2018 Field Days Events Highlight Producer Appreciation

On July 10-12, Thresher held its annual Field Days events. Each year, Thresher invites growers and key partners to attend one of our Field Days events held across the region in which they receive updates on current market trends, harvest logistics and current crop production developments. These events also provide the opportunity for us to thank you for business and support making Eastern Idaho one of the best wheat growing territories in the country.

As with every Thresher Field Days event, the goal is to create an environment in which growers can informally talk with relevant industry professionals and receive agronomic, sustainability and IT resources to help ensure their continued success in the field.

Thresher kicked off the featured presentation with a brief welcome and wheat market update. Strides in quality, safety and helpful tips on storing product are just a few examples of topics discussed. Key takeaways include:

Harvest Logistics – How inbound flow must be conducted for each elevator was presented.  The process is designed to make sure trucks are properly cleaned. Seed or product must be removed from prior deliveries so that trucks are not at risk of being rejected.

Seed Changes and Availability – An overview of upcoming Fall seed quality and availability was shared with growers. This included the announcement that additional Jet – Hard Red Winter Seed and Assure – Soft White Seed will be available this year. Post-event, Thresher confirmed Yeti Hard White Winter is secured and now available.

For Seed Purchases:   Thresher will no longer take returns on bulk purchases and will begin charging for carts at $0.50/mile. Any 100 weight carts out longer than 3 days will be charged $50 per day.

Grain Inspection/Receiving Process – Idaho Grain Inspection’s primary mission is to ensure producers receive what they need to enhance profitability and long-term viability. At the event, they shared how their unbiased approach represents complete dedication to producers.  Idaho Grain spoke to how they became licensed and designed an inspections process which could be conducted to ensure it meets federal quality standards.

Thresher is delighted to hear attendees found great value in the information provided in conjunction with a program allowing considerable time to mingle.   For producers who were not able to make one of the Field Days venues, please contact your manager for more details on any of these topics.

 

Prize Winners

Field Days attendees received some wonderful prizes thanks to key sponsors. This year’s sponsors include Diacon, Grain Craft, McGregor, Stotz Equipment, Syngenta, WestBred and Wilbur-Ellis.

 

CTA/Closing:

We thank everyone for coming to this year’s Field Days events. For more information on Thresher events, please call the Blackfoot office at (208) 785-4460 or contact your local grain elevator manager.