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Ryan ChristiansonNov 19, 2020
Ryan Christianson brings 14 years of agriculture experience to his role as technical sales representative. Before joining Verdesian Life Sciences, he was an account manager for Legends Seeds and a territory sales representative for Crop Production Services. Ryan specializes in inoculants and seed treatments for soybeans and small grains.
Rich Janssen, CCANov 19, 2020
Rich Janssen brings nearly 30 years of experience in farming, retail sales, wholesale sales and basic manufacturing to his role as technical sales representative with Verdesian. As a Certified Crop Adviser (CCA), Rich has expertise in Midwest and specialty crops, fertilizers, seed treatments and crop protection. Rich also owns a farm in central Minnesota.
Kurt SeeversNov 19, 2020
Serving as a technical development manager, seed treatments & inoculants, Kurt Seevers has spent more than 25 years in various positions, including technical services, agronomy, sales, marketing and product development. Prior to joining Verdesian in 2014, he spent the previous 10 years working with Becker Underwood, most recently as field development leader for seed treatment […]
Kevin BodensteinerNov 19, 2020
Bodensteiner serves northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota as a technical sales representative for Verdesian. He grew up on a dairy farm in northeast Iowa and attended Iowa State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in dairy science. He started his career in the process dairy industry, where for 20 years, he worked as a […]
Josh LundyNov 19, 2020
Josh has more than 20 years of retail agronomy management experience. He came to Verdesian from South Dakota Wheat Growers in Aberdeen where he worked first as a sales manager before becoming a fertilizer marketing manager and then director of agronomy inputs. Lundy also has experience with Landmark Services Cooperative in Wisconsin, and Prairie Grain […]
Jill HansonNov 19, 2020
Jill Hanson is Verdesian Life Sciences’ Specialty Micronutrients Technical Product Manager, assisting with providing technical support, guidance and training Specialty Micronutrients Hanson is based in Clarinda, Iowa. Jill grew up on a farm in Webb, which is located in northwest Iowa. She attended Iowa State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture in […]
Jamie JonesNov 19, 2020
Jamie Jones is an Account Manager for southern Minnesota. Prior to Verdesian Jamie spent two years as a Sales and Marketing Manager with FCA in a territory that covered parts of Minnesota and Iowa, managing and coaching six agronomists while managing and growing all areas of sales for that company. Prior to that she spent […]
Jake SochermanNov 19, 2020
As director of sales, specialty micronutrients, Jake Socherman is responsible for handling key accounts, customer service, sales and product design and development. For over 20 years, he has worked for distribution and manufacturing companies, offering fertilizer products to the turf, ornamental and specialty agriculture industries. Jacob has expertise in plant nutrition and fertilizer technologies.
Dave Schwartz, CCANov 11, 2020
Dave Schwartz is executive vice president of sales in plant nutrition for Verdesian. Prior to this role, Dave served as vice president of new product development for Specialty Fertilizer Products and sales manager for Van Diest Supply Co., as well as sales representative and trainer for Ciba Geigy. Dave earned his bachelor’s degree in business […]
Chuck BroughtonNov 09, 2020
Charles “Chuck” Broughton is vice president of business development for Verdesian’s seed treatments and inoculants division in the United States and Canada. A current resident of south central Iowa, Chuck brings nearly 30 years of experience to lead the seed treatment and inoculant sales team. His position is focused on expanding a rapidly growing line […]