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  • Phil Shelley, CCA

    Phil Shelley, CCA

    Since the beginning of 2015, Phil Shelley has served as a technical sales representative, seed treatments & inoculants for Verdesian. Shelley grew up on the farm, and has chosen to continue representing American agriculture through his 35 years of agribusiness experience. After working in several aspects of the industry, Shelley’s most substantial experience remains in […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • Ben McLean

    Ben McLean

    Ben McLean is a fourth generation Florida citrus grower who serves as a technical sales specialist for the Florida market. In 1993, he founded McLean Ag Chem Inc. and serves as president to this day. Having worked with Nutri-Phite® products for many years, he specializes in research and product development. Ben holds a Master’s degree […]

  • Alan Sparkman

    Alan Sparkman

    Alan Sparkman is Vice President of Sales for the East & South Regions of the US. for Verdesian. Sparkman spent 24 years with Tennessee Farmers Coop as the Marketing and Ag Technology Manager for the Agronomy Division, supporting retail customers with their seed, crop protection and plant nutrition needs. Sparkman graduated from Auburn University with […]