Meet Our Team

The AgVenture team strives to provide expert leadership, service and support for our growing network of Independent Seed Companies (ISCs). Our goal is to help each ISC grow their business, so they can help farmers grow their profits.

Leadership Team

Gene Kassmeyer - General Manager

Gene Kassmeyer

General Manager

515-535-7644
515-509-8547
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Glen Edwards - Business & Sales Development Manager

Glen Edwards

Business & Sales Development Manager

816-520-4833
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Scott Hart - Marketing & Portfolio Director

Scott Hart

Marketing & Portfolio Director

515-535-0803
515-339-5491
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Bill Hoben - Supply & Operations Manager

Bill Hoben

Supply & Operations Manager

515-535-0807
765-427-6696
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Support Team

Darren Bakken - Product Portfolio Manager, Corn Lead

Darren Bakken

Product Portfolio Manager
Corn Lead

515-336-9897
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Kim Bullock - Administrative Coordinator, Marketing Specialist

Kim Bullock

Administrative Coordinator
Marketing Specialist

515-535-0800
515-630-9354
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Brett Hahn - Supply Chain Specialist

Brett Hahn

Supply Chain Specialist

515-535-0813
515-330-8416
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Bethany Kroeze - Marketing Manager

Bethany Kroeze

Marketing Manager

515-535-0805
515-639-6394
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Bill Peach - Supply Chain Specialist

Bill Peach

Supply Chain Specialist

515-535-0809
515-357-1644
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Frank Peterson - Regional Business Development Manager (West)

Frank Peterson

Regional Business Development Manager (West)

402-214-2365
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Chuck Schneider - Regional Business Development Manager (East)

Chuck Schneider

Regional Business Development Manager (East)

765-427-3064
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Jeff Shaner - Regional Product Manager (East), Soybean & Alfalfa Lead

Jeff Shaner

Regional Product Manager (East)
Soybean & Alfalfa Lead

765-714-1095
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Louis Sutton - Regional Product Manager (West), Soybean & Sorghum Lead

Louis Sutton

Regional Product Manager (West)
Soybean & Sorghum Lead

816-341-9974
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Frank Turner - Logistics Coordinator

Frank Turner

Logistics Coordinator

515-535-0808
515-229-5529
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Hear what farmers are saying

“I use AgVenture because of their excellent products, service, and agronomic support. When we need something they respond quickly. I can’t think of any reason why we wouldn’t use AgVenture. AgVenture stressed the importance of new technology on our farm and is helping us maximize our yield maps, soil grid maps, and fertilizer application data. I do business with AgVenture because they are very trustworthy and service oriented.”

- Kansas Farmer

“We’ve had the AgVenture Spangler 'Training Plots' for several years. The plots help us in our corn and soybean selections. For 3 generations, we have been using AgVenture Spangler products.”

- Wisconsin Farmer

“I consider everyone at AgVenture a friend and I can tell that they are really looking out for me and my farming operation. AgVenture is an easy company to work with and you cannot beat the service. When I have questions about my crops I call AgVenture and they are here right away helping me find the answer.”

- Kansas Farmer