Rice Advice Mid-South

Focus For 2015: Return On Investment

By Danny May Southeast Coop Qulin, Mo. I remember that the first rice field I ever scouted as a college intern was north of Marks, Miss. Later, I spent time scouting in northeast Louisiana, North Carolina and Kentucky. In 2009, Mike Galloway hired me to work for Southeast Coop, a farmer-owned business since 1957, in the Missouri Bootheel. Today, I ... Read More »

Take Care Of Your Crop From Start to Finish

By Linus Regan GreenPoint Ag Morse, LA After graduating from Louisiana State University in 1979, I farmed rice, soybeans, crawfish and raised cattle for 28 years. In 2006, I went to work for a southwest Louisiana agricultural retail business, which later became known as GreenPoint AG. Today, I consult primarily on rice and soybeans. Although the rice crop got off ... Read More »

Weed Control- Hot Topic in Rice

Wayne Dulaney -Lead Agronomist, Dulaney Seed, Inc., Clarksdale, Miss. After graduating from Mississippi State in 1996, I went to work for an ag retailer, where I made myself the “rice expert” in what was predominately cotton country at that time. I grew up on a rice farm, interned with a crop protection company during the summers making rice herbicide recommendations, ... Read More »

Plan Ahead to Protect Your Investment

Gregory Harmon – G&H Seed Company Inc., Field Sales Representative Crowley, La. I grew up in Crowley, La., on a rice, crawfish and soybean farm. Throughout high school and college, I spent a lot of time helping out wherever I could and always had an interest in farming. I have been working in the agriculture industry since 2009 and currently ... Read More »

Invest in Money Making Inputs

Joey York – Crop Production Services Inc., Des Arc, AR I have been on and around a farm for most of my life. After graduating from Arkansas State University, I came back to the family farm at Little Dixie for a while, then went to work for a local retailer. During that time, I had the opportunity to train alongside ... Read More »

Start Clean, Plant Early

I’ve always been involved in agriculture on both sides of my family. In the seventh grade, I wrote the typical “What do you want to be when you grow up?” paper, and my choice was to be a crop consultant. That was my goal even then. In 1995, I worked for the Grenada County Extension office scouting cotton, and in ... Read More »

Herbicide And Fertility Programs

Rusty Elston Elston Crop Management, Inc. Cheneyville, La. Something inside always excited me about agriculture. I worked for Dr. Grady Coburn, who has a consulting business in Cheneyville, for 21 years. I am extremely thankful for the training that I received. He really taught me a lot. In 2003, I opened my own consulting business – Elston Crop Management, Inc. ... Read More »

Addressing Challenges In 2013

Amy Beth Dowdy ABD Crop Consultants, LLC Dexter, Mo. When I was in college, I worked with Terra as a field scout from 1990-92. After that internship, I joined the company full-time as a consultant from 1992-96 and, in 1996, I started my own consulting business – ABD Crop Consultants, LLC. Today, I check rice in the Missouri Bootheel. In ... Read More »

New Tools Prove Helpful To Farmers

Rusty Hestir Hestir Rice Service DeWitt, Ark. After attending the University of Arkansas, I worked for Ag Plans of DeWitt and later for Rice Management, Inc. of DeWitt before starting my own agriculture consulting business, Hestir Rice Service, in 1992. I mainly specialized in rice, but I have expanded my consulting to rice, soybeans, corn and milo. 2012 was a ... Read More »

Good Planning And Early Planting

LANCE RAMTHUN CROP SOLUTIONS, LLC JONESBORO, ARK. (CONSULTS IN CRAIGHEAD, LAWRENCE, POINSETT AND MISSISSIPPI COUNTIES) When my dad began consulting in rice in 1980, we moved to Hoxie, Ark., which is a rice and soybean farming community. Rice and the consulting occupation was all I ever knew growing up. While I was at Arkansas State, I interned with a local ... Read More »