Reflecting on 2016

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As a year ends and a new one begins, we would like to take some time to reflect on the good times and the not so good times that 2016 presented us. We know that with agriculture in general there are bound to be some rough waters and uncertainty. The rough waters that were experienced by everyone in the ag industry is the low commodity prices. In fact, corn dropped to a multi year low in November and boy did we feel it. We have high hopes for better prices in 2017. What did help with the low prices were the awesome yields we had. High yields means more bushels of corn and soybeans to sell. We can’t help but to be thankful for another safe year on the farm, that will always trump the bad times.

Highlights of 2016: 

Logan graduated from Wisner-Pilger high school and is currently attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln majoring in diversified Ag. He is also a proud member of Alpha Gamma Rho. 

Dixon is on his second year of renting farm ground and has continued to see great yields. He also bought his first house in Wisner and moved in this summer. 

Austen and Jessie welcomed their first child in July, Arlo James Godbersen. Austen continues to crop scout and soil sample when he is not farming. Jessie is a nurse at Faith Regional in Norfolk. 

Jack continues to sell Golden Harvest seed and recently picked up another seed company, Seitec. When Jack is not farming or selling seed he stays busy keeping the technology updated that the farm operation heavily relies on. 

Gary and Carmen recently won a conservation award for being outstanding stewards of the land. This award was presented to them by the Soil and Water Conservation Society. Leaving the land better than how they found it is how they will continue to farm. Gary and Carmen have stayed busy with Logan graduating, their first grandchild and making sure everything runs smooth on the farm. 

We are looking forward to another great year of farming! Continue to watch our website for frequent updates throughout the year! Happy New Year to all.