Picture-Perfect Ride Conditions

If there was ever a day fit for riding motorcycles or driving a convertible, it was August 27! More than 110 drivers and riders revved their engines under clear blue skies and sunshine for the 3rd Annual Latham Freedom of Independence Ride.

Riders crossed the Mississippi aboard the historic Cassville ferry.

The 90-mile route took riders and drivers across some of the most scenic roads in northeast Iowa and southwest Wisconsin.  Participants traveled winding roads in both states, crossing the Mighty Mississippi on this historic Cassville ferry.  We’d like to give a “shout out” to Ron Hampton and the hardworking captain and crew members, who made our ferry ride memorable for all of the right reasons!

Along the way, riders and drivers stopped at four different farm fields.  These stops showcased: (1) Latham’s hallmark Seed-2-Soil® program, which helps increase a farmer’s profitability and efficiency by bringing more meaning to grid samples and geo-reference yield data; (2) new corn technology including Latham® Hi-Tech Hybrids with VT Double Pro, the industry’s first dual mode-of-action with above-ground insect protection in corn,  and Refuge-in-a-Bag, a true one-bag system that simplifies refuge;

Our “field day on wheels” included four Latham® crop stops.

(3) new soybean products including Latham® Hi-Tech Soybeans with LibertyLink and Genuity® Roundup® Ready 2 technology, which is showing great yield advantages and economic benefits to our customers; and (4) Latham’s business philosophy, which focuses on partnering with farmers to select the seed products that best fit their needs.

Check out the Kodak moments on Latham’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/LathamSeeds.  And mark your calendars now for Latham’s 4th Annual Freedom of Independence Ride on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012.  You’ll want to join us as we celebrate our company’s 75th year of business with an extra special ride through Latham Country!

I said I was going to ride this year, and I did! This year a cooler, next year a Harley?