GROW Podcast

Join experts from Landus as well as other special guests as we dive into the latest factors impacting farming operations in grain, agronomy, and more. Each month you can expect two timely episodes, one for all things grain, and the other for agronomy and more. GROW Podcast is brought to you by the Landus GROW Solutions Center. Subscribe today!

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors: The Work of Farm Rescue

June 11, 2024

Imagine that a farmer poured months into growing their crop. They spent the entire growing season running their numbers, conducting soil tests, scouting fields, and produced the best crop they’ve ever had. Out of nowhere, they have a heart attack and can’t harvest this season. Farming is one of the most physically demanding jobs in America. Unfortunately, illness and accidents can occur at unideal times. Farm Rescue is an organization with over 600 volunteers on call to help a farm in the case of an accident like the one above. Landus ‪GROW Grain Marketing Advisor, Ashley Kaldenberg hosts Farm Rescue’s Development Officer, Terry Johnston to talk about how Farm Rescue has been a literal life saver to farming operations across the United States. Highlights: •Farm Rescue is active in: Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota •They can dispatch volunteers to help plant, hay, or harvest their crop, and feed livestock. •Their services are provided to any farmer who’s experienced a major illness, injury, or natural disaster. •They come with their own equipment if necessary •Services are free to the farmer If you, or someone you know, needs Farm Rescue Services, send in your information to their website

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The No Nitro Circus | GROW Podcast

May 28, 2024

One crop symptom can lead to another. And with all this rainfall, fungicide application will be critical for keeping your crop healthy through harvest. Join in on this circus of a spring with Landus Technical Agronomy and Precision Lead and your Virtual Agronomist, Dan Bjornklund; and Landus Regional Sales Manager and Agronomy Minute host, Scott Ahrenholtz. Highlights: •75% of nitrogen is used after V10 •3-4% of nitrogen is lost daily to denitrification •Nitrogen stabilizers are crucial right now in these wet conditions •UAN and Urea conversations should be had now with your Account Lead or the GROW Solutions Center •A second fungicide application may be necessary •AcreEdge CropPWR Technology is available and ready to be combined with your fungicides. Visit for more information. Tar spot tracking app:

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Make or Break with Your Grain | GROW Podcast

May 13, 2024

Landus ‪Product and Services Leader, Jon Setterdahl and Strategic Dispatch Savannah Jenkins join ‪GROW Grain Marketing Advisor Ashley Kaldenberg for this grain edition of the GROW Podcast. Highlights: AcreDirect Grain Solutions Get a marketing plan Risk management plan Information sharing Grain markets repeat in waves We’re in a transition year Demand will be driving market prices Farmers will need trusted advice and partners this season June 15 booking gets guaranteed truck for harvest GROW Solutions Center: (515) 800-GROW (4769)

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Rural Matters: 2024 Iowa Legislative Recap

April 30, 2024

Whether you follow politics or not, regardless of which side of the aisle you fall in—this GROW Podcast will cover everything you need to know about public policy and how it relates to our rural communities. The Iowa legislative session concluded a few weeks ago, and the GROW Podcast crew is seizing this moment to fill you in on state bills that were approved into law, federal bills that you’ll want to look out for, and upcoming steps for Landus in representing your voices at the public policy table. In this special edition of the GROW Podcast, Landus ‪GROW Grain Marketing Advisor, Ashley Kaldenberg hosts a returning guest, Landus ‪Vice President of External Affairs, Elizabeth Burns Thompson to breakdown how the state’s legislative reception will impact farmers. Furthermore, these two will be covering federal bills and what to look out for this election year! Highlights: Read the Rural Matters of the legislative recap (with linked bills!) How does a bill become a law? (School House Rock) Rural Matters: Issue Deep Dive – Soy Oil Market Pressures Rural Matters: Issue Deep Dive – Land Use and Infrastructure Development Rural Matters Survey

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To Plant, Or Not to Plant

April 13, 2024

"To Plant, Or Not to Plant " Ah, and that is the question. And that’s exactly why we put our two favorite agronomists in the same room (warehouse) to talk shop (agronomy) in this special early release of the GROW Podcast. Join Landus ‪Technical Agronomy and Precision Lead, Dan Bjorklund and special guest, Landus Account Lead (and your 2024 Iowa Certified Crop Adviser of the Year), Dave Lemke in this special release, recorded in the Gowrie, IA seed warehouse. Highlights: •Are you planting over this weekend (04/12 – 04/14)? •Hear the things these agronomists are looking forward to and things they’re weary about out for this planting season. •There’s always a headline disease or insect in the growing year, and it could be a few things we haven’t seen in quite some time this year. •Agility will be crucial in dealing with the unknown variables that will be dealing with weather, disease conditions, and such. •The prescription from the virtual agronomist (Dan) is: apply AcreEdge CropLift early and often. Their bottom line message: Make sure you don’t screw it up! And always call your GROW Solutions Center when you have questions. Learn more about AcreEdge: Connect With us:

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Innovation to Grow Your Operation

April 01, 2024

Think of the most intriguing questions in ag. Does it have to do with sustainability? Labor? Succession planning? The bad news is that these are just a few of the topics that farmers are asking themselves. The good news is that Landus is hosting farmers to its Des Moines Connector to answer these questions and so many more on April 3 & 4. Brooke Blessington from LANDWERX hosts this special release of the GROW Podcast. Join Brooke Blessington, LANDWERX Innovation Hub Director, and three guests who are showing their technology, solutions, and (of course) innovation. If you’re interested in attending the Innovation Connector events, register at Learn more:

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Have You Checked Your Grain Bins? | GROW Podcast

March 19, 2024

Spring break just ended and school is back in session. Join special guest, Charles Hurburgh, Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Professor at Iowa State University as he and Ashley Kaldenberg discuss the best practices to keep stored grain healthy before you sell. Highlights: We’ve been on the upswing in the market. The saying is “reward the rally.” Sell while the market is going up. Ideally, you cool grain immediately after harvest. Generally, you’ll store below 40ºF, and freezing is OK Take your center cores out! Evaluating your middle cores for humidity, moisture, and mold progression helps you gauge when you need to sell As a rule of thumb, grain should be under moisture levels of 17% Links: Integrated Crop Newsletter (Iowa State University) Landus Grow On the Go bi-weekly newsletter USDA Acreage Report 2024 (Planting Intentions Report) Landus Innovation Connector Events

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Your Eye in the Sky

March 05, 2024

If you could know what every individual plant needed to succeed, you’d likely take that information and provide appropriate nutrients and protections to those plants. Now imagine that you have an avian business partner that takes to the sky for an hour every other week, and scans for deficiencies and areas of improvement at the plant level. Your little bird can give you distinct data so you can, “make decisions based on fact rather than feeling.” Landus SkyScout powered by Taranis provides this exact situation to farmers... except your winged, feathered business partner is a qualified agronomy expert armed with the modern technology of drone sensors and lenses. In this episode of the GROW Podcast, Landus Director of GROW Agronomy, John Finneseth, hosts Taranis Vice President of Customer Success, Pablo Bruzzoni; and Taranis Customer Success Representative, Corey Edge to talk about how SkyScout provides farmers with data gathered just a few feet in the air can break the boundaries of what we thought was possible for ag-data. Highlights: If you’re interested in SkyScout applications and pricing, visit us during our Innovation Connector events! Register at

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Making Your Voice Heard | Rural Matters

February 20, 2024

The cooperative model is based on doing for the farmer what they can’t do themselves. Although Landus has outgrown the mold of what traditional cooperative can do, we remain committed to representing farmer goals and values. One of the more underrepresented settings of farmers is none other than our state capital in Des Moines and Capitol Hill in D.C. This week’s GROW Podcast is hosted by Landus Vice President of External Affairs, and Rural Matters author, Elizabeth Burns-Thompson; with Landus ‪Business Development Lead, Brian Crowe. Together, they tackle what topics are bearing the most weight for Iowa and American farmers. Highlights: •It’s never been easier to let Landus know the topics you’re passionate about. Complete our Rural Matters survey here: •Read Rural Matters every week for the latest updates on rural policy: Connect with us:

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What Makes Agronomy Fun | GROW Podcast

February 06, 2024

When the season starts, farmers formulate a “game plan.” A plan that they curate with the help of their agronomists on what outcomes are likely to occur throughout the growing and harvest seasons. Last year presented challenges that we knew would present hardships. However, in every game plan lies an area of uncertainty. According to Landus ‪Technical Agronomy and Precision Lead, Dan Bjoklund, “that’s what makes agronomy fun.” In this episode of the GROW Podcast, Landus ‪Optimization and Procurement Lead, John King, delivers his market updates and talks with Dan about the challenges that lie ahead for 2024. Technology and innovative solutions will be key to conquering the 2024 obstacles, so be sure to attend one of our Innovation Connector events that will be happening later this March. View the full AcreEdge Performance Portfolio Purchase any AcreEdge product and be entered into the Edge of Your Seat Sweepstakes! View the contest details here. Read more on the state-of-the-art facility being constructed in Boone Connect with us

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New Year, Same Grain | Grain Episode

January 23, 2024

The January WASDE Report by the USDA is one of the more significant WASDE monthly reports. It tells the final numbers of harvested crop across the US and basis will be based off the numbers in this report. Landus ‪Strategic Account Manager, Ashley Kaldenberg hosts this week’s GROW Podcast with returning guest, Landus ‪Grain Merchandiser, Reese Drenth. Highlights: Read the January WASDE Report. View the Price Later Contracts and the Landus Decision Matrix on our Grain Marketing page. View more contracts in the Landus portal. Connect with us on social media.

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Insights for Your 2024 Growing Season | Agronomy Episode

January 09, 2024

The Agronomy Trio (minus one) is back again with their compiled results from the 2023 harvest. Which hybrids did the best? Did any of them manage stress better than expected? What should you expect from your seeds for next harvest? Get the latest on the agronomy markets, the stressors predicted for the 2024 crop, and more in this episode of the GROW Podcast. Connect with us

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