Agronomy

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Country Visions is a diverse cooperative with multiple locations throughout Northeast Wisconsin servicing and supporting the local communities we live and work in. We offer cutting edge technology, best in class services from an expert staff, and strive to maintain profitability for our cooperative and its members.

We are conscious of our customers’ needs as we find the products, provide the service and offer the solutions to help them grow and prosper into the future for the next generation and beyond.

Mike On Monday

7-9-18
We are seeing a lot of water hemp out in the fields. Here is what we know on this week's Mike on Monday!

Agronomy News

    Gear Up for Fall Burndown Now
    Gear Up for Fall Burndown Now
    Jul 20, 2018 | Answer Plot
    Clean fields in the spring. On-time planting. Fewer pest havens. These are just a few of the benefits of an effective fall burndown. It’s not too early to think about your burndown strategy and consult your local trusted advisor about how to limit next season’s...
    Make the Most of Your Alfalfa Quality Testing
    Make the Most of Your Alfalfa Quality Testing
    Jul 19, 2018 | Answer Plot
    There are many variables involved in testing for forage quality. Here are a few basics of forage testing and what you should look for — and expect — when sending samples to the lab in order to receive the most accurate results and a fair price for your crop.  
    Tools Make Seed Selection More Strategic
    Tools Make Seed Selection More Strategic
    Jul 17, 2018 | Answer Tech
    Selecting the right hybrids and varieties for your fields is a task that requires more than a gut feeling to accomplish. Having data that shows what conditions and management practices can optimize that seed to its full potential is critical for a successful harvest.  ...

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CORN 3.7650 3.7650 3.8050 3.7475 3.8000 0.0350 3.8000
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Farmer Friday

If you talk about the planting season with Matt Teunissen, you will get a feel for the passion he has for agriculture. “Planting involves precision,” Matt said, “you only get to do it right once.” He is very particular and detailed to make sure everything is correct. He doesn’t settle, close enough is not in his vocabulary.

Matt and his wife, Julie, along with his parents, Don and Luann Teunissen, operate Cedar Ridge in Cedar Grove, WI. The farm has been a part of the family for 4 generations now. A unique feature to this farm is that it is also the only free-range poultry operation in the area. (They are in the process to soon be organic.) The cash crop part of the business is where the Teunissen’s realize the reward for the work that they put into growing crops. "When you’re going through the field all spring into summer and then when the combine goes through during fall harvest," Matt said, "that is where you see the results." “Matt is moving us into more technology than I thought I would ever see.” according to Don. They are not afraid to try new things at Cedar Ridge. They are no-tilling into clay and planting cover crops, gaining a lot of positive response in their fields. 

The ag industry was very attractive as a career for Matt who grew up enjoying it. Now he is proud of his decision that allows him the benefit of getting to work with his family every day, having time for his kid’s activities, and knowing that you’re feeding the world. The kids show pigs and are involved in 4-H and sports, so having flexibility in his schedule allows Matt to be a part of their events. He is also on the Town Planning Board of Holland and was on the Board of the former Kettle Lakes Co-op. Matt is now a member of the Country Visions Cooperative Board, representing his district after KLC and Country Visions merged on September 1.

Thank you to Matt, Julie, Don and Luann for being a part of our Farmer Friday series. It is a pleasure to share in the passion that people have for the agriculture industry and how it touches everyone’s life. We wish the best to the Teunissen family! We hope the success of their Cedar Ridge operation continues with productive crops and healthy, happy chickens!

Farmer Friday...post #43. To show our appreciation to our producer members, Country Visions Cooperative will be giving a snapshot look of our customers and their operations in this feature each Friday

Past Farmers

    East Branch Dairy Farm
    East Branch Dairy Farm
    Mar 02, 2018 | Country Visions
    As the owners of Schmitz East Branch Dairy in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Dave and Mary Schmitz try to take a proactive approach when it comes to educating consumers about the agriculture industry. Being located close to town has many conveniences, but it can also bring some...
    Byron and Sharon Gessner
    Byron and Sharon Gessner
    Feb 23, 2018 | Country Visions
    Byron and Sharon Gessner have been working side-by-side for over 42 years. The couple operate Walnut Meadow Farms in the Town of Scott which is on the southwest edge of Sheboygan County.
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Agronomy Leadership

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