JOHNSTON — AgVenture, Inc (AVI) has welcomed Tyler Pierson of Grimes, Iowa as their summer intern. Pierson will be learning the seed business from mentors within the AVI organization, and will participate in a comprehensive, company-wide Intern Development Program.

AgVenture Operations Manager, Kirk Graeve said, “We’re very pleased to welcome Tyler. His interest in agriculture and business make him a great fit for this learning opportunity. Tyler’s participation in our training program helps assure he fully understands the tools necessary to help our customers advance their operational goals. We look forward to working together and contributing to his professional development.”

AgVenture’s Intern Development Program focuses on leadership development, professional sales skills, and agronomics. During classroom and field exercises, participants advance their understanding of what it takes to maximize profitability for their growers through the AgVenture Maximum Profit System™.

Program Lead, Nevada Weitl said, “We are very proud to work with this talented group of young professionals, including Tyler. Our goals are to fully engage our interns in AgVenture’s values and culture, to support and to enhance their agronomic knowledge and professionalism in such a way that it helps them best support our growers throughout our Regional Seed Company network.”

Pierson will be a senior at Iowa State University where he is pursuing a degree in Agricultural Business with a minor in Agronomy. On campus, he’s been active in Agricultural Business Club and the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative. He said, “This is a great opportunity to participate in the training program and the internship. I appreciate gaining real world experience and working with the many mentors. It’s very interesting to learn the seed industry and more about the entrepreneurial nature of the business. I look forward to learning practical skills that help advance my career.”

Pierson is the son of Denise Pierson of Dallas Center, and Joseph Pierson of Ottumwa.

AgVenture, Inc. is the nation’s largest network of independently owned regional seed companies. AgVenture provides this growing network of Regional Seed Companies with seed products meeting exacting standards for quality, together with leading-edge genetics and technology. Since 1983, this unique marketing approach has allowed each individual company to match the hybrids and varieties it sells to the specific needs of the geographical area it serves. Combined with professional seed representation at a local level, AgVenture strives to help every grower realize more profit from every field.