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Agronomy Update: Agronomy Team Receives Award, Shares Personnel Changes

BY Dairyland Seed Agronomy Team

The Corteva Shine Flourish Award was recently presented to the Dairyland Seed Agronomy Team consisting of Brian Weller, Dan Ritter, Rod Moran, Branden Furseth, Rod King and Terry Jones.

The team was recognized not only for their accomplishments in training, educating and leading at a local level, but their willingness to contribute to the widely distributed weekly Dairyland Seed Agronomy Newsletter which has led to a recognition within the industry.

“I am amazed by each of you,” said Ryan Mueller, Dairyland Seed Product Portfolio and Agronomy Leader.  “Your talents, experience, and dedication has led to the Agronomy Team being recognized by Dairyland Seed management and Corteva Agriscience as an integral piece of the Dairyland Seed brand.”

The Corteva Shine Flourish Award is given to those achieving exceptional results in implementing a long-term project or initiative that provided significant cost/productivity savings or business results tied to living Corteva values, accelerating market shaper practices and Execute to Win mindset.


Rod King has officially announced that he will be retiring effective April 9, 2021, after a 35-year career in agriculture. Rod has been a significant member of our Agronomy Team covering parts of Indiana and Michigan and has spent his last 15 years as part of the Dairyland Seed/Brodbeck Seeds team.

Rod is passionate about agriculture and played an important role in the Agronomy Team. He was fiercely loyal to the customers/dealers that he represented and never stopped advocating on their behalf. Rod was responsible for the coordination of the weekly Agronomy Zoom Calls in the Indiana/Michigan area this past spring.

Rod’s energy and enthusiasm will be missed.  Best wishes to Rod and his wife Sandra in his retirement!


We are excited to introduce Amanda Goffnett as the Dairyland Seed Eastern Regional Agronomist replacing the recently retired Terry Jones.  Her primary responsibilities include providing agronomic services for District Sales Managers, customers, dealers and prospects.  Additionally, she is involved with product advancements and product training.

After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Crop and Soil Sciences with a specialization in Agribusiness Management from Michigan State University, she then earned her Master of Science in Crop and Soil Sciences and then became a Certified Crop Advisor.

Amanda was raised on a small family farm in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, where she still farms with her dad today. When she’s not in the field she enjoys hiking, kayaking and fishing in Northern Michigan.

She’s ready to hit the ground running and is looking forward to planting season so she can meet many of you!



The Agronomy Team’s weekly agronomic newsletters will start up again the first week of April and continue through the end of December. The weekly agronomy newsletter is sent by email each week and can also be found on our website under the Inside Pride tab.

The newsletters contain timely agronomic information including weather-related concerns, planting/harvesting guidance, identifying pests, weed control and more.

Want to be included on the mailing list?  Please contact Stacy at the West Bend office at 800-236-0163 or send an email to and ask to be added to our email listing.

Brian WellerDan RitterBranden FursethRod KingAmanda Goffnett
Brian Weller
Western Region
Dan Ritter
Central Region
Branden Furseth
Northern Region
Rod King
Eastern Region
Amanda Goffnett
Eastern Region
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