AgVenture PureLine Summer Intern Jordyn Minnaert participates in company-wide training program

KENTLAND, INDIANA (May 30, 2015) — AgVenture PureLine of Princeton, Illinois has welcomed Jordyn Minnaert as a summer intern. As part of this growing, independently owned and operated regional seed company, Minnaert is working on farms and with customers across northwest Illinois.

AgVenture PureLine’s Todd Ashpole said, “It’s our objective to help Jordyn 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.”

Minnaert, a native of Geneseo, Illinois comes from a farm family. She says she has been pleased to put her farm background to work. “I have a strong appreciation for the AgVenture brand and for PureLine’s direct interface with our customers. This company is truly unique in their approach to improving customer profitability. The seed products are specifically selected for and adapted to the local growing environment. Our Yield Specialists work with customers right out in their fields throughout the growing season. I’m excited to continue to learn more about the many innovative management techniques and production tools we use to help dramatically increase yields and improve overall profitability.”

As an example, Minnaert cited recent training and in-field experience. “We have been out in fields doing stand counts and measuring the benefits of our top quality seed planted to exacting standards. It makes a difference you can already see in the field.”

Recently, she 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.

Minnaert is the daughter of Jerrod and Tori Minnaert. She will be a senior at Western Illinois University in the fall, majoring in Agricultural Science with a minor in agronomy.

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.