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First In Your Field

Many farmers who work with us appreciate Thunder Seed’s family owned and operated background. We are proud to test our own genetic varieties and have the ability to relate with our customers, being farmers ourselves.  The opportunity to work with farmers from all across the Midwest region and western Canadian…
Mike Dietrich
December 21, 2020
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Meet Ryan

Why do you work for Thunder Seed? I enjoy working for Thunder as they are a family owned company, have great owners, great workers, great products, and are all around a good company. What is your background in agriculture? I grew up on a dairy farm, cows were sold in…
Mike Dietrich
August 7, 2020
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Meet Travis

I’ve been working for Thunder Seed for about 5 years now. Before Thunder Seed, I worked in retail ag sales for around 6 years selling seed, chemical, and fertilizer to local farmers. I’ve been around agriculture my entire life. I was raised on my family farm near Fergus Falls, MN.…
Mike Dietrich
July 17, 2020
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Meet Crystal

I grew up around agriculture on a farm and in a farming community. I expanded on that when I attended NDSU achieving my degree in Ag Economics and finance. Before coming to Thunder Seed, I worked as an Agricultural Lender for many years. My husband, Paul Adams, is one of…
Mike Dietrich
July 10, 2020
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Meet Nicole

I have been in the Agriculture industry for 20 years. We farm in the Carman area. My kids are the sixth generation to be raised on the family farm! I have two kids, Robert (13) and Kylee (10). I work for Thunder Seed, because they are a family owned company…
Mike Dietrich
June 26, 2020
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Meet Mike

I’m Mike Dietrich, and I live in Moorhead, Minnesota. I’ve been involved in agriculture as long as I can remember, spanning from the time I spent on the family farm growing up in Pembina County, ND. I continued my love for agriculture at NDSU where I obtained degrees in Ag…
Mike Dietrich
June 19, 2020
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Meet Todd

My background has always been Agriculture. I grew up on a family farm outside of Souris, went to University and came back and became part owner on the farm. I ran an Ag Retail for over 2 decades prior being approached with the opportunity to work for Thunder Seed  (a…
Mike Dietrich
June 2, 2020
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Meet Marilyn

Why you work for Thunder Seed: I came to Thunder Seed office to help input information with a computer software program.  I ended up getting the Administrative Office Assistant position that became available.   I also get to work and see my daughter, Lindsay. What your background in Agriculture is: I grew up…
Mike Dietrich
May 26, 2020
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Meet Derek

When I first started at Thunder Seed I was drawn to the fact that it was farmer owned. Shortly after I started and got to know the owners and other employees you could see that everyone is like family willing to help with what needed to be done and trying to do…
Mike Dietrich
May 19, 2020
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Meet Alicia

Why you work for Thunder Seed: I work for Thunder Seed for a variety of reasons. Thunder Seed stresses the importance of family, not only your own family but your work family as well. Additionally, I enjoy being able to easily contact the ownership group with any questions I have any…
Mike Dietrich
May 12, 2020
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Meet Mitch

My name is Mitch Loban. I started in the ag industry working for a family farm that had a seed and chemical dealership. I then went on to become a sales agronomist for a large Coop. From there I was able to move to a different Coop as an Agronomy…
Mike Dietrich
May 5, 2020
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Meet Lindsay

I work for Thunder Seed because they are a laid-back family-oriented company. I enjoy working here because it is not a large corporate business, and everyone genuinely cares about each other and their wellbeing. My background in agriculture is minimal. I worked at Midway Seed for a short time before…
Mike Dietrich
April 28, 2020
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Meet John

I am John Wheeting from Groton SD. My wife Chris and I have raised three daughters; Meagan, Lauren, and Carly. I graduated from NDSU in 1987 and have been in the seed business ever since. I started my current role with Thunder Seed in November of 2019, so this is…
Mike Dietrich
April 21, 2020
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Meet Wendy

I have been working in the Ag industry for 25 years. I grew up in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia finally settling back in Manitoba. I have two very successful daughters and 3 amazing granddaughters. Just over 3 years ago I was given the opportunity  to work for a family…
Mike Dietrich
April 14, 2020
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Meet Nikki

Nikki Naas graduate from NDSU with a degree in Agricultural Economics and Crop and weed science. She is now our expert on Climate Field view! Nikki travels to farms around the area helping our farmers set up Climate Field View. She also continues to help on her family farm near…
Mike Dietrich
April 11, 2020
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Meet Jeff

I was born and raised in Bemidji, MN. I have a 12 year old son that definitely keeps me on the go and on my toes. I grew up in the country and have been around farming and ranching most of my life and enjoy everything that goes along with…
Mike Dietrich
April 2, 2020
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Women in Ag 2019

November 6th marked the date of our 4th annual Women in Ag event! The event as held in Halstad, MN at the LRC and we had around 200 guests in attendance! We kicked off the event with a social hour including appetizers and a wine sampling from Carlos Creek Winery!…
Mike Dietrich
November 12, 2019
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Agriculture in Ecuador

This past week I experienced a trip of a lifetime learning about agriculture in Ecuador. The Red River Valley Ag Peer Group had the opportunity to travel to Ecuador where we meet with area farmers, researchers, and business owners. We were able to see first hand many agricultural practices and…
Mike Dietrich
February 18, 2019
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Lineup of Enlist Soybeans

Thunder Seed is proud to announce a complete lineup of Enlist E3 soybeans with maturities ranging from 00.9 RM to 2.0 RM. Thunder Seed has been working directly with Enlist soybeans and the Enlist Weed Control System for multiple years. Our owners, being farmers themselves, have planted Thunder Seed Enlist…
Mike Dietrich
January 15, 2019
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Thunder thanks all our customers

With the temperatures starting to drop and the snow beginning to fall it is that time of year to lock in your 2019 seed orders. Thunder Seed is offering an early order discount program this fall and to qualify for this discount, you must book your corn and/or soybean seed…
Mike Dietrich
November 26, 2018
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Yield Results and Variability

Yield Results and Variability   A product’s yield is determined by the interaction of its genetics and the environment in which it is tested. It’s important to note that yield trials and test plots involve many variables in each of their environments. I’ve heard it said before that one single…
Mike Dietrich
November 13, 2018
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Women In Ag featuring Jodi Buresh

Why Do we Care? Get ready to laugh and learn as Jodi Buresh connects with you in an inspiring, yet critical topic.  Caring about Agriculture.   Her experiences and stories from NOT growing up as a farmer or rancher to traveling throughout the country speaking on agricultural education topics will bring home…
Mike Dietrich
November 6, 2018
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Thunder Seed Welcomes Ryan Joy

News Release Media Contact: Krista Kappes, krista.kappes@thunderseed.com For Immediate Release Thunder Seed Hires Ryan Joy FARGO, ND - (October 22, 2018) Thunder Seed is pleased to announce its recent hire of Ryan Joy, who has joined the team as a District Sales Manager. Joy is passionate about jumping in and…
Mike Dietrich
October 22, 2018
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2019 Grower Financing

With the seasons changing and harvest already beginning in some areas many farmers will have their calendars booked over the next few weeks. As a result, financing next year’s crop input purchases may not currently be at the top of your mind. However, we would like to remind you of…
Mike Dietrich
September 26, 2018
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News Release- Thunder Seed welcomes Todd Walker

News Release Media Contact: Krista Kappes, krista.kappes@thunderseed.com For Immediate Release Thunder Seed Hires Todd Walker FARGO, ND - (August 29, 2018) Thunder Seed is pleased to announce its recent hire of Todd Walker, who has joined the team as the Provincial Sales Manager of Manitoba and Southern Saskatchewan. In this…
Mike Dietrich
August 30, 2018
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Harvest Kickoff 2018

With harvest 2018 kicking into high gear, it’s an important time of year to see what has been working on your farm and what improvements can be made to make 2019 even better. Try the following tactics to help you take your productivity to the next level. When you’re combining…
Mike Dietrich
August 27, 2018
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Iron Deficiency Chlorosis (IDC)

Starting to see it show up in some growing areas Shows up in fields / areas with higher soluble salts & carbonates Some varieties are much more tolerant then others (IDC ratings) Look for interveinal yellowing on newer growth Caused by inability of plant to take up iron Foliar Iron…
Mike Dietrich
June 15, 2018
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Spraying and Scouting Season

Planting has come to a close for a lot of areas with some areas with about a week left.  It seems like every area is a little different this year as far as weed pressure.  With that being said, it is now time to protect your investment.  As all of…
Mike Dietrich
June 4, 2018
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Cutworm Activity

With corn & soybeans emerging and growing, it’s time to start thinking of cutworm activity. Make sure you are scouting your fields thoroughly. Look for plants that have been cut or may have shot holes in leaves. Economic threshold in corn is when 3-6% of plants are cut. If larvae…
Mike Dietrich
June 1, 2018
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Thunder Seed Hires Michael Cook

FARGO, ND - (May 18, 2018) Thunder Seed is pleased to announce it’s recent hire of Michael Cook, who has joined the team as Retail Sales Manager. In this new role, Cook will work on building customer relationships through exceptional knowledge of Thunder Seed’s product offerings. When asked what makes…
Mike Dietrich
May 23, 2018
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Critical Weed Free Period

As planting comes to an end, its time to remember critical weed free periods. This is a key step to maximize yield.  Corn and soybeans, like many crops, are very week competitors in the seedling stage, so let’s keep the soybeans clean until at least V3 (third leaf) and the…
Mike Dietrich
May 18, 2018
CanadaThunder SeedUnited States

Thunder Agronomy Blog

Thunder Agronomy Blog With spring right around the corner, growers are chomping at the bit to get out there and start planting.  Here are a couple of the things we should try and remember to make it another successful planting season. Planting Rates When calculating seeding rates, make sure to…
Mike Dietrich
April 18, 2018
Thunder SeedUnited States

Soybean Treatment and Inoculant

Soybean Treatment and Inoculant Derek Haug When I started my first internship I was told that all I needed to know about treating soybeans is that you need to paint them and make them sticky. While this may over simplify what the product being used and the benefits it is…
Mike Dietrich
April 13, 2018
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Thunder Seed Adds New General Manager

DILWORTH, Minn. – Thunder Seed, Inc., a farmer-owned company focused on top genetic traits and high yields, has named John Sorby as its new general manager. Sorby brings more than 23 years of seed management experience to the position. “I’m excited to be working with a family-owned company that has…
Mike Dietrich
January 3, 2018
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Thunder Seed Hires Mike Dietrich

FARGO, ND - (August 28, 2017) Thunder Seed is pleased to announce it’s recent hire of Mike Dietrich, who will join the team as Director of Product Development on Monday, August 28th. In his role, Dietrich will deliver innovative seed product solutions, direct product positioning to the sales team, and…
Mike Dietrich
August 28, 2017
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Alicia Narum Joins Thunder Seed

We are proud to welcome Alicia Narum to the Thunder Seed team. Alicia is our new financial analyst. She manages the accounting department, and her responsibilities include analyzing financial statements, submitting bill payments and advising on financial matters. Alicia has nearly four years of accounting experience. Most recently, she worked…
Mike Dietrich
March 23, 2016
DealerThunder SeedUnited States

Sunflower Oil Receives Positive Reviews

Mandan, ND - Americans are learning about the health benefits of sunflower oil, as shown in the International Food Information Council Foundation's 2015 Food and Health Survey. In that survey, sunflower oil received positive reviews: 56 percent of Americans rated sunflower oil as either "extremely healthful" or "somewhat healthful," which…
Mike Dietrich
June 8, 2015
Thunder SeedUnited States

Crop Rotation Benefit with Sunflowers

By Larry Mueller, Thunder Seed Executive Sales Director For many years, my family has grown sunflowers and through the challenges, they have seen the goldenrod-colored crop become part of their regular rotation schedule. Here’s some firsthand observations on the advantages of growing sunflowers, including its place in crop rotations. This broadleaf crop is versatile…
Mike Dietrich
May 5, 2015
Thunder SeedUnited States

Thunder Seed Introduces Three New Sunflower Varieties

Thunder Seed recently introduced three new sunflower varieties to its seed lineup. The new varieties are all Clearfield® hybrids, which makes them tolerant to Beyond® herbicide for excellent weed control. “We’re excited about the opportunity to offer sunflowers to our growers,” said Larry Mueller, executive sales director for Thunder Seed.…
Mike Dietrich
December 19, 2014
Thunder SeedUnited States

Meet our U.S. District Sales Managers

Jeff Bates is Thunder Seed’s chief production officer and key accounts manager. He is responsible for communicating with current customers while seeking out new opportunities, and he handles all corn production issues, inventory and packaging. Jeff has been in the seed industry for 25 years, including 14 as an agronomy…
Mike Dietrich
August 22, 2014
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