KENTLAND, INDIANA (May 7, 2015) Hampton, Nebraska’s Clinton Griess is putting his agronomic and seed experience to work for AgVenture of Nebraska (AVN) Seed Partners. Griess will provide professional seed services and access to AgVenture® brand seed products to area farmers as an AgVenture Yield Specialist.
After serving twelve years in the U.S. Air Force, including service in Wyoming, South Korea and Omaha, Griess returned home to Hampton and his rural roots. For the past several years, he has worked for an area cooperative in agronomic services roles and focused on seed, crop protection and fertility management. Prior to that, he worked in the seed business conducting scouting and other seed sales support roles.
AVN Seed Partner’s Jeremy McCroden said, “As an AgVenture Yield Specialist, Clinton will be a great asset to our customers and to our team. He is a very sharp individual, dedicated, driven, and very focused on providing the best to his customers.”
McCroden added, “Strong product performance the past several years has contributed to our growth across the area. It’s the direct result of selecting hybrids and varieties that are uniquely suited to our Nebraska growing environments, and the intensive, cutting-edge management practices we help our customers put in practice on every acre. It’s a system that works. It is being proven again and again in dramatically higher yields and improved profitability for our customers. Clinton will help us extend our reach and put our products to work on acres across his area.”
Griess said, “It didn’t take me long to realize this was the right opportunity for me. AVN is just big enough to have superior access to the genetics and technologies that are specifically adapted for our area. The company is still small enough that every customer matters. And sincerely, everything we do is for the purpose of working hard together for our customers’ profitability.”
AVN has a refined selection process on both the dryland and irrigated seed products according to Griess. “AVN knows the history of each pedigree, how it was developed, why and where it performs. From pedigree, to production processes and seed treatments, to intensive, hands-on management from planning to planting through harvest, we work directly with the customer. That’s a unique difference. We put it all together for higher yields, lower cost per bushel and improved profitability. I am proud to work with AVN.”
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 seed products 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.