Eric and Kelli Totemeier each grew up on operations and could always see themselves returning to a farm after college. Now they’re growing corn and soybeans near Columbus Junction, Iowa, and raising five children in a way that teaches them hard work. It’s a balancing act between work and family, but they wouldn’t have it any other way.

Join Max Armstrong and BASF in the video series, "Plan Smart, Grow Smart" as Max visits with growers across the country and gets their inside story on the season. See how BASF teams with each grower to plan the season and address potential issues as they come during the year. You’ll learn about specific practices growers are using for the latest growing season — tried and true as well as brand new.

New videos will be posted throughout the year, so be sure to check back often for more stories from the field.