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What is Cold Storage?

July 24, 2020 - Blair Kramer, Production Lead Well, its that time of year again… returned seed and carry over seed corn are going into cold storage. Why do we put corn into cold storage? Protecting our investment… seed corn is just that. It’s an investment in the future…

Blair Kramer
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Let’s Get to the Root of the Matter

June 24, 2020 - Mark Borden, Seed Specialist When farmers ask the question, “Why are my plants emerging at different stages?” there will usually be four or more factors to consider. These factors include, but are not limited to: soil type, soil temp, soil moisture, and seeding depth. In…

Mark Borden
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A Farmer’s Thoughts on COVID-19

May 22, 2020 - Kristin Lawson, Communications Coordinator With the current COVID-19 pandemic going on, many people are worried and anxious about the future. Because of this new ‘normal’, things are different. When shopping at the grocery store, you will notice many people wearing masks. In some states, restaurants…

Joey Benningfield, Seed Specialist
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Planting Patience

April 28, 2020 - David Woodruff, Seed Specialist Patience is a virtue but is not always easy, especially when it comes to planting season. With last year’s record-breaking late planting season still fresh in our minds, it can be tempting to try to catch that first planting window by…

David Woodruff
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Preparing for Spring 2020 Burndown

March 16, 2020 - Dale Longwell, Certified Crop Advisor & Seed Specialist As we adjust to day light savings time and the days are warmer, its time to focus on our burndown programs. We always want to wait for at least three nighttime temps in the 50’s, before we…

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Don’t Miss the 2020 Farm Bill Deadline

February 4, 2020 - Kristin Lawson, Communications Coordinator  The 1st Choice Seeds team recently gathered for our first meeting of the new year. It’s always a good time when our team comes together! We are able to share ideas and learn from each other to better serve you. During…

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Next Stop: Louisville, KY for the National Farm Machinery Show

January 24, 2020 - Kristin Lawson, Communications Coordinator 1st Choice Seeds will be at the National Farm Machinery Show once again, in just a few weeks! The show takes place at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. You can visit the show from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.…

Trade Show
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New Bulk Bin Addition

December 23, 2019 - Kristin Lawson, Communications Coordinator Exciting things have been happening around the 1st Choice Seeds office lately… we’re growing and expanding! At the end of November, four bins were installed at our facility. Trucks arrived from Western Illinois, each hauling one bin on their trailer. The…

1st Choice Seeds Bulk Bins 2019
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Tennessee Test Plot Results Are In…

November 11, 2019 - Kristin Lawson, Communications Coordinator 1st Choice Seeds serves farmers in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and other eastern states. The slogan our company lives by, and our seed, is “1st in Seed Quality”. In our last blog, “We’re 1st In Seed Quality. We Can Prove It.”,…

Jay Moser - Harvest 2019
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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…

ICIA PCR Test
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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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