Chad Godsey – Chad Godsey was born and raised on a farm and ranch near Wray in northeastern Colorado. After graduating from Colorado State University with his B.S. in Ag Business and Soil and Crop Science, he went to Kansas State University to get his M.S. and PhD in Agronomy/Soil Fertility. During his M.S., which focused on site-specific management of Fe chlorosis in irrigated corn in SW Kansas, he developed a passion for precision agriculture. He switched focus for his PhD studies, which were centered on soil test recommendations and management of no-till acidic soils. He also worked full-time as the KSU Soil Testing Lab Manager during his PhD studies.
After graduation in 2005 he went to work at Oklahoma State University as a Cropping System Specialist in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences. He served as the State Specialist for most of the oilseeds produced in the state. Most of his research and extension efforts were focused on increasing the efficiency of crop production through use of technology, no-tillage, and crop rotation. This appointment gave him a great amount of experience with most crops grown in the Southern Great Plains. Throughout his graduate studies and time at OSU, he stayed actively involved with precision ag research and how to best use the technology in real-world situations.
During his seven years with OSU, he began to notice a disconnect between the precision ag industry and past research that had been conducted at Universities around the US. Nobody was offering services centered on the researched and proven technologies from the Universities. If services were being offered, they often times were not being used correctly. At this point, Godsey Precision Ag was created in an effort to help producers better utilize precision ag technologies to increase their profitability. Dr. Godsey is passionate about using precision ag technologies to increase the efficiency of crop inputs.
Preston Talbert – I grew up in Cheyenne Wells, CO, where my family has been farming and ranching for four generations. I have been a part of this irrigated and dryland operation since I was old enough to ride in the tractors and combines. I moved to Wray as a freshman in high school, and I, worked for Stalk, Inc., throughout high school, which gave me a great understanding of how production ag happened from the industry side. I grew interested in this and pursued a B.S. in Agronomy from the University of Wyoming. During my time there, I was employed at Godsey Precision Ag as an intern during the summers and school breaks. After graduation in 2015, I began my M.S. in Agronomy from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as I work for Godsey Precision Ag. I will be focusing in Crop Production and Physiology as I work to complete my M.S. degree. The continuing education and experience with local growers and ag markets since 2009 will be a steady foundation as the ag industry continues to evolve in the future.
Samuel Baucke – Samuel was born in Wray, CO, in 1992 and grew up on his family farm six miles north of Yuma, CO. On the farm, he was taught from an early age about the life and hard work of agricultural and took an interest in it. Sam helped his family on the irrigated and dryland operation, as well as hogs and cattle, all through high school and his time in college, and for four years full time post college before joining Godsey Precision Ag in January of 2019. While on the farm, he was able to gain both knowledge and experience in growing crops such as corn, wheat, sugar beets, edible beans, millet, forages, and canola. From this experience, he was also introduced to the business side of farming operations and economics as well.
Sam graduated from Yuma High School in 2011. From there, he continued his schooling at Northeastern Junior College for two years, studying Soil and Crop Science and obtaining his Associate’s Degree in 2013. Sam continued his education at Colorado State University and received his Soil and Crop Science Bachelor’s Degree in 2015. In addition to his degree, he also took courses in Ag Business and Economics at both NJC and CSU. Sam married his wife, Jasmine, in September of 2016 and together they have three children: Jaxton (6), Stryker (3), and their daughter Brexlynn (1). He enjoys being out in the fields day-to-day during the growing season and helping producers make their operations more efficient with the use of precision ag.
Dustin Davis – Born and raised in a rural area of Northwest Florida, Dustin has been engulfed in agriculture his whole life. Growing up on a family farm of peanuts and cotton helped to shape his career goals within the agriculture industry from an early age. Working on the farm through and post high school solidified his desire to remain involved in the agriculture industry. As a graduate of the College of Ag and Life Sciences at the University of Florida, Dustin has aimed his skill set towards helping growers increase efficiency, utilize technology, and make beneficial decisions in their operations by using precision ag services and research with the goal of maximizing profitability. Dustin is excited about the future of agriculture in the High Plains and contributing to the team at Godsey Precision Ag.
Paul Beyer – Paul Beyer was born and raised in Sidney, Nebraska. Growing up on a farm and ranch has given him a passion for agriculture. Paul attended classes at St. Gregory the Great seminary near Lincoln, Nebraska for one year before returning to Sidney to manage a small cattle operation and work on the family farm. He then became certified to handle and sell fertilizer, seed, and pesticides when his father started his own full-service agronomy called Beyer Solutions center near Sidney. Paul operated a sprayer and became an AgroLiquid fertilizer dealer for the Nebraska Panhandle region and northern Logan county Colorado. During this three-year span, he ran several fertility test plots focusing on fertilizers’ chemical compounds and their related efficiencies. Throughout his time with Beyer Solutions, Paul gained in-field experience and worked firsthand with customers and their crops. Since joining Godsey Precision Ag in February of 2019, he has been primarily focused on the irrigation scheduling platform, Precision Crop Management. Providing continued support to customers and always striving to improve ag-based technologies and their use, Paul looks forward to serving the American producer in his efforts to maximize the farmer’s success.