Jeff Shaner recognized for 15 years of service with AgVenture, Inc.

KENTLAND, INDIANA/JOHNSTON, IOWA (August 10, 2016) – At their recent summer conference, held in Des Moines, Iowa, AgVenture, Inc. recognized Jeff Shaner for fifteen years of service to the company. Shaner, who serves as a Product and Technology Manager and Soybean Lead, works directly with AgVenture Regional Seed Companies (RSCs) and their staffs across the eastern Cornbelt and the Mid-South.

Shaner said, "The past fifteen years has been a time of tremendous growth for our company in terms of the expansion of the overall geography we cover, and for the national brand. It's been very exciting to be part of a company so committed to and engaged in our customers and their profitability."

Jeff Shaner

"During my tenure, AgVenture has further developed their identity; supporting the entrepreneurial spirit of local seed companies as they manage their seed product lineup, make decisions locally, and handle inventory for their areas and their customers. But we've further enhanced that as we have grown to bring the Maximum Profit System™ to our customers. Implementing that ideology helps crop producers get the most out of the seed products they plant. I'm very proud to be part of that, and part of AgVenture."

Dulaney Seed General Manager, Charlie Robinette, based at Clarksdale, Mississippi said, "Jeff is a consummate educator who takes his role very seriously. His product knowledge and understanding of our unique growing environments directly supports our business, and in turn, our AgVenture Yield Specialists' ability to deliver outstanding seed products to our customers. Jeff's willingness to go above and beyond has been demonstrated time and again. He's always ready to support us on any given day or situation."

Product and Technology Manager Scott Hart presented the award. He said, "Jeff's positive attitude and forward-thinking perspectives make working together for our team, and with our RSCs a pleasure. He knows our RSCs and their growing environments very well. He puts that knowledge to work to access the genetics and traits, the highest quality seed, and the seed treatments that allow maximum profitability for our customers."

AgVenture, Inc. is the nation's largest network of independently owned regional seed companies. AgVenture provides this growing network of Regional Seed Companies 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.