CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI/ KENTLAND, INDIANA (January 19, 2016) — “Solid leadership is a critical element in supporting and sustaining profitability for our customers,” said Dulaney Seed Company’s Owner, Terry Dulaney. “As our company continues to grow, we’re pleased to welcome Allen Lyon as our Sales Manager.”
Dulaney said, “Allen’s expertise is managing our team of AgVenture Yield Specialists. We have an exceptional group of professionals that work directly with their customers year round. Allen will provide them with the support and synergies they need to develop additional leadership in the field. He’s a valuable resource for our customers and our team.”
From his rural roots at Indianola, Mississippi, Lyon worked for a local crop duster as a youngster before starting out in the cotton business. From there, he was recruited to work at the local bank where his business and management skills secured a solid career in banking for eighteen years.
Lyon said, “Agriculture has always been my roots and a strong passion. My role is to support our team to ensure that we deliver a 100% positive impact on our customers’ business. We have access to the highest quality seed products that are specifically selected and adapted for each growing environment. We have the highest level of service, and unique crop production management tools. I look forward to supporting this team and serving our customers with the dedicated commitment it takes to advance their goals.”
Despite a challenging growing season in 2015, Dulaney says the Maximum Profit System™ (MPS) contributed to higher yields and higher net returns on farms across the region. “MPS is a comprehensive production management approach to farming smarter. With the support of our agronomy and AgVenture Yield Specialist team members, MPS continues to prove its merit, allowing our customers dramatically increase yield, lower cost per bushel and improve overall profitability. With Allen’s leadership, we will continue to support our customers’ success.”
Lyon is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, and obtained graduate banking certification through Louisiana State University. He and his wife, Brenda, have three sons, Bailey, Wells and Griffin. They reside at Senatobia, Mississippi.
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.