Midwest Seed Genetics Expansion and Growth Continues with Four Senior Management Hires

Kentland, IN – April 18, 2018 – Midwest Seed Genetics continues its growth with four senior managers joining the team.  They are Todd Claussen as Director Sales Agronomy, Chandra Edwards as Senior Operations Manager, Wayne Hoener as Soybean Product Manager and Rodd Whitney as Senior Recruiting Manager.

“The addition of these highly skilled individuals underscores our resolve in building a new, high quality, high performance hybrid corn and soybean company.  Midwest Seed Genetics plan is to match exemplary products and people together to provide America’s row crop farmers with new choices.” said Don Funk, Midwest Seed Genetics Owner.  

Todd Claussen, Midwest’s new Director of Sales Agronomy / Product Positioning Lead, was formerly the Director of Agronomy & Technical Services for Landus Cooperatives of Iowa. He has also had positions with Monsanto Company and JC Robinson Seed Company.

Chandra Edwards, Senior Operations Manager, was formerly with Wilbur-Ellis where she held Brand Manager Integra and Operations Manager – Seed responsibilities.  Chandra previously worked for E-Markets.

Wayne Hoener, Soybean Product Manager, was most recently VP Sales for Schillinger Genetics, Inc. He also held positions with Asgrow Seed Company and Channel Bio Corporation.  

Rodd Whitney, Senior Recruiting Manager, was formerly Founding Principal for One Purpose People Agricultural Recruiting.  Prior to that, Whitney held senior positions at Monsanto Company and Channel Bio Corporation. 

“We continue to grow at a fast pace and are shaping our company around entrepreneurs that we can build an outwardly focused, forward thinking company that is correct for today’s marketplace” said Erik Nelson, General Manager for Midwest Seed Genetics. 

 

About Midwest Seed Genetics

Midwest Seed Genetics is a high-performance, outward-focused seed organization dedicated to helping the American Farmer grow.  For more information, please visit midwestseed.com.  For employment opportunities, please contact roddwhitney@midwestseed.com.  For product information, please contact toddclaussen@midwestseed.com or waynehoener@midwestseed.com.  

 

CONTACT: 

Dan Funk
Public Relations
Midwest Seed Genetics

612 Dunlap Street
Kentland, IN 47951

danfunk@midwestseed.com

219.617.8757