Depend on our expertise to maximize crop production in every field.
From quality seed to custom applications of fertilizers and crop protection products, Midland Marketing Coop’s full-service agronomy division provides everything you need to maximize productivity on your farm. Our experienced agronomists go above and beyond to learn everything they can about your fields and your goals so they can help you put together the right management plan for your operation. We also work hard to ensure that you’ll get the most out of your crop inputs by offering precision agronomy solutions like soil tests, tissue sampling, field mapping and variable rate technology.
We have four main agronomy centers located in Hays, La Crosse, Palco and Plainville, and six additional agronomy hubs in Brownell, McCracken, Natoma, Toulon, Yocemento and Zurich to make sure that our quality products and services are always available to meet your needs. Read on to learn more about our product portfolios and service offerings, and give us a call to start realizing your operation’s fullest potential.
Midland Marketing Coop sells and supports the best crop seed on the market, including sorghum, wheat, soybeans, corn, sunflowers, alfalfa and forages. Our agronomists excel at matching the right hybrids and varieties for each field to help farmers make the most of every acre. We are proud to offer the following seed brand portfolios, plus seed from local suppliers Polansky Seed and Phillips Seed. Call your local agronomy sales representative for more information.
It’s important to protect your investment after selecting the right wheat or soybean varieties for your fields. We take great pride in our seed treatment capabilities at Midland Marketing. With seed treaters in Plainville, Palco and McCracken, we can apply the full line of Warden® seed treatments on demand, among other products.
Selecting the right hybrids and seed varieties can be a complex process with new products constantly being introduced. Fortunately, we help you sort through the details by providing yield data from Midland Marketing test plots and trials from Fort Hays University. We’ve also actively assisted DeKalb and Asgrow with their market development plot in Rooks County for several years. In addition to reviewing the data below, be sure to consult your local agronomist for customized assistance in finding the best fit for your acres.
As your local fertilizer source, Midland Marketing Coop can supply any crop nutrient product that your soil sample or plant tissue analysis recommends to keep your crops healthy and optimize their yield potential. Whether you’re looking for dry or liquid fertilizers, our four main agronomy hubs deliver bulk product to every corner of our service area. We can also custom-blend dry fertilizers to your exact specifications.
Many customers utilize our custom application service to provide their fields with exactly what is needed to maximize yield potential and farm profitability. To boost the return on your crop investment, our team of knowledgeable agronomists at Midland Marketing will customize the right fertility package for your fields and your bottom line. In addition to dry and liquid fertilizers, our lineup includes:
- Nitrogen stabilizers
- Plant growth regulators
- Complete lineup of WinField® United plant nutrition products, including MAX-IN® micronutrients
Crop Protection Products
Midland Marketing has built relationships with the industry’s leading crop protection manufacturers, allowing us to provide any crop protection product you need to protect your fields against weeds, diseases and pests. Our wide range of offerings includes product portfolios from the manufacturers listed below.
You can rely on our expert agronomists to provide insights and observations that will help you develop strategies to manage the challenges your acres face in any given season. In addition to scouting your fields, we also offer custom application services. Whether you’re in need of flat or variable rate treatments, our applicators and fleet of advanced equipment have you covered. We also have relationships with aerial applicators.
Our dependable agronomy team offers a wide range of quality agronomic services at Midland Marketing Coop, including the following:
- Soil sampling
- Custom fertilizer applications (flat or variable rate treatments)
- Dry or liquid fertilizers
- Custom dry blends
- Top-dress urea and AMS custom applications
- Pre-plant, side dress and in-season micronutrients
- Nitrogen stabilizers
- Custom crop protection applications
- Pre- and post-emerge herbicides, fungicides and insecticides
- On-demand wheat and soybean seed treatments found at McCracken, Plainville and Palco locations
- Wheat treatments with seed cleaning can be found at, McCracken and Palco locations
- Wheat seed cleaning
- Field scouting
- Producer financing
The Midland Marketing Coop agronomy team uses leading technology to provide farmers with accurate and cost-effective field prescriptions. We leverage the R7® Tool and Climate FieldView™ platforms to store data and help you identify and better manage the acres that possess the best opportunity for increased profit potential. Both of these comprehensive precision farming solutions integrates soil and tissue sampling, satellite imagery mapping and harvest data to help create customized variable rate fertility and seeding prescriptions for your farm. We also have tissue samples analyzed by NutriSolutions® Tissue Analysis.
Click on the items below to learn more about each precision ag platform.
- Field and Zone Soil Testing
- Variable Rate Fertility Prescriptions
- As-Applied Field Mapping
- Harvest Data Mapping
- Satellite Imaging
- NDVI Images and Analysis
- Farm Data Management
- Profitability Map
- Archived and In-Season Imagery
Keeps all your data in one place with connectivity across many equipment types, makes, models and systems. This enables easy collection, storage and viewing of field data for more of the inputs you manage during the season.
Uncover valuable insights for next season with tools that help you analyze crop performance at the field level or by field zone. Use in-season imagery to identify issues early and take action to protect yield.
Optimize inputs to maximize yield and profitability on every acre with variable rate seeding prescription tools, nitrogen management tools and fertility scripting tools.
Our agronomists can visit your farm at different points during the growing season to take plant tissue samples. NutriSolutions® tissue testing and analyses pinpoint nutrient deficiencies at critical growth stages so we can help farmers make adjustments before yield potential is compromised. We can also import tissue data results into the Climate FieldView™ and R7® Tool applications for a complete review of previous seasons to help you plan for next season.
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Financing Your Growth
Midland Marketing Coop understands that you need unique and flexible crop input financing to succeed in an ever-changing global market. Every grower has different needs, so in addition to supporting your farming operation through our own net 30 charge account, we offer competitive financial solutions in conjunction with the Cooperative Finance Association, Inc. (CFA) and John Deere Credit. Read below for more information and contact Audrey Werth or your local Midland Marketing Coop agronomist with questions about any of these offerings.
CFA Input Financing Program
CFA’s Input Financing Program offers a variety of loan products to fit your crop production needs. Benefits include:
- Quick approval process
- Convenient loan application process
- Non-revolving line of credit
- Credit limits designed to fit the needs of the producer
- Funding for fertilizer, chemical, seed and energy products
- Convenient one-stop shopping
- Financing through knowledgeable people in production agriculture
John Deere Multi-Use Account
- Wide variety of eligible products to purchase
- Subsidized interest rate by the manufacturers
- Always reduced interest rate compared to banks
- Easy to enroll
- The transferring of money is streamlined, making it very easy and efficient to use
John Deere credit applications can be completed online. Send completed CFA applications to Audrey Werth at:
Midland Marketing Coop
c/o Audrey Werth
219 East 9th
Hays, KS 67601
Audrey Werth joined Midland Marketing in March of 2019 and worked with the Grain Merchandising Advisory Program. In August 2019 she began her role in Customer Relations. Before joining Midland, she was a Commercial Lender at Commerce Bank for 8 years. Audrey serves on the Ellis County Farm Bureau Board, Community Development Committee of the K-State Research, and Extension Council for the Cottonwood District. She is also actively involved with the Hays Area Young Professors, Hays Area Chamber of Commerce, and Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Audrey attended Fort Hays State University and earned a B.S. in Agriculture. Audrey grew up north of Hays on a farm and ranch, where her parents still raise cattle and farm. Growing up, she showed cattle and pigs in 4-H. In her free time, Audrey enjoys spending time outside with her dog, being at the lake, and traveling. She also loves cooking and being crafty.
Anna Luna joined Midland Marketing in 2007 as the Administrative Assistant in Plainville. In 2014, she took on the role of Palco Location Coordinator and over time has also assumed the Marketing and Advertising role. Anna grew up in southeastern Nebraska on her family’s diversified operation. She attended Southeast Community College in Beatrice, Nebraska, and graduated with a Livestock Production Certificate. She then moved to Plainville, Kansas and graduated from Fort Hays State University with a degree in Ag Business and minor in Communication in 2007. Anna, along with her husband Jesse and daughter Olivia have a cow/calf operation and a diversified row crop operation. In her free time, Anna enjoys her work as a member of the Rooks County Free Fair Board, Rooks County and State Farm Bureau organizations, and Sacred Heart Schools Home and School Board.
Lee Niblock joined Midland Marketing in 2002 and served in North Area Sales. Before joining Midland, he was a Manager and Chemical Applicator at Stockton Ag Products for 14 years. Lee is also a Certified Commercial Applicator 1A and CCA Certified Crop Adviser. Previously, he has also been a St. Thomas Church Board Member, President and Zone Chairman of the Lions Club, Chairman of the Extension Council Board, and Knights of Columbus Financial Secretary. Lee grew up on a farm northeast of Logan, Kansas whose operation was mostly wheat and cattle. He worked with his father’s crew and custom harvested from southern Kansas to Montana for 8 years. He attended Northwest Area Technical College and received a degree in Diesel Mechanics. Lee and his wife Theresa have been married for 32 years. They have two children, Andrew and Rebekah, and a granddaughter, Gabriella. In his free time, Lee enjoys hunting and farming.
Todd Stolz joined Midland Marketing in 1996 as the Toulon Coordinator and later moved to Hays as Central Area Coordinator in 1997. In 2003 he assumed his current role in Central Area Agronomy Sales. Before joining Midland, he worked on a farm since high school and college and spent two years in Ag Equipment Sales for LDI in Hays. Todd has also been on the Senior Crop Advisor Board with Winfield United since 2016. He grew up in Sharon Springs, Kansas. Todd grew up in the business; his dad worked for the Wallace County Coop for 36 years before retiring as Manager. Todd attended Garden City Community College and the University of Northern Iowa. He and his wife, Kaylin, have three children: Kayla Stephens, Brady Stephens, and Kaid Stolz. He also has three granddaughters and currently spends time with his mom who moved to Hays recently. In his free time, Todd enjoys golf, bowling, fishing, football, and enjoying time with his family.
Pat Muir served as Agronomy Salesman in Palco and North Area manager for Midland Marketing from 2008 to 2014. In March of 2020 he assumed his current role in North Area Agronomy Sales. Prior to working at Midland, Patrick worked in Sales and as Location Manager for Nutrien Ag Solutions. He is currently the President of the Phillips/Rooks County Extension board. He grew up on his family farm north of Stockton and has been involved in farming for his entire life. After one semester at a junior college, Patrick entered the workforce. Pat and his wife, Tialisa, have been married for 34 years. Their son Heath and his wife Lacy have two children: Lane and Cohen. In his free time, Pat enjoys fishing, hunting, and golfing.
Kashli Holthaus joined Midland Marketing in 2021. Kashli is a part of the South Area sales. Before joining Midland Marketing, she worked for the KSU Ag Research Center as an Agriculture Technician in the Sorghum Project, and did her internship with CHS INC., doing agronomy sales. Kashli is a graduate of Fort Hays State University with a degree in Agricultural Business. While at FHSU, she was an active member of Collegiate Farm Bureau where she volunteered for “Ag in the Classroom”. Kashli grew up in Tribune Kansas on her families ranch deeply involved in 4-H, showing livestock, and running a small herd of feeder calves. She also worked for a local farmer during wheat harvest. Kashli resides in Munjor, Kansas with her husband Rex and their dog Coop. Most days when Kashli isn’t scouting fields you can find her taking her dog on a run or walk or out at the lake fishing or wakeboarding. In the winter you can find her watching HGTV or spending time with her friends and family
Blake Bouchey started at Midland Marketing in 2018 as a part time employee while he was still attending school. He has since transitioned into the role of Sales in Palco and looking forward to serving our customers in that area. Blake grew up in California with his family before moving to the Palco area when he was 10. He was active in 4-H and FFA with showing hogs and sheep throughout his school years. He graduated from Fort Hays State University in May of 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and a minor in Ag Business. In his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with friends.