KENTLAND, INDIANA (June 9, 2015) — AgVenture ProfiSeed of Hampton, Iowa has welcomed Joel Johnson as a summer intern. As part of this growing, independently owned and operated regional seed company, Johnson is working on farms and with customers across northcentral Iowa.
AgVenture ProfiSeed’s Lee Schaefer said, “It’s our objective to help Joel learn about many aspects of our business. Throughout this summer 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.”
Johnson said, “I really appreciate the company’s approach to working with customers one-on-one. Having grown up on my family’s farm near here, it’s very rewarding to support our local farmers’ yield potential. I have already learned so much. We are actively evaluating stand counts, working in fields and helping customers assure they can use the best production techniques that help them increase yields, lower cost per bushel and improve their overall profitability. AgVenture offers so many practical tools and techniques along with individual field support. I have great mentors and look forward to learning throughout the summer.”
Recently, Johnson participated in AgVenture’s intensive three-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.
Johnson, a Latimer, Iowa native, is the son of Craig and Nancy Johnson. He will be a senior at Iowa State University, majoring 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.