When bins are full and combines are put away and another fruitful harvest is behind us, it is a great time to implement management and control measures that will help ensure a strong start to the 2021 season. Take this course to more confidently guide growers to create a sound management plan this fall.
After successful completion of this course, you will be able to share with customers:
Sara Allen received her BS in Agribusiness Economics in 1983 and her MS Plant and Soil Science SIU-C in 1985. Sara began her career as field researcher with American Cyanamid covering southern Illinois where she worked for 13 years. She then worked as a testing manager for Soygenetics in plant breeding for two years before starting as a warehouse manager/agronomist for United Suppliers, a distributor. In 2009, she went back into industry as a weed management technical rep with Monsanto and ended her time there working as a dicamba training lead and Crop Protection Engagement Manager from 2015 – 2018. Then, Sara went back to the distribution side of the business and currently is a Technical Specialist with CHS, Inc covering southern Illinois, Kentucky and Missouri.
Sara is a member of the Weed Science Society of America and also active on the Rend Lake College Ag Advisory Council as well as a director on the Jefferson County Farm Bureau board. She has also been the past President of the Southern Illinois Fertilizer and Pesticide advisory board.
Dave Taylor is currently a Technical Specialist for CHS Agronomy, prior to joining CHS he spent 35 years working in retail covering eastern Indiana and western Ohio in several capacities. He started out as a crops salesperson/custom applicator. After earning his master’s degree he transitioned into an area agronomist role with two large cooperatives, followed by four years as the precision ag department manager for a large cooperative.
Nick earned his bachelor’s degree in plant and soil science and master’s degree in Plant, Soil and Agricultural Systems (Specializing in Weed Science) from Southern Illinois University. He serves as a Technical Service Manager for FMC Corporation focusing on research and development as well as providing technical information to Retail Market Managers in the states of Illinois, Indiana and Missouri. His goal is to contribute insight on current and new product concept strategies through research and development.
Dan Beran is responsible for providing technical support to the Nufarm sales team and customers in the Crop Protection and IVM segments. Dan offers deep knowledge and experience in agronomy, marketing and sales in his nearly 20 years in the agriculture industry. His most recent role was field marketing director with WinField United where he was responsible for business process improvements, implementation of marketing strategies, and profit and loss management for their northern business unit. Previous roles included sales director for Plant Nutrition and Performance as well as technical agronomist. Dan started his career at BASF in technical services and market development in the Crop, IVM and Pasture/Rangeland segments. He holds a Ph.D. in agronomy from the University of Nebraska.