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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.
Mike ZwingmanNov 19, 2020
Mike Zwingman is technical development manager for Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming supporting Verdesian’s nutritional and plant health product lines. Mike has 20 years of seed, ag retail, and agronomic experience in eastern Nebraska and is graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. He […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Andrew DuffNov 09, 2020
Andrew Duff serves as Verdesian Life Sciences’ Senior VP, US Sales, Nutritionals and Polymers. Andrew is responsible for managing sales activities, management of assigned Region VPs, National Accounts, National Equipment Programs, Governmental Affairs and Special Projects with objective achievement for the Agriculture & Turf Market in the U.S. for Verdesian. Andrew leads the Commercial Senior […]