KENTLAND, INDIANA (May 6, 2015) — True to their name, one of central Iowa’s newest independently owned and operated regional seed companies, AgVenture GroMor is growing again. The company’s General Manager, Jim Groepper, based in Ames, says, “Growing is a great feeling in our business. Helping our customers grow yields and profitability is what’s driving our additional growth.”
Since the company was launched in the fall of 2013, Groepper says area farmers are embracing the company’s seed product line-up, and the hands-on, year-round professional seed support key to their business’ offering. “We’re pleased to put our seed, our production/management techniques, and our professional support to work on more acres all the time.”
This is no ordinary seed company according to Groepper. “Our value proposition is unique. Along with cutting-edge seed genetics and technologies specifically adapted to and selected for our growing environment, we take a systems-based approach to helping farmers directly increasing yields and improve their APH. In a tough economic environment, that is a distinctive advantage for central Iowa farmers. Helping us reach those customers is our newest AgVenture Yield Specialist Nick Davenport. Nick’s experience will help us achieve those goals on more acres across the area.”
Davenport is a native and resident of Mingo, Iowa. Before joining AgVenture GroMor, he earned agronomy experience working in the ag retail sector in central Nebraska. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in ag business from Iowa State University.
On joining the company, Davenport said, “I was intent on moving back to my home area where I know the people and the agriculture. This company is especially dedicated to their customers. Everyone here at GroMor is both willing and able to work one-on-one with our customers to drive real improvements and achieve higher goals. I look forward to bringing that to my customers.”
Davenport recently returned from the first in a series of AgVenture educational forums. “Professionally, AgVenture helps us develop our own knowledge and skills with intensive training programs. They want us to be fully equipped to support our customers with the latest science, the best seed, and management tools that allow us to deliver better results to our customers.”
Groepper says growth for the young company has come not only from solid seed product performance. “I think the biggest reason for our growth and the excitement surrounding our brand is that we prove what we promise. Our customers have seen what our seed products, together with our professional services, can help them accomplish: dramatic increases in yields, lower costs per bushel, and an increase overall profitability.” He added, “Nick will help us deliver that promise to his customers. We’re pleased to have his help to serve our customers in this growing geography.”
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.