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We’re 1st In Seed Quality. We Can Prove It.

October 4, 2019 - Kristin Lawson, Communications Coordinator If you know anything about 1st Choice Seeds, you’ve seen our slogan: “1st in Seed Quality”. This isn’t just something we added to our catalog or logo for looks, we actually mean it. Can we prove it? Well, that’s something I…

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Thank You to Intern Jonathan Buhler

May 21, 2019 - Jonathan Buhler is a senior at Rushville Consolidated High School. The school currently offers a Community Service Class that allows students to spend some time away from the school, during one class period, to assist a local business or organization. As part of this program,…

Jonathan Buhler - 1st Choice Seeds 2019 Intern
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It is time to start thinking about cover crops

July 30, 2018 - Brian Marlatt, Office Manager  Fall will be here before we know it and for the cover crop user that means it is time to begin creating a plan of attack for the season.   I had the opportunity last week to work with a long-time friend…

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Re-Post : Independent Professional Seed Association member spotlight

June 26, 2018 - *Original Reporting and Publication from IPSA online publications* By Julianne Thompson, Marketing Communications Lead  Mark & Joyce Denzler Seed has been the Denzler family business for more than 30 years, and IPSA board member Mark Denzler has been at the helm of the family-owned company out…

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Archaic forklift lives to see more seed deliveries

May 2, 2018 - Mark Denzler, President   Smokey lives, and so does Mark Denzler, but this was not always a sure thing. Smokey tried to murder Mark back in 2003, which continued the love-hate relationship for another 7 long years. Smokey, mostly put out to pasture in 2010, has…

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Local seed company sponsors mandatory Dicamba training event(s)

March 21, 2018 - Abbey Whitaker, Coordinator of Communications  Farmers know the difference between LiberyLink® soybeans and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans. I can now safely say that I do too. If you were to have asked me that 6 months ago, however, I would have given you a…

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Re-Post : Indiana-based company maintains regional focus on helping farmers profit

March 15, 2018 - *Original Reporting and Publication from Seed Today magazine* By Chris Lusvardi, editor Mark Denzler believes 1st Choice Seeds, Rushville, IN, has succeeded because the company has listened to its customers and responded with the products and services they want. “We leverage our knowledge and seed options to…

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Spring into action; seed is on the way!

February 7, 2018 - Mark Borden, Seed Specialist  One of my favorite roles at 1st Choice Seeds® is coordinating shipments to customers. My goal is to delight the farms that are receiving their seed over the next few weeks. Our Seed Specialists begin the shipping process with direct communication…

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How to be profitable with low-commodity prices

January 5, 2018 - Dale Longwell, Certified Crop Advisor In an appointment a few weeks ago, Mark Denzler sat down with one of our key accounts to review the farm’s results from 2017.  The 2017 spring was pretty brutal in many eastern Indiana counties.  This particular farm had a rough…

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Re-Post : 1st Choice offering seed options for area farmers

December 6, 2017 - *Original Reporting and Publication from FarmWorld newspaper* By STARR MILLER Indiana Correspondent RUSHVILLE, Ind. — It is no secret that the agricultural world, and the seed company sector specifically, is experiencing a trend of massive consolidations. Some of the largest companies are swallowing some of…

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The 101 on late harvesting soybeans

November 13, 2017 - Dale Longwell, Seed Specialist  Like many of you farmers out there, I’ve been struggling to get my soybean harvest complete. So far, yield loss has not occurred. If freezing ice does happen, however, it could inevitably become an issue for myself and other farms near…

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2017 Soybean Multi-Trait Yield Data, Preliminary

November 1, 2017 - Mark Denzler, President This morning I told Joyce I would be visiting farms today and hoping to ride a few combines.  On the way to the kitchen, she called me into the living room to see Randy Ollis’s early morning weather forecast on Channel 8.…

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Soybean Trait Yield Comparison

September 6, 2017 - Mark Denzler, President  On September 6, 2017, our company hosted a lunch meeting with many area farmers.  It is always great to gather around a plate of food with farmers. This past Wednesday was no different.   As we were getting ready for the 2017 harvest,…

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Grandpa Bob’s Question about GMO’s

July 25, 2014 - Last month I met Grandpa Bob for the first time. He is the grandfather of my soon to be son-in-law Matt. Bob is a very spry and active octogenarian with a keen wit and great smile. After the usual introductory pleasantries, we talked about where…

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