(JOHNSTON, IOWA, June 14, 2021) – AgVenture, Inc., is pleased to announce that Grant Christensen has accepted the role of Regional Business Development Manager for the West, beginning June 14, 2021. Grant has spent the last ten years in various roles in sales, marketing, and management in the seed and crop protection businesses with Dow AgroSciences, Corteva Agriscience, and AgReliant Genetics.
“We are excited to have Grant join the AgVenture team to work with our locally-owned Independent Seed Companies in our western geography,” said Business Development and Sales Manager Glen Edwards. “Grant’s vast array of experience will be a key benefit to help increase sales within our network and as we seek out new points of sale to fit into our unique go-to-market strategy.”
Grant grew up in Manning, Iowa, and earned a degree in Agricultural Business, with minors in Agronomy and Entrepreneurship, from Iowa State University. He has a diverse employment background prior to joining the seed industry, including time with a large cattle ranch in western Iowa, Bank of America in Germany, and a large full-service retailer.
“I am excited to join the AgVenture team as we continue to bring the best genetics in the industry to our partners through this unique go-to-market strategy,” Grant said. “I look forward to supporting our Independent Seed Companies and helping them continue to achieve their goals as we work together to grow the AgVenture brand.”
Grant currently resides in Kansas City, where he enjoys outdoor activities, hiking, and traveling.
AgVenture, Inc. is the nation’s largest network of independently owned and managed seed companies. AgVenture provides its growing network of companies with seed products that surpass industry-required quality standards, as well as leading-edge genetics and technology. Since 1983, this unique marketing approach has allowed each individual company to match the seed products it sells to the specific needs of the geographical area it serves. Based in Johnston, Iowa, AgVenture strives to help every farmer realize more profit from every field with professional seed representation at a local level.
About Corteva Agriscience
Corteva Agriscience is a publicly traded, global pure-play agriculture company that provides farmers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry – including a balanced and diverse mix of seed, crop protection and digital solutions focused on maximizing productivity to enhance yield and profitability. With some of the most recognized brands in agriculture and an industry-leading product and technology pipeline well positioned to drive growth, the company is committed to working with stakeholders throughout the food system as it fulfills its promise to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Corteva Agriscience became an independent public company on June 1, 2019, and was previously the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. More information can be found at www.corteva.com.