KENTLAND, (Ind.) (October 10, 2017) AgVenture D&M, based in Kentland, Indiana announced today the hiring of Kybren Foster as an AgVenture Yield Specialist to work with growers across northwest Indiana. Since 1993, the independently owned and operated regional seed company has provided AgVenture® brand seed products supported by agronomic knowledge and personal service to customers across northwest Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.
"We are very excited about Kybren coming on board,” said AgVenture D&M owner Mike Davis. “He is high-energy, with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and is enthusiastic about meeting new customers. He's a good listener and looks forward to building relationships with current customers."
Foster grew up on his family’s farm in western Benton County south of Kentland, Indiana. His father is a second-generation farmer and his brother is third generation. They farm 2,000 acres of corn, soybeans and some alfalfa and raise beef and longhorn cattle. He earned his bachelor of science in marketing from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
“So many seed companies are large entities where the owners are not in the trenches with the farmers, day in and day out,” said Foster. “That’s not the case with AgVenture D&M. I was very impressed by the products and people.”
Foster is married to Kinsey and they have two German Shorthaired Pointers Bruce and Gaia.
Prior to joining AgVenture D&M, Foster spent two years in agriculture sales working in Goodland, Indiana.