Richard Seck & LCS Mint hit it Big!
The Kansas State Fair is always fun, but this year it was amazing! Because one of our Limagrain varieties was a winner, I was invited to attend the awards ceremony for the Kansas Wheat Yield Contest, held during the Kansas State fair. This is one of those times when all your efforts and hard work leading up to this point, pays off. At LCS, we spend so much time testing our products, working closely with our seed dealers, attending countless field days and detailing the benefits of our LCS wheat varieties with the end goal of always helping the wheat farmer more profitable with better quality, higher yielding wheat varieties. That’s why I do it. So, when one of our customers wins a Kansas Wheat Yield Contest with one of your varieties, it makes it all that much sweeter!
The farmer who I had the privilege of presenting the award to is a high-intensive management wheat farmer from Hutchinson, KS named Richard Seck, who won the Central Region yield contest with our LCS Mint, which had a yield of 115.29/bushels per acre on dryland. This yield is WAAAAY above the county average, if you were wondering. Richard Seck farms with his two sons and is always looking for different ways to push yields to the max on their farm through higher fertility management, proper seeding rates, seed treatments and picking the best wheat varieties, and using certified seed.
Kansas Wheat presented trophies to all the winners, and I had the privilege of presenting Richard with an LCS plaque to commemorate the day and his spectacular win. The event wrapped up with Kansas Lt. Governor Colyer congratulating and shaking hands with all the winners, and along with taking a few photos.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention a few other key people that made this event possible. A big thank you goes to Kauffman Seeds for providing Seck’s Farms with Certified LCS Mint seed this year. Also, congratulations to another Limagrain seed dealer, Horton Seed Services, for another Kansas Wheat Yield contest win.
Before heading home, I ventured off to find my favorite Kansas State Fair treat, Snaxsun, which are roasted and lightly salted wheat berries. Yes, it was a great day at the fair!
Drew Hendricker, Central Region Sales Manager