AgVenture® Pinnacle™-Ames welcomes new Yield Specialist to the team

AMES, (IA) (February 1, 2018) AgVenture® Pinnacle™-Ames announced today the hiring of Dave Valde as an AgVenture Yield Specialist to work with growers in Hardin, Franklin, Grundy and Butler counties in Iowa.


AgVenture Pinnacle-Ames is committed to providing customers with premium quality AgVenture® brand seed products and year-round professional seed services and support.


"We are very pleased to have Dave come on board,” said AgVenture Pinnacle-Ames General Sales Manager Jim Groepper.


Dave started in the seed business working for the family Kent Feed store. After moving to Northwest Iowa he worked for Farmland Feed and Land O’Lakes as a pork enterprise consultant. Most recently Dave was with Landus Cooperative.


Valde grew up in Eldora, Iowa, before moving to Whitten, Iowa, with his wife and family. He earned an associate degree from Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls.


“I have always enjoyed selling seed because it is the heart of every farm,” Valde said. “Every great harvest starts with great seed and AgVenture prides itself on high quality, high yielding seed, which is what caught my attention.”


Valde is also impressed by AgVenture’s Maximum Profit System™, a systems-based approach to dramatically increasing yields while lowering cost per bushel and improving overall profitability on every acre.


“The comprehensive approach really helps growers farm smarter using cutting-edge tools and techniques that go a long way toward raising a top crop, implementing the agronomic and economic decisions that maximize profitability,” Valde said.


About AgVenture

AgVenture, Inc. is the nation's largest network of independently owned regional seed companies. AgVenture provides this growing network of Regional Seed Companies with seed products meeting exacting standards for quality, together with leading-edge genetics and technology. Since 1983, this unique marketing approach has allowed each individual company to match the hybrids and varieties it sells to the specific needs of the geographical area it serves. Combined with professional seed representation at a local level, AgVenture strives to help every grower realize more profit from every field.