AgVenture, Inc. of Kentland, Ind., has signed a new regional seed company to its nationwide network of independently owned and operated seed companies. AgVenture-AVG, LLC. of Lincoln, Neb., signed an exclusive territory agreement to market AgVenture brand corn, soybeans and alfalfa in northwestern Missouri and north central Kansas. The new company will serve growers in Cloud, McPherson, Mitchell, Ottawa, Republic and Saline counties in Kansas and Atchison, Holt and Nodaway counties in Missouri. AgVenture-AVG has warehouse facilities in Nebraska and service centers in Kansas and Missouri.

AgVenture-AVG President, Bob Graves, brings nearly 20 years of seed industry experience to the business. After graduating from University of Missouri, Columbia, Graves started his career with AgriPro. He then served as a district sales manager for Garst in Clay Center, Kan., for seven and a half years before being advanced to regional sales manager.

Graves said, "This entrepreneurial business model allows me to focus on serving growers professionally throughout the year. I really look forward to building a business that is truly effective at taking care of the customer while delivering excellent performance-based products to their farms." He added, "AgVenture's access to genetics and technologies is incredible. AgVenture's expertise at selecting, and specifically positioning seed products in the right localized conditions really works well and is an excellent fit for our growers."

AgVenture, Inc. VP Sales & Marketing, Jim Groepper said, "The addition of AgVenture-AVG to our growing nationwide network of independent seed companies is very significant to growers in this region. It means they have unmatched access to seed genetics and technology resources that are specifically selected and locally matched to growers and these counties' geographies and agronomic environments." Groepper continued, "Bob's extensive experience in the seed industry and his knowledge of these specific counties will provide growers with a professional seed industry partner working toward their increased profitability on every acre."