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LEGEND YIELD ADVANTAGE CLUB Name:______________________________________ Phone:_____________________________________ Email:______________________________________ Address:____________________________________ City:__________________ ST: ______ ZIP: _________ Legend Dealer / Rep Name: ___________________

As combines are rolling, we want to hear how our products did on your acres. Claim your bragging rights this fall by filling out this form and telling us how you experienced the Legend Advantage on your acres. We’ll send you a cap and commemorative personal plaque recognizing your outstanding yields!

ELIGIBILITY:

ENTRY #1

Legend Variety Planted________________________

Yield______________ Field Size_________________ Was this compared to another brand? Y or N Was this a side by side comparison? Y or N Other Planted________________________________ Yield______________ Field Size_________________ Were these yields above average for your area? Y or N

A testimonial about your Legend Advantage Experience: ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________

• Must be a Legend Seeds variety to be eligible. • A grower may submit more than one entry per crop as long as the entries are from different fields. • A grower with more than one entry will be eligible for one cap and personalized plaque. • Must allow Legend Seeds to use your Yield Advantage Club submission as a testimonial in Legend Seeds marketing materials. • Entries must be submitted by December 1, 2017.

LEGEND SEEDS

CONFIDENCE FROM PLANTING TO HARVEST... AND EVERY MOMENT IN BETWEEN. Powered by Legend Seeds, the Farmacology approach brings value to your seed investment through four key components: agronomic confidence, locally proven products, data insights, and our dealer advantage.

WE FOCUS ON Thank you to all who stopped by our farm show booths this past summer! The winners from each show are:

FARMFEST

Phantom 4 Pro Drone Barry Schwitters - Renville County

Phantom 4 Pro Drone Matthew Larson - Kingsbury County

WISCONSIN TECH DAYS

DAKOTAFEST

BIG IRON FARM SHOW

Phantom 4 Pro Drone Peter Wipf - Lake County

Phantom 4 Pro Drone Andrew Torkelson - Walsh County

40 Acres of Legend Seed Heinz Roth - Lincoln County

Phantom 4 Pro Drone Dan Boerst - Waupaca County

40 Acres of Legend Seed Dale Stevermer - Faribault County

40 Acres of Legend Seed Scott Howe - Minnehaha County

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE FAIR 40 Acres of Legend Seed Brad Adams - Gregory County

40 Acres of Legend Seed Vance Stemen - LaMoure County

THREE EASY WAYS TO JOIN THE CLUB:

1 MAIL Legend Seeds, Attn: Kristyne Thull P.O. Box 241 • De Smet, SD 57231

2 EMAIL Scan and email your completed entry form to: contest@legendseeds.net

3 ENTER ONLINE

Save a stamp and enter online at: legendseeds.net/yieldclub

___________________________________________ By submitting this entry, you agree to give permission to Legend Seeds for use of your testimonial in their marketing materials.

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(date)

GIVING BACK: Coming from a small town ourselves, we understand how important giving back to the community is! All growers who enter will be put into a drawing for a donation to be given in their name to the charity or organization of their choice. (Ex: Local FFA Chapter or 4-H Club) A $300 donation will be awarded to two Yield Advantage Club members in each state shown.

PO Box 241 De Smet, SD 57231

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RESEARCH FOR...YOU! By Glen Davis, President, Legend Seeds

Harvest is a busy time, many areas are in the midst of harvest and some are wrapping up – all depending on the cooperation of mother nature. In the last month, I have had the chance to travel to Wisconsin, North Dakota and parts of South Dakota to visit with our dealers and customers. I am very, very pleased with the harvest results that I am seeing. Legend Seeds products are doing very well. In fact, I had a grower tell me just the other day, “If it wasn’t for Legend Seeds products, my farm average would have been five bushels less on soybeans.” This was really rewarding to me because we dedicate a significant portion of our budget to research and product selection, to make certain that we have the right products for the right acres. I had a second dealer mention, “Legend Seeds should be doing more advertising!” In return, I asked him, “What would you like us to cut out – research in favor of more advertising?” I realize that we could certainly do more radio ads, sponsor sports teams, and be on TV like some of our competitors. However, we have decided as a company that we are going to dedicate that portion of our budget to research. We spend a significantly larger portion of our budget on research than most regional companies. It is our goal to have the best products for your acres. At Legend Seeds we understand that marketing and advertising are important, but it doesn’t help us get better products onto your farm. Could we do both? Yes, but we refuse to raise the price on our products so that we can have both high caliber research and widespread traditional advertising. At the end of the day, for Legend Seeds – it comes back to research. I think that is best for your farm. We like to hear our growers and dealers talk about our products, instead of doing all the talking ourselves. That’s why we have the Legend Seeds Yield Advantage Club. I invite you to submit an entry into the club this year. There’s a tear away submission form inside this edition of The Advantage. All of those who sign up will receive a cap and customized plaque highlighting your yield success this year.

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ADVANTAGE

I want to remind you to get your order in early this year. We will run out of our top hybrids and varieties – just like we do every year. Just like every seed company does every year. This spring I had a grower tell me, “I like to place my order in the spring because I think I get better deals.” I asked him, “What do you think you get better deals on each spring? The best products or the stuff they’ve got left in the warehouse?” I know the answer to that question and so do you! Our philosophy at Legend Seeds has always been there’s no reason to wait until spring – our best service, discounts, and product availability are for those who order early. We look forward to a great partnership with you in 2018! ADVANTAGE

OCT. / NOV. 2017

Upcoming Events NDAA Northern Ag Expo November 28-29, 2017 Fargo, ND

Heartland Ag Show December 5-6, 2017 Minot, ND SD AgOutlook December 7, 2017 Sioux Falls, SD Lake Region Extension Roundup January 9-10, 2018 Devils Lake, ND Dakota Farm Show January 3-5, 2018 Vermillion, SD Northeast NE Farm & Equipment Show January 17-18, 2018 Norfolk, NE

What’s Inside: PG 2: The Farmacology Approach: It’s More than a bag of seed! PG 3: Replicated Corn Research Program PG 5: Legend Yield Advantage Club


LEGEND SEEDS ADVANTAGE THE FARMACOLOGY™ APPROACH:

REPLICATED CORN RESEARCH PROGRAM HARVEST UPDATE

Are you tired of seedsmen that offer you a bag of corn in the fall and don’t return until the following fall? At Legend Seeds, we have a different approach to treating acres and maximizing yields for your operation. Powered by Legend Seeds, the Farmacology™ approach brings value to your seed investment through four key components: agronomic confidence, locally proven products, data insights, and our dealer advantage.

During 2017, we have been following along with the Legend Seeds Research Team and their Replicated Corn Trials through our Farmacology™ Approach. We’ve covered planning, prepping, planting, tracking and now – finally – harvesting! The silage specific plots were harvested early with the rest of corn harvest starting in early October.

IT’S MORE THAN JUST A BAG OF SEED!

3

LEGEND YIELD ADVANTAGE CLUB

5

T he Legend Yield Advantage Club (YAC) was created to recognize and celebrate growers who have experienced the Legend Advantage on their farm by producing high yields that exceeded their expectations with their Legend Seeds products and services. Become a member of the club when you plant Legend Seeds and tell us about your legendary experience. In return, we’ll send you a cap and personalized plaque recognizing your success!

1

AGRONOMIC CONFIDENCE At Legend Seeds, we have dedicated, regional agronomists who bring vast agronomic experience to the Legend Seeds Account Managers and dealers regarding local growing conditions and product placement recommendations. Our goal is to give you the confidence you need to meet whatever challenges come each year. We also bring you industry leading, practical insights through our Advantage Newsletter, agronomic white papers, blog, and social media. Additionally, we have Dairy and Livestock Team members strategically positioned within the region to assist dealers and growers with products and services to help maximize forage and silage quality.

seeding, variable-rate fertility maps and multi-hybrid seeding prescriptions. The second data insights tool is access to a soil and plant testing service for quick, trusted results on grid, composite, tissue, and feed samples. Finally, the soil analytics tool combines soil health information, the correct fertility programs and in-season data, to result in actions we can take to improve your return on investment with confidence.

LOCALLY PROVEN How do we recommend locally proven products for your farm? Three ways – on-farm trials, Knowledge Plots, and our Replicated Corn Research Program. Like most seed companies, we’ve been conducting on-farm trials since day one. It’s the foundation of getting-to-know how a product performs in local conditions. Since 2012, we have taken our on-farm trials to the next level with our Knowledge Plots. We also offer public, hands-on, educational tours at multiple plot locations each summer and fall. These events are a great opportunity to learn about new practices, technologies and products that will help improve your ROI. Finally, through our Replicated Corn Research Program we have conducted over 70,000 replicated corn trials since 2014. This summer, we had twelve trial locations in seven states to ensure that our corn products are locally tested and proven before being added to our 2019 product lineup.

DEALER ADVANTAGE Finally, the fourth key component to the Farmacology approach is our Dealer Advantage. Our dealers serve their customers with the same mindset as a local partner to your operation. We believe that your local dealer is the best person to recommend products for your field and your operation. Plus, when you work with a local Legend Seeds dealer you have quick access to seed and seed treatment when every day counts in planting season. In addition to your local dealer, you’ll also have access to your entire Legend Seeds team. This allows us to quickly and accurately provide support across any level of our business.

Beginning with silage harvest, the research team traveled to each location and collected samples for our proprietary silage data. They took notes on overall plant health and potential leaf diseases. They also looked for lodging or green snap from earlier in the season. To mimic a silage pile environment on a small sample level, the team vacuum sealed samples of each hybrid and stored them in a cool, dark place out of direct sunlight. Data is collected on milk per ton, tons harvested, percent moisture, NDF, lignin, digestibility, and more to provide the most complete information for dairy and livestock producers.

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DATA INSIGHTS Data Insights is the third key component of our Farmacology approach. Here we bring real world data applications through the use of three tools: hybrid placement tool, plant and soil testing services, and our soil analytics tool. The Legend Seeds hybrid placement tool allows us to create a field map and provide precise agronomic recommendations, variable rate

2

2016 YAC HIGHLIGHTS: We only utilize two rows of our 4-row combine because two rows equals one hybrid in the research block. We run a HarvestMaster weigh system and Mirus software is our data collection and notetaking software. It captures moisture, test weight, and yield. Our notes for stalk lodging, root lodging, and end-of-season plant health are also taken utilizing this software.

2

Harvest really is report card time! We get to see the results of the year’s efforts, including the individual hybrid notes that were taken on our field tablets. All the information will be merged together and used to make new product selections for the upcoming year. Each rectangle from the aerial view is converted into an individual yield. Can you spot the highlights?

THE FOUR KEY COMPONENTS We have a clear mission; to deliver high-yielding, consistentproducing, top-quality seed products that will provide our customers with more profit potential than they can get anywhere else. Our Farmacology approach provides our customers with the tools and resources they need to be successful, adding value to your seed investment. When you choose to partner with Legend Seeds, you’re getting more that just a bag of seed. We will provide you with confidence from planting to harvest … and every moment in between.

Check out some of last year’s YAC member testimonials below and visit us online at legendseeds.net/ yieldclub or see back to learn how you can get your cap and and personalized plaque!

Josh Lamecker, Research & Lead Sales Agronomist, snapped a quick picture at ground level in the Galesville, WI research plot. He’s very pleased with the healthy, large ear of corn he found while taking notes on plant health at the end of the season just before harvest. This was a 110-day conventional variety that is not currently in our lineup but we are testing it in our research plots. The result was quite promising!

We wish you a safe & happy harvest!

“Legend Seeds outperformed the competitor by at least 20 bushels per acre. I am very pleased with this variety.” Brent Ceroll - Lidgerwood, ND LR 9495 RR - 193 bpa “These were the best yields I can ever remember. My LS 20R524N beans were excellent in standability and variation.” Glen Borchardt - Morristown, MN LS 20R524N - 76.3 bpa

ADVANTAGE

“I have been a 100% Legend Seeds corn hybrid customer for a long time! My Legend Seeds corn performed above and beyond this past year.” Witt Brothers - Hawarden, IA LR 9314 GENSSRIB - 297 bpa

FOLLOW US!

From a bird’s eye view, Tom Carhart, sent us this great image of the Galesville, WI Replicated Corn Research trial. Directly behind the farm site, notice the grid layout. Each block represents a different genetic hybrid being tested. All products being tested are replicated three times per location for a total of about 250 different genetic combinations in this location.

“With Legend Seeds, you always get the highest yielding corn silage and most milk tons per acre possible.” Matt & Ryan Utecht - Freemont, WI LR 9507 DC5122 EZREF - 29 tons/ acre

Visit our Facebook page to see more harvest photos, upcoming events and other announcements throughout the season!

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4


LEGEND SEEDS ADVANTAGE THE FARMACOLOGY™ APPROACH:

REPLICATED CORN RESEARCH PROGRAM HARVEST UPDATE

Are you tired of seedsmen that offer you a bag of corn in the fall and don’t return until the following fall? At Legend Seeds, we have a different approach to treating acres and maximizing yields for your operation. Powered by Legend Seeds, the Farmacology™ approach brings value to your seed investment through four key components: agronomic confidence, locally proven products, data insights, and our dealer advantage.

During 2017, we have been following along with the Legend Seeds Research Team and their Replicated Corn Trials through our Farmacology™ Approach. We’ve covered planning, prepping, planting, tracking and now – finally – harvesting! The silage specific plots were harvested early with the rest of corn harvest starting in early October.

IT’S MORE THAN JUST A BAG OF SEED!

3

LEGEND YIELD ADVANTAGE CLUB

5

T he Legend Yield Advantage Club (YAC) was created to recognize and celebrate growers who have experienced the Legend Advantage on their farm by producing high yields that exceeded their expectations with their Legend Seeds products and services. Become a member of the club when you plant Legend Seeds and tell us about your legendary experience. In return, we’ll send you a cap and personalized plaque recognizing your success!

1

AGRONOMIC CONFIDENCE At Legend Seeds, we have dedicated, regional agronomists who bring vast agronomic experience to the Legend Seeds Account Managers and dealers regarding local growing conditions and product placement recommendations. Our goal is to give you the confidence you need to meet whatever challenges come each year. We also bring you industry leading, practical insights through our Advantage Newsletter, agronomic white papers, blog, and social media. Additionally, we have Dairy and Livestock Team members strategically positioned within the region to assist dealers and growers with products and services to help maximize forage and silage quality.

seeding, variable-rate fertility maps and multi-hybrid seeding prescriptions. The second data insights tool is access to a soil and plant testing service for quick, trusted results on grid, composite, tissue, and feed samples. Finally, the soil analytics tool combines soil health information, the correct fertility programs and in-season data, to result in actions we can take to improve your return on investment with confidence.

LOCALLY PROVEN How do we recommend locally proven products for your farm? Three ways – on-farm trials, Knowledge Plots, and our Replicated Corn Research Program. Like most seed companies, we’ve been conducting on-farm trials since day one. It’s the foundation of getting-to-know how a product performs in local conditions. Since 2012, we have taken our on-farm trials to the next level with our Knowledge Plots. We also offer public, hands-on, educational tours at multiple plot locations each summer and fall. These events are a great opportunity to learn about new practices, technologies and products that will help improve your ROI. Finally, through our Replicated Corn Research Program we have conducted over 70,000 replicated corn trials since 2014. This summer, we had twelve trial locations in seven states to ensure that our corn products are locally tested and proven before being added to our 2019 product lineup.

DEALER ADVANTAGE Finally, the fourth key component to the Farmacology approach is our Dealer Advantage. Our dealers serve their customers with the same mindset as a local partner to your operation. We believe that your local dealer is the best person to recommend products for your field and your operation. Plus, when you work with a local Legend Seeds dealer you have quick access to seed and seed treatment when every day counts in planting season. In addition to your local dealer, you’ll also have access to your entire Legend Seeds team. This allows us to quickly and accurately provide support across any level of our business.

Beginning with silage harvest, the research team traveled to each location and collected samples for our proprietary silage data. They took notes on overall plant health and potential leaf diseases. They also looked for lodging or green snap from earlier in the season. To mimic a silage pile environment on a small sample level, the team vacuum sealed samples of each hybrid and stored them in a cool, dark place out of direct sunlight. Data is collected on milk per ton, tons harvested, percent moisture, NDF, lignin, digestibility, and more to provide the most complete information for dairy and livestock producers.

4

DATA INSIGHTS Data Insights is the third key component of our Farmacology approach. Here we bring real world data applications through the use of three tools: hybrid placement tool, plant and soil testing services, and our soil analytics tool. The Legend Seeds hybrid placement tool allows us to create a field map and provide precise agronomic recommendations, variable rate

2

2016 YAC HIGHLIGHTS: We only utilize two rows of our 4-row combine because two rows equals one hybrid in the research block. We run a HarvestMaster weigh system and Mirus software is our data collection and notetaking software. It captures moisture, test weight, and yield. Our notes for stalk lodging, root lodging, and end-of-season plant health are also taken utilizing this software.

2

Harvest really is report card time! We get to see the results of the year’s efforts, including the individual hybrid notes that were taken on our field tablets. All the information will be merged together and used to make new product selections for the upcoming year. Each rectangle from the aerial view is converted into an individual yield. Can you spot the highlights?

THE FOUR KEY COMPONENTS We have a clear mission; to deliver high-yielding, consistentproducing, top-quality seed products that will provide our customers with more profit potential than they can get anywhere else. Our Farmacology approach provides our customers with the tools and resources they need to be successful, adding value to your seed investment. When you choose to partner with Legend Seeds, you’re getting more that just a bag of seed. We will provide you with confidence from planting to harvest … and every moment in between.

Check out some of last year’s YAC member testimonials below and visit us online at legendseeds.net/ yieldclub or see back to learn how you can get your cap and and personalized plaque!

Josh Lamecker, Research & Lead Sales Agronomist, snapped a quick picture at ground level in the Galesville, WI research plot. He’s very pleased with the healthy, large ear of corn he found while taking notes on plant health at the end of the season just before harvest. This was a 110-day conventional variety that is not currently in our lineup but we are testing it in our research plots. The result was quite promising!

We wish you a safe & happy harvest!

“Legend Seeds outperformed the competitor by at least 20 bushels per acre. I am very pleased with this variety.” Brent Ceroll - Lidgerwood, ND LR 9495 RR - 193 bpa “These were the best yields I can ever remember. My LS 20R524N beans were excellent in standability and variation.” Glen Borchardt - Morristown, MN LS 20R524N - 76.3 bpa

ADVANTAGE

“I have been a 100% Legend Seeds corn hybrid customer for a long time! My Legend Seeds corn performed above and beyond this past year.” Witt Brothers - Hawarden, IA LR 9314 GENSSRIB - 297 bpa

FOLLOW US!

From a bird’s eye view, Tom Carhart, sent us this great image of the Galesville, WI Replicated Corn Research trial. Directly behind the farm site, notice the grid layout. Each block represents a different genetic hybrid being tested. All products being tested are replicated three times per location for a total of about 250 different genetic combinations in this location.

“With Legend Seeds, you always get the highest yielding corn silage and most milk tons per acre possible.” Matt & Ryan Utecht - Freemont, WI LR 9507 DC5122 EZREF - 29 tons/ acre

Visit our Facebook page to see more harvest photos, upcoming events and other announcements throughout the season!

3

4


LEGEND SEEDS ADVANTAGE THE FARMACOLOGY™ APPROACH:

REPLICATED CORN RESEARCH PROGRAM HARVEST UPDATE

Are you tired of seedsmen that offer you a bag of corn in the fall and don’t return until the following fall? At Legend Seeds, we have a different approach to treating acres and maximizing yields for your operation. Powered by Legend Seeds, the Farmacology™ approach brings value to your seed investment through four key components: agronomic confidence, locally proven products, data insights, and our dealer advantage.

During 2017, we have been following along with the Legend Seeds Research Team and their Replicated Corn Trials through our Farmacology™ Approach. We’ve covered planning, prepping, planting, tracking and now – finally – harvesting! The silage specific plots were harvested early with the rest of corn harvest starting in early October.

IT’S MORE THAN JUST A BAG OF SEED!

3

LEGEND YIELD ADVANTAGE CLUB

5

T he Legend Yield Advantage Club (YAC) was created to recognize and celebrate growers who have experienced the Legend Advantage on their farm by producing high yields that exceeded their expectations with their Legend Seeds products and services. Become a member of the club when you plant Legend Seeds and tell us about your legendary experience. In return, we’ll send you a cap and personalized plaque recognizing your success!

1

AGRONOMIC CONFIDENCE At Legend Seeds, we have dedicated, regional agronomists who bring vast agronomic experience to the Legend Seeds Account Managers and dealers regarding local growing conditions and product placement recommendations. Our goal is to give you the confidence you need to meet whatever challenges come each year. We also bring you industry leading, practical insights through our Advantage Newsletter, agronomic white papers, blog, and social media. Additionally, we have Dairy and Livestock Team members strategically positioned within the region to assist dealers and growers with products and services to help maximize forage and silage quality.

seeding, variable-rate fertility maps and multi-hybrid seeding prescriptions. The second data insights tool is access to a soil and plant testing service for quick, trusted results on grid, composite, tissue, and feed samples. Finally, the soil analytics tool combines soil health information, the correct fertility programs and in-season data, to result in actions we can take to improve your return on investment with confidence.

LOCALLY PROVEN How do we recommend locally proven products for your farm? Three ways – on-farm trials, Knowledge Plots, and our Replicated Corn Research Program. Like most seed companies, we’ve been conducting on-farm trials since day one. It’s the foundation of getting-to-know how a product performs in local conditions. Since 2012, we have taken our on-farm trials to the next level with our Knowledge Plots. We also offer public, hands-on, educational tours at multiple plot locations each summer and fall. These events are a great opportunity to learn about new practices, technologies and products that will help improve your ROI. Finally, through our Replicated Corn Research Program we have conducted over 70,000 replicated corn trials since 2014. This summer, we had twelve trial locations in seven states to ensure that our corn products are locally tested and proven before being added to our 2019 product lineup.

DEALER ADVANTAGE Finally, the fourth key component to the Farmacology approach is our Dealer Advantage. Our dealers serve their customers with the same mindset as a local partner to your operation. We believe that your local dealer is the best person to recommend products for your field and your operation. Plus, when you work with a local Legend Seeds dealer you have quick access to seed and seed treatment when every day counts in planting season. In addition to your local dealer, you’ll also have access to your entire Legend Seeds team. This allows us to quickly and accurately provide support across any level of our business.

Beginning with silage harvest, the research team traveled to each location and collected samples for our proprietary silage data. They took notes on overall plant health and potential leaf diseases. They also looked for lodging or green snap from earlier in the season. To mimic a silage pile environment on a small sample level, the team vacuum sealed samples of each hybrid and stored them in a cool, dark place out of direct sunlight. Data is collected on milk per ton, tons harvested, percent moisture, NDF, lignin, digestibility, and more to provide the most complete information for dairy and livestock producers.

4

DATA INSIGHTS Data Insights is the third key component of our Farmacology approach. Here we bring real world data applications through the use of three tools: hybrid placement tool, plant and soil testing services, and our soil analytics tool. The Legend Seeds hybrid placement tool allows us to create a field map and provide precise agronomic recommendations, variable rate

2

2016 YAC HIGHLIGHTS: We only utilize two rows of our 4-row combine because two rows equals one hybrid in the research block. We run a HarvestMaster weigh system and Mirus software is our data collection and notetaking software. It captures moisture, test weight, and yield. Our notes for stalk lodging, root lodging, and end-of-season plant health are also taken utilizing this software.

2

Harvest really is report card time! We get to see the results of the year’s efforts, including the individual hybrid notes that were taken on our field tablets. All the information will be merged together and used to make new product selections for the upcoming year. Each rectangle from the aerial view is converted into an individual yield. Can you spot the highlights?

THE FOUR KEY COMPONENTS We have a clear mission; to deliver high-yielding, consistentproducing, top-quality seed products that will provide our customers with more profit potential than they can get anywhere else. Our Farmacology approach provides our customers with the tools and resources they need to be successful, adding value to your seed investment. When you choose to partner with Legend Seeds, you’re getting more that just a bag of seed. We will provide you with confidence from planting to harvest … and every moment in between.

Check out some of last year’s YAC member testimonials below and visit us online at legendseeds.net/ yieldclub or see back to learn how you can get your cap and and personalized plaque!

Josh Lamecker, Research & Lead Sales Agronomist, snapped a quick picture at ground level in the Galesville, WI research plot. He’s very pleased with the healthy, large ear of corn he found while taking notes on plant health at the end of the season just before harvest. This was a 110-day conventional variety that is not currently in our lineup but we are testing it in our research plots. The result was quite promising!

We wish you a safe & happy harvest!

“Legend Seeds outperformed the competitor by at least 20 bushels per acre. I am very pleased with this variety.” Brent Ceroll - Lidgerwood, ND LR 9495 RR - 193 bpa “These were the best yields I can ever remember. My LS 20R524N beans were excellent in standability and variation.” Glen Borchardt - Morristown, MN LS 20R524N - 76.3 bpa

ADVANTAGE

“I have been a 100% Legend Seeds corn hybrid customer for a long time! My Legend Seeds corn performed above and beyond this past year.” Witt Brothers - Hawarden, IA LR 9314 GENSSRIB - 297 bpa

FOLLOW US!

From a bird’s eye view, Tom Carhart, sent us this great image of the Galesville, WI Replicated Corn Research trial. Directly behind the farm site, notice the grid layout. Each block represents a different genetic hybrid being tested. All products being tested are replicated three times per location for a total of about 250 different genetic combinations in this location.

“With Legend Seeds, you always get the highest yielding corn silage and most milk tons per acre possible.” Matt & Ryan Utecht - Freemont, WI LR 9507 DC5122 EZREF - 29 tons/ acre

Visit our Facebook page to see more harvest photos, upcoming events and other announcements throughout the season!

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4


LEGEND YIELD ADVANTAGE CLUB Name:______________________________________ Phone:_____________________________________ Email:______________________________________ Address:____________________________________ City:__________________ ST: ______ ZIP: _________ Legend Dealer / Rep Name: ___________________

As combines are rolling, we want to hear how our products did on your acres. Claim your bragging rights this fall by filling out this form and telling us how you experienced the Legend Advantage on your acres. We’ll send you a cap and commemorative personal plaque recognizing your outstanding yields!

ELIGIBILITY:

ENTRY #1

Legend Variety Planted________________________

Yield______________ Field Size_________________ Was this compared to another brand? Y or N Was this a side by side comparison? Y or N Other Planted________________________________ Yield______________ Field Size_________________ Were these yields above average for your area? Y or N

A testimonial about your Legend Advantage Experience: ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________

• Must be a Legend Seeds variety to be eligible. • A grower may submit more than one entry per crop as long as the entries are from different fields. • A grower with more than one entry will be eligible for one cap and personalized plaque. • Must allow Legend Seeds to use your Yield Advantage Club submission as a testimonial in Legend Seeds marketing materials. • Entries must be submitted by December 1, 2017.

LEGEND SEEDS

CONFIDENCE FROM PLANTING TO HARVEST... AND EVERY MOMENT IN BETWEEN. Powered by Legend Seeds, the Farmacology approach brings value to your seed investment through four key components: agronomic confidence, locally proven products, data insights, and our dealer advantage.

WE FOCUS ON Thank you to all who stopped by our farm show booths this past summer! The winners from each show are:

FARMFEST

Phantom 4 Pro Drone Barry Schwitters - Renville County

Phantom 4 Pro Drone Matthew Larson - Kingsbury County

WISCONSIN TECH DAYS

DAKOTAFEST

BIG IRON FARM SHOW

Phantom 4 Pro Drone Peter Wipf - Lake County

Phantom 4 Pro Drone Andrew Torkelson - Walsh County

40 Acres of Legend Seed Heinz Roth - Lincoln County

Phantom 4 Pro Drone Dan Boerst - Waupaca County

40 Acres of Legend Seed Dale Stevermer - Faribault County

40 Acres of Legend Seed Scott Howe - Minnehaha County

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE FAIR 40 Acres of Legend Seed Brad Adams - Gregory County

40 Acres of Legend Seed Vance Stemen - LaMoure County

THREE EASY WAYS TO JOIN THE CLUB:

1 MAIL Legend Seeds, Attn: Kristyne Thull P.O. Box 241 • De Smet, SD 57231

2 EMAIL Scan and email your completed entry form to: contest@legendseeds.net

3 ENTER ONLINE

Save a stamp and enter online at: legendseeds.net/yieldclub

___________________________________________ By submitting this entry, you agree to give permission to Legend Seeds for use of your testimonial in their marketing materials.

(signature)

(date)

GIVING BACK: Coming from a small town ourselves, we understand how important giving back to the community is! All growers who enter will be put into a drawing for a donation to be given in their name to the charity or organization of their choice. (Ex: Local FFA Chapter or 4-H Club) A $300 donation will be awarded to two Yield Advantage Club members in each state shown.

PO Box 241 De Smet, SD 57231

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RESEARCH FOR...YOU! By Glen Davis, President, Legend Seeds

Harvest is a busy time, many areas are in the midst of harvest and some are wrapping up – all depending on the cooperation of mother nature. In the last month, I have had the chance to travel to Wisconsin, North Dakota and parts of South Dakota to visit with our dealers and customers. I am very, very pleased with the harvest results that I am seeing. Legend Seeds products are doing very well. In fact, I had a grower tell me just the other day, “If it wasn’t for Legend Seeds products, my farm average would have been five bushels less on soybeans.” This was really rewarding to me because we dedicate a significant portion of our budget to research and product selection, to make certain that we have the right products for the right acres. I had a second dealer mention, “Legend Seeds should be doing more advertising!” In return, I asked him, “What would you like us to cut out – research in favor of more advertising?” I realize that we could certainly do more radio ads, sponsor sports teams, and be on TV like some of our competitors. However, we have decided as a company that we are going to dedicate that portion of our budget to research. We spend a significantly larger portion of our budget on research than most regional companies. It is our goal to have the best products for your acres. At Legend Seeds we understand that marketing and advertising are important, but it doesn’t help us get better products onto your farm. Could we do both? Yes, but we refuse to raise the price on our products so that we can have both high caliber research and widespread traditional advertising. At the end of the day, for Legend Seeds – it comes back to research. I think that is best for your farm. We like to hear our growers and dealers talk about our products, instead of doing all the talking ourselves. That’s why we have the Legend Seeds Yield Advantage Club. I invite you to submit an entry into the club this year. There’s a tear away submission form inside this edition of The Advantage. All of those who sign up will receive a cap and customized plaque highlighting your yield success this year.

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ADVANTAGE

I want to remind you to get your order in early this year. We will run out of our top hybrids and varieties – just like we do every year. Just like every seed company does every year. This spring I had a grower tell me, “I like to place my order in the spring because I think I get better deals.” I asked him, “What do you think you get better deals on each spring? The best products or the stuff they’ve got left in the warehouse?” I know the answer to that question and so do you! Our philosophy at Legend Seeds has always been there’s no reason to wait until spring – our best service, discounts, and product availability are for those who order early. We look forward to a great partnership with you in 2018! ADVANTAGE

OCT. / NOV. 2017

Upcoming Events NDAA Northern Ag Expo November 28-29, 2017 Fargo, ND

Heartland Ag Show December 5-6, 2017 Minot, ND SD AgOutlook December 7, 2017 Sioux Falls, SD Lake Region Extension Roundup January 9-10, 2018 Devils Lake, ND Dakota Farm Show January 3-5, 2018 Vermillion, SD Northeast NE Farm & Equipment Show January 17-18, 2018 Norfolk, NE

What’s Inside: PG 2: The Farmacology Approach: It’s More than a bag of seed! PG 3: Replicated Corn Research Program PG 5: Legend Yield Advantage Club


LEGEND YIELD ADVANTAGE CLUB Name:______________________________________ Phone:_____________________________________ Email:______________________________________ Address:____________________________________ City:__________________ ST: ______ ZIP: _________ Legend Dealer / Rep Name: ___________________

As combines are rolling, we want to hear how our products did on your acres. Claim your bragging rights this fall by filling out this form and telling us how you experienced the Legend Advantage on your acres. We’ll send you a cap and commemorative personal plaque recognizing your outstanding yields!

ELIGIBILITY:

ENTRY #1

Legend Variety Planted________________________

Yield______________ Field Size_________________ Was this compared to another brand? Y or N Was this a side by side comparison? Y or N Other Planted________________________________ Yield______________ Field Size_________________ Were these yields above average for your area? Y or N

A testimonial about your Legend Advantage Experience: ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________

• Must be a Legend Seeds variety to be eligible. • A grower may submit more than one entry per crop as long as the entries are from different fields. • A grower with more than one entry will be eligible for one cap and personalized plaque. • Must allow Legend Seeds to use your Yield Advantage Club submission as a testimonial in Legend Seeds marketing materials. • Entries must be submitted by December 1, 2017.

LEGEND SEEDS

CONFIDENCE FROM PLANTING TO HARVEST... AND EVERY MOMENT IN BETWEEN. Powered by Legend Seeds, the Farmacology approach brings value to your seed investment through four key components: agronomic confidence, locally proven products, data insights, and our dealer advantage.

WE FOCUS ON Thank you to all who stopped by our farm show booths this past summer! The winners from each show are:

FARMFEST

Phantom 4 Pro Drone Barry Schwitters - Renville County

Phantom 4 Pro Drone Matthew Larson - Kingsbury County

WISCONSIN TECH DAYS

DAKOTAFEST

BIG IRON FARM SHOW

Phantom 4 Pro Drone Peter Wipf - Lake County

Phantom 4 Pro Drone Andrew Torkelson - Walsh County

40 Acres of Legend Seed Heinz Roth - Lincoln County

Phantom 4 Pro Drone Dan Boerst - Waupaca County

40 Acres of Legend Seed Dale Stevermer - Faribault County

40 Acres of Legend Seed Scott Howe - Minnehaha County

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE FAIR 40 Acres of Legend Seed Brad Adams - Gregory County

40 Acres of Legend Seed Vance Stemen - LaMoure County

THREE EASY WAYS TO JOIN THE CLUB:

1 MAIL Legend Seeds, Attn: Kristyne Thull P.O. Box 241 • De Smet, SD 57231

2 EMAIL Scan and email your completed entry form to: contest@legendseeds.net

3 ENTER ONLINE

Save a stamp and enter online at: legendseeds.net/yieldclub

___________________________________________ By submitting this entry, you agree to give permission to Legend Seeds for use of your testimonial in their marketing materials.

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GIVING BACK: Coming from a small town ourselves, we understand how important giving back to the community is! All growers who enter will be put into a drawing for a donation to be given in their name to the charity or organization of their choice. (Ex: Local FFA Chapter or 4-H Club) A $300 donation will be awarded to two Yield Advantage Club members in each state shown.

PO Box 241 De Smet, SD 57231

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RESEARCH FOR...YOU! By Glen Davis, President, Legend Seeds

Harvest is a busy time, many areas are in the midst of harvest and some are wrapping up – all depending on the cooperation of mother nature. In the last month, I have had the chance to travel to Wisconsin, North Dakota and parts of South Dakota to visit with our dealers and customers. I am very, very pleased with the harvest results that I am seeing. Legend Seeds products are doing very well. In fact, I had a grower tell me just the other day, “If it wasn’t for Legend Seeds products, my farm average would have been five bushels less on soybeans.” This was really rewarding to me because we dedicate a significant portion of our budget to research and product selection, to make certain that we have the right products for the right acres. I had a second dealer mention, “Legend Seeds should be doing more advertising!” In return, I asked him, “What would you like us to cut out – research in favor of more advertising?” I realize that we could certainly do more radio ads, sponsor sports teams, and be on TV like some of our competitors. However, we have decided as a company that we are going to dedicate that portion of our budget to research. We spend a significantly larger portion of our budget on research than most regional companies. It is our goal to have the best products for your acres. At Legend Seeds we understand that marketing and advertising are important, but it doesn’t help us get better products onto your farm. Could we do both? Yes, but we refuse to raise the price on our products so that we can have both high caliber research and widespread traditional advertising. At the end of the day, for Legend Seeds – it comes back to research. I think that is best for your farm. We like to hear our growers and dealers talk about our products, instead of doing all the talking ourselves. That’s why we have the Legend Seeds Yield Advantage Club. I invite you to submit an entry into the club this year. There’s a tear away submission form inside this edition of The Advantage. All of those who sign up will receive a cap and customized plaque highlighting your yield success this year.

___________________________________________ ___________________________________________

ADVANTAGE

I want to remind you to get your order in early this year. We will run out of our top hybrids and varieties – just like we do every year. Just like every seed company does every year. This spring I had a grower tell me, “I like to place my order in the spring because I think I get better deals.” I asked him, “What do you think you get better deals on each spring? The best products or the stuff they’ve got left in the warehouse?” I know the answer to that question and so do you! Our philosophy at Legend Seeds has always been there’s no reason to wait until spring – our best service, discounts, and product availability are for those who order early. We look forward to a great partnership with you in 2018! ADVANTAGE

OCT. / NOV. 2017

Upcoming Events NDAA Northern Ag Expo November 28-29, 2017 Fargo, ND

Heartland Ag Show December 5-6, 2017 Minot, ND SD AgOutlook December 7, 2017 Sioux Falls, SD Lake Region Extension Roundup January 9-10, 2018 Devils Lake, ND Dakota Farm Show January 3-5, 2018 Vermillion, SD Northeast NE Farm & Equipment Show January 17-18, 2018 Norfolk, NE

What’s Inside: PG 2: The Farmacology Approach: It’s More than a bag of seed! PG 3: Replicated Corn Research Program PG 5: Legend Yield Advantage Club

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