A rotating selection each month to get to know the Burrus Account and Sales Managers.
Mathias joined the Burrus team in July 2017. Originally from Milford, IL, Mathias now lives in Champaign, IL with his wife Marrissa. He enjoys attending sporting events, spending time outdoors and going on walks with his dog, Kane. If you have seed needs in De Witt, Macon, Piatt, or Moultrie county, contact Mathias today!
Hughes Hybrids brand seed was started 50 years ago, in 1967. Earl Hughes had been in the seed business since the late 1920’s producing public oat varieties and growing seed corn for companies on the east coast. In 1967, Hughes entered the single-cross hybrid corn market and created the Hughes Hybrids Brand. Today, the brand exists as part of the Burrus family of brands.
In 1967, several farmers partnered with Hughes as dealers to begin selling the new seed. The Moore family was one of those ini al partners. Tom Moore, Sr. ended up being a career-long user and seller of Hughes and later, Burrus seed. On a farm located a few miles west of Rockford, IL, Tom Moore fed beef cattle and raised crops. Over the years, Tom built a loyal customer base and earned numerous sales awards. One of the things Tom was known for was taking an active interest in the success of the younger farmers in his neighborhood. Tom was considered a friend by the Hughes family and a great business partner. Tom remained an active dealer until his passing at the age of 78.
At the me of his father’s passing in 2012, Tom Jr. and his wife Tami made the decision to continue the dealership, naming it TNT Seed. They have followed in Sr.’s footsteps, building the business into the top performing dealership in the Burrus northern sales region. Tom and Tami treat their dealership as a serious business and both actively pursue sales. TNT Seeds has also continued the family tradition of winning sales awards.
The Hughes and Burrus families are proud to be partnered with the Moore family for 50 years.
New products and new or updated management practices are consistently being promoted throughout the agricultural industry.The following is a guideline of how to conduct research on your acres.
Recently, both agronomists and growers have been circling around the question of soybean row width and during a recent Twitter poll, 37% voted for me to write about soybean row spacing.
Coon’s Choice sweet corn is an ever-evolving blend of components. Recently, we have switched to a new version of Coon’s Choice called Coon’s Choice IV.
The Burrus sales agronomy staff has been receiving questions about what insect populations will be like this year based on the winter we’ve experienced in our footprint.
On February 1, over 120 growers gathered at Hamilton’s in Jacksonville, IL at an event co-sponsored by the Illinois Soybean Association and Burrus Seed to learn how to maximize yield and reach full profitability of soybeans.
When managing for high yielding soybeans, there are many variables to keep in mind.
Repetitive use of one site of action (SOA) has led to the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds throughout the Midwest.
The incorporaton of cover crops on your farm increases species diversity; therefore, depending on cover crop species, it can lead to beneficial species that provide pest suppression.