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  • Rich Janssen, CCA

    Rich Janssen, CCA

    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 Seevers

    Kurt Seevers

    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 Bodensteiner

    Kevin Bodensteiner

    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 Lundy

    Josh Lundy

    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 Hanson

    Jill Hanson

    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 Jones

    Jamie Jones

    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 Socherman

    Jake Socherman

    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, CCA

    Dave Schwartz, CCA

    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 Broughton

    Chuck Broughton

    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 […]

  • Carter Ash

    Carter Ash

    Carter Ash is a technical sales representative for the More Than Manure® technology in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Nebraska. He was assistant manager at Federated Coops prior to joining Verdesian. Growing up on the family farm, Carter has always been passionate about farming. Throughout his career at Federated Coops, he developed an interest in the […]