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    Soybean Trait Platforms
    Soybean Trait Platforms
    Jan 16, 2020 |
    When choosing a soybean, farmers have several trait platforms to consider. Disease tolerance and other genetic characteristics are important factors to consider to ensure it fits your soil type.
    "Sell the Carry"
    Jan 16, 2020 |
    Forward contracting grain futures is a practical and popular way to market your grain. One of the notable benefits of forward contracting is the flexibility to “sell the carry.”
    CFS Announces New Board Member
    CFS Announces New Board Member
    Jan 15, 2020 |
    January 7, 2020, I am pleased to announce that Kevin Poppel has been elected to the CFS Board of Directors. 
    Get Those Bins Cored
    Get Those Bins Cored
    Jan 03, 2020 |
    Now that harvest is complete, and we’ve rung in the New Year, it’s the perfect time to get your grain bins cored. Coring will remove almost 90% of the fines, improving aeration.
    A look back at 2019 in hopes for an even better 2020!
    A look back at 2019 in hopes for an even better 2020!
    Jan 03, 2020 |
    African Swine Fever has opened the door for pork producers to potentially see an increased value in pigs going to market. But with the increase in demand from China, there will also be some increased regulations.
    Be the Advocate Your Farmers Need Right Now
    Be the Advocate Your Farmers Need Right Now
    Nov 19, 2019 |
    October 31, 2019 / WinField United News KC GranerSenior Vice President of Agronomy, Central Farm ServiceFarmers need someone in their corner. They’re being challenged by weather, tough markets, uncertain trade policies and several years of declining income.
    CFS Foundation Presents a $3,000 Grant to the Owatonna FFA Chapter
    CFS Foundation Presents a $3,000 Grant to the Owatonna FFA Chapter
    Nov 11, 2019 |
    The donation will help with their Ag Day, which is a fun educational experience for more than 400 Owatonna elementary students.
    2019.10.30 Growing Insights - Nitrogen Stabilizers
    2019.10.30 Growing Insights - Nitrogen Stabilizers
    Oct 31, 2019 |
    We are seeing 15-12 bu yield response on acres that utilized a nitrogen stabilizer.
    CFS Growing Insights - 10.16.2019
    CFS Growing Insights - 10.16.2019
    Oct 16, 2019 |
    Freezing temperatures occurred in parts of southern MN over Sunday night, ending the growing season for many acres. Symptoms of frost damage will start to show up about 1 to 2 days after a frost. Frost symptoms include light green to gray “water-soaked” leaves that...
    CFS Growing Insights - 9.18.2019
    CFS Growing Insights - 9.18.2019
    Sep 18, 2019 |
    With a cool and wet planting season followed by periods of heavy rain, moderate temperatures, and a few dry spells, corn experienced a lot of stress.
    CFS Feed Division receives  Purina Chow honor Council Presidency Award
    CFS Feed Division receives Purina Chow honor Council Presidency Award
    Sep 16, 2019 |
    We are so proud of the CFS Feed Team for setting their sights high and making every effort to achieve this accomplishment. They are leading by example, ensuring our team’s continued reputation for excellence.
    CFS Sponsored Meet & Greet with Sawyer Brown
    CFS Sponsored Meet & Greet with Sawyer Brown
    Aug 19, 2019 |
    One out of every five kids in the U.S. is food insecure, which means that aside from school, they do not know where or when they will get their next meal. Weekends, holidays, and summer break create periods of worry, uncertainty, and hunger to millions of kids across the...
    Looking for Seasonal Harvest Help
    Looking for Seasonal Harvest Help
    Aug 14, 2019 |
    Potential to earn over $1,000 a week w/$500 end of season bonus
    CFS Team Serves Lunch to Truman Tractor Parade Participants
    CFS Team Serves Lunch to Truman Tractor Parade Participants
    Jul 26, 2019 |
    What a Great Day for a Truman Tractor Parade! The CFS team served a delicious meal to those that participated in the tractor ride. 
    CFS Donates $3,000 to Feeding Our Community Partners
    CFS Donates $3,000 to Feeding Our Community Partners
    Jul 26, 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...
    CFS Donates $2400 to Watonwan Backpack Food Program
    CFS Donates $2400 to Watonwan Backpack Food Program
    Jul 26, 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...
    CFS Supports Adopt-A-Pig Program
    CFS Supports Adopt-A-Pig Program
    Jul 24, 2019 |
    Ed Hubly, Swine Nutrition Specialist CFS was one of the instrumental contributors of the Adopt A Pig Program that was started to help kids that are interested in raising and showing a pig at the County Fair.   
    We Want to Stay Ahead of the Game When Helping You With Your Nitrogen
    We Want to Stay Ahead of the Game When Helping You With Your Nitrogen
    Jun 19, 2019 |
    At CFS, we have been trialing a crop modeling tool, the R7 Field Forecasting Tool, that takes into account planting date and current and forecasted weather conditions to provide an estimate of how much nitrogen you may need to supplement to meet your yield goals.
    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.

Events

MN AG EXPO

Tradeshow  Jan 22 - 10 AM - 4PM  Jan 23 - 8 AM - 3 PM
Featured Speakers: Dr. Kevin Folta and Dr. Cindra Kamphoff

2020 North American Farm and Power Show

 Stop by and See Us - CFS Booth # 615,617 and 619
Thursday, March 19 - 9 AM to 5 PM
Friday, March 20 - 9 AM to 5 PM
Saturday, March 21 - 9 AM to 4 PM
 

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    Crop Model Field Report: Final
    Crop Model Field Report: Final
    Jan 21, 2020 | Answer Plot
    Last summer and fall, WinField United tested and aggregated the in-season recommendations of the R7 ® Field Forecasting Tool across the country on what we’re calling Sentinel Plots. Throughout the season, we’ve talked with the agronomists who are managing several of these...
    Strong Hybrid Performance Despite Tough Conditions in 2019
    Strong Hybrid Performance Despite Tough Conditions in 2019
    Jan 16, 2020 | Answer Plot
    I’ve been analyzing harvest data for quite a few years, and I can assure you 2019 is a year that I won’t soon forget. The unpredictability that plagued the season was certainly captured by the variability in the data we saw this year. As you plan your corn purchases for 2020,...
    Manage Field Variability in Soybean Crops
    Manage Field Variability in Soybean Crops
    Jan 16, 2020 | Answer Plot
    Variability is common on farms, which can make it tricky to purchase the right soybean seed for a particular field. But there is a solution: the combination of two different soybean varieties that’s offered in CROPLAN ® WinPak ® varieties. These unique combinations of both...