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Weather Disasters: Salvaging Corn Crop as Silage

Keith A. Bryan, Ph.D., Chrs. Hansen
August 31, 2018

Weather disasters are unavoidable during the growing season or at harvest. One of the key factors for determining ultimate silage quality during these times is the quality of the crop and how it differs from normal. Strict adherence to critical control points is paramount to salvaging the best quality silage possible, given the weather extremes. […]

Safety Days 2018

August 16, 2018

On July 17th and 18th, 2018, Countryside employees from all locations and departments attended Safety Days in Menomonie. The purpose of this training is to maximize awareness of potential hazards and situations, and minimize harm to employees and those we serve. To start the morning, the entire group listened to our keynote speaker from Russel […]

Countryside C-Store Rewards Program: All Your Questions Answered

August 08, 2018

If you’ve stopped at any of our C-Stores, chances are you’ve probably heard of our rewards program. Maybe you even have the card, but you’re unsure how to use your points or check your balance. This post breaks down everything from balances to redemption to signing up for a card.   So what is a […]

Why Summer Fill for LP?

Doug Yule, Southern Propane Manager
August 06, 2018

We urge all of our customers to order a summer fill. That way, they won’t need to worry about whether they have propane in their tank when they start their furnaces in the fall—and they won’t have to compete for the attention of their driver who is also delivering to farmers drying their corn. After […]

What is the Field Forecasting Tool and How Does it Help You?

July 13, 2018

This summer we have been making use of Winfield’s new Field Forecasting Tool (FFT) to help producers make better input decisions for this year’s crop. The Field Forecasting Tool takes Nitrogen rate calculators to a whole new level. Not only does it calculate Nitrogen within the model, it calculates Potassium as well. Other inputs the […]

Everything You Need to Know About Planting Antler King Food Plots

July 05, 2018

  Why plant food plots? Planting food plots is the single most effective way to attract, grow and keep deer on your property on a year round basis, if you have the food you’ll have the deer. We completed a 5 year radio-collar study on deer and food plots and found some astonishing results.  We […]

July-September C-Store Promotions

July 03, 2018

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Preparing Your Hogs to Show

Mike Wachtendonk, Countryside Nutritionist
June 30, 2018

The most important thing you can do to prepare your animal for the summer/fall show season is to weigh it every two or three weeks—and even more often as the show date approaches. Monitoring its weight will tell you if you need additional energy, rate of gain or conditioning. Ask a Countryside livestock nutritionist to […]

Put Crop Inputs Where They’ll Do Most Good

Mike Christensen, Agronomy Division Manager
June 20, 2018

Are you ready to try variable rate planting (VRP) this spring? Your Countryside sales agronomist can write a prescription using your soil types, past aerial and satellite images, and the data your yield monitor gathered last fall. We’re writing most VRP prescriptions using WinField® United’s R7® tool. We’re seeing good repeatability from what the satellite […]

Fungicide Shows Huge Return for Countryside Grower

June 14, 2018

It may be difficult to pull the trigger on applying a fungicide this year. However, your time and investment may pay off like it did for a Countryside grower in 2017.  Tim Mares, a Master Agronomy Advisor that works with Countryside, has seen huge returns from a fungicide application on many occasions.  He worked with […]


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