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Warehouse and Logistics Manager, Dan Dall, loads a bagged seed order.
Warehouse and Logistics Manager, Dan Dall, loads a bagged seed order.
Warehouse and Logistics Manager, Dan Dall, loads a bagged seed order.

Brad Dickey, Area Seed Manager, supervises the planting of the Troxel plots.
Brad Dickey, Area Seed Manager, supervises the planting of the Troxel plots.
Brad Dickey, Area Seed Manager, supervises the planting of the Troxel plots.

Agronomist Rick Griesbach helps out as we get ready to plant our plots.
Agronomist Rick Griesbach helps out as we get ready to plant our plots.
Agronomist Rick Griesbach helps out as we get ready to plant our plots.

We can always use an extra pair of hands and we can always count on Kevin Meyer to be there when we need him!
We can always use an extra pair of hands and we can always count on Kevin Meyer to be there when we need him!
We can always use an extra pair of hands and we can always count on Kevin Meyer to be there when we need him!

Spring is a busy, busy time for our application operators.
Spring is a busy, busy time for our application operators.
Spring is a busy, busy time for our application operators.

Some extra insurance for that bumper crop!
Some extra insurance for that bumper crop!
Some extra insurance for that bumper crop!

Hintzsche is a family owned Ag retailer located in North Central Illinois and is backed by over 50 years of industry experience. The company is a leading provider of agricultural products and services and is comprised of several divisions including: Agronomy (fertilizers, crop protection products, and crop nutrients), Seed, Feed, and Pork. Since its inception in 1962, Hintzsche has grown from a single plant with a few team members to a company with 14 locations and over 150 full-time employees.

From the start, Hintzsche has remained focused on “people” and to this day it continues to build lasting relationships with each of its customers. Members of the Hintzsche team are honest, dependable, and provide a level of customer service that is unparalleled in the industry. Hintzsche truly partners with its customers – the hard working farmers of the Midwest – and does everything possible to ensure their continued success. It is these values that set Hintzsche apart from other Ag retailers and have enabled the long-term growth of the company.

From the Field
Rick Griesbach explaining root system
April 15, 2014–  Welcome to spring!  Temperatures were in the 70’s around the 12th of April, but fell again when that cold front moved through DeKalb County, giving us more snow and below freezing temps!  Nonetheless, spring is starting to look more promising.  With the calendar saying planting season is at hand, here are a… Read more »
BAS customer mtg 2-2014
March 4, 2014 — Our Minonk and Washburn (Burroughs Ag Services) locations held their Annual Grower Meeting at the Rutland Legion Hall in Rutland, Illinois.  There were about 48 growers in attendance.  Speakers included Jeremy Hoskey (BASF) who led a discussion on Fungicides, Todd Taylor (Hintzsche Agronomic Services Manager) on Weed Resistance, Andy Paulson (General Manager Axis… Read more »
Rick Griesbach explaining root system
March 27, 2014 — I am finally seeing more and more evidence that winter is ending and spring is right around the corner!  It’s been a long winter; one of the coldest on record with the third heaviest snowfall in northern Illinois.  So, will this harsh winter have an impact on this year’s crop?  Did… Read more »
Rick Griesbach explaining root system
February 2014 — I recently attended Midwest Labs’ agronomy conference in Omaha, Nebraska where I had the opportunity to hear Dr. Robert Miller speak on his topic “Corn Potassium Dynamics: A 21st Century Perspective.”  I was very intrigued with the information he shared.  It prompted me to take a closer look at the ratios between… Read more »
Applicator in field
March 2014 Ag Retailers: A Responsible Industry The Illinois Fertilizer and Chemicals Association (IFCA) recently shared a professional, short video that illustrates the commitment that ag retailers have toward safety, security, emergency response and regulatory compliance. This video, entitled ‘Get To Know A Fertilizer Retailer,’ was prepared by the Fertilizer Institute (TFI). Chad Lau, formerly… Read more »
From the Field
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March 5, 2014 Hintzsche Fertilizer, Inc. lost their shop and other buildings in a fire in February 2013. The company is currently in the process of rebuilding their much utilized maintenance building at their Troxel plant, located just south of Maple Park, Illinois. With multiple snow storms, high winds, and arctic blasts that have plagued… Read more »
From the Field
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February 11, 2014 — Growers Attend 2014 Answer Plot Meeting– The kickoff of the 2014 Answer Plot program was held at Kishwaukee College, Malta, Illinois.  Larry Fiene with Winfield Solutions was the moderator, who kept the program moving swiftly.  Dan Frieberg (Premier Crop) opened up with a discussion about trends and stats revealed via their… Read more »

Planter Clinics in Minnesota and Wisconsin

Join Farm Journal to get your planter ready for a successful spring with two events next week. Read more »

Ken Ferrie’s Agronomic Clinic Next Week

Join Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie in Lubbock for this one-day seminar to get your 2014 corn crop off to a strong start. Read more »

Six Planter Clinics to Give Your '14 Crop a Strong Start

Let the Farm Journal agronomic experts give you take-home tips for top planter performance Read more »