KENTLAND, IN (March 9, 2015) – Just last summer, Northwest Iowa Ag, LLC. of Moville, Iowa joined AgVenture in becoming one of the newest independently owned and operated Regional Seed Companies in the country. This month, the young company has announced the addition of seasoned agronomy and seed professional, Doug Stout of Primghar as a Regional Sales Manager and Yield Specialist. Doug will work with local farmers and dealers providing them access to AgVenture® brand seed products and year-round professional seed support in Northwest Iowa.
Spurred by enthusiastic interest in their locally adapted and specifically selected hybrids and varieties, Larry Janssen, Northwest Iowa Ag President said the company is off to a great start and growing strong. “Already, we have had a very positive response from area farmers. We fully expect to see our seed products planted and performing over thousands of acres in northwest Iowa this spring, and growing from here. We are very pleased to have Doug join us, bringing us a wealth of experience and specific knowledge of the region’s growing environments.”
Doug has twenty five years of seed and agronomy management experience having worked closely with farmers across the region in seed and crop protection roles. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Iowa State University, and is a Certified Crop Adviser. He said, “I am excited about the people, the seed products and the innovative approach to merging agronomics and sound, practical management practices. Small adjustments, shifts in thinking and improvements made add up in a hurry. Our Maximum Profit System™ has proven that together these practices lead to dramatic improvements in yields, lower costs per bushel and improved overall profitability.”
Janssen said what makes their seed company different from others’ is their commitment to their customers’ profitability on every acre. “Our ability to deliver outstanding seed genetics and technologies specific to Northwest Iowa along with the in-field, in-season support clearly provides a differential advantage to our customers. Doug exemplifies the characteristics that we most want to deliver to our customers; integrity, intelligence and honesty. He will help us further build a team of seed professionals. We look to his experience to help us deliver innovative, practical production methods and cutting-edge management techniques to each field.
Doug and his wife, Joleen, have two children.
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.