Corn School: Who are the Most Profitable Corn Growers?

Who are the most profitable corn growers? The answer to this question is really quite simple, says Ken Ferrie, one of North America’s leading agronomists and crop consultants.

The most profitable corn growers are those who most effectively manage the big three crop production variables: sunlight, water, and nutrients. An independent agronomist, the Illinois-based Ferrie conducts 150 research plots annually to test and assess crop production products, technology, and management strategies. He shared his thoughts on what makes his clients most profitable at the annual SouthWest Agricultural Conference, held last week at the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown campus.

In this episode of Real Agriculture’s Corn School, Ferrie describes the characteristics of his most profitable grower clients and how they’re effectively managing to put more money in their pockets.

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Bernard Tobin

Bernard Tobin is Real Agriculture's Ontario Field Editor. AgBern was raised on a dairy farm near St. John's, Newfoundland. For the past two decades, he has specialized in agricultural communications. A Ryerson University journalism grad, he kicked off his career with a seven-year stint as Managing Editor and Field Editor for Farm and Country magazine. He has received six Canadian Farm Writers' Federation awards for journalism excellence. He's also worked for two of Canada's leading agricultural communications firms, providing public relations, branding and strategic marketing. Bern also works for Guelph-based Synthesis Agri-Food Network and talks the Real Dirt on Farming.


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