KENTLAND, INDIANA (September 28, 2015) — AgVenture, Inc. of Kentland and McKillip Seeds of Wabash, Indiana were recognized in front of Purdue University football fans at Ross Ade stadium on Saturday, September 19th, 2015. The two companies, along with Indiana Pork Producers, were key sponsors for Purdue’s first annual Celebrate Agriculture Day. Purdue’s College of Agriculture launched Celebrate Agriculture Day as an opportunity to highlight some of the university’s leading agriculture programs, welcome students and alumni, and acknowledge the vital role Indiana’s farmers and agricultural companies play in helping feed a growing world.
At a media time out in the game, Purdue College of Agriculture Dean Dr. Jay Akridge presented the game ball to Mitch Snyder of McKillip Seeds and to the Indiana Pork Producers representative. Mitch Snyder, Sales and Marketing Manager for McKillip Seeds said, “We really appreciated being part of this first of its kind event. Our family-owned seed company has been serving Indiana farmers for more than 80 years. Taking a moment to acknowledge and celebrate all that agriculture provides was an honor. It takes research and science, economics and management, etc., and all of those discipline working together to continue to be effective producers. We were proud to participate.”
Prior to the Purdue football game vs. Virginia Tech, AgVenture staff, friends and families joined together for a generous table of food featuring tailgate favorites of grilled brats and pork barbeque along with all the trimmings.
AgVenture, Inc. Business Development Director Chuck Schneider said, “It was a great fall football Saturday and an ideal environment to share our pride in our brand and all it stands for. AgVenture is committed to helping farmers improve profitability, providing them with the best, locally adapted seed products, and the year-round professional seed support to make that happen. We enjoyed celebrating together with our families and friends. It was a privilege to share our name and our story with all those in attendance.”
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 and varieties 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.