KENTLAND, INDIANA (May 29, 2015) — AgVenture GroMor of Ames, Iowa has welcomed Brennan Manfull as a summer intern. As part of this growing, independently owned and operated regional seed company, Manfull is working on farms and with customers across central Iowa.
AgVenture GroMor Owner, Jim Groepper said, “It’s our objective to help Brennan learn about many aspects of our business. Throughout this training program, he’ll sharpen his skills, gain some new perspective and learn more about the seed and service that together help our customers maximize their profitability. We consider our interns the future of our business. It’s great to have a chance to mentor this way.”
Manfull said, “I have already learned so much. Working with Jim Groepper and Josh Seemann, I am getting a fantastic perspective of what it takes to provide exceptional seed and professional service together. Our sales training is unique because it is about working for and with the customer first and foremost. I am really enjoying learning about the seed products, how they are accessed, selected and adapted to this specific central Iowa environment. I look forward to working with customers and learning more throughout the summer.”
Recently, Manfull participated in AgVenture’s intensive two-day Summer Trainee and Intern program, part of a series of educational forums. AgVenture Recruitment and Training Lead, Nevada Weitl said, “We take intern and trainee education very seriously. Our goals are to fully engage our interns and trainees in our company values and culture, to support and enhance their practical agronomic skills, and to help them explore and refine the career path they are most passionate about. This is a very sharp class of young agriculture professionals. They are well on their way to bright futures in agriculture.”
The group is comprised of trainees and interns working with Regional Seed Companies across the country. Together they worked in classroom and in field settings to advance their understanding of what it takes to maximize profitability.
Manfull, a Cambridge, Iowa native, is the son of Bryan and Tami Manfull. He will be a senior at Iowa State University, majoring in Agricultural Business.
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.