SUTTON, NEBRASKA/KENTLAND, INDIANA (November 20, 2015) — Harvest is one of the busiest times of the year for farmers. It means very long hours in the field, managing logistics, dust, machinery and people. “One thing that often gets neglected is time out for a hot meal, said AgVenture Pinnacle’s Sutton Operations Manager, Jeremy McCroden. “We decided to do something about it!”
Nebraska’s AgVenture Pinnacle team took on that challenge and has delivered more than 1000 meals to farmers’ fields across the state and into northern Kansas. McCroden said, “We wanted to do something special for our customers. And who doesn’t like a hot meal of soup and brisket or pulled pork in the midst of a busy harvest?”
McCroden said the entire team, from the warehouse personnel, to the office staff, to the sales professionals work together to prepare a hot meal. “We load up the truck with tables, chairs and everything you need for a field picnic. When we arrive, the farmers stop the combines and grain trucks where they are and have a meal. It’s very convenient for them.”
AgVenture Pinnacle’s Dennis Kenyon added, “Our customers really seem to appreciate this small gesture. It’s important to them to know we are willing partners in their success all year long.”
McCroden added, “Beyond the meal, we have a chance to visit with each customer directly about how their harvest is progressing, what they are seeing and what challenges or issues they need addressed for the crop year ahead. Being with them in real-time at harvest offers us both important insights about their individual fields and their crops’ performance.”
AgVenture Pinnacle provides customers with access to AgVenture® and VPMaxx® brand seed products, and year-round professional seed support. In addition to the seed offerings, they provided customers with access to first-in-class crop protection and fertilizer products, as well as award-winning precision ag services.
“At the end of the day, it’s about reaching out and making a difference,” he added. “We appreciate our customers and all they do. It has been an excellent experience all the way around.”
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.