AgVenture ProfiSeed Summer Intern Alyson Ries participates in company-wide training program

KENTLAND, INDIANA (May 27, 2015) — AgVenture ProfiSeed of Hampton, Iowa has welcomed Alyson Ries of Kasson, Minnesota as a summer intern. As part of this growing, independently owned and operated regional seed company, Ries is working on farms and with customers across northcentral Iowa.

AgVenture ProfiSeed’s Dale Fagner said, “It’s our objective to help Aly learn about many aspects of our business. Throughout this summer program, she’ll sharpen her 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.”

Ries said, “I have been very impressed with AgVenture products and their commitment to each customer. Every AgVenture Yield Specialist is dedicated to helping their customers put together an entire cropping plan and a systematic approach to help increase yield, lower cost per bushel and dramatically improve profitability. I think that makes AgVenture unique. I look forward to working with area farmers and learning more about AgVenture seed products.”

Recently, Ries 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.

Ries is the daughter Roger and Brenda Ries of Kasson. In the fall, she will return to University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and plans to graduate in December with a degree in Agribusiness and a minor in Crop and Soil Science.

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.