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Hear Farmer Stories in Last Stand, a New Film About Agriculture

[fa icon="calendar"] 19/10/21

Last-Stand-Farming-FilmDuring the 2020 growing season, Agricen Australia's sister company in the United States, Agricen, hired a film crew to document the experiences of growers from four different farm operations. The result is Last Stand, a movie that follows some of America's top farmers as they try to grow the highest yields possible in a season full of challenges.

In Last Stand, you’ll meet:

    • Don Stall – A Michigan farmer, Don still reflects on the lessons he learned in the Marine Corps to help him face farming's challenges.
    • Kelly Garrett – Kelly farms with his father and three sons in Iowa, where they raise cattle and grow corn, soybeans, and winter wheat.
    • Heath Cutrell – A third-generation corn, soybean, and wheat grower, Heath farms in Virginia and across the state line in North Carolina.
    • Kevin and Shawn Kalb – Kevin and Shawn farm with their children in Southern Indiana, where they produce corn, soybeans, and turkeys.
    • Dr. Fred Below & Connor Sible – Dr. Below and Ph.D. student Connor Sible are from the Crop Physiology Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where they research factors influencing corn and soybean productivity.

Last-Stand-grower-collagePictured above are U.S. farmers Don Stall (top L), Kelly Garrett (top R), Heath Cutrell (bottom L),
and Kevin and Shawn Kalb (bottom R).

One factor that ties the growers together is that they have used Agricen's biocatalyst products in their high-yielding programs. These products are available through Nutrien Ag Solutions in Australia as Basis XC and Foundation LM.

"Several years ago, we noticed that a number of growers with top corn yields at the state and national levels used our product technologies in their production programs,” says Agricen's President and CEO, Michael Totora. “With Last Stand, we set out to dig into that, but it quickly became much more. Their stories, as captured in the film, are deeply personal, yet also familiar to farmers everywhere.”

Watch Last Stand, a film about farming, today.

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Topics: Foundation LM, Corporate & Community, Basis XC