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    Brad Ferguson

    Account Manager

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    Phone 1 (204) 796-0400

    Specialty

    Micronutrients, More Than Manure, More than Manure Dairy and Hog, Nutritionals and Polymers, Plant Nutrition, Seed Treatments & Inoculants, Turf & Ornamental

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    Brad Ferguson is technical sales representative for Western Canada Seed Treatments & Inoculants. Brad has over 18 years of outside sales and management experience in the agriculture industry, serving as vice president of farm services for Northern Quinoa Production Corporation, overseeing all aspects of contract production, and grower field support for Western Canada, business manager/business development manager for Univar Canada Ltd., account representative for Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc. and production manager with BrettYoung Seeds.

    Brad grew up on a farm in south-central Manitoba, where his family continues to farm today. He attended the University of Manitoba, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Agronomy. Brad and his wife, Jennifer, enjoy the outdoors and spending as much time as possible with their nieces and nephews.

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    Chuck Broughton

    Vice President, Seed Treatments & Inoculants Business Development

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    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 of new product innovations and gaining commitment among team members to bring a creative edge to the seed treatment and inoculant market. Prior to this position, he served as the global commercial director for the DuPont Pioneer seed treatment division, where he launched seed treatments in the Americas and implemented marketing strategies on a global level. Additionally, Chuck has worked for Novozymes Bioag Group, where he led sales and marketing teams, as well as EMD Crop Bioscience, Strategic Diagnostics Inc., Meteorlogix, Pharmacia Corporation and Novartis Crop Protection. He is an alumnus of Iowa State University’s agricultural business program.

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    Customer Service – Seed Treatments, Inoculants

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    Phone 1 (800) 350-4789

    Specialty

    Micronutrients, More Than Manure, More than Manure Dairy and Hog, Nutritionals and Polymers, Plant Nutrition, Seed Treatments & Inoculants, Turf & Ornamental

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    Jeff Wright

    Account Manager

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    Phone (780) 217-8158

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    Jeff Wright is Account Manager at Verdesian Life Sciences for US & Canada Seed Treatments and Inoculants, developing retail dealer and grower relationships, training and service of existing and potential clients.

    Prior to Verdesian, Jeff was an Area Grain Merchant for Providence Grain Solutions in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. He was a Regional Manager and a Senior Account Executive for Univar Canada in Alberta and British Columbia. He has also worked at BASF in Alberta as a Regional Sales Manager. Finally, he held a number of roles at Cargill Incorporated.

    Jeff enjoys fishing, hunting, camping, and generally anything outdoors. He is also an avid hockey fan and golfer, coaching hockey and ringette.

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    Joe Olesko, P.Ag.

    Account Manager

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    Phone 1 (306) 341-4776

    Specialty

    Micronutrients, More Than Manure, More than Manure Dairy and Hog, Nutritionals and Polymers, Plant Nutrition, Seed Treatments & Inoculants, Turf & Ornamental

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    Joe Olesko is an asset to strengthening relationships within our Canadian distribution channels as well as identifying and solving our customers’ unique needs in the area. He joined the team with more than 14 years of sales, marketing and leadership experience in the agriculture industry, representing brands such as Monsanto, Novozymes BioAg and Innovative Ag Products (IAP). He has experience in evaluating new product opportunities, aligning sales objectives with market positions and strategically planning distribution and retail accounts at the field and corporate level. He is an alumnus of the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Agriculture, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Crop Science. Paired with a customer-focused and passionate work ethic, his expertise is key to the success of Verdesian in western Canada.

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    Kurt Seevers

    Technical Development Manager, Seed Treatments & Inoculants

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    Phone (402) 657-3957

    Specialty

    Seed Treatments & Inoculants

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    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 in the U.S. Kurt transitioned to BASF Corporation with its acquisition of Becker Underwood, working as a senior field biologist with a focus on seed treatment biologicals. Seevers holds a master’s degree in entomology from the University of Missouri. He received his bachelor’s degree, also in entomology, from the University of Nebraska.

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    Nicole Labbie

    Account Manager

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    Nicole grew up on a farm in south-central Saskatchewan and she attended post-secondary school in Saskatoon at the University of Saskatchewan. After completing her Agronomy degree, Nicole went on to work in agricultural retail for two and a half years. After working retail, she took a job with Monsanto BioAg as a Territory Sales Manager, where she worked for four years through multiple company acquisitions, ending with Univar Solutions.

    Nicole enjoys being outdoors and partaking in hikes, as well as fishing and taking her French Bulldog Moose to the dog park. She also spends quite a bit of time at her family farm located south-west of Radville, where she helps with both the grain and cattle operations.