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BIO International Convention 2009 Food & Ag Session: Improving Farmers Lives

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  • 1. BIO International Convention 2009Food & Ag Session
    Improving Farmers Lives
    Presentation
    by
    Terry Wanzek
  • 2. Terry Wanzek-Personal Info
    • Terry Wanzek – 4th generation Family Farmer
    • 3. Family: wife Janice & 2 daughters (Briana & Mariah) & one son (Ryan)
    • 4. Farm in Stutsman County with our family- and a brother, my father and their families
    • 5. Farm 10,000 plus acres of cropland
    • 6. Raise wheat, barley, corn, soybeans and dry beans (pintos)
    • 7. Run sideline businesses: seed cleaning plant, export & market dry beans & Purina feed & retail pet store
    • 8. Bachelor’s degree in Business & Accounting – Jamestown College
    • 9. TEPAP Program graduate – Texas A & M
  • Terry Wanzek- Activities
    • Served on NAWG Board & Domestic Policy Committee
    • 10. Currently serving on NAWG Budget Committee
    • 11. Past president & board member of NDGGA (North Dakota Grain Growers Association)
    • 12. ND State Senator- 14 years
    • 13. Served as Chairmen & Vice Chair – ND Senate Agriculture Committee
    • 14. Vice Chair of ND Senate Industry, Business & Labor Committee
    • 15. Farm Bureau Nodal Mutual Insurance Board Director
    • 16. TATT Board
    • 17. Growers for Biotechnology
  • 18. Wanzek Family
    Terry
    Janice
    Briana
    Ryan
    Mariah
  • 19.
  • 20. Takehiro Fujiwara
    Wheat Procurement
    Nippon Flour Mills Co.
  • 21.
  • 22.
  • 23. Benefits and Value Added by Biotechnology
    on our Farm
    No Till/Minimum Till Farming(conserves soil moisture & reduces soil erosion)
    Enhanced wild life habitat by leaving more crop residue
    Improves soil organic matter content
    Reduced fuel usage and wear and tear on high valued equipment
    Reduced Pesticide and insecticide Costs
    Reduced Production Risks (More Certainty in production)
    Yield increases
    Allowed us to grow higher valued crops
    Improved crop rotation by enhancing non-biotech crop production
    Provided production efficiencies allowing for more family time and less time spent in the field
    Financially rewarding to our families
    Made us much more productive, more efficient & more wealthy
    Made my job easier!
  • 24. USDA NASS: Stutsman County Wheat Acres
    Planted
    Acres
  • 25. USDA NASS: Stutsman County Barley Acres
    Planted
    Acres
  • 26. USDA NASS: Stutsman County Soybean Acres
    Planted Acres
  • 27. USDA NASS: Stutsman County Corn Acres
    Planted
    Acres
  • 28. Main Message for Today
    Biotechnology provides economic & environmental benefits which add value
    Family Farmers are business men & women who are farming not only for a way of life but for a profit! We must economically justify what we do! Where and when accessible, astute farmers have overwhelmingly adopted the utilization of Biotechnology! Profitable Farming is Sustainable.
  • 29. Proud to be a Farmer
    Biotech supports a Sustainable Agriculture Industry
    Guaranteeing a future for the next generation