KENTLAND, INDIANA (July 1, 2013) — More than 150 seed company owners and AgVenture Yield Specialists attended AgVenture, Inc.’s summer conference held recently in Merrillville, Indiana. Conference attendees together celebrated the 30 year anniversary of AgVenture, Inc., the organization that provides leadership, resources and support to the nation’s largest network of independently owned and operated Regional Seed Companies.
The company was founded in 1983 and has grown significantly to represent the AgVenture® brand in 25 states and with market share ranking among the top ten seed brands nationwide. AgVenture, Inc. General Manager, Dave Treinen acknowledged the significance of the 30 year anniversary. “The strength, persistence, and growth of AgVenture come from its unique business model. With independence at its core, AgVenture works with and for our Regional Seed Companies (RSCs). They are successful because they have unmatched access to the latest seed genetics and technologies on the market. They combine that with their staffs of professional, highly trained AgVenture Yield Specialists. And finally, they are successful because each of our RSCs is committed to their customers in their local communities.”
AgVenture Vice President, Jim Groepper added, “This anniversary is very special. It allows us to recognize where we’ve come from. More important and more exciting, is that it marks the beginning of the next thirty years. Our people are very motivated. They continue to help our customers break barriers and achiever higher yields and greater profitability. We work hard to help advance our customers’ knowledge, and combine it with the cutting-edge products and on-site, year-round professional support. We want to make a difference to each grower’s bottom line.”
Groepper attributed steady and vigorous growth for the RSCs in part to the company’s Maximum Profit System™ (MPS). “MPS is a comprehensive, systems approach to achieving unprecedented yield, lowering cost per bushel and improving overall profitability. The tools and techniques in place throughout the country are making a huge difference for our customers. MPS is proving its worth. There’s more profit potential out there and we are helping them capture it – field by field.”
As part of the event, AgVenture Soybean Product Manager Jeff Shaner announced the launch of the MPS High Yield Soybean Strategy. “The industry is clamoring for leadership on how to take soybean yields to new levels. AgVenture customers invested in MPS will be in the forefront of reaching new highs in soybean yields. It involves a committed approach and includes planning, seed and soil health, in-season management, and commitment all the way through post-harvest. We are anxious to put it to work.”
The annual summer conference provides an opportunity for RSCs to engage in professional improvement topics, focus on product updates and share strategic insights between and among companies and individuals.
Tours of the Kentland AgVenture, Inc. offices were provided as was an open house of Kentland-based AgVenture D&M.
AgVenture, Inc. is the nation’s largest network of independently owned regional seed companies. Based in Kentland, Indiana, AgVenture provides this growing network of independently owned and managed seed business owners 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 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.