Navigating 2018: Free Market and Crop Insurance Seminar on February 16

Please join Bauman Agency on Friday, February 16th for a free seminar on navigating the marketing opportunities and pitfalls for 2018. Rich Morrison, a senior risk analyst from Diversified Services will be on hand to answer your questions about how to maximize your operation’s profit potential this year. We’ll also be ready to share the newest crop insurance strategies, the latest in planter enhancements, and more — all with a free lunch to boot!

The event will be held at the Nordby 4-H exhibit hall on the SD State Fairgrounds in Huron, from 9:30am to 3:00pm. See you there!

December 20: Planting Clinic for 2018

Bauman Agency is ready to help you navigate all the steps you’ll need to take in 2018 to help your farm thrive!

We’re hosting a special free planting clinic on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Bauman Agency (9 miles north of Huron), where we will talk about all the right steps you’ll need to take from the bag to the bin in 2018.

We’ll give you the 2017 yield review, give you an inside scoop on 2018 soybean traits, provide you with the best strip-till strategies available, talk through all the options you’ll have for fertilizer this year, let you in on the secrets behind having a perfect stand, and congratulate this year’s Yield Hero winners!

Registration is from 10:00a to 10:30a, and lunch will be served. Please call us at 605-353-1112 with any questions. We’ll see you there!

Additional information is available here.

We’re Bauman Agency, and we see seed, crop insurance, and planter technology…from your side of the fence.

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Time to Prove You’re a Pioneer Hybrid Yield Hero

Bauman Agency is pleased to introduce our Hybrid Yield Hero contest. The yield contest is for each individual Pioneer corn and soybean product from the 2017 growing season. Each hybrid winner will be displayed on a banner that will remain on the Bauman Agency “Wall of Fame” for the year. They will also win a personalized Bauman Agency jacket and an invitation for 2 to our Yield Hero Dinner.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

Rules and Regulations

  1. All entries must be harvested from Pioneer brand seed purchased from Bauman Agency.
  2. Each entry must consist of no less than 10 contiguous acres.
  3. Only one entry per person per hybrid. Producers may enter as many hybrids as they purchased.
  4. Each entry must be submitted on a separate entry form.
  5. All yields will be adjusted to dry bushels per acre (13% moisture for soybeans, 14% moisture for corn.)
  6. Yield evidence must be presented as scale tickets or a contiguous yield map.
  7. Irrigated and dryland acres will be in separate hybrid divisions.
  8. Winners must agree to have their picture taken. Bauman Agency will use these photographs in print and social media advertising.
  9. Deadline for entries is December 1st, 2017.
  10. If a tie should occur, the winner will be decided by whomever submitted the most Yield Hero entries.

Complete ALL of the information in the attached form and submit the entry form along with all production evidence to:

Bauman Agency
19897 SD Hwy 37
Huron, SD 57350

Reminder: All entries are due at the Bauman Agency office by December 1st, 2017.

Acreage Reporting Deadline: July 15th

It’s time to report your planted crop acres! Please pick up your maps from your Farm Service Agency and bring them and your planting information to us here at the Agency. We will assist you in completing your maps, and report your acres so you’ll need only drop your completed “as- planted” maps back at FSA. Acreage reporting is a critical step in determining your coverage and your premium.

We are happy to serve you in this process of providing an accurate report. This year the 15th falls on a Saturday so the official final deadline is July 17. Allow plenty of time to complete this process. No errors = no headaches! (We will be closed July 3 and 4 for the Independence Day Holiday.)

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Crop Insurance Deadline: March 15th

To be sure we provide the best coverage possible for you and your operation, we have scheduled an appointment time for your annual policy review. Watch your mailbox for your appointment letter and let us know right away if your scheduled time needs adjusting. We look forward to visiting with you soon. Thank you for insuring with us.

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Meter Madness

Bring your vacuum planter meters into Bauman Agency and we will clean them up, repair, run, and calibrate them for your population and planting speed and all for $25/ a row!* You will receive a report/per row on the accuracy of your meters.

Running your meters at least every other year and annually if you run through a lot of acres is vital! Ignoring this maintenance issue can be so costly to your yield. If you don’t get it in the ground right…you can never make up for it. Do Not skip this step!

With ­­­10 years of experience running meters here at Bauman Agency you can be assured that your meters are in good hands! Kevin Kleinsasser is a mechanical engineer and grain farmer with a great deal of Precision Planting training and experience with Precision Planting equipment on his own farm. Jon Wachter also runs Precision equipment on his acres and he and Wade Sabers have extensive Precision training and do an exceptional job with your meters.

Need us to pick up your meters? Give us a call!

March Madness Bonus!

Choose the winning team at Bauman Agency to run your meters and one team in the Final Four in Basketball’s March Madness and you may have your meters run for free!

This promotion expires March 10, 2017.

*Finger meters can be serviced for an additional $5 per row.

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Time to Report Production

To those multi-peril policyholders who did not have a crop insurance loss in 2016, it is now time to complete your production reports.  Processing your production before your annual policy change meeting allows for a more accurate quote for the 2017 crop year.  Required production evidence can include assembly sheets, proof of yield statements, silage appraisals, bin measurements, and load records.  Call the office today at (605) 353-1112 for an appointment to report your yields.

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