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Farmers continually strive for higher yields. But to improve yield and maximize profit, one needs to be progressive and continually seek out knowledge. Welcome to the Yield Masters Podcast! Hosted by Todd Steinacher, we bring you a show dedicated to providing you information, teachings, strategies, and methodologies to implement and achieve higher yields in your crop. Todd Steinacher is passionate about agronomy and has a desire to help people succeed. Todd is an agronomist and Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) supporting West Central Illinois. When not in the fields working directly with farmers, Todd is very active with the Illinois Soybean Association as well as sitting on the Illinois CCA Board. Currently, Todd Steinacher is a Regional Agronomist at AgriGold, a brand created over 80 years ago by farmers, for farmers. Built to deliver unrivaled genetic innovation and performance direct to the farm, AgriGold’s highest priority is to provide growers with the right genetics and the right technology backed by industry leading agronomic knowledge for every acre they plant. Todd has led or been involved with countless projects including flag test studies looking at emergence, nitrogen sampling, evaluating disease pressure and fungicide use, grain fill studies, fertility programs, and has experienced most of what farmers are dealing with today. So much of agriculture is unpredictable. Todd’s philosophy is to remember that, and to do all we can to control the controllable. What is happening on your farm that is within your power to adapt and change? Your fertility program, residue management , hybrid and variety selection, maximizing grain fill? During the Yield Master Podcast, you can expect to hear from other AgriGold agronomists, industry professionals, academic experts, and most importantly, the growers doing it right that we like to call Yield Masters. Wherever you're at in the country or throughout the season, from a yield standpoint, the primary cause of yield reduction is stresses. Here on the Yield Masters Podcast, you will learn to identify those major stresses that cause yield-limiting events within your crop, offset them, and minimize the impact. Not only this, but you will walk away with some relevant takeaways that you can implement yourself in your own fields. We invite you to join Todd and his special guests in delightful and informative conversations as they highlight different issues and provide the perfect employable solutions. Arm yourself with proven and up-to-date agronomic knowledge so you can maximize your crop results. Tune in to the Yield Masters Podcast with Todd Steinacher and truly become yield masters!

Farmers continually strive for higher yields. But to improve yield and maximize profit, one needs to be progressive and continually seek out knowledge. Welcome to the Yield Masters Podcast! Hosted by Todd Steinacher, we bring you a show dedicated to providing you information, teachings, strategies, and methodologies to implement and achieve higher yields in your crop. Todd Steinacher is passionate about agronomy and has a desire to help people succeed. Todd is an agronomist and Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) supporting West Central Illinois. When not in the fields working directly with farmers, Todd is very active with the Illinois Soybean Association as well as sitting on the Illinois CCA Board. Currently, Todd Steinacher is a Regional Agronomist at AgriGold, a brand created over 80 years ago by farmers, for farmers. Built to deliver unrivaled genetic innovation and performance direct to the farm, AgriGold’s highest priority is to provide growers with the right genetics and the right technology backed by industry leading agronomic knowledge for every acre they plant. Todd has led or been involved with countless projects including flag test studies looking at emergence, nitrogen sampling, evaluating disease pressure and fungicide use, grain fill studies, fertility programs, and has experienced most of what farmers are dealing with today. So much of agriculture is unpredictable. Todd’s philosophy is to remember that, and to do all we can to control the controllable. What is happening on your farm that is within your power to adapt and change? Your fertility program, residue management , hybrid and variety selection, maximizing grain fill? During the Yield Master Podcast, you can expect to hear from other AgriGold agronomists, industry professionals, academic experts, and most importantly, the growers doing it right that we like to call Yield Masters. Wherever you're at in the country or throughout the season, from a yield standpoint, the primary cause of yield reduction is stresses. Here on the Yield Masters Podcast, you will learn to identify those major stresses that cause yield-limiting events within your crop, offset them, and minimize the impact. Not only this, but you will walk away with some relevant takeaways that you can implement yourself in your own fields. We invite you to join Todd and his special guests in delightful and informative conversations as they highlight different issues and provide the perfect employable solutions. Arm yourself with proven and up-to-date agronomic knowledge so you can maximize your crop results. Tune in to the Yield Masters Podcast with Todd Steinacher and truly become yield masters!

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Farmers continually strive for higher yields. But to improve yield and maximize profit, one needs to be progressive and continually seek out knowledge. Welcome to the Yield Masters Podcast! Hosted by Todd Steinacher, we bring you a show dedicated to providing you information, teachings, strategies, and methodologies to implement and achieve higher yields in your crop. Todd Steinacher is passionate about agronomy and has a desire to help people succeed. Todd is an agronomist and Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) supporting West Central Illinois. When not in the fields working directly with farmers, Todd is very active with the Illinois Soybean Association as well as sitting on the Illinois CCA Board. Currently, Todd Steinacher is a Regional Agronomist at AgriGold, a brand created over 80 years ago by farmers, for farmers. Built to deliver unrivaled genetic innovation and performance direct to the farm, AgriGold’s highest priority is to provide growers with the right genetics and the right technology backed by industry leading agronomic knowledge for every acre they plant. Todd has led or been involved with countless projects including flag test studies looking at emergence, nitrogen sampling, evaluating disease pressure and fungicide use, grain fill studies, fertility programs, and has experienced most of what farmers are dealing with today. So much of agriculture is unpredictable. Todd’s philosophy is to remember that, and to do all we can to control the controllable. What is happening on your farm that is within your power to adapt and change? Your fertility program, residue management , hybrid and variety selection, maximizing grain fill? During the Yield Master Podcast, you can expect to hear from other AgriGold agronomists, industry professionals, academic experts, and most importantly, the growers doing it right that we like to call Yield Masters. Wherever you're at in the country or throughout the season, from a yield standpoint, the primary cause of yield reduction is stresses. Here on the Yield Masters Podcast, you will learn to identify those major stresses that cause yield-limiting events within your crop, offset them, and minimize the impact. Not only this, but you will walk away with some relevant takeaways that you can implement yourself in your own fields. We invite you to join Todd and his special guests in delightful and informative conversations as they highlight different issues and provide the perfect employable solutions. Arm yourself with proven and up-to-date agronomic knowledge so you can maximize your crop results. Tune in to the Yield Masters Podcast with Todd Steinacher and truly become yield masters!

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Episodes

Let's Be More Efficient With Our Fertility Investment With Josh Johnston

11/11/2021
Do you want to be more efficient with your fertility investment? Start with accurate soil tests and reliable interpretation of the results. Host Todd Steinacher welcomes Josh Johnston, an AgriGold Regional Agronomist for Kentucky and the Mid-South. In this episode, Josh explains how soil testing is a good investment even though it costs because it can save you money down the road. The key is to pay close attention to details, especially when doing individual sampling. Join in the...

Duration:01:08:42

Let's Talk About Tar Spot Management With Dr. Matthew Helm

10/28/2021
First identified in 2015, tar spot have continued to ravage crops, with 2020 and 2021 seeing the brunt of its ever-evolving attack. A lot of research is now being done on tar spot management to mitigate its impacts. Joining Todd Steinacher is Dr. Matthew Helm, a research molecular biologist with the Agricultural Research Service arm of the United States Department of Agriculture. Matthew explains the origins, cause, and manifestation of tar spot to crops as it evolves with the Midwest...

Duration:00:47:34

A Look Inside The Amazing Soybean Factory With Dustin Bowling, Western Agronomy Manager

10/14/2021
What factors do you need to consider to build an amazing soybean factory? Todd Steinacher presents Dustin Bowling, the AgriGold Western Agronomy Manager. In this episode, Dustin compares soybeans to a factory. Soybeans are amazing plants, but they're not as simple as you think. Today's yielding conditions prove many factors go into ensuring maximum soybean growth. To understand how a soybean grows throughout the season, you have to understand a bit of the internal processes of a soybean...

Duration:01:08:59

The Art & Science Of Agronomy With New National Agronomy Manager Whitney Monin

9/30/2021
Making the most out of your crops is all about finding the right balance of both the art and science of agronomy. Joining Todd Steinacher today is Whitney Monin, the New National Agronomy Manager at AgriGold. Whitney is here to expound on how you should be navigating your field when it comes to planting and investing early. It’s all about the balance of knowing when to go with your gut and when to go with the data that you have. She shares what to look out for in terms of your soil...

Duration:01:01:10

How The Hybrid Happens With Dr. Peter Lynch

9/16/2021
What does it take to create a hybrid? What do you need to do and what things do you need to keep in mind? Dr. Peter Lynch, the VP of Research for AgReliant Genetics, gives Todd Steinacher a behind-the-scenes look into all of the work and processes that go into creating new hybrids to help farmers grow. We learn the techniques and the hard work that goes into growing hybrids and why these are the future of agriculture. Tune in to learn more on hybrid plants in this episode. Love the show?...

Duration:00:52:40

Let's Talk Pest Management With Dr. Nick Seiter

9/2/2021
Insect pests are one of the number one enemies when it comes to planting. Without proper pest management, the infiltration of insects could easily lead to untimely deaths of plants, destroyed crops, and a diminished yield. Dr. Nick Seiter is a field entomologist and researcher with the University of Illinois, where he develops and evaluates management strategies for insect pests of field crops. In this episode, he joins host Todd Steinacher to discuss what to look for and when to investigate...

Duration:01:04:24

Disease: The Biotic Stress Threatening Your Crop With Brian Foss

8/19/2021
How do you minimize diseases threatening your crop? The first step is to learn as much as you can about these potential diseases. Todd Steinacher’s guest today is Brian Foss, Plant Pathologist at AgReliant Genetics. Brian shares with Todd about the PCR pathology experiments he conducts on hybrids and inbreds. Join in the conversation to get the latest updates on pest management, disease identification, prevention tips, and more. Learn more to make better choices. Tune in! Love the show?...

Duration:00:45:22

Lessons From The Podfather, Chris Weaver

8/5/2021
Research and data have proven their worth in optimizing planting and farming processes. And it’s important to understand the nitty-gritty to effectively take care of your products. Chris Weaver is a sixth-generation farmer from Central Maryland who contributes a lot to soybean agronomic research and was crowned as The Podfather in 2020. In this episode, he joins Todd Steinacher to share great insights on the importance of evaluating different products and understanding soil biologicals, base...

Duration:00:54:31

Making Agronomic Decisions With Big Yield Impacts Feat. Mike Kavanaugh

7/22/2021
Big decisions from the top always trickle down to the bottom and especially impact your yields. Mike Kavanaugh has been National Agronomy and Products Manager for AgriGold Seed Brands and has now transitioned into Corporate Product & Development Manager for AgReliant Genetics. He’ll discuss some things he’s learned in his transition to the corporate and development side of management. Mike talks about what to look out for and pay attention to so you can make sure you’re making the right...

Duration:00:43:00

Let's Dig Into Soil Fertility With Cory Oberlander

7/8/2021
Soil fertility is one of the biggest factors in the cropping process. If you want higher yields of corn or soybean, you need the correct temperature, the correct nutrients, fertilizers, and the correct soil. Learn how to maintain the right fertility for your soil with Cory Oberlander. Cory is a soil fertility specialist and CEO of Agveris. Todd Steinacher brings him in to explain how to create proper soil fertility in your farm. Don't wait till the next harvest; join in the conversation...

Duration:00:51:42

A True AgriGold Giant: The Legacy Of John Kermicle

6/24/2021
Once a small seed company, AgriGold has changed through the years. In this episode, we celebrate the times of a true AgriGold Giant. Join our host, Todd Steinacher, as he walks through the career of AgriGold’s retiring Brand Manager, John Kermicle. John reminisces about his early career with AgriGold, and talks about the growth of the company, his accomplishments, and where he sees the company moving forward. We also get to hear his insights on the relationship between farmer and agronomist...

Duration:00:48:16

Unlocking Your Corn's Genetic Potential With Kevin Gale

6/10/2021
Corn is an important staple crop worldwide. It’s no wonder that people look for ways to increase its production. Since the early days of farming, man has attempted to unlock corn’s genetic potential using various techniques. Joining Todd Steinacher is AgriGold’s regional agronomist and certified crop advisor, Kevin Gale. Kevin and Todd discuss the different ways people are trying to bring out corn’s true potential and how to take on the challenges of modern agriculture. Tune in to today’s...

Duration:00:37:03

Let's Dive Into The Weeds: Weed Management In 2021

5/27/2021
Farming and agriculture is a challenging, vital, profession. Many factors can make or break a crop. Todd Steinacher joins today’s guest, Joey Heneghan, AgriGold’s Regional Agronomist for Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota, as they discuss the many challenges faced in modern agronomy and how to face them down. Joey shares his insight on fertilizers, weed management, herbicides, and soil conditions. Tune in to today’s episode and learn how you can equip yourself and your farm with the best tips...

Duration:00:50:23

Managing Your Corn Crop All The Way To Black Layer: The Western Perspective

5/13/2021
Crop yields depend on a complex web of interconnected factors. As Kris Young, an AgriGold Regional Agronomist from Kansas, Colorado and Oklahoma explains, it boils down to corn crop management and how one understands the various elements linked to the breeding process. Joining Todd Steinacher for a chat, Kris also shares his thoughts on managing decisions on hybrid selection and corn population, and how everything leads back to black layer. Join in and learn the secrets to growing your corn...

Duration:00:37:17

What's So Special About Specialty Products? Feat. Chuck Hill

4/29/2021
Not all areas are well-positioned to take advantage of the specialty market, but if you find yourself in one of those, you might be looking at beautiful opportunities to earn more by investing in specialty products. In this episode, Todd Steinacher brings in AgriGold’s Specialty Products Manager, Chuck Hill to talk about the rising trends in specialty corns like waxy, white and non-GMO, as well as parallel developments in soybean. Chuck explains premium from a product management standpoint....

Duration:00:56:43

A Leap Of Faith: One Grower's Journey Into Fully Adopting Digital Ag With Jason Carey And Kurt Lambright

4/15/2021
In this digital day and age, it has become easy to gain access to data to help inform your business decisions. Yet, in the agriculture industry, leveraging digital tools can often be seen as a little bit unconventional. Taking the leap of faith, Kurt Lambright, an Indiana farmer, started his journey with the digital process through the help of AgriGold Digital Ag Field Specialist Jason Carey. Together, they join Todd Steinacher in this episode to share how they worked together to help Kurt...

Duration:00:41:45

Learn, Unlearn, & Relearn – Soil Fertility And Crop Nutrition Education With Mark And Caleb Coots Of TEVA Corp.

4/1/2021
If you want to succeed in any business, especially in agriculture, learning is non-negotiable. Luckily for us, this episode is going to treat us with bales of valuable wisdom on soil fertility and crop nutrition from two of the best minds at TEVA Corp. Father and son duo Mark Coots and Caleb Coots join Todd Steinacher in this extremely information-packed conversation about managing the health of your soil to increase crop yield and quality. The information they will be sharing have been...

Duration:00:48:11

Challenge The Status Quo: How Precision Planting Can Yield Better Farming Results With Jason Webster

3/18/2021
Farming has evolved a lot since it was first conceived generations ago. For Jason Webster of Precision Planting, proper use of technology can give farmers a bigger chance to yield a much better harvest. He sits down with Todd Steinacher to share how their team helps farmers go beyond the limiting factors by integrating brand new agricultural techniques and equipment to get the best results possible in any environment. They also talk about the importance of revisiting old farming tactics to...

Duration:00:44:46

Take Action: Understanding Seedling Risk From Disease Feat. Dale Ireland

3/4/2021
In the world of agriculture, nothing is ever 100% sure. That's why seed treatments play a huge role when tending to plants to help manage their stress, both biotic and abiotic. To help farmers understand their options when purchasing seed, Todd Steinacher brings in Dale Ireland, a Technical Product Lead in the Syngenta Seedcare division, to discuss the best seed treatments to achieve the highest amount of yield possible. From reading the signs of plant diseases and driving pests away to...

Duration:01:00:42

Never Walk Away From A Growing Crop: Lessons From The 2020 Growing Season With Ken Ferrie Of Crop-Tech Consulting

2/18/2021
Soil testing is an important component to successful farming, but it is just the foundational piece of a bigger system. At Crop-Tech Consulting, growers are trained on everything there is to implement a complete system from tillage and planting to hybrid selection. At the helm of this systems approach to farming is Ken Ferrie. Joining Todd Steinacher on the show, Ken shares his insights on the data and takeaways from the 2020 growing season and gives some recommendations for future years....

Duration:00:45:07