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Six Farms, Six States: The Road To Higher Yields Farm Tour



          Six Farms, Six States: The Road To Higher Yields Farm Tour

The Mosaic Company's Road to Higher Yields Farm Tour Highlights Yield Progress
on The Pursuit of 300? Farmers' Fields

PR Newswire

PLYMOUTH, Minn., Aug. 7, 2013

PLYMOUTH, Minn., Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting Aug. 20, The Mosaic
Company will begin a 10-day tour across the Corn Belt — coined The Road to
Higher Yields Farm Tour — and travel by branded bus to visit six farms in six
states to spotlight the crop nutrition programs and experiences of the Pursuit
of 300 Farmers as they push for higher yields.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130807/CG60415)

The first full production year of the Pursuit of 300 is in full swing, and The
Road to Higher Yields Farm Tour is setting out to showcase the progress of
each Pursuit Field, share the successes and challenges faced by each Pursuit
Farmer, and provide a unique window into the 2013 growing season of six
progressive U.S. farms.

The Road to Higher Yields Farm Tour kicks off Aug. 20 at Pursuit Farmer
Mitchell Baalman's farm in Hoxie, Kan., includes a stop at the 2013 Farm
Progress Show, and concludes Aug. 29 at Curt and Chris Hudson's operation in
Crawfordsville, Ind.

"The Pursuit of 300 is about collaboration, sharing information and real
production practices that impact full farm yields," says Kevin Kimm, Senior
Director of Marketing at The Mosaic Company. "By visiting each Pursuit Farmer
and their retailer, Mosaic is encouraging and engaging in continuous
conversations about what it takes to reach the 300-bushel mark."

The Road to Higher Yields Farm Tour Schedule:

  o Aug. 20: Hoxie, Kan. (Mitchell Baalman and CPS Kansas)
  o Aug. 21: West Point, Neb. (Todd Prinz and Central Valley Ag)
  o Aug. 22: Lake Crystal, Minn. (Matt and Luke Lantz and Crystal Valley
    Co-op)
  o Aug. 23: Holland, Iowa (Dale Launstein and Heartland Co-op)
  o Aug. 26: Walnut, Ill. (James Schoff and Ag View FS)
  o Aug. 28: 2013 Farm Progress Show, Decatur, Ill.
  o Aug. 29: Crawfordsville, Ind. (Curt and Chris Hudson and CPS Indiana)

Each stop along the Farm Tour will feature a two-part morning and afternoon
event. The first part will give members of the media an opportunity to talk
with an industry-leading Pursuit Farmer as well as take a detailed look into
that Pursuit Farmer's Pursuit Field—showcasing the progress of their
100-or-more acres and uncovering the new techniques and practices they've
implemented this year in order to push yield while maintaining efficiency.
Media members will also have a chance to interview the Mosaic agronomist and
retail partner working with each Pursuit Farmer about their experiences in the
Pursuit of 300, and factors impacting yield potential and the 2013 growing
season. 

Part two of the event includes an off-site educational session, led by Mosaic
and the local retail partner, about planning a balanced crop nutrition
program, using micronutrients for high-yield cropping systems, and
understanding the sustainability benefits of 4R Nutrient Stewardship
principles. Mosaic will also share a new video highlighting technique for
examining soil profiles, digging a root pit, and identifying nutrients needed
to achieve 300-bushel yields.

"In the Pursuit of 300, we set out looking to advance production practices on
real farms to ultimately maximize efficiencies and increase yields while
keeping sustainability at the forefront," says Dr. Kyle Freeman, Manager of
New Product Development at The Mosaic Company. "From soil nutrients, to seed
and precision agriculture technologies — we're working to provide growers with
a road map for what can be achieved through embracing today's cutting-edge
science and agronomic techniques in order to achieve new levels of yield
success not reached by previous generations."

Learn more about The Road to Higher Yields Farm Tour and the Pursuit of 300 at
http://www.Pursuitof300.com/Farm-Tour. Follow live tour updates on Facebook
and Twitter. We encourage you to use the hashtag #Pursuitof300 to join the
conversation.

About the Pursuit of 300:
The Pursuit of 300 is made up of six progressive farms from six states with
one goal: 300-bushel corn. Each Pursuit Farmer has worked with a Mosaic
agronomist as well as their local retailer to develop and implement specific
yield-boosting plans for their Pursuit Field, which is composed of at least
100 acres dedicated to new agronomy practices. Since its launch in August
2012, the Pursuit of 300 has provided a resource for farmers, retailers,
university extension staff and other allied industry professionals to come
together and offer their insights to keep yield numbers rising. From seed,
fertilizer and crop inputs to equipment and technology advances, the Pursuit
of 300 digital hub, www.Pursuitof300.com, brings together best practices and
real-time chronicling of the Pursuit Farmers' journey on their pursuit of
higher yields.

About The Mosaic Company
The Mosaic Company is one of the world's leading producers and marketers of
concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. Mosaic is a single-source
provider of phosphate and potash fertilizers and feed ingredients for the
global agriculture industry. More information on the company is available at
www.mosaicco.com.

SOURCE The Mosaic Company

Website: http://www.mosaicco.com
Website: http://pursuitof300.com
Contact: Mara Ryan, The Mosaic Company, 763-577-2754, mara.ryan@mosaicco.com
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