Sonja Begemann

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Sonja Begemann provides information about seeds, chemicals and anything that affects crop production. A recent graduate of the University of Missouri (Science and Agricultural Journalism), Sonja is excited to help provide farmers with information they need to know. She has a strong background in row crop production and learned valuable agronomic skills in corn, soybeans, sorghum and alfalfa.

Her roots in agriculture began with both of her grandparents, who were corn and soybean farmers and continued to grow throughout her childhood on a small family farm where she raised chickens and pigs for 4-H and FFA. When Sonja looks to relax she enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking and doing anything outside.
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Recent Stories by Sonja Begemann

Mary-Dell Chilton

Founder of Biotechnology Retires

Aug 17, 2018 by Sonja Begemann
A pioneer of agricultural technology is putting away her lab goggles for the last time. Mary-Dell Chilton is retiring from Syngenta, where she founded its biotech lab and researched plant genetics and biotechnology.

Bayer Absorbs Monsanto

Aug 16, 2018 by Sonja Begemann
The integration of Monsanto into Bayer can begin following the completion on Thursday of the divestment by Bayer to BASF of certain Crop Science businesses.

The True Cost of Cheap Rent

Aug 07, 2018 by Sonja Begemann
Ultimately, bushels are what make money. Cost per acre matters, price matters, but bushels are what actually bring in dollars and cutting yield short by renting cheaper land could cost more.
Drought Monitor 8.2

Drought Puts Livestock Owners in a Pinch

Aug 07, 2018 by Sonja Begemann
As portions of the U.S. endure scorching drought, livestock owners struggle to locate feed supplies. Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and several more western states range from D0 to D4.