The FieldLink Podcast

The FieldLink Podcast

The Helena FieldLink podcast is your resource for what’s going on in the field and the current events impacting your farming operation. Every other week, we’ll bring Helena and industry experts to you from around the country to discuss the world of ag. Wherever you farm, you’ll learn tricks to maximize your yield from true experts in the industry. Make sure you follow us on social media so you never miss an episode! Facebook: https://bit.ly/3pq8XVJ Instagram: https://bit.ly/347QAO8 Twitter: https://bit.ly/3hwvWdG LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3pwWLTh

Episodes

January 26, 2023 60 min

Rain, rain, go away? For a state plagued by extreme drought, California has received an astonishing amount of rainfall in the last two months — up to five times more than its annual amount. CJ Myers from the Alta Irrigation District in the San Joaquin Valley joins us to talk about water usage and the long-term impact of this excessive rain. We also talk with Matt Beene and Brian Gogue from Hanford, California, who discuss agronomic...

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This special bonus episode features a deep dive into the USDA Grain Stocks Report to answer one question: How will supply impact growers this year? Jody Lawrence from Strategic Trading Advisors helps us understand what to expect for the 2023 growing season.

 

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January 12, 2023 44 min

How does mental health really affect us? In this episode, we invite visitors from the Northern Ag Network to discuss how mental health impacts agriculture. Don’t miss a special bonus episode that will come out Monday, January 16! It will focus on exclusive global market insights as we dive deep into ag production around the world and the supply issues we face.

 

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Have you ever wondered what it takes to manage the equipment and technology used to transport and apply agricultural products each year? In this episode, we speak with Scott King, director of equipment and fleet services, to celebrate the people behind the scenes who work tirelessly to deliver the right product to the field on time. Later, we catch up with Jody Lawrence to discuss soybean supply and production in Brazil and Argenti...

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December 15, 2022 43 min

Originating in Germany, the tradition of having a Christmas tree made its way across the pond in the 1800s, creating a whole new market in America. In this episode, we learn more about Christmas tree production from Helena team member Michael Grega as he shares how tree growers across Pennsylvania produce the perfect Christmas tree.

 

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December 1, 2022 41 min

Review highlights of the 2022 growing season with us, and look ahead to 2023 as our guest analyst shares market predictions for next year. The agriculture community rallied to ensure crops were planted, protected and harvested, resulting in a profitable year despite many challenges. 

 

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Research and development (R&D) is critical to creating effective chemistries for ag inputs. Dr. Aaron Hert joins us to discuss how Helena approaches R&D for our new and unique products. Plus, Ben Wiggins, one of our Helena research and development specialists, shares how our featured product Resurge was developed and brought to ag producers, and the specialty marketplace for turf managers and ornamental growers.

 

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We sit down with students at the 95th National Annual FFA Convention in Indianapolis along with former Helena interns who have received awards and honors from the FFA organization. Current Helena employees and former FFA members also tell us how they got their start in the industry as we learn how their journey translates from this professional organization to their career now. Plus, Jody Lawrence gives us another look at the commo...

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In this episode, we peel back the layers that impact corn seed purchase decisions as growers figure out which hybrid is best for their farm and how to manage them to maximize ROI. Matt Scuffham, Helena seed manager in Iowa, reveals exclusive tips about corn hybrids for 2023, while Danielle Oomen, a Helena crop adviser from Michigan, shares the latest news in the fruit and vegetable industry. Danielle was recently honored in the 40 ...

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Learn more about the Certified Crop Advisers program and what it means to growers and producers from Paul Crout, senior Helena product manager and AGRIntelligence agronomist. We congratulate Paul on being named the 2022 Western Region Certified Crop Adviser of the Year. Also in this episode, the founder of Strategic Trading Advisors, Jody Lawrence, discusses how low water levels in the Mississippi River impact the commodity markets...

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In this episode, we explore how the new Inflation Reduction Act will impact growers across the nation. Jody Lawrence brings market insight as we prepare for fall harvest, and we travel to Lincoln, Nebraska, to speak with Helena agronomist Keith Mach about the importance of managing weeds this time of year with a fall burndown program. Get ready for FieldLink.

 

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Class is back in session. College classrooms are full once again with the return of students over the last few weeks. In this episode, we look at enrollment numbers in agriculture programs with Paula Beecher, Clemson University; and Mike Gaul, Iowa State University. We also discuss career fair and internship opportunities, today’s demand for agriculture students and the impact of COVID-19 on enrollment. Additionally, Jody Lawrence ...

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Trace the history of pesticides and the impact chemical compounds have had on plant nutrition over the years — you’ll be surprised how far these formulas date back in time, from ancient Egypt to the Roman Empire! We’ll also speak with Trey Baker, Manager of Technology and Manufacturing Support for Helena, and Jennifer Bear, Helena Manager of Formulation Technology, to explore agriculture formulation and the impact of this important...

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Internships provide valuable, hands-on experience for students while fueling recruitment programs with quality applicants that have already worked with your organization. For years, Helena has taken pride in helping young people in agriculture develop their skills. Many Helena employees were actually interns at one point. Hear from Wes Page, a sales manager in South Carolina who recruits and manages over 70 interns across the count...

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You have all this farming data — now, what do you do with it? In this episode, we discuss how farmers can get the most out of their data as Gary Grimm, Helena AGRIntelligence services manager from Iowa, shares insight for evaluating the 2022 yields to prepare farmers for the 2023 growing season. Continue listening to learn all about the grape industry from Paul Crout, senior product manager in California. Discover how the demand of...

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Did you know? In addition to being a well-known leader in providing crop inputs, Helena is also an industry leader in providing solutions for golf course superintendents, forestry companies, ornamental nurseries, sports turf managers and municipalities. In this special edition, learn about our non-agricultural customers that help beautify and maintain our infrastructure. Hear Jim Jahr, a Helena area manager based in the state of Wa...

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With the growing season in full swing, it’s field day time for many suppliers across the country. This week, leaders within the Helena Products Group give you the inside scoop on the latest products and innovations from Helena — from the research lab to retail store shelves. You’ll hear more about our new Protecta technology method as Patrick Ewan and Greg Smith introduce the research behind this unique process for building fungici...

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In this episode, we travel to the Wheat Belt to visit with two of our Helena area managers, who will give us a look into the 2022 wheat crop and how they’re handling crop management. We’ll also hear the next commodity market update from Jody Lawrence, and finally, we’ll sit down with Jeff Gerhard, a range and pasture expert from Texas, who will share how technology from our AGRIntelligence team is helping ranchers in the southwest ...

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Learn what Coron Metra can bring to your crop this growing season in this episode of the FieldLink Podcast. Our host, Bill Smith, sits down with Josh Byford, Helena Brand Manager for Coron brands, as he shares how Metra can maximize your fertility program. Plus, we can’t forget to pick our favorite advisor’s brain as Jody Lawrence discusses more insider information from the USDA’s planting report, specifically how these insights ca...

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Join us today to learn how you can become Bean Wise with Helena. Did you know the Chinese were the first to use domesticated soybeans in the 11th century? Now, the United States leads soybean production with 32% of the current global output. In this episode, we travel across the country to visit with Ryan Lee in Indiana as he shares insight into soybean production in the central U.S. Continue listening to hear from agronomists in N...

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