Trupointe Cooperative has announced its team of agricultural professionals who are ready to serve Indiana customers from its new location in Milford. An April opening is slated.
Leading the sale of agronomy products and services will be Jim Wolf of Noblesville. As regional sales director, he will manage the team to ensure the needs of area farmers are met.
“I look forward to getting to know the customers and learn about their operations. As my team partners with customers, we will use our business model designed for efficiency,” he said. “We also plan to be active in the local ag communities to support local causes.”
Wolf had been a regional agronomy sales director for Monsanto-Specialty Hybrids since 2009. He also co-founded iCorn.com, a successful Internet seed company that eventually was retired. He was formerly regional business director for Callahan Seeds, a partner with Diversified Agri-Service Inc., and was in sales for Lafayette Co-op Elevator Company. He has a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from The Ohio State University.
Overseeing operations in Milford will be location manager Chase Snyder of Warsaw.
“I look forward to the opportunity to offer a great line of products and services to our surrounding growers. My goal is to operate the Milford location in an efficient and effective manner so our customers receive the best,” said Snyder.
Snyder graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in crop science and agricultural systems management. He previously worked as a superintendent at Consolidated Grain & Barge in Mount Vernon and Princeton, where he managed grain quality, personnel, logistics and the preventative maintenance program.
Already aligning growers with solutions are two sales associates: one with a wealth of industry background and the other with fresh collegiate ideas. Rick Robertson of Kendallville, a Purdue University graduate, has a degree in agronomy, and has 30 years experience dealing in crop production. A certified crop advisor, Robertson is a member of the Society of Professional Agronomists, member of the Noble County Fair Board and a Farm Bureau board member.
Spenser Penrod of North Manchester, also a Purdue graduate, has degrees in agricultural sales and marketing. He was raised on a grain and dairy farm and continues to help manage the family farming operation. Prior to joining Trupointe, Penrod worked as the farm and brood cow manager at Meyer Ponderosa Farms.
Operations personnel, applicators and office staff have also been hired as preparations are made for the April opening of Milford’s agronomy hub. The full-service agronomy location, situated on a 275-acre site, will hold 2 million gallons of liquid fertilizer and 37,000 tons of dry fertilizer. Its automated systems will provide accuracy and efficiency with load-out times set at seven minutes for dry fertilizer, 17 minutes for liquid fertilizer, and 15 minutes for anhydrous ammonia. Certain products will be available for loading 24 hours a day, seven days a week.