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New Future Generation Ag company offers cover crop seed and growing advice in the wake of Cover Crop Solutions' dissolution.

John Vogel, Editor, American Agriculturist

May 24, 2016

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With the still-growing cover crop demand, a new company, Future Generation Ag, based in Leola, Pa., has been formed to provide cover crop seed and consulting advice. “U.S. agriculture has made a lot of progress in the past few years” says General Manager Wayne Ebersole.

But he’s confident of the business’ future. “We still have a long way to go in order to adequately

protect and rebuild our cropland.”

Future Generation Ag was recently launched by Ebersole, Josh Riker, Jay Lapp and Konrad Martin who worked at Cover Crop Solutions before that company was dissolved earlier this year. “We decided to try to build back the good we saw in Cover Crop Solutions,” Ebersole notes.

The new company has procured seed supplies for varieties and different cover crop mixes, all similar to those those previously sold. “We want to continue our work in the cover crop seed industry with a fresh vision for helping seed dealers grow their businesses,” adds Konrad Martin, sales manager for the new venture.”

What’s in the bags
Future Generation Ag will offer their Bullseye radish Buckshot annual ryegrass, crimson clover, winter pea, winter forage triticale and cereal rye. They’ll also have six premixed blends available through the

CoverMax brand.

Ebersole says they’re pleased to have access to a number of seasoned cover crop experts with decades of experience and expertise in soil health. “We’ll rely on their assistance and our own experience at Cover Crop Solutions to help answer questions and make sure producers have the right products and production information. 

For more details, click on FutureGenAg  To contact the company, call toll-free (844) 993-331, or email [email protected]

Editor’s note: Cover Crop Solutions, according to West Coast news sources, had contracted cover crop radish seed production with Oregon seed producers. Then the company was hit with a massive seed oversupply when a wet spring in 2014 swamped Midwest farmers’ plans to plant fall cover crops.

About the Author(s)

John Vogel

Editor, American Agriculturist

For more than 38 years, John Vogel has been a Farm Progress editor writing for farmers from the Dakota prairies to the Eastern shores. Since 1985, he's been the editor of American Agriculturist – successor of three other Northeast magazines.

Raised on a grain and beef farm, he double-majored in Animal Science and Ag Journalism at Iowa State. His passion for helping farmers and farm management skills led to his family farm's first 209-bushel corn yield average in 1989.

John's personal and professional missions are an integral part of American Agriculturist's mission: To anticipate and explore tomorrow's farming needs and encourage positive change to keep family, profit and pride in farming.

John co-founded Pennsylvania Farm Link, a non-profit dedicated to helping young farmers start farming. It was responsible for creating three innovative state-supported low-interest loan programs and two "Farms for the Future" conferences.

His publications have received countless awards, including the 2000 Folio "Gold Award" for editorial excellence, the 2001 and 2008 National Association of Ag Journalists' Mackiewicz Award, several American Agricultural Editors' "Oscars" plus many ag media awards from the New York State Agricultural Society.

Vogel is a three-time winner of the Northeast Farm Communicators' Farm Communicator of the Year award. He's a National 4-H Foundation Distinguished Alumni and an honorary member of Alpha Zeta, and board member of Christian Farmers Outreach.

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