The industry is changing rapidly. From new pre-planting regimen considerations to late-season interventions, growers have many opportunities to influence plant growth. Growers and suppliers alike must understand the nuances that are impacting the state of the industry today and the fields of tomorrow.
By successfully completing this 60-minute course, you will be able to share with your customers:
Aman Anand is a Certified Professional Agronomist (CPAg) and experience product strategist with a demonstrated history of working in product development. His current job duties include assisting in development and adherance to the scientific strategy of the company with a particular focus on innovation, researched best practice, quality improvement and professional leadership.
Blake Murnan is currently the Product Development Manager for CHS Agronomy. Blake started with CHS in March of 2019 when CHS acquired West Central. In this role, Blake helps manage the development and implementation of the CHS Agronomy “Focus Products” which include seed treatments, micronutrients, and adjuvants. He has developed products and services such as STI Customized and Ridgeline Seed Care, which has set CHS Agronomy apart from its competition. Before coming over to CHS, Blake spent thirteen years with West Central and an additional fourteen years in the Cenex-Land O’Lakes cooperative system including roles as a local agronomist, national seed treatment account manager, and proprietary products technical support and marketer.
Blake’s education includes a Bachelor of Agronomy – Iowa State University, and Master of Entomology – University of Nebraska. Blake resides in Bloomington, Minnesota where he is married and has two daughters.
Jerry Ries is a Research and Product Analyst with CHS Agronomy. Coming to CHS Agronomy in 2011, Jerry brought a wealth of knowledge from his 13 years as a Technical and Research Specialist at North Dakota State University, where he also received his bachelor’s degree in crop and weed sciences.
David earned both his Bachelor and Master’s degree at Michigan State University. He went on to work for the University for 25 years. He retired from Michigan State University in 2010 where he implemented and managed an on -arm trial testing program. The program tested agriculture inputs as they were introduced to market, and included an extensive variety testing for both corn and soybeans. In 2010, David joined DuPont Pioneer to implement and manage a new on farm variety testing program. In 2016 David joined Michigan Sugar Company as their Chief Agronomist. In 2018 David joined Vive Crop Protection as their Technical Sales Agronomist.