Brodbeck Seeds Continues to Expand Staff, Deepen Customer Service

Posted on Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

As a growing number of farmers turn to Brodbeck Seeds for their planting needs, the company is also growing its sales force. This photo was taken at Brodbeck Seeds' 2011 Field Day which thanked customers and celebrated the company's continued growth.

Wabash, Ind. (November 30, 2011) — Brodbeck Seeds has added five team members to support the company’s expansion in Indiana and southwestern Ohio. Despite a 2011 growing season that presented plenty of pest and weather-related challenges for Midwest farmers, Brodbeck Seeds’ continued growth prompted the hiring of the following individuals:

In Indiana, Brodbeck Seeds has added Amanda Wise, associate district sales manager, serving Marshall and Fulton counties; Brady Bishop, associate district sales manager serving Washington and Orange counties; Steve Hall, district sales manager serving Tippecanoe and Boone counties; and Bodie Kitchel, associate district sales manager serving Cass, Clinton and Howard counties. In Ohio, agricultural veteran Jay Harmount has been named a district sales manager serving the southwestern region of the state.

“Brodbeck’s team members know the local fields because they’ve been working in them most of their lives. Helping farmers is something we take very personally—it’s more than just good business. To us, it’s a way of life, one that we’re proud to be a part of,” said General Manager Jim Engelberth. He added that while technology continues to drive new advancements benefitting the seed industry, the consultative role of the seed specialist is as important as ever. “Today’s farmers have more tools and resources than ever before, and they demand partners who will go the extra mile and do whatever it takes to help them find the right solutions for their planting needs,” Engelberth said.

Engelberth noted that the new team members also share Brodbeck’s commitment to agricultural and community leadership. Along with rich backgrounds in FFA and 4-H, Brodbeck’s newest team members serve agricultural and community groups ranging from crop associations to local fire departments. “Whether it’s teaming up with Habitat for Humanity or volunteering to help the next generation of ag leaders, the Brodbeck team seeks to partner with organizations that benefit the communities where our customers live and work,” Engelberth added.