AgVenture Summer Conference Stimulates Learning, Focuses on Customer Profitability

KENTLAND, INDIANA (June 24, 2014) — Seed Company owners and AgVenture Yield Specialists from across the country attended AgVenture, Inc.’s summer conference held in St. Louis, Missouri last week. The annual summer conference provides an opportunity for independently owned and operated Regional Seed Company professionals from across the country to engage in professional improvement topics, focus on product updates and share strategic insights between and among companies and individuals.

AgVenture Inc. Business Development Director, Chuck Schneider said, “We had an exceptionally productive week, focused on continued learning and active involvement. We are committed to our customers’ success. That requires us to be uniquely prepared to support them in all aspects that influence their profitability.”
During the week long sales and leadership training conference, AgVenture provided specific, focused sessions for seed company professionals of every level of experience.

Schneider said training experts in sales and leadership provided attendees with motivation and acuity for their professional customer relationship skills. Agronomic management sessions challenged participants to incorporate the science of crop production with effective customer support. “Our goal is to prepare each individual for our collective goal of improving profitability for every customer. By implementing the tenets of our Maximum Profit System™, which dramatically increases yield, lowers cost per bushel and improves profitability, we are best equipped to make a significant difference for each customer.”

AgVenture Yield Specialist, Becky Nielsen of AgVenture Pureline, Princeton, Illinois said, “This has been a very positive, very informative sales conference. Our speakers really helped each of us focus on the tools and tactics that make us uniquely effective for our customers. Additionally, we had the benefit of networking with and learning from our AgVenture Regional Seed Company counterparts from around the country.”

Chad Ealing, AYS for AgVenture McKillip Seed, Wabash, Indiana added, “We engage in a very challenging approach to providing our customers with the seed, service and tactics that directly impact their profitably. Our sales training is so intensive and inspiring, I cannot wait to go home and put these tools to work in maximizing my customers’ seed portfolios.”

AgVenture D&M Matt Davis said, “The collaborative support and enthusiasm among our team members from across the country is highly contagious. We definitely see the best of the experience and wisdom of our senior sales personnel combined with the energy and perspective of our newer team members results in a very creative, fresh approach to bringing value to our customers.”

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.