Reflect & Recharge During Planting Season

This is a very busy time of the year, AgVenture Pinnacle reminds you to take a moment to recharge your batteries before you head back out to the field.

Recharging can help you reflect on the previous year, changes in your farm business, and what you can do differently this year to affect your overall production.

If you need help with your cropping plans, call us 320-523-2252! We’re dedicated to crop management, and helping you become more successful. AgVenture Pinnacle of Olivia, a great hand in farming.

Farewell & Best Wishes to Tammy Park

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!

We’ve worked hard to make sure that our team and customers and well taken care of. We’re excited to welcome Allison Larsen as our new Office Coordinator.

We’d love for you to help us send Tammy off to South Dakota with a bunch of well wishes. Feel free to leave a comment below.

Meet Our New Office Coordinator – Allison Larsen

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 LarsenAllison 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.




Tim Orth Memorial Foundation “Jam The Gym” Events

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

Tim Orth - Jam The Gym Event“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!

  • Fairfax – Friday, March 18th, 2016
  • Bird Island – Saturday, March 19th, 2016
  • Glencoe – Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

Visit The Tim Orth Foundation Website For More Information

Drone Farming – Register Your Drone!

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.

Read More About the Benefits of Drone Farming & Other Drone Uses 

Register Your Drone

Drone Farming - Register Your DroneIf 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.

For more information or to register your drone, please visit

Bird’s Eye View of Harvest From Our Drone

Here at AgVenture Pinnacle in Olivia, our drone serves two important purposes to our business.

  1. It’s a great tool for use during our agronomy work.
  2. It’s another set of eyes for us to see what is going on in our customer’s fields.

Below is a video of the AgVenture drone in action during a previous harvest season. Take a look!

Let our experienced team help you determine if you need to take action in your production strategies using cutting edge technology like drones. Please contact us at (320) 523-2252!

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