AVN Seeds honors Ken Erickson upon his retirement

SUTTON, NE / KENTLAND, IN (August 22, 2014) – AgVenture of Nebraska Seeds Partners (AVN) marked the retirement of District Sales Manager Ken Erickson of Ravenna. At a Field Day at Sutton, AVN founders Dennis Kenyon and Tim Weeces acknowledged Erickson’s many contributions to their customers, to the business, and to Nebraska’s agriculture industry through his years of dedicated service.

Since 2004, Erickson has worked as a District Sales Manager with AVN. Kenyon said, “It has been a privilege to work with Ken these past ten years. He brought with him a wealth of experience and we have all benefited from his knowledge, wisdom and wit. Ken has always put his customers first. AVN is, in part, who we are today thanks to his many contributions. He has been a valued team member and will remain a trusted advisor.”

Weeces added, “Ken is a true seed professional whose 42 years in the industry have had a lasting, positive impact on Nebraska agriculture. During the past decade of service to AVN, he has helped build our company and our reputation. We are each grateful for having had the opportunity to work together for our customer’s profitability.”

In honor of his service and dedication, Erickson was presented with a Fredric Remington sculpture. Erickson said, “It is hard to believe it is time to retire, and it is really hard to leave. I have loved working with this group. They are so strong in their agronomics, and are dedicated to their customers’ success. I’ve watched this company evolve and grow. Our business is about helping people. That has made it not be work, but a pleasure to work together every day.”

Picture:  AgVenture of Nebraska Seed Partners (AVN) presented Ken Erickson with a sculpture upon his retirement from the company. Pictured left to right; Tim Weeces, Ken Erickson
and Dennis Kenyon.

Erickson and his wife, Judy, have two grown children; Heidi Riessland and her husband, Cody, live at Pleasanton, and son, Brett Erickson and his wife, Irina, live at Hastings.

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.