Producer Page: Spring

It’s been a tough spring…I hope you have been able to make some planting progress this week with the improving weather.   Remember to be careful as you work toward the finish line!

One thing to be checking at this time- We are seeing some poor emergence in some fields in Faribault County, with a little bit of replanting. Depending on the planting date and soil types, there were some soils that stayed too wet for too long and also there are some crusting issues. Take a few minutes to check your corn fields and where the stands are thin, dig up some seed and see if it is still viable. If seed looks ok and if some seedlings look like they may be leafing out underground, it is time to dig out the rotary hoe. If the seed is looking mushy with no shoot emerging, it may be time to consider replanting those spots. Luckily, this is not a widespread issue, but please do check it out.

First rainy day that you can’t get into the field, make an appointment to visit your grain bins. We’ve had a lot of weather/temperature variation, please make sure that you don’t have any grain condition problems developing.

One last thing…if you carry hail insurance, it is time to make sure coverage is in place. Feel free to call me about this if you have any questions or need assistance.

Good Luck Out There!!!



Mark Producer Page headshotAbout Mark Warmka

Mark has worked at Peoples State Bank since 2003, serving as lead agricultural lending officer and bank Senior Vice President. He is also a member of the Board of Directors. Mark has an extensive background in the financial services industry, possessing both investment and insurance licensing and is fully accredited as a crop insurance agent.

He and his wife, Kate, an elementary teacher in Blue Earth, live on and manage the home farm near Easton. Their daughter, Amanda, is a Physician Assistant at UHD Hospital and daughter, Sara, is teaching and coaching at Fairmont Public Schools. 

You can reach Mark by email or at 507-553-3155.

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