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From the Manager's Desk

Jul 05, 2022

Premier Employees

June Update

I hope everyone had the chance to enjoy the Independence Day holiday with family and friends. With the holiday falling on Monday this year, most of us were able to enjoy a nice three-day holiday weekend. Thanks to all of you who called in your orders early so our staff could wrap up the week on time and enjoy the weekend and help minimize the added pressure that the short following week brings. I’d also like to thank all of you who returned your propane contracts by the end of June. With a short window of when contracts are mailed to when they are due back, we really appreciate your patience and support. If reading this reminded you that your contract is still sitting on the kitchen table, just pick up the phone and call the energy office nearest to you. I’m sure we’ll be able to take care of you. The last of the propane contracts (Cap renewals) and safety mailings will be sent out later this month. On behalf of our energy team and everyone at your cooperative, thank you for choosing us to serve your propane needs again this year.

While the June Dairy Month celebrations will have ended, many of the local and county fairs will just be getting started. Again, this year Premier’s feed and agronomy divisions will be recognizing the hard work of our member’s kids by awarding up to $50 to each of these participants as a token of appreciation for their commitment to animal agriculture. By providing each youth with the opportunity to receive something, we’ve rewarded thousands of kids with well over $100,000 since we started this program in 2002. Get details from your Premier Livestock Nutritionist or check out our Facebook page and website for submitting your photos and how to claim your child’s reward. Don’t forget, if your animal needs that little extra shine to prep for their big day, stop by either our Mineral Point or Westby locations for the best show feeds and supplies on the market. Congratulations to the participants and good luck at the fair this year. 

The month of July will be busy with agronomy plot and educational events, as well as Premier’s “River Rumble” tractor pull on July 29th. The agronomy plots offer an excellent opportunity for our staff to receive hands-on training with products and services that will have the greatest impact on conditions that are happening in the field today. From mid-season nitrogen applications and insect or weed pressure options to calculating the return on investment of fungicide applications, your agronomists have been armed with the latest tools and techniques to help you maximize your profit this fall. Please don’t hesitate to contact one of the excellent Premier agronomists near you for more information or to schedule a private tour of an Answer Plot near you.

As we enter the last few months of our fiscal year, I’d like to thank all of you who have kept your charge account at the cooperative within our credit terms. I can’t stress enough how important it is to your company that all the previous month’s charges are paid in full by the end of the month after they purchased. It’s the cash flow we depend on to pay our suppliers, make payroll, and reinvest in your cooperative. I understand that it takes a lot of work to keep your account current, and it is very much appreciated. Have a great month.

Matt Severson

CEO


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