Top Notch Growers Share Ideas at Commodity Classic

March 3rd, 2014

Saturday wrapped up another successful show at Commodity Classic. Breaking record attendance again this year, more than 7,300 growers, exhibitors, media and agriculture enthusiasts convened in San Antonio for one of the nation’s top agriculture shows.

Kicking off Commodity Classic was StollerUSA’s opening morning Learning Center Session Ideas to Break Through Yield Barriers. With standing room only, top growers from Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and Texas took the stage highlighting their successes and failures to become local, state and national yield winners each year. An estimated 600+ attendees listened intently and asked informative questions to the grower panel in order to learn about the latest technologies and products in farming today.

Download the Learning Center Session recap highlighting each grower’s ideas, comments and information.

The conversation continued as the four growers headed to the StollerUSA booth during the trade show to share additional ideas and answer questions as they participated in interviews on stage with farm broadcaster Ken Root throughout the week. Each grower explained the importance of managing plant stress and how Bio-Forge® and other Stoller products helped maximize yields during critical times.

There’s still time to put Stoller technology to the test on your acres this season. Apply Bio-Forge today and enhance plant performance from planting to harvest.

A large crowd gathered at the round table event

A large crowd gathered for the round table event

Steven Albracht explains how he won his national yield contest

Each progressive grower explains their successes and failures

2014 Commodity Classic

February 24th, 2014

Commodity Classic is almost here. The StollerUSA team starts arriving tomorrow, and we are all excited for the many activities scheduled throughout the week!

Make sure to join us as StollerUSA sponsors the Learning Center Session Ideas to Break Through Yield Barriers on Thursday morning from 8:15-9:45 am. This one-of-a-kind session will feature a round table of four progressive growers from four different states. Each have won local, state or national yield contests and look forward to sharing their ideas with Commodity Classic attendees.

The tradeshow officially kicks off Thursday as well. Stop by the StollerUSA booth #4072 and learn from the Learning Center Session panel and other growers who will be doing live interviews with the crowd throughout the week. While at the booth make sure to sign up for a chance to win a full-size truck toolbox!

StollerUSA has the tools minimize stress and maximize yields. We’ll see you at Commodity Classic!

Kansas Grower Overcomes Plant Stress

February 21st, 2014

Josh Koehn of Montezuma, Kansas understands the toll high winds and temperatures have on crops in southwest Kansas.

He turns to StollerUSA products like Bio-Forge® to overcome plant stress and won the state NCGA yield contest in 2012 and 2013. In 2013 his winning corn field averaged 306.57 bu/A.

Josh will be one of the featured panelists at the Commodity Classic Learning Session on Thursday, February 27 in San Antonio.

Learn more about how Josh is managing plant health and maximizing yields by listening to the video below.

2013 Research Shows 9.7 bu/A Increase

February 14th, 2014

Forty-two yield trials in seven states showed an average increase of 9.7 bu/A over untreated corn seed in 2013 by adding Bio-Forge® ST to seed treatment programs.

Corn and soybean seed treated with Bio-Forge ST increases emergence uniformity and boosts early, rapid downward root growth for more yield potential.

Seven locations spread across the Midwest with 42 trials included:

  1. DeKalb, IL
  2. Columbia, MO
  3. Troy, KS
  4. Brunswick, NE
  5. Brookings, SD
  6. Velva, ND
  7. Glyndon, MN

Growers treating seed with Bio-Forge ST see enhanced seedling vigor, improved plant health and better tolerance of early-season stress.

Start corn and soybean seed off right. Make Bio-Forge ST part of your seed treatments this spring.

Soybean seed treated with Bio-Forge ST shows increased root systems

Treat seed with Bio-Forge ST for strong, consistent emergence

Ideas to Break Through Yield Barriers

January 10th, 2014

Learning Center Session

Thursday, February 27   8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

Moderator: Ken Root, farm broadcaster


  1. Steven Albracht farms 4,200 acres of corn, wheat, milo and cotton in Hart, Texas
  2. Adam Watson farms 4,000 acres of white corn, yellow corn, seed corn and soybeans in Villa Grove, Illinois
  3. Josh Koehn farms 8,000 acres of corn, wheat and milo in Montezuma, Kansas
  4. Mike Gaul farms 1,400 acres of corn and soybeans in Strawberry Point, Iowa

This innovative learning center session will feature a round-table discussion of leading corn, soybean, wheat, cotton and milo growers from across the U.S. who participate in yield contests winning national, state and local awards.

The growers will discuss the cultural and management practices used in their operations to provide audience members engaging and informative insight and tools they can implement on their own operations. Each grower’s crop operation will be profiled to allow a better understanding of their farm and audience members will be able to ask questions and interact with the panelists. Learn more.

Steven Albracht

Adam Watson

Josh Koehn

Mike Gaul