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BIO International Convention 2009Food & Ag Session<br />Improving Farmers Lives<br />Presentation <br />by <br />Terry Wan...
Terry Wanzek-Personal Info<br /><ul><li>Terry Wanzek – 4th generation Family Farmer
Family: wife Janice & 2 daughters (Briana & Mariah) & one son (Ryan)
Farm in Stutsman County with our family- and a brother, my father and their families
Farm 10,000 plus acres of cropland
Raise wheat, barley, corn, soybeans and dry beans (pintos)
Run sideline businesses:  seed cleaning plant, export & market dry beans & Purina feed & retail pet store
Bachelor’s degree in Business & Accounting – Jamestown College
TEPAP Program graduate – Texas A & M</li></li></ul><li>Terry Wanzek- Activities<br /><ul><li>Served on NAWG Board & Domest...
Currently serving on NAWG Budget Committee
Past president & board member of NDGGA (North Dakota Grain Growers Association)
ND State Senator- 14 years
Served as Chairmen & Vice Chair – ND Senate Agriculture Committee
Vice Chair of ND Senate Industry, Business & Labor Committee
Farm Bureau Nodal Mutual Insurance Board Director
TATT Board
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BIO International Convention 2009 Food & Ag Session: Improving Farmers Lives

  1. 1. BIO International Convention 2009Food & Ag Session<br />Improving Farmers Lives<br />Presentation <br />by <br />Terry Wanzek<br />
  2. 2. Terry Wanzek-Personal Info<br /><ul><li>Terry Wanzek – 4th generation Family Farmer
  3. 3. Family: wife Janice & 2 daughters (Briana & Mariah) & one son (Ryan)
  4. 4. Farm in Stutsman County with our family- and a brother, my father and their families
  5. 5. Farm 10,000 plus acres of cropland
  6. 6. Raise wheat, barley, corn, soybeans and dry beans (pintos)
  7. 7. Run sideline businesses: seed cleaning plant, export & market dry beans & Purina feed & retail pet store
  8. 8. Bachelor’s degree in Business & Accounting – Jamestown College
  9. 9. TEPAP Program graduate – Texas A & M</li></li></ul><li>Terry Wanzek- Activities<br /><ul><li>Served on NAWG Board & Domestic Policy Committee
  10. 10. Currently serving on NAWG Budget Committee
  11. 11. Past president & board member of NDGGA (North Dakota Grain Growers Association)
  12. 12. ND State Senator- 14 years
  13. 13. Served as Chairmen & Vice Chair – ND Senate Agriculture Committee
  14. 14. Vice Chair of ND Senate Industry, Business & Labor Committee
  15. 15. Farm Bureau Nodal Mutual Insurance Board Director
  16. 16. TATT Board
  17. 17. Growers for Biotechnology</li></li></ul><li>
  18. 18. Wanzek Family<br />Terry<br />Janice<br />Briana<br />Ryan<br />Mariah<br />
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  20. 20. Takehiro Fujiwara<br />Wheat Procurement<br />Nippon Flour Mills Co.<br />
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  23. 23. Benefits and Value Added by Biotechnology<br />on our Farm<br />No Till/Minimum Till Farming(conserves soil moisture & reduces soil erosion)<br />Enhanced wild life habitat by leaving more crop residue<br />Improves soil organic matter content<br />Reduced fuel usage and wear and tear on high valued equipment<br />Reduced Pesticide and insecticide Costs<br />Reduced Production Risks (More Certainty in production)<br />Yield increases<br />Allowed us to grow higher valued crops<br />Improved crop rotation by enhancing non-biotech crop production<br />Provided production efficiencies allowing for more family time and less time spent in the field<br />Financially rewarding to our families<br />Made us much more productive, more efficient & more wealthy<br />Made my job easier!<br />
  24. 24. USDA NASS: Stutsman County Wheat Acres<br />Planted<br />Acres<br />
  25. 25. USDA NASS: Stutsman County Barley Acres<br />Planted<br />Acres<br />
  26. 26. USDA NASS: Stutsman County Soybean Acres<br />Planted Acres<br />
  27. 27. USDA NASS: Stutsman County Corn Acres<br />Planted<br />Acres<br />
  28. 28. Main Message for Today<br />Biotechnology provides economic & environmental benefits which add value <br />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.<br />
  29. 29. Proud to be a Farmer<br />Biotech supports a Sustainable Agriculture Industry<br />Guaranteeing a future for the next generation<br />

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