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John D. Hoffman
John D. Hoffman will service growers in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
John is a graduate of The University of Pittsburgh, holding a BA in Economics. He has over 20 years of sales experience, the last 10 being in the vegetable seed industry. He has experience growing sweet corn, peppers, and tomatoes, with his primary expertise in pumpkins and fall ornamentals. John's prior management and consulting experience drive his desire to improve his customers' bottom line.
John and his wife, Melissa, reside in north central Ohio and they enjoy gardening, cooking, photography, hunting, and attending sporting events with their three children.
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 7 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 brings his experience and knowledge, and continues to learn and grow within the seed industry.
Wayne and his wife, Charity, have a daughter, Paisley. Wayne enjoys hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities.
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 has been in the vegetable seed industry for over 20 years. He successfully matches growers with genetics that achieve the cultural, environmental, and market needs in order to be profitable.
Phil resides in Blacksburg, VA and represents Siegers in the states of Virginia, Tennesee, North Carolina and South Carolina. Let his knowledge and expertise benefit you!
Blake has over 35 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!