Spring Meetings and New Agronomy Staff

Feb 07, 2022

I hope all of you have been staying warm and have had a good winter so far.  I’ve been to many continuing education seminars, ag business conferences, and more the past few months and have stayed very busy trying to stay ahead of the inevitable supply crunch that threatens ag inputs.  While I feel Pro Co-op is in a good position because of planning ahead and good relationships with our suppliers, it will be more important than ever to communicate your plans with us!  Waiting to commit to things like fertilizer might be extremely risky this year.  We can’t have extra product around just in case.
Pro Co-op Annual Meeting:
  • Wednesday, February 9 at Scobey Saddle Club.
  • Registration at 5:30 p.m., Dinner at 6:00 p.m., Business Meeting to Follow
  • There will be two vacancies on the Board (Marty Thievin and Alan Danelson will be termed out), and two candidates have been nominated – Barbi Riggs and JT Thievin.  Come take part in the voting process.
  • This is also an excellent chance to see how your cooperative has been functioning on a financial level, view our goals for the future, and voice any thoughts, concerns, or suggestions!
Grower Agronomy Meetings (2 different options):
  1. Advanced Acre – Thinking Outside the Box.  RSVP ONLY.  Thursday, March 3rd in Scobey.  This will be a very detailed look at building the best potential for crops in our soils and conditions by thinking differently on fertility and reducing plant stress (such as drought).  This is meant for those who want to see what’s possible by controlling the things we can control.  Please respond to this email or call/text me at 406-783-8549 to reserve your spot and receive more detailed information.  Dan Owen, Director of Agronomy for ATP Nutrition, will be here to converse with us.  He’s a great resource who has years of agronomic expertise in Canada and the US.
  1. What to Watch for in 2022 – No RSVP needed.  Stay tuned for the exact dates, but this will be early March as well.  We will plan one for the Opheim/Richland area, one for the Scobey area, and one for the Plentywood area.
    1. herbicide carryover risk and expectations
    2. importance of adjuvant selection when decreasing glyphosate rates
    3. new chemical options and new fits for your cropping systems
    4. fertilizer and chemical supply constraints
  2. Private Applicator Points will be offered at this series of meetings which will be in Richland, Scobey, and Antelope.
New Agronomy Sales Rep
We are more than excited to announce that as of February 1, Gwynn Simeniuk has joined the Pro Co-op team!  Her official title is Agronomy Sales Rep (a new position for Pro Coop), but will be involved in many aspects of our business such as our digital tool development, promotion, and more.  She will provide grower support in the Valley County region to start with, but will be available to assist the Agronomy team throughout our entire region.  She is excited to come to your farm and listen to what you as a grower may need to be successful.  There’s no doubt she can connect you with proven agronomic recommendations from the rest of the Agronomy team while providing top notch service.  It’s important to Pro Coop that we reach out to you proactively to see what your thoughts, concerns, and ideas are – not only for your farming operation, but to help us improve the business that supports you.
A graduate of Opheim High School, Gwynn’s roots in Ag run deep.  She earned a double B.S. from Montana State University in Animal Science and Ag Education, and got her M.A. from Western Governors University in Science Education-Biology.  Gwynn most recently worked as the Executive Director of the Montana FFA Foundation and was selected as the 2021 Montana Young Professional Woman of The Year. 
Luke Dighans
Agronomy Manager

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  • Meeting Announcement
  • Crop Budget Sheet
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