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.



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.

Field Days 2017

Continuing Success in the Field

Field Days 2017 Event

[Newdale, American Falls, Idaho Falls, and Blackfoot]

On July 11-14, Thresher brought together valued growers for the annual Field Days events. Each year, the Field Days events serve to keep growers updated on current market happenings and provide them the opportunity to hear from other leaders in the industry. The 2017 Field Days events had strong attendance and provided growers with several helpful resources and new ideas to help ensure their continued success in the field.

Thresher kicked off the featured presentation with a quick market update, discussed strides in safety and offered helpful tips on storing product. Thresher’s seed program will offer the same continued varieties from 2016 and is excited to announce the addition of three more to support Thresher’s dedication to providing consistent and high quality product. The following seed varieties are now available:

  • Assure – Soft White
  • LCS Jet – HRW
  • WB 4623CLP – Clearfield Hard red winter

Thresher Fall 2017 Seed Varieties:

  • SWW
  • WB 1529
  • WB 456
  • SY Ovation
  • Assure, new! Higher TW than Ovation, excellent yield potential, limited supply
  • Brundage

Blended varieties are also available. Seed Sales Manager Brett Wilken states that last year WB 1529/ SY Ovation and WB 456/ SY Ovation were popular blends among growers. The test weight and quality of WestBred wheat with the high yield potential of SY Ovation offer a blend that includes the best of both varieties. To learn more, click here.

Syngenta will be expanding their leadership in the sustainability field through the AgriEdge program. AgriEdge is linked to their Land.db technology and helps growers track and record their sustainability efforts while finding the bottom line. Syngenta offers to pay $1 per acre, for up to 1,500 acres, for sustainability data offered by growers.

One of WestBred’s growers, Terry Wilcox of Idaho, was the second-place winner of the last National Wheat Yield Contest. WestBred encourages growers to enter in contests and will pay for contest entry fees.

Grain Craft detailed their expertise in food safety. They are focused on helping growers to get their product approved and, with the help of Thresher, will check your product to see if it is subject to being rejected. Anyone concerned about COFO wheat (chemical residue) or the correct grain protectant to use for storing this year’s grain crop should contact their local Thresher manager or Heath Harrison or Brett Wilkin for further details.