2024 Field Day Schedule

  • 7:00 – 4:00     Field Demos; Ride & Drive; Exhibitor Booths; Kid Zone
  • 7:05 – 7:30  Morton Center – Grain Marketing – Tommy Grisafi (Advance Trading)
  • 7:30 – 8:20    Inside the main south entrance to the Field Day – Meet & Greet with Brian & Darren Hefty
  • 7:40 – 8:10 Morton Center Long-Range Forecasting – Bridgette Readel, Dean Wysocki, Justin Storm
  • 7:40 – 8:10 AgroLiquid & FMC (Joint Root Pit) – Corn Applications, Recommendations, and Benefits – Kelly Garrett, Eric Rebek (FMC), Stephanie Zelinko and Galynn Beer (AgroLiquid)
  • 7:40 – 8:10     C&B (Tent 5) – New 2025 Equipment: S7 Series Combines, See & Spray enhancements, High-horsepower 9RX Tractors, and NEW Planter Technology: Austin Williams, Jeff Perkins
  • 7:40 – 8:10 Fendt – IDEAL Combine and AutoDoc – Lee Lubbers
  • 8:30 – 10:30   Brian & Darren take you on a guided tour of Ag PhD Research Plots.
    • Plot tour moves east to west, new product premieres announced during plot tour.
    • Four 15-minute sessions (8:30, 9:05, 9:40, 10:15) with 20-minute breaks
  • 9:25/10:50/12:40 Malek’s Fishermen Band
  • 10:30   National Anthem – Tara Faber
  • 10:35 Vanguard Squadron Aerial Show
  • 10:35 – 1:45   Lunch
  • 11:00 – 11:30 Morton CenterLive Shark Farmer Radio Show & guests
  • 11:00 – 11:20 AgroLiquid & FMC (Joint Root Pit) – Corn & Soybean Post Applications, Recommendations, & Benefits – Kelly Garrett, Gail Stratman (FMC), Stephanie Zelinko and Galynn Beer (AgroLiquid)
  • 11:00 – 11:30 Fendt – Temple Rhodes, Michelle Martin
  • 11:35 – 12:00 Morton Center – Live Ag PhD Radio Show (2 show segments)
  • 11:35 – 12:00 Fendt – Fendt Tractors & the 516 Loader Performance – Kelly Garrett
  • 12:05 – 12:35 Learning Sessions
    • FMC (Tent 3) – Ag Myths – Brian Hefty
    • Corteva (Tent 6) – Lee Lubbers, Temple Rhodes, Heath Cutrell, Bridgette Readel
    • AgroLiquid (Tent 4) – Tony Reed, Michelle Martin, Zach Hefty
    • Hefty Naturals (Tent 7) – Using Soil DNA to Identify Problem Fields and Address Issues with Natural Products – Drake Copeland (FMC), Colin Dutcheshen (Heads Up), Christina Ybema (Trace Geonomics), Matt Thompson
    • VRAFY (Tent 1) – Michael Horsch, Darren Hefty
    • Morton Center – A Silent Legacy Will Fail: Protect Your Farm & Family – Bobbi Thury, Jayna Voss (Legacy Law Firm)
  • 12:50 – 1:20   Learning Sessions
    • Bayer (Tent 2) – Lessons in Achieving High Yields in Corn & Soybeans – Brian Hefty
    • AgroLiquid (Tent 4) – Heath Cutrell, Temple Rhodes, Darren Hefty
    • C&B (Tent 5) – See & Spray Ultimate – Wayne Will
    • Corteva (Tent 6) – Troy Uphoff, Kevin Matthews, Jacob Gubbels
    • Hefty Naturals (Tent 7) – High Yield Scouting & Fertility – Caleb Traugh, Glenn Herz, Rob Fritz, Matt Thompson
    • Morton Center – Global Outlook of Ag – Michael Horsch
  • 1:00 – 2:00 Flag Family Media – WDAY Weather and Ag in Focus Live Broadcast
  • 1:40 – 2:10   Learning Sessions
    • VRAFY (Tent 1) – Our tips for High Yielding Corn and Soybeans – Brian Hefty, Joe Sinkula, Sawyer Hansen, Rob Fritz
    • Bayer (Tent 2) – Caleb Traugh, Temple Rhodes, Darren Hefty
    • FMC (Tent 3) – Drake Copeland (FMC), Heath Cutrell, Kevin Matthews, Jacob Gubbels
    • AgroLiquid (Tent 4) – High Yield Wheat – Marc Arnusch, Lee Lubbers, Glenn Herz
    • Hefty Naturals (Tent 7) – Nitrogen Management with Natural Products – Ron Geis (Corteva), Tim Eyrich (Helm), Robb Dedman (Agrotech), Matt Thompson
    • Morton Center – Drainage Law – Jack Hieb (Richardson Law Firm)
  • 2:30 – 3:00   Learning Sessions
    • VRAFY (Tent 1) – Marc Arnusch, Glenn Herz, Van Wiebe
    • Bayer (Tent 2) – Tony Reed, Troy Uphoff, Rob Fritz
    • FMC (Tent 3) – How to Grow in Agriculture – Caleb Traugh, Gavin Spoor, Emerson King, Darren Hefty
    • C&B (Tent 5) – John Deere Operations Center – Macy Grein, Zach Sellin
    • Corteva (Tent 6) – Brian Hefty
    • Hefty Naturals (Tent 7) – Women In Ag – Grayce Emmick, Michelle Martin, Brandi Buzzard, Bridgette Readel
    • Morton Center – Grain Merchandizing & Risk Management – Jeff Kazin, Mike Rohlfsen (AgrisAcademy)
  • 3:05 – 4:00 Brian & Darren take you on a guided tour of Ag PhD Research Plots. 
    • Tour moves east to west.
    • Three 15-minute sessions (3:05, 3:25, 3:45) with 5-minute breaks.
  • 3:10 – 3:25 AgroLiquid & FMC (Joint Root Pit) – Soybean At-Plant Applications, Recommendations & Benefits – Kelly Garrett, Todd Cogdill (FMC), Stephanie Zelinko and Galynn Beer (AgroLiquid)
  • 4:00  Field Day Concludes