Recognizing agronomic professionals for their support

by | Apr 8, 2020 | 5 Ag Stories, News

Agronomy Week is nearing its end, but there is still time to give your local agronomist the recognition he or she deserves.

The DEKALB, Asgrow, and Deltapine seed brands this week kicked off the fourth annual Agronomy Week. Pete Uitenbroek, DEKALB, Asgrow, and Deltapine brand lead, talks about the industry-wide celebration, providing farmers an opportunity to recognize those supporting them in their day-to-day decision making.

?We want to provide farmers an opportunity to recognize those folks. They can nominate up to three individuals, regardless of what seed brand they plant, by visiting, the DEKALB Asgrow Facebook or Twitter page and using the hashtags #AgronomyWeek and #contest,” Uitenbroek said.

Nominating farmers will be entered into sweepstakes for a chance to win daily prizes, as well as an Ultimate Field Day grand prize, to be held this summer, if public health conditions permit.

The quick recognition could make a “big difference” in the lives of agronomists, who work day and night to support their customers across the countryside, shares Uietenbroek.

“We’re realizing that digital tools and solutions can put us face-to-face with our customers and farmers at any given point. Whether it’s Skype, FaceTime, or some other soultion that enable realtime conversations, those tools are being used a lot more. I think all the pieces are in place to continue to support growers at a high level, whether that’s in person at the farmgate or virtually,” Uietenbroek said.