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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.

  • Mike Zwingman

    Mike Zwingman

    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 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Andrew Duff

    Andrew Duff

    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 […]