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CELEBRATING 29 YEARS Tim Bratland, Legend Seeds President
It’s hard to believe that spring has finally arrived! As planters begin rolling, we are excited to look back and celebrate the growth, innovation, and our commitment to our customer’s success over the past 29 years in seed industry. May 1st marked Legend Seeds 29th anniversary. As we look back at where we came from and where we are today, our mission remains the same as it was 29 years ago: to deliver high-yielding, consistent producing, top-quality products that will provide our customers with more profit potential than they can get anywhere else.
UPCOMING EVENTS 2019 NATIONAL SUNFLOWER ASSOCIATION SUMMER SEMINAR June 25-27, 2019 ............................. Medora, ND
WISCONSIN FARM TECHNOLOGY DAYS
We are humbled and blessed to have an incredible network of dealers and growers who have been a pivotal part of our growth and culture. Our job has and always will be to help you be successful, so please call any of our Legend representatives with any needs, concerns or suggestions as we strive to keep improving ourselves to fulfill our obligation and commitment to you.
July 23-25, 2019 ................. Johnson Creek, WI
As the season gets busier and planters are rolling, we want to remind you that our Legend family is here to support your product and service needs from planting to harvest and every moment in between.
We appreciate your business and value your partnership with the Legend Seeds brand. We look forward to what the future holds! Wishing you a safe and successful planting season,
MINNESOTA FARMFEST Aug. 6-8, 2019 ................................. Morgan, MN
Aug. 20-22, 2019 ............................. Mitchell, SD
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE FAIR Aug. 29 - Sept. 2, 2019 ...................... Huron, SD
BIG IRON FARM SHOW Sept. 10 - 12, 2019 .................... West Fargo, ND
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• Our L.E.A.P. Story
• FFA Recognition • Legend in the field
• Choice Matters
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2019 LEGEND SEEDS PLOT MAP Headquarters
WHAT’S L.E.A.P.? Legend Elite Advancement
Project (L.E.A.P.) is our proprietary, in-house research program. It validates data on hybrid genetic performance over time and agronomic placement. Our L.E.A.P. plots are used for product evaluation, selection, and positioning on the right soil type and in the right geography to consistently deliver high value products to growers. Since 2014, we’ve conducted 85,890 replicated corn trials across 68 locations. As a result of our rigorous testing, we advance only the elite hybrids into our line-up, averaging 19 new products per year out of the thousands we tested. As the weather begins to warm up, planting season has arrived throughout the entire Legend Seeds footprint, also meaning L.E.A.P. preparation and planting is well underway! As part of our added-value approach
toward providing you with agronomic confidence from planting to harvest, our L.E.A.P. locations serve as an additional resource for you to visit, tour, and view how our products and potential future products are performing in your area. In De Smet, the Research Team has prepared for our 2019 L.E.A.P. plots as close to 5,000 packets were filled this spring in preparation for 11 L.E.A.P.
locations across five states. The first plot planted was in Bloomer, Wisconsin the week of May 6, 2019 to kick off a very busy planting season. The Research Team is excited to plant this year’s L.E.A.P. plots and wishes everyone a safe planting season! Continued on page 3
SYDNEY MILLER Planting underway in Bloomer, Wisconsin!
FOLLOW OUR STORY To follow our L.E.A.P. story throughout the summer and to receive
news and updates on product performance in these plots, you can visit https://legendseeds.net/locally-proven and complete our sign-up form! Also, follow our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates on what our Research Team is up to this season! To schedule your own private tour of a L.E.A.P. plot nearest you this summer, contact email@example.com
As a proud supporter of FFA, Legend Seeds sponsored the SD FFA Ag Sales: Entrepreneurship state proficiency award this year. Sydney Miller of Hot Springs, SD was the recipient of this award presented by Jill Arnesen of Legend Seeds at the 91st SD FFA Convention held in Brookings, SD in April. Sydney plans to attend South Dakota State University this fall and major in Animal Science.
Send us your field photos with a Legend sign this summer or post to social media and tag @LegendSeeds #Legendaryyields! Photos can be shared to Marketing@legendseeds.net
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Legend Seeds has proudly been serving dealers and growers since 1991 with a mission to deliver highyielding, consistent producing, top-quality products that will provide our customers with more profit potential than they can get anywhere else. As an independent regional seed leader, Legend Seeds is proud to offer a robust portfolio of products and services that include traited, conventional, dual purpose, and non-GMO offerings to meet every need and every program. We strive to offer cutting-edge technologies paired with the most advanced leading genetics available in the marketplace today. Check out our 2020 trait offering portfolio!
For any in-season needs, please contact your local Legend Seeds dealer or representative today!