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Sales Management

Willmar, Minnesota, United States
May 19, 2017

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Greg Ervin

Objective To secure a position as Agronomist Sales, using my passion for helping agricultural producers improve their production and net returns by introducing them to quality products while also providing them with meaningful sales information, interactions and support, achieved through developing and maintaining long term relationships. Experience

Jan. 1979- July 1997 Father Flanagan’s Boys’ Home Boys Town, NE Director of Agriculture, Horticulture & Grounds Training

Developed an agricultural, horticulture and grounds education and work training program for over 375 at-risk youths annually.

Managed and Supervised 14 full-time and 80 seasonal staff members.

Managed the annual Seminarian Supervisory Employment Training Program. Hired and trained individuals from a variety of foreign countries.

Managed a 1250-acre farming, dairy and livestock operation.

Oversaw horticulture, grounds, orchards, forestry, lakes, gardening and apiary operations for the Town of Boys Town, a National Historic Landmark. August 1997-July 2005 Midwest Laboratories, Inc. Omaha, NE Laboratory Field Agronomist

Responsible for a two-state territory increasing annual sales in drinking water, waste- water, food, fuel, ethanol, and agricultural testing. Also, was responsible for setting up and attending national trade shows.

Landed one of the largest agricultural cooperatives in Nebraska, providing staff and growers with laboratory, agronomy, and fertility training. Helped them incorporate their precision agronomy program with the Laboratory.

Developed & implemented manure management and nutrient management plans along with educational & record-keeping programs for Nebraska livestock producers in collaboration with the Natural Resource and Conservation Service (NRCS) and local engineering firms.

August 2005- June 2009 Ag Performance, LLC. Buffalo Center, IA Agronomist

Increased annual sales of agronomy services and product sales each season.

Recommended products and services based on sound industry research.

Hosted individual, small group and large group grower agronomy training sessions based on data received from industry and local replicated field trials. June 2009- August 2010 Calcium Products, Inc. Gilmore City, IA Field Agronomist

Increased annual sales of Lime and Gypsum in five Midwestern states.

Worked with growers and cooperative staff members, teaching the benefits of Lime and Gypsum for more balanced & productive soil growing environments.

Prepared and presented agronomy learning sessions at national meetings. Aug 2010-Aug 2013 Max Yield Cooperative Algona & Whittemore, IA Agronomy Specialist

Led a team of employees to increased annual sales for two locations as a result of educating growers about good plant health and sound fertility.

Dramatically increased Nitrogen Stabilizer sales through problem solving and product promotion. Worked with high-level industry professionals and grower experts to overcome product shortcomings and grower dissatisfactions.

Implemented a series of well-attended learning sessions designed for grower enrichment focused on agronomy product use and benefits.

Use social media in a successful and efficient way to broaden my instructional & marketing reach to growers and employees. Provided coaching of summer interns. Sept 2013 - March 2014 Self-employed Lakota, IA & Willmar, MN

Provided agricultural producers with high yielding advice concerning their soil fertility, manure use, and plant health, aimed at improving growers’ net returns. March 2014 – Aug 2014 Anez Consulting Willmar, MN

Met with clients and prospective clients, made recommendations, pulled samples. March 2014 to present Ridgewater College Willmar, MN College Agriculture Instructor

Wrote, formatted and developed an on-line course for students.

Created an on-line daily informational newsletter informing students of expectations, assignments and upcoming events. Teach soils, ag water management, integrated pest management and agronomy courses.

Organize a biannual educational “Soil Health Day” for students, staff and the general- public. Collaborate with the NRCS staff, University of Minnesota Agriculture Staff, Local Water Commissions, and area farmer research presenters.

Participate on executive level committees responsible for making decisions for shaping course credentialing programs and the University’s Campus services programs. Education

Bellevue University Bellevue, NE

Masters of Science, Human Services Individual and Group

*Graduated with Honors

Bachelors of Professional Studies, Management of Human Resources Metropolitan Community College Elkhorn, NE

Associates of Applied Science, Farm & Ranch Management

Certified Crop Advisor CCA – 10 years

Community Service Licensed General Class Amateur Radio Operator (current) Kandiyohi County, MN Sheriff’s Deputy Reserve Officer (current) Kossuth County, IA Sheriff’s Deputy Reserve Officer Boys Town Volunteer Firefighter and Fire Captain

Awards Nebraska Agri-Business Club Agricultural Service Award Recipient

Recognized for my contributions to agriculture through my work at Boys Town. Outstanding 4-H Leader Douglas County, Nebraska

Interest Website construction and design

Special Olympics equestrian coaching

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