Purdue University | Indiana CCA

Proceedings 2008

Indiana Certified Crop Adviser Conference


The Range and Risk of Seed Corn Production

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Mike Groff Agronomist
Cropwatch, Inc.

Michael J. Groff is a 1979 Graduate of Purdue University where he earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Agronomy. Mike earned his Certified Professional Agronomist standing in 1985. Mike started his Crop Consulting business in 1978 and has pursed his dream of being self-employed. Cropwatch scouts and consults on over 70,000 acre of Seed Corn production in the states of Indiana, and Michigan for several different seed companies. Cropwatch employees thee full time Agronomist Dan Schaller, Matt Grady and Marc Eads. Cropwatch also, hires 25 summer interns to scout seed corn and commercial row crops in the growing season. Mike and his wife Rose have three children Jared whom is employed at ADM in Toledo, Ohio as a grain buyer. Joel is a senior at Grace College. Jessica is a freshman at Hesston College in Hesston, Kansas. Mike’s and Matt Grady co-own a Beef cowherd in Northern Indiana; where they raise shoe steers and heifers along with sell farm fresh Beef.