AgVenture D&M continues to grow – welcomes Drew Hewitt

KENTLAND, INDIANA (September 9, 2013) Strong and steady growth has prompted AgVenture D&M to expand their sales force. Drew Hewitt of Urbana, Illinois has joined the company’s growing team and will serve customers across east central Illinois as their AgVenture Yield Specialist.

AgVenture D&M Sales Manager, Brian Maxwell reports, “Our customers appreciate the exceptional access we bring them – access to top-quality, locally adapted seed products, and year-round access to our team of crop production professionals. We are proud to expand our team of highly trained AgVenture Yield Specialists (AYS). Drew is highly motivated and very focused on being an essential resource to his customers. We’re confident that the passion and skills he brings to the job will directly support his customers’ efforts in improving profitability on every acre.”

Originally from Oakwood, Illinois, Hewitt most recently worked in agricultural retail sales. “I am ready to focus on my customers’ individual needs. AgVenture D&M doesn’t push products. They truly are an ally, a resource, a partner in helping every customer maximize their profitability potential. I am eager to focus on working with individual customers and putting our products and our programs to work in this area.”

Maxwell says a key element driving their growth and demand for new AYS personnel is the success of the Maximum Profit System™ (MPS), a systems-based approach to dramatically increasing yields, lowering cost per bushel and achieving higher profitability. “MPS is a phenomenal program. It provides tools and techniques to manage better, work with your crop right through harvest, and to improve profitability potential. We all know that you can’t do the same thing and expect different results. Managing with MPS is a long-term approach that is effective at reaching new goals.”

Preparation makes the team. Maxwell noted, “Our AYS team is constantly engage in education, intensive learning and practical methods that make them effective in supporting their customers. It has a profound and positive impact across our territory.” Hewitt added, “I already have a deep respect and appreciation for the support provided to us. AgVenture D&M wants to assure that we are ready to bring the best to the customer. This network of support makes it possible.”

Hewitt holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Southern Illinois University in Plant and Soil Science. He and his wife, Jessica, reside at Urbana, Illinois.

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 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 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.