MASCOUTAH, ILLINOIS/KENTLAND, INDIANA (October 7, 2015) Strong product performance and improved profitability continue to register for customers of Mascoutah, Illinois-based Wehmeyer Seed Company. And as the combines roll and results come in, Wehmeyer Seed’s Sales & Marketing Director, Matt Wehmeyer said, “Our customers are telling us our corn and soybean performance is exceptional. Local product selection is delivering high yields to our customers. This is creating multiple growth opportunities for our business.” The independently owned and operated regional seed company has fortified their team, adding Dan Tiedemann of Belleville, Illinois to serve customers as an AgVenture Yield Specialist and District Sales Manager.
Tiedemann holds a Bachelor of Science degree in plant and soil sciences from Southern Illinois University. He also pursued graduate work in weed science at SIU. Born and raised in the Shiloh/O’Fallon area, he is actively involved in the family farm.
For the past five years, Tiedemann was a dedicated seed research specialist. As part of a team conducting corn and soybean research plots across eastern Missouri, and central and southern Illinois, he established, monitored, and evaluated research plots for final advancement to commercial sales. “My experience farming and in research testing has given me a really sharp focus on product lines and performance. Wehmeyer Seed brings their customers products that are uniquely adapted to a very specific growing environment. They don’t have to sell what works across multiple states. They identify and offer seed products that are out-yielding and out-performing many larger competitor numbers. That is an important advantage to farmers in this area.”
Wehmeyer said, “Dan has a strong passion for the practical and the science-based approach to raising higher yielding crops. His experience and product knowledge will definitely contribute to his customers’ profitability and our team as a whole.”
Tiedemann said, “I am very excited about this opportunity. I look forward to putting to work my product knowledge, my weed science background, and my farming experiencing along with all that Wehmeyer Seed brings to the table. Ultimately, that will help my customers achieve higher yields and improved profitability.”
Tiedemann and his wife Angela reside in the Belleville area.
Wehmeyer Seed distributes AgVenture® brand corn, soybeans, milo and alfalfa seed, and AgriMAXX® wheat seed. Wehmeyer said, “We’ve been serving area farmers for twenty years. Our customers know next year’s crop depends on the quality of the soybeans and wheat we produce. We focus on high quality seed production managed and handled in our state-of-the art seed processing facilities. Our customers deserve the seed products and the service it takes to get the job done right.”
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 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.