AgVenture Pinnacle

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 ~

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.

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.

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