Stine® is successful thanks to the efforts of our employees, representatives and agents out in the field who work tirelessly to make sure Stine genetics are living up to their full potential.
“We at Stine are extremely proud to be entering our 45th year in sales,” says David Thompson, national marketing and sales director for Stine. “Through the years, we have grown from a small regional seed company to a national brand, and in doing so, our field team has grown from 10 Midwest regions just over a decade ago to 36 regions all across the United States.”
It takes a lot of people to manage a national seed brand and to meet the needs of our grower customers. Along the way, those grower customers may interact with multiple Stine ambassadors. Some of the players in the field represent our agricultural sales and agronomy teams who are essential in helping our customers make the right decisions for their operations.
WHAT DO OUR AGRICULTURAL SALES AND AGRONOMY TEAMS DO?
Independent Sales Representatives
In terms of front-line agriculture sales professionals, Stine has independent sales representatives (ISRs) and corn sales specialists across the United States. ISRs serve as the designated brand ambassador for Stine corn and soybeans within an assigned territory. ISRs are tasked with leading our agricultural sales efforts, including managing existing accounts, finding new business, and developing and enhancing direct relationships with growers and potential customers. Corn sales specialists’ responsibilities are similar, although their primary focus is on Stine’s corn portfolio. Corn sales specialists develop and maintain a thorough agronomic and technical knowledge of our corn products and services and develop and manage Stine corn data plots throughout the territory. They also manage their own accounts and recruit new accounts.
Regional Sales Agronomists (RSAs)
Stine regional sales agronomists (RSAs) are the primary regional lead for agricultural sales, agronomy information, and support for the area sales team. RSAs are responsible for understanding the agronomic requirements, needs and issues of their assigned area and providing ISRs, dealers and customers guidance on determining the strengths and proper placement of Stine seed products.
Stine employs a team of skilled technical agronomists to help our sales team understand and place our products for best performance. Our agronomy team implements our plot program to better understand the new corn and soybean genetics coming from Stine and is available to assist with grower questions.
HOW DO I START A CAREER IN AGRICULTURE WITH STINE?
Stine’s plans are for continued growth. Because of this, Stine is always looking for good people to add to its team. If you or someone you know might fit the profile for any of our open career options in agriculture, whether it’s a family member, friend, someone you have worked with in the past or whom you would want to do business with, please direct them our way.
To learn more about our open positions, view our ag career finder on our website or visit AgCareers.com or AgHires.com.