CLARKSDALE, MS / KENTLAND, IN (March 9, 2015) – Northeast Arkansas crop producers have access to a new set of resources to help them improve their profitability. Dulaney Seed Company has hired AgVenture Yield Specialist Shelby Williams to provide area growers with access to AgVenture® brand seed products and year-round professional crop profitability support.
Dulaney Seed General Manger, Charlie Robinette said, “Based in Jonesboro, Shelby is working directly with crop producers across the northeast Arkansas region. He has an excellent background in entomology in Arkansas’ crop production growing environments. He will be a valuable asset to our customers and to our entire team.”
Williams holds a bachelor’s degree in plant and soil science from the University of Arkansas, Monticello. He pursued graduate studies at Louisiana State University before joining the LSU entomology department full time and managing multiple initiatives across several locations. He worked specifically with corn, soybeans, grain sorghum and cotton crops, assessing and monitoring crop health associated with environmental and insect pressures and their responses to various treatments.
Williams said, “This is such a unique seed company. Our AgVenture Mid-South team members focus on practical methods; applying the science to profitable crop production to each operation throughout the growing season. With tools like the Maximum Profit System™, we are doing so much more than offering seed. We actively provide our customers the tools they need to improve yields dramatically, lower their cost of production per bushel, and to see the results of maximizing each seed’s potential in improved profitability across the farm.”
He added, “We are a close-knit, growing company on the cutting edge of innovative crop production. We’re providing a set of services with a genuine interest, fully vested in our customers’ success. I look forward to a long career, helping advance yields throughout northeast Arkansas.”
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.