Compared to last couple years, there is more optimism as farmers prepare to plant this year’s crop. Based at Britton, South Dakota, Full Circle Ag agronomy location manager Joe Gustafson says he hasn’t seen optimism like this in a while. That’s even despite coming off record prevent plant acreage in the Marshall County, SD/Sargent County, North Dakota area. “We’ve had last summer, fall and this winter to come out of that (wetness). Right now, it looks like we’re going to get more acres planted this year than we have for a few years,” says Gustafson. “We are concerned, but are currently welcoming the drought to get acres back into production. We are a no-till area and maybe can handle more drought here than in other areas.” As farmers prepare for the upcoming growing season, Gustafson says they are always looking for ways to become more efficient. That’s why Full Circle Ag offered their 2nd annual Ag Tech Summit, held Wednesday in Britton. Get the full story.