From the Ground Up | Fall 2021

Fall 2021 Newsletter

Chris Kniffen begins as Director of Agronomy at Midwestern BioAg

Chris Kniffen of Yankton, S.D., begins as Director of Agronomy at Midwestern BioAg. Kniffen brings nearly 15 years of experience in agronomy and soil health. His priorities heading into the new role are to build new educational models and content funnels that can increase practice adoption and the advancement of biological agriculture.
“I am most excited for the opportunity to learn from the top minds and farmers in biological agriculture,” says Kniffen, “my goals are to identify and develop solutions as a team that overcome the …

Brian Anderson to Direct Sales at Midwestern BioAg

Brian Anderson of Ada, Mich., joins Midwestern BioAg as Director of Sales. With his 35 years of experience in agricultural sales, he will lead the sales and marketing teams, champion company philosophies and products and provide guidance on product positioning.
Most recently, Anderson has served as the Midwest Region Manager for NutriAg where he recruited national distribution, developed territory plans and facilitated new product training for sales consultants. Prior to that, he was the US Ag Business Manager for Precision Laboratories leading $50MM business in the …

CUSTOMER SUCCESS: A struggling hay field finds a solution.

Paul Burrs, a first-generation farmer from Northern Illinois, who owns and operates Hickory Ridge Farm, found his testimony for Midwestern BioAg this year. “Midwestern BioAg is going to fit well with what I need in the future,” said Burrs.
Burrs grew up working on a local farm throughout high school where he dug into his passion for agriculture and found his employer to be instrumental in helping him start his career. Upon graduating high school, Burrs went on to study agronomy at Illinois State University.

Ask An Agronomist – Q&A with Midwestern BioAg’s Technical Agronomist

Q: What is biological farming and how does it compare to organic farming?
A: Most organic farming practices implement biological farming principles, but not all biological farming practices are organic. Biological farming, much like organic farming, treats the soil as a living ecosystem that works best when care is taken to limit our negative effects on soil life.
Gary Zimmer, one of the co-founders of Midwestern BioAg, has refined the biological farming approach since the 1980s and has published two books on biological farming.

CUSTOMER SUCCESS STORY: Bio-Cal® on Galusha Farm

Steve Berning, owner of Galusha Farms in Warrenville, Illinois, has been a loyal customer to Midwestern BioAg for over 15 years. Berning cites flexibility, attention to detail, and timeliness as some of the reasons he chooses to work with MBA. “It is custom-tailored to what we need,” said Berning.
Berning has grown hay all his life. The oldest of seven children, he grew up on a dairy farm in the hills of Galena in northwest Illinois, milking cows, raising hogs, and growing hay.

From the Ground Up | Summer 2021

From the Ground Up Newsletter | Summer 2021

Free Choice Minerals: Summer Sale

Balance Nutrition with Needed Minerals 
Free choice minerals are essential to keep a balanced diet for all life stages. Providing livestock with a free choice option ensures a balanced diet without ration balancing. 
 
 
 
Pallet Discount (June 1 to August 31, 2021) 
Receive a $1/bag discount for each 40 bag (pallet) increment when purchasing any combination of free choice minerals. 

Featured Products:

  • “O” SK Blend – A free choice package designed to provide supplemental salt and kelp to livestock which also meets organic production standards.

Midwestern BioAg to offer SOURCE™ product line in collaboration with Sound Agriculture

BLUE MOUNDS, WIS. AND EMERYVILLE CALIF., April 12, 2021 – In partnership with Sound Agriculture, Midwestern BioAg to include SOURCE™ product line to their sustainable product offering. SOURCE, a bio-inspired chemistry, innovatively solves problems in fertilizer inefficiency, boosting yields and moving bottom lines.
The product line is praised for its trial-proved nutrient efficiency, ease of use, tank mix compatibility, wide application window and risk-eliminating performance promise. SOURCE adds to Midwestern BioAg’s sustainable product portfolio including Bio-Cal®, OrganiCal™ and TerraNu