PRINCETON, IL/KENTLAND, IN (July 10, 2014) – AgVenture Pureline Seed Company has welcomed AgVenture Yield Specialist Becky Nielsen to the team. Nielsen will work with customers across north central Illinois.
Since 1991, the locally owned and operated regional seed company has provided farmers across north central and western Illinois with access to top-yielding seed genetics and leading technologies in their robust AgVenture® brand corn and soybean seed portfolio, along with year-round, on-farm professional seed support.
Pureline Sales and Marketing Manager, Todd Ashpole said, “Our growth has continued as more producers realize the combined advantages of our seed products and practical, tactical production practices. We are pleased to expand our footprint across the area.” He added, “Becky comes to us uniquely prepared to work with our customers one-on-one. She has the practical knowledge of farming in the area having been born and raised on a row crop farm. She has a passion for maximizing seed products in their growing environment, and knows our business very well.”
Nielsen joins the company as a full time employee after having participated in internships with Pureline for three summers. Ashpole said, “We work hard to provide our employees with intensive, focused training. They are engaging in a cooperative relationship with our customers. With programs such as our Maximum Profit System™ (MPS), we look at how the crop performs throughout the growing season. MPS is a systems-based approach to dramatically increasing yield, lowering cost per bushel and improving overall profitability. Becky’s experience on their home farm, watching every aspect of the program work, combined with her extensive background in our company have well-equipped her to succeed with her customers.”
Nielsen grew up on her family’s farm in Putnam County where she has been an active participant in farming operations. She said, “I am so impressed with this company, our products and our commitment to service. Our family farm is 100% AgVenture seed. I know first-hand how it has improved our yields and profitability. I look forward to helping my customers realize those advancements on their farms.”
Nielsen holds a degree in Ag Business from Illinois State University. She resides at Lostant, 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 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.AgVenture Pureline welcomes Becky Nielsen as AgVenture Yield Specialist