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Employee Type: Seed Specialist

Chris Basham

Chris is our Seed Support Specialist, He works in the areas of Forage, Cover Crops and Wheat sales. Chris
provides support for our dealers and also manages the inventory for forage and cover crops. Chris appreciates that ProHarvest is a family owned company that has a dedication to quality seed and customer service. Chris lives in Rural Ashkum and is married with two kids. He is the owner of Quarryview Angus an Angus cow/calf and feedlot operation. During Chris’s free time you can find him working with
his herd and camping with his family.

David Hopkins

David is a Seed Specialist for ProHarvest Seeds. David aims to help his customers grow as high of yields as possible by providing them with quality seed as well as helping them with seed placement.  He strives to be reliable, trustworthy, and a friend.

David is married to Savannah and has 1 daughter. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, working his cattle, hanging out with friends, and just being outside.

Matthew Reichert

Matthew Reichert is a Seed Specialist and as a seed specialist he services his dealers and customers in any way possible and to continue to expand the brand and get new dealers and customers. Matthew started with moews seed company in the fall of 2016 as an independent contractor for the whole state of Ohio.

Matthew grew up and worked on the family dairy farm where he milked 110 cows and farm 350 acres with his mom, dad, two brothers and a sister. Him and his brothers also started a small trucking business, MJR trucking LLC. Two years ago.

Matthews hobbies include grilling food, traveling, and hanging out with friends and family

Derald Watson

Derald Watson is a ProHarvest Seed specialist. He works with farmers in central and western Nebraska and in Kansas. He enjoys working with growers throughout the growing season and helping them achieve a successful harvest.

He grew up in the Nebraska sand hills about 70 miles north of Grand Island where he worked on different ranches and farms. Derald has been in the seed business for 40 years.

Derald lives in Grand Island with his wife, Chris, of 29 years. Derald’s hobbies include fly fishing in the mountains of Colorado and Wyoming and photography.

Trent Geistligner

Trent Geislinger is our Western Team lead and serves as a resource for dealers and seed specialists in multiple states to enable their success by assisting with sales, identification or potential sales, product education and delivery. Trent started as a district sales manager for Moews Seed Company in 2007.

When I am not conducting ProHarvest work I enjoy time with my family & grand kids, hunting, competition firearms activities, & collecting Redwing Pottery that my late wife got me interested in doing.

Jake Ekstrand

Jake is a Seed Specialist located near Pella, IA. Jake strives to dive deep into learning ProHarvest products to provide worthwhile knowledge to growers in his area. Jake has been working to expand brand awareness in his territory, as well as establishing relationships with current ProHarvest dealers and prospects. Jake is excited to serve customers in Central and Eastern Iowa.

Jake earned his bachelor’s at the University of Illinois in Ag Ed & Leadership. Jake was drawn to ProHarvest because of the overall positive energy and culture of the company.

Jake would describe himself as a well-rounded person and is always up for a challenge. Jake is happily married to his wife Katelynn. They have 2 sons and are expecting their 3rd child this coming June. Jake enjoys spending time with his family, as well as hunting and fishing.

Craig Neppl

Craig is a seed specialist and meets with growers and enjoys taking their farm to the next level. Craig also like to communicate with other seed specialist to help support them and get ideas from them.

Craig has been in the seed business for 30 years and many of his customers he’s been doing business with for 25 years.  He went to school at Iowa State and continues to cheer on the cyclones!

Craig is married with 4 children and 6 grandchildren. In his free time, he enjoys traveling to see his grandkids, hunting and trap fishing. He also enjoys meeting new people and doing yard work for. The community and local churches.

Jim Dinan

Jim Dinan is a Seed Specialist that focuses on dealer/customer service, prospecting and lots of follow up calls. Jim is proud and excited to be a part of the ProHarvest team.

Jim worked for Moews for 5 years and have been employed as a seed dsm since 1985.

Jim is married to his wife susan, and has two children, three grand kids and one on the way. His main hobbies include being an active volunteer fire fighter, deer hunting, gardening and the grand kids.

Corey Torrance

Corey Torrance is a Seed Specialist located in Western Illinois! Corey takes pride in helping find agronomic solutions and providing support to his customers and prospects!

Corey values the family atmosphere along with the top line genetics that ProHarvest has to offer!

Corey lives in Good Hope, IL with his wife and they have two sons! They have a Lab/Pyreness mix named Kona and a black Lab Nala. In Corey’s free time he raises purebred Dorset and Hampshire sheep and is also a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals

Rick Urish

Rick Urish is a Certified Crop Advisor and Seed Specialist for ProHarvest Seeds. Rick will be serving proharvest customers and dealers in the Manito area. Rick enjoys helping growers find solutions as well as selecting products that work best for their acres.

Rick appreciates the relationships that ProHarvest brings as well as the culture of the company.
Rick grew up on a grain and livestock farm in Manito, IL raising purebred duroc hogs. Rick received his bachelors in Ag science from Western Illinois University and was also on their livestock judging team.

Rick currently lives near Manito with his wife Barb and son Jonathan. Rick enjoys coaching high school basketball and competing in long drive contests.

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