This week we bid farewell to a dedicated, long-time employee, active community member and most of all a wonderful friend…Tammy Park. Tammy has a big smile that can light up a room and a great sense of humor. She came to work every day with a positive attitude and the highest level of professionalism. Tammy will be greatly missed by our entire team and our customers.
A Message From Tammy
“Time flies when you’re having fun!! I can’t believe it has been 17 years since we moved to the area. We took a huge leap of faith and it paid off. We were able to work and raise our family in a great farming community, and make many lifelong friends along the way! Even though it will be hard to leave, we are looking forward to being back in South Dakota with our families. It has been a pleasure getting to know and work with all of you over the last 4 years. I can tell you that you are working with a great team at AgVenture Pinnacle/Corn Capital Innovations that truly care about you and your business! I wish you all the best and remember, it isn’t the farm that makes the farmer, it’s the hard work and character!”
Trip Down Memory Lane
Don’t worry we won’t let Tammy leave without embarrassing her a little bit! Here’s a trip down memory lane with a few photos…starting with her farewell party with our employees. Some are a bit more professional and some are down right silly. Enjoy!
Have you ever met a long time farm girl who’s blind to tractor colors? Meet Allison Larsen our new Office Coordinator. Her moto is…”As long as it runs great, I don’t care what color it is!”
Born & Raised a Farm Girl
Allison came from a long line of farmers and grew up on a local farm. She was a 2001 graduate at Renville County West High School. She remembers, “My sibling and I used to take lunch out to the field to my dad. We would race out to him bareback on our horses. Flying across the open fields was the best times ever. I also love calving season.”
In 2003, she married her husband Dustin and in 2004 they brought her grandparent’s farm. They grow corns and soybeans and do some haying on their farm. They also raise beef cattle and have horses, goats, chickens, dog and cats.
Allison is Farm Tough
Allison enjoys spending time with her family, she has three children (Kylee 10, Garet 7, and Raegin 3). She also loves hunting, fishing and trail riding. She says proudly, “I can sit still and last longer in a tree stand during slug deer season than most guys I know and I can bait my own fishing hook!” Yep, that’s pretty awesome!
Stop By & Meet Allison
We are excited to welcome Allison Larsen to our team. Allison loves anything to do with farming and is excited to work with farmers at AgVenture Pinnacle. Stop by our office in Olivia and say “hi”!
Allison is currently “learning the ropes” from our long time Office Coordinator Tammy Park who’s last day in the office will be on April 28th, 2016. Don’t worry, we’re giving her an epic send off. Watch for a farewell blog post soon! Please contact us if you have any additional questions.
The Tim Orth Memorial Foundation (TOMF) helps kids and families in West Central Minnesota who have substantial medical expenses as a result of a serious accident or illness. It’s an all-volunteer organization that sponsors multiple fundraisers including the “Jam The Gym” Events where 100% of the proceeds are used to help the selected recipients.
Tim Orth was a BOLD high school student and athlete when he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Tim will always be remembered for his courageous fight against the cancer that claimed his life on February 14, 1997. Members of the Orth family are close personal friends of the staff here at AgVenture Pinnacle & Corn Capital Innovations.
“Jam The Gym” Events
“Jam The Gym” is a fun event for a great cause that takes place in Bird Island, Fairfax and Glencoe, Minnesota every year in March & April. Here are some event highlights.
Two basketball games played by male and female high school seniors.
Slam Dunk and Three-Point Shootout contests.
Special entertainment (varies from event-to-event) from popular Minnesota mascots, dunk teams and more!
Raffel tickets, prizes and silent auction items.
Watch This Fun Video From The “Jam The Gym” Event
We hope to see you at one of the upcoming “Jam the Gym” Events!
The use of drones in agriculture is gaining in popularity. Drone farming is a tool that can lead to more accurate and timely crop production decisions. The level of education and understanding in how to treat a crop is paramount from the air. After all, a bird’s eye view of your fields is the quickest way to see and interpret if you need to take action in your production strategies.
If you’re considering purchasing a drone for your farming operation, please be aware that it needs to be registered. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently announced that owners are required to register their drones or unmanned aircraft system (UAS) in order to fly them. Below are a few guidelines.
All drones weighing between .55 and 55 pounds must be registered. Larger drones may require registration by mail.
Your drone must be registered even if it is only flown on private property.
You must have your certificate of registration with you at all times when flying your drone.
Failure to register your drone could result in civil penalties up to $27,500, criminal penalties and fines of up to $250,000 and/or imprisonment of up to three years.