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.

Recent Stories by Sonja Begemann

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Making Rain Forecasts More Accurate

Jun 13, 2018 by Sonja Begemann
Rainfall forecasts are flawed. They don’t take into account factors such as evaporation making them less accurate. Meteorologists at the MU have developed a method to help accurately account for evaporation.
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Soybean Crush to Exceed Last Year

May 09, 2018 by Sonja Begemann
Thanks to production issues in Argentina, U.S. soybean producers are experiencing higher soybean crush levels when compared to recent years. USDA projects domestic crush is up 3.6% from this past marketing year.