Thank You for a Wonderful 2016!

Before the year comes to an end, we want to thank all of our customers, colleagues, employees and friends for making 2016 great! We are truly surrounded by the best group of people.

Customer Appreciation Event Photos

Earlier this month we held our annual customer appreciation event. What a fun time! We snapped a few pics throughout the night…okay a bunch of photos. It’s always nice to look back at them and remember what a great night it was. Enjoy browsing our photo album.

Event Takeaways

We were lucky to have Jerrid Sebesta as our guest speaker for the night. Who knew that a guy who drives a 2006 Mint Green Prius could fit into a room of truck driving farmers!

Jerrid had lots of financial insight for farming operations and life in general. Many times he had us laughing, but yet deep in thought. Here are a few takeaways from Jerrid’s presentation that can help move you into the new year.

  • Ask yourself. “What do you want?” Many grown adults have no idea.
  • Have the “Magic Wand Conversation”? If you could wave a magic wand what would you life look like?
  • What is your calling/purpose? If you interlock farming with your purpose. It’s almost magical.
  • What is your mission!? How is your farming business fitting into your mission?
  • Why are you on earth? Think about what gets you up everyday.
  • Are you getting closer to or further away from that life you want?
  • Do you have the power to execute your dream? Are you in a position to make that happen?
  • Your ability to live the dream can be directly affected by how you manage or mismanage money. It’s not by how much you make.
  • Don’t have debt. You want power, don’t have dept.
  • You’ve got to save money. Duh!
  • Be thankful for the job you have, not a slave to it.
  • 70 percent of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. Don’t put yourself in the position.
  • Live on less than you make.
  • You budget for your farm? Why don’t you do it for your household?
  • Be a giver!!! It’s the only thing you can do with your money that changes you.

Season’s Greetings

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and and Happy New Year! ~From the AgVenture Pinnacle Team ~

Jerrid Sebesta, Guest Speaker at Appreciation Event – Dec. 6th

Jerrid Sebesta - Guest SpeakerWe are excited to show our appreciation of your patronage and invite you to join us for a fun evening at Max’s Grill in Olivia on Tuesday, December 6th at 6pm. We’re very excited to have Jerrid Sebesta as our guest speaker. You’re sure to enjoy his influential and mildly funny message. He’s energetic and engaging. He’s “Livin the Dream”…and yes, he still gets blamed for the weather. #BlameJerrid

Jerrid walked away from a mildly-successful TV career, spanning over twelve years in two top-20 TV markets to go dream-chasing. He’s a storyteller at heart and now he gets to tell his story in a variety a ways to invoke change in people’s lives.

Learn More About Jerrid

Sneak Peek – Jerrid Sebesta

Want a sneak peek of what to expect at our Customer Appreciation event? Watch Jerrid in action. In this video he explains what “Livin the Dream” means.

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Join Us!

We hope you can join us for an evening of great food, company and enjoyment.  A formal invitation will follow in the mail!

The entire team looks forward to seeing you! Thank you for your support in 2016!

~The AgVenture Pinnacle Team~

Growing Season 2016

Let’s just say it’s been one heck of a growing season here in Minnesota. Farmers and their fields have endured strong storms, heavy rain and frequent drowned outs. It’s definitely been a challenge.

AgVenture Drone

We’ve been keeping an eye on Agventure Customer’s fields using our drone. This give us a birds-eye view of the condition of the entire field, not just the end rows.  This picture was taken from our drone of a local corn field that received some damage after a storm earlier this summer.

Damaged Corn Field

Crop Insurance

We understand the importance of crop insurance…and the 2017 growing season will be no different. We know that farmers don’t normally start thinking about crop insurance this time of year. But we want to “plant the seed” and give you a bit of info to consider.

Our Team Can Help You:

  • Understand the role of crop insurance and how it should tie into your marketing strategy.
  • Pick a policy based on what is best for your operation, not simply based on the cheapest cost.
  • Understand that crop insurance can be used for much more than just catastrophic yield loss

More information on Crop Insurance

Happy Harvest

As the growing season comes to an end, we wish you all a profitable and safe harvest season. From planting and crop insurance, to growing and harvest…we are always here to help. Please give our team a call if you need more information 320-523-2252.

Introducing Our 2016 Ag Scholarship Recipients

The AgVenture Pinnacle Team is proud to introduce this amazing group of future leaders in their fields of study.  We’re excited to support these rural area youth as they work toward achieving their education and career goals.

Meet our 2016 scholarship recipients!

 $1,000 “A Great Hand in Farming” Ag Scholarship

Hunter EvensonHunter Evenson - Ag Scholarship

 Olivia, MN

College: Southeast Tech
Sioux Falls, SD

Major: HUAC
(Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning)

Career Goal: Hunter plans to graduate college and find a job in his field of study.

Connection to Agriculture: Hunter is an active member of the FFA and believes it played a big part in making him who he is today. He explains, “FFA has been meaningful to me because it taught me that there are so many more aspects to life than I see in my day-to-day life, to respect others and to always be thankful for what I have.”

$500 “A Great Hand in Farming” Ag Scholarship

Autumn Kay UlmerAutumn - Ag Scholarship

 Fullerton, ND

College: University of Jamestown

Major: Nursing

Career Goal: After graduating from the University of Jamestown with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Autumn plans on starting her career. Her goal is to provide the best possible care to her patients.

Connection to Agriculture: 4-H is just one of the many activities that Autumn participates in, she is also a Sunday School Teacher. She’s proud to be raised in a rural area. “Agriculture is everything to me and my family. I can thank the farming world for everything I own and my morals.”

$2,000 Andy McNamara Scholarship

Austin TersteegAustin - Ag Scholarship

Olivia, MN

College Plans: Iowa State University

Major: Ag Business/Commodity Marketing

Career Goal: Austin plans to take advantage of the hundreds of available internships offered by Iowa State University before returning to Olivia, Minnesota area to start his own business.

Connection to Agriculture: Austin is an active member of FFA and the St Mary’s Parish, he sites both as playing a large part in his personal and career development. He explains how he’s been greatly influenced by agriculture and why he plans on returning to the area, ” I have been given the opportunity to grow up on a farm, raise cattle, bale hay, work in the field and be a part of FFA. This is all possible through our strong ag community, as well as my family.”

$1,000 Andy McNamara Scholarship

Kayla - Ag ScholarshipKayla Kutzke

Hometown: Lake Lillian, MN

College: South Dakota State University

Major: Agriculture Education/Precision Agriculture

Career Goals: Kalya plans to to use her degree to obtain a job as a high school ag teacher in an existing ag education program and later move on to start an ag education and FFA program in an inner-city or rural private school.

Connection to Agriculture: Kayla is a very active member of the FFA, 4H and local/state fair programs. She is an honor student and is also active in many other organizations. Kayla says that FFA is the most important organizations she’s been a part of and has had many accomplishments. She tells us about one of the many special things she’s been a part of, “Over the past two years, I have been a part of the CHS Miracle Birthing Center at the Minnesota State Fair, where I was able to share my agriculture story with the public.”

Congrats & Best Wishes

Congratulations to Hunter, Autumn, Austin and Kayla. We wish you all the best in your bright future.

AgVenture Pinnacle Team is passionate about helping rural graduates in advancing their education and developing their future careers!  Please continue to visit for 2017 scholarship information.

AgVenture Yield Specialists Help You Improve Your Bottom Line

An AgVenture Yield Specialist is not your everyday seed sales representative. At AgVenture Pinnacle, they’re seasoned professionals, trusted advisors and dedicated partners working with you to improve your bottom line.

At AgVenture we’re dedicated to crop management, from pre-planting to post-harvest, our Yield Specialists deliver the information you need to make corn and soybean seed choices and achieve maximum yield.

For a partnership to success, contact AgVenture Pinnacle of Olivia at 320-523-2252 today! We’re a great hand in farming.

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