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The Progressive Hedge Program

The CFS Progressive Hedge Program is a way to spread risk and cover input costs while marketing grain. This program is a program that ties together pricing fertilizer as well as selling grain.
Progressive Hedge Benefits

  1. Helps with cash flow needs–no money down
  2. Very flexible for end of year tax-related decisions
  3. Lock in profitable Corn/UAN ratio
  4. Where else can a grower lock in their fertilizer needs at a good value, nearly 16 months before application & with no money down?
  5. Consider paying for 2022 Fertilizer needs in 2021 or '22
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Growing Insights

2022.09.27 Growing Insights with Irv Arndt, CFS Growth Specialist Manager.
2022.09.27 Growing Insights with Irv Arndt, CFS Growth Specialist Manager.

9/27/2022 4:17:02 PM

Click to watch a brief update as he discusses current local field conditions and harvest updates. #cfsagronomy...

2021. 11.29 Nitrogen Applications and Options discussion with Irv Arndt, CFS Growth Specialist.

11/29/2021 8:36:29 PM

Nitrogen Applications, NitrateNow, and Options discussion with a CFS Agronomist...

Your Agronomy Partner

Today’s agriculture is equal parts experience, equipment, technology, and insight. The CFS agronomy department has all four covered. With a wealth of technical expertise, a willingness to invest in the equipment and training needed to do the job right the first time, the ability to put your data to work for you, and service that’s second to none, we’re your best source for agronomy products, services, and knowledge. 


Growing Sustainably - Central Advantage GS

Central Advantage GS puts your information to work for you. Today’s farming operations are heavily influenced by technology and data. By using Central Advantage GS data analysis tools we are able put the information together in one source to help you utilize your data efficiently to help you achieve maximum return.


SUSTAIN® combines leading, highly effective and field tested tools, technologies, and practices that are proven to help farmers improve nutrient use efficiency, soil health, and productivity. Farmers participating in SUSTAIN will work with CFS’ highly-trained Regional Sales Agronomists to bring the latest knowledge and science to the field in ways that are practical, usable, and effective in improving crop management for economic benefit and reduced risk.



At CFS, we have aligned ourselves with the leading seed companies in the industry - CROPLAN®, NK®, DEKALB®/ASGROW®, BREVANT™, and CREDENZ®.

We work hard to educate ourselves, and our customers, on the latest developments in seed technology. Our CROPLAN Answer Plot™, the longest ongoing site in the nation, is a tremendous source of data generated under our growing conditions.

  • Tru Bulk seed — available at Blooming Prairie, Clarks Grove, Kenyon, and Lewisville.
  • Seed treatment — we utilize KSI on-demand treatment equipment for optimum coverage on each seed. Treatment options include Warden® CX, Clariva®, Optimize®, Poncho®/VOTiVO®, Saltro™, and Acceleron. Seed treatment services are available at Blooming Prairie, Clarks Grove, Lewisville, Kenyon, and Owatonna.


  • Variable Rate Application of anhydrous ammonia, dry fertilizer, and liquid fertilizer.

  • Anhydrous application with chisel plow or tool bar.

  • Aerial application of chemical, fertilizer, and seed.

  • Farm delivery of semi load quantity.

  • Farm delivery of seed and chemical.

  • Application of dry and liquid fertilizer.

  • Post applied chemical with self-propelled row crop sprayers.

  • Deep banding dry fertilizer.

  • Sidedress application with dry fertilizer, liquid fertilizer, and anhydrous ammonia.


Financing programs and crop insurance are essential to your farming operation. Thanks to our relationship with AgQuest, we can provide the products and services you need to finance—and protect—your crops and livestock.


Sales Agronomists

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