...

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For nearly four decades, Vice President of Production Chuck Hansen has been in tune with the ins and outs of the seed industry. He joined Stine full-time in 1983 and soon realized our success is driven by the core principles that differentiate us from our competitors — a strong work ethic and a mindset that yield matters most. Get to know Chuck, his background with Stine and the history of our seed production operations in this epi...

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Assistant Director of Corn Research Warren Stine discusses the origins of Stine HP Corn— an “accidental” discovery that has led to the industry’s leading high-population corn research. Learn how our innovative corn breeding program has produced genetics that perform in higher populations and have the characteristics to maximize yields in our latest edition of the Stine Seedcast.

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March 29, 2022 19 min

Our monthlong Women in Ag celebration concludes with a conversation with Woodward-Granger ag teacher and FFA advisor Jennifer Marion. Jennifer’s passion for agriculture started on her family’s row crop farm in central Illinois. She decided to home in on that passion and pursue a bachelor’s degree in agricultural and life sciences education at Iowa State. Learn more about Jennifer and her path as a woman in ag on this special episod...

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March 22, 2022 21 min

On this episode of the Stine Seedcast, we continue our celebration of women in ag by sitting down with McKenzie Gettler. McKenzie is an ag teacher and FFA advisor for the Adel-Desoto-Minburn Community School District, located in Adel, Iowa. Learn how McKenzie guides young minds and encourages her students to pursue a future in the ag industry in this special episode of the Stine Seedcast.

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As president of Kinze Manufacturing, Susanne (Susie) Veatch knows a thing or two about what it takes to succeed in the industry. Her top advice for women in ag? Work with integrity, listen to and learn from others, be respectful, have a can-do attitude, and work hard. Learn about Susie’s background as the second generation in the family business and how she achieves work-life balance in this special edition of the Stine Seedcast.  

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March 8, 2022 23 min

We’re pleased to continue our monthlong celebration of Women in Ag with the first-ever Women in Ag series of the Stine Seedcast. First up — Renae Schmidt, Stine sales support team lead and guest co-host of the podcast this month. Renae is a master of sales support, her husband’s partner on the family farm and a mother of four. Learn how she does it all in this special edition of the Stine Seedcast!

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Stine’s one-of-a-kind corn breeding program, an undertaking that started in the 1970s, has developed into one of the most extensive in the industry. Warren Stine sits down to discuss how it all started and how it got to where it is today — a unique program that develops better corn faster with more than 50,000 new lines each year and a rigorous testing program. Learn why Stine corn has yield! 

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No year is the same in farming, but there are strategies that can help growers plan ahead for whatever mother nature and the environment bring their way. Learn the key elements of an effective planting plan and what growers must prepare for in this episode of the Stine Seedcast.

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Several factors go into producing yield each year, from genetic selection to planting date to timely nutrient applications and more. Stine Corn Technical Agronomists Mike Smith and Bill Kessinger chime in to tell us what worked well and what growers struggled with during the 2021 planting, growing and harvest seasons.

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Waterhemp. Velvet leaf. A lot of problematic weeds reared their ugly heads in 2021, but those we faced last growing season can help us plan ahead in 2022. Iowa State University Extension Field Agronomist Meaghan Anderson stops by the Stine Seedcast to share her weed control takeaways from 2021 and tips for growers to prepare for those same weeds in 2022.

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Join Stine National Marketing and Sales Director David Thompson as he has a (remote) discussion with UPL Seed Technologies Business Manager Andy Hurst about what’s new in the crop protection arena. From UPL’s Motif herbicide, which is now labeled for use with LibertyLink GT27 soybeans, to good cultural practices, Andy packs more than 30 years of knowledge on good weed management strategies into one episode.

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You can’t beat farming, but what you can beat is last year’s yield results. That’s the way Stine grower Jason Moeller views it. Jason recently sat down with Stine President Myron Stine to discuss his super management strategies to achieving better yield with each passing year. From his favorite hybrid to his unique approach to fertilizer applications and crop rotation, learn what makes 300+ bushel/acre corn a reality for this M...

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Short-stature, high-population corn genetics may be an obvious path to high yields for some, but it takes more than selecting the right hybrid. It’s a systems approach that requires super management at all levels of production. In Episode 2 of the Stine Seedcast, learn how northwest Ohio farmer Michell Rohrs applies this super management strategy to his corn acres to deliver consistent high yields.

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Join Stine President Myron Stine for stop No. 1 on his Yield+ Corn Tour as he visits Clarkfield, Minnesota, to chat with Stine grower Ryan Christopherson. Ryan shares his best practices to achieving consistent high yields with narrow-row, high-population corn. From his experience as a fifth-generation farmer and Navy mechanical engineer and pilot, Ryan’s focus goes byond the hybrid. His system’s approach includes a calculated y...

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November 10, 2021 58 sec

This is the Stine Seedcast. The only podcast dedicated to everything Stine Seed Company. In this biweekly show, our host, David Thompson, sits down with Stine company leaders, grower customers, agronomists, partners, and special guests from around the country to discuss all the ways that Stine maximizes yield potential. Make sure to tune in every other week to find out exactly why Stine has yield.

 

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