KENTLAND, INDIANA (May 29, 2015) — AgVenture PureLine of Princeton, Illinois has welcomed Brett Meador as a summer intern. As part of this growing, independently owned and operated regional seed company, Meador is working on farms and with customers across northcentral Illinois.
AgVenture PureLine’s Todd Ashpole said, “It’s our objective to help Brett learn about many aspects of our business. Throughout this summer program, he’ll sharpen his skills, gain some new perspective and learn more about the seed and service that together help our customers maximize their profitability. We consider our interns the future of our business. It’s great to have a chance to mentor this way.”
Meador said, “Already, I’ve been immersed in learning, from testing seed depth, flagging some fields, and looking at Net Effective Plant Stands. It is great to get out and meet the customers, and learn from them what matters most in their fields. It’s been impressive to learn about AgVenture’s seed, tools and management techniques that can help maximize yields and profitability. I am really enjoying the values this company has and shares every customer.”
Last week Meador participated in AgVenture’s intensive two-day Summer Trainee and Intern program, part of a series of educational forums. AgVenture Recruitment and Training Lead, Nevada Weitl said, “We take intern and trainee education very seriously. Our goals are to fully engage our interns and trainees in our company values and culture, to support and enhance their practical agronomic skills, and to help them explore and refine the career path they are most passionate about. This is a very sharp class of young agriculture professionals. They are well on their way to bright futures in agriculture.”
The group is comprised of trainees and interns working with Regional Seed Companies across the country. Together they worked in classroom and in field settings to advance their understanding of what it takes to maximize profitability.
Meador, a Lena, Illinois native is the son of Rick and Mary Meador. He will be a sophomore at Iowa State University, where he is majoring in Agronomy, and is a member of Farm House fraternity.
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 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.