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Jason is a native Georgian with extensive agricultural experience from livestock to poultry to the vegetable seed business. He has a degree from Brewton-Parker College and Fort Valley State University and has worked on farms almost all of his life. Starting out as Siegers Seed's S.E. Product Development Specialist, Jason conducted many trials every year to determine what vegetable varieties are well-adapted to Southern growing conditions.
Recently, Jason has also become a Siegers Seed Consultant, introducing S.E. growers to the best new vegetables, from new onion varieties in the Vidalia area to new pepper, cabbage, green bean, squash, and sweet corn varieties across the entire southeast. While well versed in every species, Jason's intensive focus on Beans, Sweet Corn, and Peppers the past several years has enabled him to become one of the experts for these items in the S.E. region.
From beans to onions to Zucchini, if you're growing vegetables for commercial markets, then Jason can help you stay on top! He has the tools, the knowledge, and the commitment to help you find solutions that work for you. He can help!
Dan has been employed by the seed industry for over three decades and has serviced Florida growers since 2001. He began his career with the USDA-ARS in Madison, WI shortly after graduating from the University of Wisconsin with degrees in Agronomy and Soil Science. His diverse employment history includes various positions in R & D, technical development and sales. Dan has extensive field experience and practical, hands-on knowledge combined with a sensible approach to science.
When it comes time to make those important vegetable seed product decisions, allow Dan to assist you in choosing the correct genetics for a more successful outcome.
Wayne lives in Lake Placid, FL, and has a lot of experience in Agriculture with the most recent 5 years in the vegetable seed industry. Prior to joining the seed industry, Wayne worked for one of the largest tomato and pepper growers on the west coast of FL for several years. Wayne is married to his wife, Charity and they have one daughter, Paisley. Wayne enjoys hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities.
Wayne is excited to bring his experience and knowledge to this new endeavor, while continuing to learn and grow within the seed industry and be a part of the Siegers seed company sales team.
Wayne is dedicated to helping customers succeed with the right seed program that will benefit you and your bottom line.
Phil first ventured into commercial vegetables by growing and selling produce to pay his way through college. He earned his master's degree in commercial vegetable production/plant and soil science. He also worked as a research technician for the University of Tennessee. For 11 years, he was with the Agricultural Extension Service in AK and VA as a regional vegetable production specialist. Phil gained his first vegetable seed experience with Jeffreys Seed Company, where he successfully matched growers with genetics that would achieve the cultural, environmental, and market needs in order to be profitable.
He worked for supplemental agricultural fertilizer businesses for five years but he is now happy to be back in the seed business with Siegers. He is impressed with the 'more than seed' motto as Siegers concentrates on providing solid information based on knowing the needs of the customer and having the expertise to satisfy them.
Phil now resides in South Boston, VA and represents Siegers in the states of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina where he has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of vegetable production. Feel confident to let his expertise benefit you.
Blake has over 30 years of experience in the vegetable seed industry. He specializes in sweet corn. He especially enjoys evaluating new varieties by gathering trial data on them, and he's known for his professionalism throughout the seed industry.
Blake would love the opportunity to discuss the pros and cons of the new innovative varieties with you.
Bryan has been serving customers in the vegetable seed industry for 36 years. 25 years have been with Siegers Seed Company. In a business where rapid change is the norm, Bryan attributes his longevity to the fact that he is comfortable with the changes.
He conducts extensive trials on new and old varieties, so he stays up-to-date on what varieties are best for growers in his region.
Bryan says he treats every seed order as if it were his money that had to pay for it. Maybe that's why he has the highest percentage of repeat business in the industry!