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Chad Swindoll

Chad works as a Precision Technology Agronomist for Ag Leader where he helps lead product research, spends time understanding crop production problems that farmers face each year, and helps our team “talk like farmers.” His knowledge of farming is based on hands-on experience working in the family farming operation in the Mississippi Delta region. Prior to this role, Chad was the Mid-South territory manager for Ag Leader, serving the region’s dealers for three years. Chad attended Mississippi State University where he obtained a Meteorology degree and GIS/Remote Sensing Certification in 2011. He is husband to Edna and father to three wonderful children. Chad’s passion is serving the Almighty Creator, his family, and agriculture.

Nov, 16 2017 - by Chad Swindoll

What is Decision Paralysis?

We live and work in a culture replete with options. Producers face countless decisions regarding the big three – seed, chemical, fertilizer, and a long list of other items. If we look at seed alone, how many choices are there? Hundreds! The adoption of technology on farms has given growers the potential for improved decision making.

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Nov, 08 2017 - by Chad Swindoll

Remember the 4Rs of Nutrient Stewardship

Making use of the earth’s natural resources in a responsible manner is something all farmers understand. We all want to keep doing what we love, so it only makes sense that we would conserve and steward the land that provides our livelihood.

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Oct, 16 2017 - by Chad Swindoll

Why NH3 Vapor State Matters

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Farmers apply Nitrogen fertilizer to their crops in various forms. One commonly used form of Nitrogen is Anhydrous Ammonia/NH3. Anhydrous Ammonia is an efficient N source (82-0-0) and exists as a gas at temperatures ~28 degrees Fahrenheit (-2.2 C) and greater. When stored above this temperature, the material must be kept under pressure so as to keep it in a usable liquid form for application on the farm.

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Sep, 29 2017 - by Chad Swindoll

The Decision Blind Spot

Have you ever looked over your shoulder while driving and started to change lanes to suddenly hear a horn blaring from a neighboring vehicle? You’ve experienced the infamous “blind spot.” The blind spot is an area that blocks the drivers field of view so that what may be there cannot be seen.

Farm information may contain a decision blind spot if not managed and understood properly.

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Sep, 22 2017 - by Chad Swindoll

Back to Basics in the Combine

I have been around combines since I was a kid, and one of the things I learned early on from my father was the importance of setting the combine properly. The amount of crop that is wasted from improper combine settings or operation can be sickening. Real dollars get thrown away through the threshing and cleaning systems of ALL combines every year.

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