MASCOUTAH, ILLINOIS (September 26, 2016) — Seed industry veteran Mike Culwell of Vandalia, Missouri has joined Wehmeyer Seed Company as a District Sales Manager. Culwell will work across northeast Missouri, providing farmers and farmer dealers with access to AgVenture® brand seed products. Culwell has worked in the seed industry and in agricultural retail for the past thirty years. He will put his skills and deep knowledge of seed products to work for his customers as he extends the reach of the company throughout the region.
Matt Wehmeyer, Sales and Marketing Manager for the company said, “We are very pleased to welcome Mike. He is a great addition to our company. His experience, his extensive career in production agriculture, and his understanding of the seed business will really help us grow well in northeast Missouri. Mike has a passion for helping farmers raise higher yielding crops. Combining his knowledge with our strategy of bringing locally adapted, high yielding hybrids and varieties specific to each local area, Mike is positioned to bring an incredible amount of value to NEMO farmers. In addition, we look forward to him driving further expansion of our dealer network.”
Wehmeyer Seed Company is a family-owned and operated seed company founded in 1995. They are dedicated to researching, selecting, raising, conditioning, and packaging high quality seed products. They help customers select the best seed products for the acres on which they are grown. The company has continued to grow steadily as they focus on exceeding customers’ expectations.
Culwell said, “I have the greatest respect for this family-owned business. The Wehmeyers know what it takes to bring high-yielding seed products to their customers. Going forward, we’ll be able to help our customers select the seed that is uniquely adapted to their fields, soils and production practices. Placing the best products in the right environment makes all the difference. I am very pleased to put this seed to work, and to help our customers see the positive results on their bottom lines.”
Wehmeyer concluded, “We see a lot of good things happening with our company, our growth, and for our customers. As a family-owned and operated Regional Seed Company, we have the flexibility to work directly with our customers to address their needs. Our robust seed product lineup is comprised of regionally selected hybrids and varieties best suited to northeast Missouri. We’re very excited to bring our customers the seed and the support it takes to bring higher yielding crops to the region.”
Together with his wife, Lori, the Culwells have two daughters, two stepsons, and three grandchildren. They reside in Vandalia.
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.