AgVenture Scherr’s Seed marks growth – welcomes Shawn Rithmiller to oversee new facilities at Webster

KENTLAND, INDIANA/ROSCOE, SOUTH DAKOTA (July 16, 2014) — New team members, new facilities, and new company growth are driving AgVenture Scherr’s Seed rapid expansion in reach and services across South Dakota and North Dakota. The locally owned and operated, independent regional seed company has hired AgVenture Yield Specialist Shawn Rithmiller to provide AgVenture® brand seed products and professional seed support to customers in the Webster, SD area.
Rithmiller, a native of Webster, joins the company after being fully involved in the community in sales, selling and customer service roles for the past twelve years. Rithmiller spent four years in the military, and moved back to his home community with his wife, Dawn, and their six children.

Steve Scherr, Owner of Scherr’s Seed said, “We are very pleased to have Shawn anchoring our new Webster facility. He is honest, trustworthy, and a loyal addition to our team. He truly knows the community and people across the region. His dedication to serving our customers and his ability to efficiently manage people, products and logistics will really be a benefit to our customers and to Scherr’s Seed.”

Rithmiller will be operating out of their brand new warehouse facilities located on the South side of Highway 12 on the west side of Webster. “The new facilities are nearing completion,” Scherr said. “The new 4,480 square feet building and five bin bulk system will house fully-automated, state-of-the-art seed treatment equipment. We are extremely pleased to put this facility to work. It is an investment in our customers and our communities.”

“Adding the Webster warehouse makes Scherr Seed uniquely prepared to provide a growing number of customers with seed that is managed with the utmost care and precise application of the best seed treatment products on the market,” he added. The addition of the Webster facility makes a total of six locations for the company.

Scherr said the company’s product line up is significantly enhanced as well. “Our product portfolio is deeper than ever. Recent affiliations with key seed genetic and technology suppliers have further bolstered our access to the strongest genetic/tech seed products on the market. We are very excited to see how this will continue to advance our customer’s profitability on every acre.”

Rithmiller said, “Scherr’s Seed is all about integrity. Our team members are all highly trained and are out in the fields providing support to customers throughout the year. Our management tools, our seed and our willingness to work with our customers truly will have a significant impact on both yield and profitability. Having the Webster warehouse allows us to provide timely distribution and accurate service together to the area.”

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.