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    2020.09.16 CFS Growing Insights
    Sep 16, 2020 |
    Crop progress across MN from the week ending September 13th, 2020 has corn conditions at 22% excellent (25% last week), 54% good (53%), 18% fair (16%), and 6% poor/very poor (6%).
    The Importance of Fall Fertilizer
    Sep 16, 2020 |
    Harvest has begun for 2020 in the CFS territory. It will be an earlier than normal harvest and with hopefully dry weather we can have time for fall application of fertilizer.
    Join Us in Congratulating Brad and Dave our August Cream of the Crop Award Winners
    Sep 15, 2020 |
    The Cream of the Crop Award is to recognize the dedication and hard work of one of our CFS teammates.  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...
    2020.09.09 Growing Insights
    Sep 09, 2020 |
     Crop progress across MN from the week ending September 6th, 2020 has corn conditions at 25% excellent (27% last week), 53% good (52%), 16% fair (15%), and 6% poor/very poor (6%).
    2020.09.02 Growing Insights
    Sep 02, 2020 |
    Crop progress across MN from the week ending August 30th, 2020 has corn conditions at 27% excellent (29% last week), 52% good (53%), 15% fair (14%), and 6% poor/very poor (2%).
    2020.08.26 Growing Insights
    Aug 26, 2020 |
    Crop progress across MN from the week ending August 23rd, 2020 has corn conditions at 29% excellent (31% last week), 53% good (52%), 14% fair (14%), and 3% poor/very poor (3%).
    Randolph Grain Bunker Gets Upgrade
    Aug 25, 2020 |
    CFS is expanding the bunkers at Randolph to increase storage capacity for our members.
    Liquid Opportunity
    Aug 19, 2020 |
    CFS is offering an opportunity for cattle producers to use liquid feed supplements without a capital investment to make sure it is right for you.
    2020.08.12 CFS Growing Insights
    Aug 12, 2020 |
    Crop progress across MN from the week ending August 9th, 2020 has corn conditions at 31% excellent (28% last week), 53% good (57%), 13% fair (12%), and 3% poor/very poor (3%).
    2020.8.05 CFS Growing Insights
    Aug 05, 2020 |
    Crop progress across MN from the week ending August 2nd, 2020 has corn conditions at 28% excellent (27% last week), 57% good (57%), 12% fair (13%), and 3% poor/very poor (3%).
    CFS Provides Lunch for Tractor Parade
    Jul 31, 2020 |
    The tractor ride usually brings 50 to 70 antique tractors out for a trek from Truman to Lewisville, with a few stops or detours along the way, each year.
    CFS Feed Team Sponsor and Participate in the 2020 Pork Master Classic
    Jul 31, 2020 |
    Martin County lives high on the hog – they are the largest producer of pork in the State of Minnesota. In 1992, a committee of Martin County Pork Producers, agribusinesses, and Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce started the Minnesota State Pork Masters Golf Outing.
    CONGRATULATIONS CAHPRI CARLSON - 2020 CFS COLORING CONTEST WINNER
    Jul 30, 2020 |
    Congratulations to Cahpri for sending in a winning coloring contest entry for the Pre-K division. 
    Join Us for a Showing of the Movie Silo
    Jul 29, 2020 |
    We are inviting you, our members, and others in our communities to join us for a special virtual screening of SILO, the first ever feature film about a grain entrapment. 
    2020.07.28 Central Advantage Insights
    Jul 29, 2020 |
    We took the opportunity to look back at how some of our tenured growers have progressed in our program since they enrolled. We have boasted many benefits and wanted to share with you some of the results we hope each operation may see over time.  Below are multiple graphs...
    Propane - Summer Fill
    Jul 23, 2020 |
    In the heat of the summer, we often do not think about heating our homes until the temperatures begin to drop. Having CFS fill your propane tank in the summer allows for several benefits. 
    2020.07.23 Growing Insights
    Jul 23, 2020 |
    Crop progress across MN from the week ending July 19th, 2020 has corn conditions at 28% excellent (29% last week), 55% good (56%), 14% fair (12%), and 3% poor/very poor (3%).
    USE RESPONSE-TO SCORES TO DIAL-IN ON PLANT NEEDS
    Jul 16, 2020 |
    What do your crops need to maximize their yield potential? Obviously there are the basics, like sunlight, water and nutrients, but there's more than that to consider.
    INFORMATION ON APHIDS AND SOYBEAN DISEASE
    Jul 16, 2020 |
    We are continually watching out for you and the investment you make in your crop every year. We know how important it is to make accurate decisions that give you a positive ROI.
    Be Aware of Wild Parsnips
    Jul 15, 2020 |
    Wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa), a non-native plant, was first discovered in Minnesota in the 1990s. While this plant causes a range of impacts to the environment, the largest concern from this invading species is its ability to inflict burns to skin of people that come into...
    2020.07.15 Growing Insights
    Jul 15, 2020 |
    Crop progress across MN from the week ending July 12th, 2020 has corn conditions at 29% excellent (27% last week), 56% good (58%), 12% fair (12%), and 3% poor/very poor (3%).
    Congratulations to the July Cream of the Crop Award Winner - Courtney Gilliland
    Jul 09, 2020 |
    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...
    2020.07.09 CFS Growing Insights
    Jul 09, 2020 |
    Crop progress across MN from the week ending July 5th, 2020 has corn conditions at 27% excellent (25% last week), 58% good (59%), 12% fair (13%), and 3% poor/very poor (3%).
    CFS Feed Trailers Get A New Look
    Jul 07, 2020 |
    Today a couple of CFS feed trailers got a new look - they should hit the farms tomorrow.
    Congratulations to the June Cream of the Crop Award Winner - Kim Behrends
    Jul 07, 2020 |
    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...
    Congratulations Olivia Johnson - 2020 CFS Coloring Contest Winner
    Jul 07, 2020 |
    2020 CFS Coloring Contest Winner
    Join Us in Welcoming Thomas Glidden - 2020 Energy Intern
    Jul 06, 2020 |
    My name is Tom Glidden, and I’m from Inver Grove Heights Minnesota.
    2020.07.06 Growing Insights
    Jul 06, 2020 |
    Crop progress across MN from the week ending June 28th, 2020 has corn conditions at 25% excellent (23% last week), 59% good (61%), 13% fair (13%), and 3% poor/very poor (3%).
    Join Us in Welcoming Ryan Risius - 2020 Agronomy Intern
    Jun 30, 2020 |
    My name is Ryan Risius, I grew up outside of Austin, Minnesota
    CFS Futures First Contracts - Simple & Flexible
    Jun 30, 2020 |
    One of our most commonly used contracts because of its FLEXIBILITY and SIMPLICITY.  
    Progressive Hedge - Make Smart Buying Decisions & Cover Risk
    Jun 30, 2020 |
    Keeping up with the markets today has become increasingly difficult, let alone making the right decisions when it comes to buying and selling. 
    Measuring Greatness by the Animals We Feed
    Jun 29, 2020 |
    At Purina, we measure greatness by the animals we feed.  It’s what drives our research to maximize the potential of every animal, year in and year out.  Our Honor® Show products are formulated by nutritionists that work with show animals at every level.
    Join Us in Welcoming Joe Bushlack - 2020 Agronomy Intern
    Jun 25, 2020 |
    My name is Joseph Bushlack, and I'm from Matawan Minnesota. I graduated from United South Central High School, where I participated in sports, band, and FFA.
    2020.06.24 Growing Insights
    Jun 24, 2020 |
    Crop progress across MN from the week ending June 21st, 2020 has corn conditions at 26% excellent (23% last week), 59% good (61%), 13% fair (13%), and 2% poor/very poor (3%).
    CFS Participates in Walk Our Blocks Initiative
    Jun 24, 2020 |
    The Truman Historical Assoc. and the Truman Active Living Group have put together a project called "Walk Our Blocks."
    CFS - Futures First Contract
    Jun 23, 2020 |
    One of our most commonly used contracts because of its FLEXIBILITY and SIMPLICITY.  
    Join Us in Welcoming Mitchell Steuber - 2020 Agronomy Intern
    Jun 23, 2020 |
    My name is Mitchell Steuber. I grew up in Truman, MN.
    Join Us in Welcoming Lacey Nelson - 2020 CFS Agronomy Intern
    Jun 18, 2020 |
    My name is Lacey Nelson. I grew up on my family’s dairy farm near Ellendale, MN. In high school, I was involved in FFA and 4-H showing and judging dairy cattle.
    Congratulations to the April 2020 Cream of the Crop Award Winner - Jason Weller
    Jun 17, 2020 |
    The Cream of the Crop Award is to recognize the dedication and hard work of one of our CFS team-mates. 
    Congratulations May, 2020 Cream of the Crop Award Winner - Lauren Hislop
    Jun 17, 2020 |
    The Cream of the Crop Award is to recognize the dedication and hard work of one of our CFS team-mates. 
    Join us in welcoming Dean Frank, 2020 CFS Summer Agronomy Intern
    Jun 17, 2020 |
    Join us in welcoming Dean Frank, 2020 CFS Summer Agronomy Intern
    2020.06.11 - Growing Insights
    Jun 11, 2020 |
    Crop progress across MN from the week ending June 8th, 2020 has corn conditions at 23% excellent (22% last week), 60% good (61%), 15% fair (15%), and 2 % poor/very poor (2%). 
    2020 Summer Grease for Gift Cards
    Jun 08, 2020 |
    Get rewarded for your Cenex® grease purchases with Cenex Summer Grease for Gift Cards.
    Growing Insights - V5 fungicide
    Jun 05, 2020 |
    We started working with V5 fungicide on corn several years ago and what I have seen has made me a believer.
    Welcome Mattew Juberien, 2020 CFS Agronomy Intern
    Jun 05, 2020 |
    My name is Matthew Juberien. I graduated from Nicollet High School in 2018.
    In-Field Sensor Focus On Delivering Data, Not Decisions
    Jun 05, 2020 |
    Three year old startup EarthScout aims to serve all types of growers—from row crops to indoor operations. Their cellular connected in-field sensors can deliver data for observation or parameters can be set for alerts to in-field conditions. 
    Energy Update
    Jun 03, 2020 |
    The energy markets continue to zig-zag their way upward based on news of reopening the economy. The price of diesel has come up nearly $.30 in the last 30 plus days.
    Growing Insights
    Jun 03, 2020 |
    Crop progress across MN from the week June 1st, 2020 has corn conditions at 22% excellent, 61% good, 15% fair, and 2 % poor/very poor. Soybean conditions are at 19% excellent, 65% good, 15% fair, and 1% poor/very poor.
    2020 CFS Intern Lydia Studer
    Jun 03, 2020 |
    Join us in welcoming Lydia to our Feed team as a 2020 CFS Summer Intern
    2020 CFS Intern - Dani Helland
    Jun 02, 2020 |
    Please join us in welcoming Dani to our Agronomy team as a 2020 CFS Summer Intern

Events

Virtual Showing of the Movie Silo

Thursday, August 20, 2020
Starting 7:00 PM

2020 CFS Annual Meeting

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
10:30 AM - Lunch
FarmAmerica, Waseca MN 

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    Amp Up Tech to Predict Corn Drydown
    Sep 16, 2020 | Answer Tech
    The need to monitor drydown trends in your cornfields comes at one of the busiest times of the season. Prioritizing sample collection and stand assessment in every field is difficult when there are so many other things to do. Let tech ease the load, give you a global...
    CROPLAN® Seed to Yield Reports
    Sep 11, 2020 | Answer Plot
    Real-time, local research and insights from Answer Plot® and Insight Trials to help you decide which seed products should be part of your game plan for the next season Every fall, we are constantly analyzing the local performance of all our seed products so we can make insight...
    The Yield Equation: Where Do Seed Treatments Fit?
    Sep 11, 2020 | Answer Plot
    Did you know that an effective seed treatment helps your crop establish a more even stand? That benefit alone offers season-long advantages. Of course, seed treatments can also help protect against early-season insect and disease pressure and promote vigorous emergence. As...