AgVenture Wehmeyer Seed Company is expanding into east central Missouri. Based in Mascoutah, Ill., Wehmeyer Seed is a regional seed company producing and distributing high quality seed for farmers in the Midwest.

Growing profitable crops is their business, and according to Sales & Marketing Director, Matt Wehmeyer, strong product performance coupled with year-round in-field professional seed support is driving company growth.

Wehmeyer said, "As we expand into Missouri, we are excited to welcome Shane Nicks as our District Sales Manager and Yield Specialist. Shane will bring our locally adapted, high yielding seed products to new customers looking to enhance their farm profitability."

Wehmeyer added, "Shane brings an excellent understanding of commodity marketing having worked in the grain buying and futures marketing business.

He has a strong farm background and knows the growing environment of east central Missouri well. He'll be a great asset to our customers, sharing the value of the AgVenture brand."

A native of Owensville, Mo., Nicks grew up on a crop and cattle operation. He holds a degree in Agricultural Business and a minor in Marketing from University of Central Missouri at Warrensburg.

Nicks said, "I'm very pleased to be working with AgVenture and the Wehmeyer family.

With Dale's past experience at MO Foundation Seed, their state-of-the-art seed facility, and ability to access top-of-the-line genetics with AgVenture, we are in a position to make a huge impact with Missouri farmers. I look forward to bringing these elite products and the Maximum Profit System to my home area."

Wehmeyer said the company's unique approach deploys local seed production, crop management and professional expertise together to make significant improvements in the field. "Our seed product lineup is truly impressive.

"Our ability to access seed specifically selected for and adapted to the Midwest means we come to the farm with hybrids and varieties that are ready to yield well in our growing environment. In addition, our Maximum Profit System is a comprehensive systems-based approach to dramatically increasing yields, lowering cost per bushel and improving overall profitability.

"Our customers' success using this combination of high quality seed products, cutting-edge management, and the support of their AgVenture Yield Specialist has proven its success on fields across our area. We look forward to helping more customers advance their goals."