KENTLAND, INDIANA (October 1, 2014) — AVN Seed Partners (AVN) has continued to expand their reach into northwest Kansas and eastern Colorado. AVN has welcomed Goodland, Kansas native Michael Dorn as a Regional Distribution Partner. Dorn will provide AgVenture® brand seed products and year-round support to the area’s farmer customers.
AVN Seed Partners Owner, Dennis Kenyon said, “Our products and our people work hard on the farms across this region. We have continued to build our team to meet the growing demand for our products and our professional seed support services.” He continued, “We are pleased to welcome Michael. His experience in the seed business will provide customers with ready access to our strong lineup of seed products. He has a strong dedication to customer service and brings integrity to each interaction.”
Dorn has spent most of his life fully engaged in agriculture. Prior to joining AVN, he worked for ten years in the seed business serving as an independent seed dealer, and in territory sales management roles. Prior to that, he spent seven years working for a local farm operation.
“With a decade of experience in the seed business, I am very confident in the AgVenture seed products. AgVenture sources seed from multiple platforms, selects and makes available the latest, elite and high-performing hybrids and varieties that are locally adapted to our growing environment in northwest Kansas and eastern Colorado.” He added, “I am very pleased to be working with a company that has its priorities on their customers first, and stands behind its products and its people.”
During the past few years, AVN has become one of the country’s fastest growing and most successful independent regional seed companies. AVN now extends across a vast portion of the Central U.S. Great Plains. Kenyon says, “We will continue to grow as our customers experience improved profitability with our seed products. The unique combination of our seed products with our dedicated team members has allowed us to make a significant and positive difference on farms throughout the region.”
Dorn and his wife, Cortney, live in Goodland, Kansas with their three children, Natalie, Kaden and Adelynn.
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.