PRESS RELEASE: AgVenture of Eastern Kansas' Dwight Gigstad

Agronomic accuracy, individual attention –Dwight Gigstad supports customer profitability

IOLA, KANSAS (January 9, 2013) — “It is a remarkable level of professional commitment,” said AgVenture of Eastern Kansas Owner and General Manager Tom Woodworth as he describes AgVenture Yield Specialist, Dwight Gigstad. Since joining the independently owned and operated regional seed company two years ago, Woodworth reports, “Dwight has extended the reach of our products across northeast Kansas. Beyond that, he has introduced customers to our dedicated approach to helping them improve their profitability.”

Born and raised at Nortonville, Kansas, Gigstad graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in agronomy. He farmed full time while working for the FSA for 18 years. For ten years, he worked in some of the region’s top ag retailers – first as an agronomist and ultimately, as agronomy manager. He is a Certified Crop Advisor.

“Dwight’s education and experience in ag retail have been very beneficial to his customers and their individual operations,” Woodworth said. “He consistently provides great support for growers, working with them one-on-one to develop cropping plans, establish impeccable stands, and to follow- through with crop assessment and support throughout the growing season. He is a true agronomic professional who cares about his customers and their ability to raise a profitable crop.”

Gigstad said, “This is a great company to work with. The products are solid – adapted and selected for this specific area. In addition, AgVenture provides us with a host of tools and techniques to help growers advance their profitability on every acre.”

Referring to AgVenture’s Maximum Profit System™ (MPS), Gigstad said, “I am a farmer first and MPS has really impressed me and my customers. The MPS system helps us farm smarter by focusing on doing things right and managing the details better. It brings together a whole list of practical tools that directly help growers dramatically increase yields, lower cost per bushel and improve overall profitability. It makes sense to measure progress. It makes sense to slow down and do things well. MPS has the potential to significantly change the way corn is grown in this area – and with more profitability on every acre.”

Woodworth concluded, “It makes you proud to work with people who help your customers, your team and your company advance. Dwight has been a fantastic addition to our company and the region.”

Gigstad and his wife, Shawn, have a young son, George. They reside on their farm near Nortonville.