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Humic Acid, Inoculant,
Feb 27, 2017 in Glasgow, MT
Feb 28, 2017 in Shelby, MT

Join us as we dive into the positive relationship between humic acid, inoculant quality, and your farm's long-term profitability. 

We have Dr. Mir, of Humic Growth Solutions, who has 36 years of research experience here to teach us about the uses and benefits of humic and fulvic acids in Montana.  He will be speaking in both Shelby and Glasgow, so don't miss it!

Brad Meckle, of Timac Agro, will be at the Glasgow meeting to share how Timac incorporates humic and fulvic acid and a GZA complex into the inoculant they produce.  Timac manufactures high-quality  Peat & Granular Inoculant for peas, lentils, chickpeas, and more. 


Finally, we have our very own, Chuck Gatzemeier, speaking in Glasgow about his knowledge and experience with Variable Rate Technology. Chuck has been prescribing variable rate recommendations for well over a decade using the program called ProfitZ.  For more information on ProfitZ see the button below.

You don't want to miss this line up.  For more information please visit:

Humic & Fulvic Acid:

Dr. Mir:

GZA Complex
Inoculant and Plant Growth
MGGA Registration

Past NEWS & Events 

Next Generation Conference
January 27-28, 2017
Shelby High School, Shelby, MT

"Friday, January 27, will feature Dave Pratt of the Ranching for Profit school. Dave will give both farmers and ranchers a fresh look at their agricultural operation, to see how to make it profitable enough to pass on to the next generation.

Saturday, January 28, will provide producers with nearly 40 workshop options covering crops and livestock production, financial management, record keeping, leasing, succession planning, and much more. Saturday's workshops will provide pertinent information for both the beginning and experienced producer, and counts as FSA Borrower Training as well.

Hosted by the Glacier and Toole County Farm Service Agency, local MSU Extension, Marias River Livestock Association and the Front Range Counties Farm Bureau, this comprehensive conference of succession planning and production workshops is one not to miss."

MGGA & NPGA Conventions
Montana Grain Growers Convention

The Pulse Day had a great lineup for speakers this year and it had record attendance!  It was a joy to see all the familiar faces travel to Great Falls to learn along with us!

Grain Growers Annual Convention kicked off the following day with a great trade show that we were glad to be part of. The week of fun concluded with a banquet to honor the MGGA Board for all their hard work.  We were thrilled to stay for the celebration, listen to some great music, and cheer on our friend, Rob Davis, as he concluded his time as MGGA President. 

Past MGGA President

Pictured above: Rob Davis & Carli Lofing

Photo Credit: Roxi Davis 

YALC: Young Ag Leadership Conference 2016
YALC - Great Falls, MT
September 30-October 2, 2016

If you missed it this year, plan to attend in 2017.  Our very own, Randi Sunford, helped plan the event this year.  Head over to the YALC Facebook page to see the highlights from this year's gathering.   

Next Generation Conference - Shelby, MT 

The third annual "Next Gen Conference" kicked off Friday, January 29th, with an afternoon of Succession planning workshops and a social and dinner to follow.  The planning committee did a great job again this year!  The conference is hosted by the Glacier and Toole County FSA, local MSU Extension, Marias River Livestock Association and the Front Range Counties Farm Bureau.  Growers from as far as Malta, MT, made the journey to expand their ag knowledge.  


CG Ag contributed to Saturday's workshop line-up, presenting on micronutrient basics. This encompassed the economic potential of micro applications, and what to watch out for in different products.  Other crowd favorites included presentations such as Korey Fauque's (KW Insurance) Crop Insurance updates,  Livestock Marketing by Karoline Rose (KRose Cattle Co.), animal health topics,  financial record keeping, estate planning, and tax management.  


FSA credits were awarded for attending the different workshops and Private Pesticide points were available to attendees for several of the workshops as well.  If you missed it this year, be sure to mark your calendars for the end of January 2017, for the fourth annual conference! 

Montana's Next Generation Conference
Pictured above: Leah and Dave explain the importance of each micronutrient and how to spot deficiencies on your farm.  Picture from Montana Farm Bureau's Instagram Page
Dave Henderson
CG Ag Kicks Off Day One at MGGA Convention
December 1, 2015






Chuck Gatzemeier and Micros
MGGA 2015

After our big micro session we were able to take a breath and begin going to the other sessions presented at the conference.  We took in sessions about the difficult grain markets, updates to crop insurance programming, MT Ag Safety, the importance of certified seed, and an informative session about the new tax reform.    We also enjoyed listenig to Dr. Mary Burrows of MSU, as she delivered a lively breakfast presentation on diseases and other damaging forces to MT crops.  CG Ag can help you control and minimize these risks, with weekly scouting and a detailed crop protection plan.

On Thursday evening, the Convention was concluded with a sensational banquet meal and music.  Retiring MGGA President, Charlie Bumgarner, was honored for his service to the association and industry.  Thank you, Charlie!  The incoming president, our good friend and Emcee of the convention, Rob Davis, was inducted as MGGA President the following morning.   We’d like to give a shout out to Rob on a job well done, as well as the board of directors and MGGA staffers!  We look forward to hearing more from Rob and the Association in the coming year.


 If you missed convention this year, plan to attend next year!  The 61st Annual MGGA Convention will be at the Heritage Inn in Great Falls, again, the first week of December.  We look forward to seeing you there!   

MGGA 2015
MGGA 2015

Last Tuesday, CG Ag helped kick off the 60th Annual Montana Grain Growers Association Convention in Great Falls!  As Montana producers filled the Heritage Inn, the CG Ag Crew handed each attendee a binder containing the speaker's presentations and literature on the benefits of micronutrient management for Montana soils.  We handed out over 200 binders! 


CG Ag’s fearless leader, Chuck Gatzemeier, gathered the all-star line-up of speakers to showcase how Montana growers can use micros in their nutrient management program.  Dr. Rigas Karamanos, Senior Agronomist at Koch Agronomic Services, challenged the crowd to a "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" themed micro presentation.   Senior Agronomist of J.R. Simplot Company, Dr. Terry Tindall, spoke about the negative implications of micronutrient efficiencies in cereal grains.  David Vance, of Verdesian Life Sciences, compared the efficiency of soil-applied and foliar application of micronutrients.  MSU-Bozeman’s, Dr. Clain Jones, showed pictures of micronutrient deficiency symptoms, spoke about the role of micronutrients in plants, and addressed the common micro deficiencies in our state.    Lastly, our very own Chuck Gatzemeier concluded the micro session with a quick overview of crop response to each nutrient.


The session was well worth all the time and effort!  A big thank you to Rob Davis for allowing us to be part of this amazing convention.  Please give us a call about your thoughts on the presentations and to ask any questions about micros! We are here to help.  Give us a call at: (406) 873-2778!


MGGA convention continued for two more days, packed with pertinent information.  The trade show had a great turnout and had more vendors this year than it has ever had!  We enjoyed showcasing our agronomy and nutrient management services at our CG Ag Consulting booth.  We appreciate everyone that stopped to visit, and look forward to seeing you all again next year!  




MGGA 2015
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