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    CFS Presents a $2,400 Grant to Heaven’s Table
    CFS Presents a $2,400 Grant to Heaven’s Table
    Jun 12, 2019 |
    The CFS Foundation approved $10,000 in grant funds to be distributed to 15 backpack food programs within their service and trade area.  In addition, the CFS funds are being matched by the Land O’Lakes Foundation, bringing the total contribution to $20,000.  The...
    2019 Albert Lea Kids Safety Camp
    2019 Albert Lea Kids Safety Camp
    Jun 05, 2019 |
    Shannon Bode, CFS Enviromental Health & Safety Manager volunteered to teach kids Chemical Safety at the Albert Lea FFA  - Kids Safety Camp on June 5, 2019
    CFS Growing Insights - 5.22.2019
    CFS Growing Insights - 5.22.2019
    May 22, 2019 |
    Across the U.S. corn belt, the week ending May 19th marked the slowest corn planting progress in the last 30 years at 49% planted across the U.S (5-year average is 80%). 
    CFS Youth Awards Program
    CFS Youth Awards Program
    May 17, 2019 |
    CFS has created a program to thank our youngest livestock producers for showcasing their animals at the local county fairs.
    Family Business
    Family Business
    May 13, 2019 |
    “Driver continuity is a big reason we’ve stayed with Central Farm Service as our fuel and propane supplier,” says Tom Sorem, second from left, who runs Sorem Farms with siblings Lisa Tennessen (shown with her son, Morgan) and Richard Sorem.
    Cream of the Crop Award - April
    Cream of the Crop Award - April
    May 13, 2019 |
    The Cream of the Crop Award is to recognize the dedication and hard work of one of our CFS team-mates.  This is when we proudly thank someone for their contributions to our co-op, our patrons and our teams – this award is for someone who truly is the “Cream of...
    CFS Presents at Safety Camp to Fairmont Area Fourth Grade Students
    CFS Presents at Safety Camp to Fairmont Area Fourth Grade Students
    May 10, 2019 |
    Shannon Bode, CFS EHS Manager speaks to area 4th-grade students about chemical safety.
    Soil Temp May 7, 2019
    Soil Temp May 7, 2019
    May 07, 2019 |
    Soil temps at 4” depth this morning at 8:00 a.m. was 47 degrees in a planted corn field. 48 degrees in seed furrow at the 2” depth.
    CFS Presents a $3,000 Grant to the NRHEG FFA Chapter
    CFS Presents a $3,000 Grant to the NRHEG FFA Chapter
    May 07, 2019 |
    New Richland, Minn., May 8, 2019 — The CFS Foundation recently approved $31,500 in grant funds to be distributed to 21 FFA chapters within their service and trade area.
    Dennis Inman, CFS VP of Grain Elected to the NGFA Board of Directors
    Dennis Inman, CFS VP of Grain Elected to the NGFA Board of Directors
    May 07, 2019 |
    Dennis Inman, Vice President of Grain for CFS based in Truman, MN was recently elected to the board of directores of the National Grain and Feed Association. 
    CFS Presents a $4,000 Grant to the Welcome Fire Department
    CFS Presents a $4,000 Grant to the Welcome Fire Department
    May 06, 2019 |
    The CFS Foundation recently approved $2,500 in grant funds to be distributed the Welcome Fire Department.  In addition, the Land O’Lakes Foundation provided an additional $1,500, bringing the total contribution to $4,000.  The grant money will be used to...
    CFS Presents a $3,000 Grant to the Kenyon-Wanamingo FFA Chapter.
    CFS Presents a $3,000 Grant to the Kenyon-Wanamingo FFA Chapter.
    May 01, 2019 |
    The purpose for the grant money is for each chapter to use the funds to focus on developing and applying leadership and classroom skills with activities, projects, or events that help improve our rural communities and/or service those who live there.
    Spring Corn Planting Reminder
    Spring Corn Planting Reminder
    Apr 30, 2019 |
    We've been receiving a lot of questions on what impact the slow start to spring will have on the corn crop.  There are many things to consider when planting corn such as soil temperature, planting population, plant spacing, depth, and much more. However, have you...
    Soil Temperature 4-30-2019
    Soil Temperature 4-30-2019
    Apr 30, 2019 |
    Soil Temp 47 degrees on 4-30-2019 @ 9:08 AM near Blooming Prairie, MN
    CFS Presents a $3,000 Grant to the United South Central FFA Chapter.
    CFS Presents a $3,000 Grant to the United South Central FFA Chapter.
    Apr 29, 2019 |
    The purpose for the grant money is for each chapter to use the funds to focus on developing and applying leadership and classroom skills with activities, projects, or events that help improve our rural communities and/or service those who live there.
    2019-04-29 Soil Temp
    2019-04-29 Soil Temp
    Apr 29, 2019 |
    Roughly 45 degrees in unworked bean ground a few miles south of Blooming Prairie.
    CFS Swine Feed Sales Team Recognized at Purina Summit
    CFS Swine Feed Sales Team Recognized at Purina Summit
    Apr 12, 2019 |
    Congratulations to Brad Kluver, David Faber, and Ed Hubly who were awarded the Purina Summit Club Sales Leadership Award at a Purina event held in Nashville last week.
    Cream of the Crop Award Winner - Mike Hohrman, Kenyon Agronomy
    Cream of the Crop Award Winner - Mike Hohrman, Kenyon Agronomy
    Mar 26, 2019 |
    For the month of February, please join me in congratulating Mike Hohrman of Kenyon Agronomy for being selected for our cream of the crop award!    
    Contact Sue to Order your Chicks Today!
    Contact Sue to Order your Chicks Today!
    Mar 21, 2019 |
    We are currently taking orders for baby chicks at our Truman location, contact Sue Bay to place your orders.
    Central Advantage launches Precision Equipment Program
    Central Advantage launches Precision Equipment Program
    Mar 08, 2019 |
    Looking for Precision Ag Equipment? Our Central Advantage GS team has a program that offers free or reduced financing. Contact us to learn more.   
    Congratulations to the Cream of the Crop Award Winner
    Congratulations to the Cream of the Crop Award Winner
    Mar 06, 2019 |
    We are excited to share with you the recipient of the January 2019 “Cream of the Crop” award at CFS!
    TOP 3 FACTORS FOR NITROGEN MANAGEMENT
    TOP 3 FACTORS FOR NITROGEN MANAGEMENT
    Mar 05, 2019 |
    Nitrogen management is a complex issue because many different factors affect the overall nitrogen availability to crops.  Below are the top 3 factors you need to know for nitrogen management as you prepare for 2019.  
    Central Farm Service Uses ADAPT to Streamline Processes in Agronomy and Operations
    Central Farm Service Uses ADAPT to Streamline Processes in Agronomy and Operations
    Feb 15, 2019 |
    CFS wanted to streamline its workflow process to improve efficiency – specifically, the ease and speed at which it could access accurate information. It’s common for agribusinesses to work with several different data platforms in various aspects of their business...
    Required Dicamba Meeting
    Required Dicamba Meeting
    Jan 21, 2019 |
    Late in 2018 the Dicamba containing products XtendiMax by Monsanto; Engenia by BASF; and FeXapan by DuPont labels were extended until December 20, 2020. This label extensions requires that all applicators applying these products attend a required Dicamba Application Training...
    CFS TISSUE SAMPLE TRENDS
    CFS TISSUE SAMPLE TRENDS
    Jan 18, 2019 |
    Tissue samples are a great way to monitor Micro and Macronutrient status within a plant.  Monitoring tissue samples throughout the growing season can allow insight into which nutrients are deficient, giving the opportunity to build plans and adjust inputs, helping a plant...
    How to Help Corn Get Off to a Fast Start
    How to Help Corn Get Off to a Fast Start
    Jan 18, 2019 |
    Plant growth regulators can be applied throughout the growing season. To promote vigorous root growth and early emergence apply as a seed treatment or in-furrow at planting.
    Planning and Upcoming Dicamba Meetings
    Planning and Upcoming Dicamba Meetings
    Jan 16, 2019 |
    As our temperatures have cooled down and are predicted to get cooler for the next few days, we are still gaining sunlight every day.
    Private Pesticide Applicator Workshops
    Private Pesticide Applicator Workshops
    Jan 16, 2019 |
    Options and Schedules for private pesticide applicators re-certification.
    CFS Trial Shows Outstanding Results!
    CFS Trial Shows Outstanding Results!
    Dec 02, 2018 |
    Seed Treatments show positive results in 2018 trials.  Click here to learn more...
    Impacts from Soybean Diseases
    Impacts from Soybean Diseases
    Dec 02, 2018 |
    Over the years, Brian Weller has seen diseases such as Phytophthora, Pythium, Rhizoctonia, and Fusarium have devastating effects on soybeans.  Click here to learn more...
    Protect your Investment with Seed Treatments
    Protect your Investment with Seed Treatments
    Nov 25, 2018 |
    Using a seed treatment is a way to protect your it from the weather, insects, nematodes, and disease.  It's important to know your pests. Are you trying to protect your crop from disease, insects, nematodes, or all three? Diseases can thrive in a variety of weather...
    Response to Fungicide
    Response to Fungicide
    Oct 17, 2018 |
    Disease was prevalent in CFS geography in 2018.  As we go into 2019 knowing where and when a fungicide will have a positive return can be the difference between making money and losing money.
    Response to Nitrogen
    Response to Nitrogen
    Oct 17, 2018 |
    For the last seven years, WinField United has measured RTN scores of various hybrids through the Answer Plot® testing program. A high RTN score indicates the hybrid has an increased chance of a return on investment from applying additional nitrogen or managing nitrogen for...
    Response to Population
    Response to Population
    Oct 17, 2018 |
    When choosing a seed variety for your field, how do you determine if it is the right product for that acre? Are you looking at past yield alone?
    CFS Names Merlyn Kruger President and Chief Executive Officer
    CFS Names Merlyn Kruger President and Chief Executive Officer
    Sep 26, 2018 |
    CFS is pleased to announce that its board of directors has appointed Merlyn Kruger as President and Chief Executive Officer.
    2018 Central Farm Service Corn Yield Tour
    2018 Central Farm Service Corn Yield Tour
    Sep 24, 2018 |
    As we have done in the last few years, Central Farm Service has done a Pro Farmer/Farm Journal type of yield tour on corn fields in our area. When we first started doing this tour in 2012 we walked fields in mid to late August.
    Top Factors to Consider Going into Harvest
    Top Factors to Consider Going into Harvest
    Sep 24, 2018 |
    We had many challenges this year such as too much rain, plant diseases, field variability and more.  It’s important to note these factors as we finish 2018 and access how to improve in 2019.
    Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN debuts first-of-its-kind digital platform to support farmer-led stewardship
    Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN debuts first-of-its-kind digital platform to support farmer-led stewardship
    Sep 24, 2018 |
    Truterra™ Insights Engine will help farmers, food companies to quantify sustainability progress and ROI in real time
    9.1.18 Agronomy Update
    9.1.18 Agronomy Update
    Sep 19, 2018 |
    The temperatures during the week ranged from the upper 40°F’s for lows, to the low 80°F’s for highs. We did receive spotty rain showers during the week accompanied by hail in some areas.
    Corn Silage Quick Tips
    Corn Silage Quick Tips
    Sep 11, 2018 |
    This is the most important step in producing high-quality corn silage.  65% is the number that I use for optimal moisture when putting silage up in a silo, bag or bunker.  Typically this is between 1/2 and 3/4 milk line.  The best way to get an accurate whole plant moisture is...
    Agronomy Update - Emergence Concerns for Recently Planted Corn
    Agronomy Update - Emergence Concerns for Recently Planted Corn
    May 23, 2018 |
    While walking fields and plots, as well as discussions with a few growers, I am seeing more crusting and emergence issues. A couple common denominators

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CFS Customer Appreciation Event - Kenyon

Join us for tours, pulled pork meal and good conversations.  

CFS Customer Appreciation Event - Clarks Grove

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CFS Customer Appreciation Event - Lewisville

Join us for tours, pulled pork meal and good conversations. 

Meet & Greet with Sawyer Brown

Join us at the Martin County Fair Grounds for this Central Farm Service sponsored event. 


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    Put Seed in Its Rightful Place
    Put Seed in Its Rightful Place
    Mar 19, 2019 | Answer Tech
    Every seed in your planter is full of promise. But if you plant it in the wrong place or in the wrong soil type, that seed won’t reach its potential. And neither will your yield.   That’s a lesson the Johnson brothers (Neal, Daryl and Dale), Neal’s son...
    Tech Provides New Perspective on Alfalfa, Soybean Performance
    Tech Provides New Perspective on Alfalfa, Soybean Performance
    Mar 05, 2019 | Answer Tech
    You need to detect in-field problems in a timely manner so you can manage them before they negatively affect your bottom line. There are several technology tools that can help you quickly determine when and where action needs to be taken.   To help you keep tabs on the...
    Use Data to Shape Your Nutrient Strategy
    Use Data to Shape Your Nutrient Strategy
    Feb 19, 2019 | Answer Tech
    As you prep for 2019, it’s easy to remember the one part of the field that did really well last season or the other part that wasdisappointing. We tend to look at the outliers because they stand out. But this doesn’t show the whole picture or indicate what you...