Western WI Ag Supply, Ellsworth, WI
Hometown: Turtle Lake, WI
B.S. Agricultural Business, Agronomy Minor (May 2009)
Since graduating from UWRF, I have been working in sales for a full service cooperative in Ellsworth, Wisconsin. As a sales agronomist, I am the direct link to agronomic information, technology and cooperative services for growers.
During the crop growing season, my job is very busy. Much of my time is spent outdoors monitoring fields for insects, disease and weeds, as well as making recommendations for fertilizer and crop protection products. When fall harvest is complete, I meet with each of my customers to recap the growing season. We analyze yield data, soil tests, variable rate applications, test plot information, markets and much more as we generate our farm plan for the following season. I love working directly with farmers, to help them achieve increased yields and maximize their profits. Each grower has a different management style that I must recognize and adapt to. Every day brings new challenges, but that is why I enjoy my job so much.
I am thankful for my UWRF education and experiences. When I left the family dairy farm for college, I wasn’t sure where I quite fit in the industry. I highly encourage anyone going into agriculture to do more than sit in class, get involved! CAFES has many clubs, organizations, and internships that allow you to travel, see other facets of agriculture from across the nation, and meet people who share the same passion for agriculture. It was those experiences that helped shape my professional career.