KENTLAND, INDIANA/ROSCOE, SOUTH DAKOTA (June 24, 2013) —
AgVenture Scherr’s Seed has advanced Joe Gaikowski, of Webster, South Dakota, to District Manager. Gaikowski had previously served the company as a seed dealer. He will provide area farmers with access to AgVenture® brand seed products and with year-round professional seed support.
Scherr‘s Seed President, Steve Scherr, “Joe understands what it takes to farm, what it takes to run a business, and how to help others succeed. He brings a dedicated focus to his customers and their profitability. His work ethic and his commitment to his customers’ success have already had a positive impact across this area.”
Before joining AgVenture Scherr’s Seed, Gaikowski was the business owner and operator of Webster Marine, a business he started. His roots are in agriculture. Gaikowski was raised on a family farm near Webster, where in addition to raising crops, the family milked cows. After high school, Gaikowski went to school for diesel mechanics and worked for a local John Deere dealership while farming with the family. He left farming in the late 90’s and then served as service manager at a local marine dealership.
Gaikowski has actively served the community in many supportive roles, including ten years of service on the local cooperative board and eight years on the township board.
“I have a strong passion for service. With AgVenture Scherr’s Seed, I have the opportunity to bring great seed products to my customers, and also, to provide them with truly outstanding professional support. This team is really amazing. It’s not just about finding the best seed for your farm. Our team members are actually helping customers make adjustments or changes in how they manage the crop. Those shifts dramatically increase yield and profitability. I am proud to bring this package of professional products and seed support to every one of my customers.”
Gaikowski and his wife, Melanie, reside at Webster. Melanie is Post Master at nearby Waubay, SD. Together they have five children and four grandchildren. They are very active in their local parish, Christ the King.