Jeff.calvert@integratedseed.co

wisconsin

Jeff grew up in the beautiful, serene Southwest Wisconsin countryside on his family’s dairy farm. Upon graduating high school Jeff established a large custom square baling business gaining some very strongentrepreneurial experience. While running a successful business, Jeff also graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Farm and Industry Short Course program.

 

In 2005 Jeff graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a degree in Soil and CropScience. For the next decade Jeff worked as an agronomist. Jeff has a passion for agriculture and fosters relationships that help him make the most educated recommendation possible. Jeff gained his CertifiedCrop Advisor credentials in 2008. Jeff understands Working farmland requires tried and true strategies that businesses have used for generations. Your farm is much more than a business—it’s your way of life.

Jeff resides near Benton with his wife Traci and three sons, Porter, Henry and Carter. He spends much ofhis time hunting, fishing and watching his boys play sports. Jeff is also a Volunteer Fire Fighter with the Benton Fire Department as well as a volunteer coach for his boys’ summer baseball team

.Jeff is excited to be part of the Integrated Seed Solutions team. Where he can help growers implement proven solutions to their operations. It has always been a joy to see how a solution that I have provided to a problem can impact a grower’s success.

baily.wright@integratedseed.co

iowa

Bailey Wight is from the Bloomington/Normal area in central Illinois. She started her college career at Black Hawk east in Galva, IL and then transferred to the University of Illinois where she received her bachelor’s degree in Crop Science.While in college she joined several teams like horse judging and show team. Not only was she involved in school teams she also completed various internships ranging from managing seed corn trials to working in soybean breeding with various companies. After college she started her career with Pioneer as a research associate where she managed and collected data on various trials of corn and soybeans. She also was in charge of a cover crop system which focused on introducing new crops into a crop rotation. Outside of work she is an active member in the Young Leaders for the LaSalle County Farm Bureau as well as Alumni Booster for Heartland FFA. In her free time she is running a small businesswhich allows her to constantly grow her business skills and meet new people. She is always wanting to learn more and constantly grow relationships with others.

danny.leifker@integratedseed.co

illinois

Danny is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He grew up on a grain and livestock farm in Southwest Wisconsin.  Danny has always been near agriculture with unique visibility to multiple aspects of all things “Ag.” In his earlier years, he ran a small sweet corn business from the age of 15 until age 22 that helped pay his way through college……. at that time, Danny found great success selling sweet corn to many Chicago Bears fans who were making their way to Bears training camp in Platteville, Wisconsin.

 

His professional career started in 2006 as a Local Field Advisor for Monsanto in West Tennessee, where he developed and maintained relationships with growers and retailers.  In 2009, aspiring to advance his career and get closer to home, Danny accepted a position with Helena Agri-Enterprises as a Branch Manager in Northern Indiana. In this position he learned many facets of the agriculture business from A-Z. This experience introduced Danny to people management, retail sales, and built a strong foundation of both agronomic and product knowledge.  Shortly after, Danny moved within the company to North-Central Illinois as a Branch Manager for 6 retail locations. Danny had the responsibility of managing the business of the former Burroughs Ag locations headquartered in Toluca, Illinois. In this role, he had Operational and Sales Management responsibilities. Danny led efforts to reform the team’s personnel with new talent and developed a positive culture with excellent followership. He also cultivated great relationships with growers and key influencers in the area.  In 2022 he made a lateral move aimed at broadening his breadth of agricultural knowledge and accepted a role as Helena Agri-Enterprise’s Area Seed Manager for Illinois and Wisconsin. In this role Danny “was all things seed,” while working with 15 retail locations to improve knowledge and sales of all seed products.

 

Danny has always had the thirst to be involved with an organization that satisfies his entrepreneurial mindset and background of building tremendous relationships with both growers and business partners. As of August 2023, this is now a reality as he has officially joined the Integrated Seed Solutions team! Danny looks forward to bolstering the Integrated Seed Solutions current sales footprint, while also becoming heavily involved with expansion plans into Minnesota and Iowa.

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illinois

Clay Pfeifer grew up and attended High School in Pontiac, Illinois, but you could often find him at his
family’s farm in Mazon, Illinois.
He is also a graduate of Illinois State University, where he graduated in May 2023. While at college, he
studied agronomy management. Though he is graduating from Illinois State University, he started his
academic career at Iowa State University and was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. In
addition to working on his family farm throughout college, Clay also experienced many internships with
different companies. After his freshman year, he was an intern with Precision Planting in Tremont and
Pontiac, Illinois, mainly working with the research trials at the Precision Agronomy Institute. He then
worked for Bayer Crop Science in Redwood Falls, Minnesota, where he worked at a parent seed site and
learned the ins and outs of seed production while also working on research projects. Then, he interned
at Advanced Agrilytics around the Champaign area and spent the summer looking at field conditions
across many different varieties as well as working with research trials.

Clay joins Integrated Seed Solutions as a sales representative fresh out of college and is excited to hit the
ground running, start meeting customers, and provide excellent customer service. Clay loves to pair
agronomy with seed sales and loves spending his time out and about looking at fields and crop
characteristics to aid farmers.

illinois

Eddie Ehrhardt was raised outside of the rural community of Emington, IL. In his younger years, he was
very active in numerous FFA contests as well as following the club lamb show circuit. As he grew up, he
enjoyed competing at the state and national levels of the show circuit. In 2010, he won the State FFA
proficiency award in Diversified Livestock Production (entrepreneurial). In 2013, he graduated from
Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Business. Eddie now resides in Dwight, IL
with his wife, Rachel, and daughter Harper where they continue to raise livestock. In Eddie’s free time,
he enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

Eddie started his full-time career in Ag Retail within the FS system as a salesman. He quickly moved up
to a management role, where he helped improve the efficiency and grow the sales of the facility he was
managing. Eddie was very successful in the FS system and happily spent nearly a decade working there.
During these years, he developed many relationships by making recommendations on seed, crop
protection products, and crop nutrient programs – as well as managing the day-to-day operations of the
location. Eddie looks back on this time fondly and appreciates the relationships he was able to create.
Achieving the CCA and CCS certifications were two milestones for him that demonstrate he has a
commitment to make a positive difference in his client's business. Eddie is driven by helping others
succeed and takes pride in helping his customers find the right products to fit their acres and individual
needs. He gets a lot of personal satisfaction by putting together specific recommendations for
customers and then watching the results of those decisions unfold as the year progresses.

Eddie is very goal oriented, frequently asking himself “How can this be better?” He wants to bring his
customers only the very best available products on the market that lead to positive ROI for the
customers he works with.

As Eddie looked at the changing landscape of agriculture and the changing needs of his customers, he
became very intrigued with the portfolio of solutions that Integrated Seed Solutions provided. He was
not only interested in the seed options, but also very interested in the Amplify High Yield Management
system. Eddie sees the potential for a tremendous fit with his customers desire for higher Return on
Investment and the High Yield Management system that Amplify provides. Thus, his career at Integrated
Seed Solutions was born.

illinois

Brad Ellerbrock was raised in rural Quincy, Illinois on a livestock and grain farm. Brad graduated
from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1993 with a degree in Ag Economics. Two
days after graduation, he began his storied career in seed sales.
For twenty-nine years, Brad traveled North-Central Illinois as a Salesman for AgriGold. As his
career progressed, he was known far and wide as a top tier District Sales Manager. His tireless
work helped him build a territory that regularly serviced well over 100.000 acres with his
products. His sales volume consistently ranked him in the top two National Salesmen for
AgriGold – consistently flipping between first and second place.
In addition to being a consistent top sales performer, Brad is well known as a leading voice in
agriculture in Illinois. Brad is a trusted advisor to his customers, and the industry in general,
when it comes to all things seed, agronomy, and high yield management.
Along with his deep background in corn and soybean seed sales, Brad also has a heavy
background in livestock. He has always raised and shown sheep, beginning in 4-H and now
competing nationally. He and his family currently breed and raise sheep and have a nationally
renowned flock.
Now residing in Atkinson, Illinois, Brad is married to his wife Lisa. Together they have two
children – Cole and Kendall. Cole is a sophomore at Lincoln Land in Springfield, Illinois and
Kendall is a sophomore at Geneseo High School. Brad loves spending time with his family – at
livestock shows or Geneseo athletic events.
Brad is passionate about seed sales and takes his relationship to his customers as serious as his
relationship to his family. Additionally, he isn’t shy about learning all he can about a product; all
for the benefit of his customers. There isn’t a more passionate customer advocate in the seed
sales space than Brad Ellerbrock. With Integrated Seed Solutions, Brad is looking forward to
combining industry leading seed genetics with the Amplify High Yield Management system to
help take his customers’ operations to the next level.

wisconsin

Ryan’s personality can be summed up in one word: Service. Day-in-and-day-out, Ryan applies his 10+
years of hands-on agronomic and animal experience along with his “Seed to Feed” concept to help
growers accomplish their goals and raise the bar on new ones.

Ryan joins the Integrated Team in Wisconsin as a Sales Manager bringing a wealth of knowledge to the
table with everything from seed selection and field management to technology, traits and chemistry. He
activates his cooperative experience, as well as, more recently learnings as his time as a District Sales
Manager within a regional Corteva company working with dealers and farmers. He is a 2012 graduate of
University Wisconsin- Platteville with a degree in Animal Science and emphasis in Agribusiness.
A farmer for life, he grew up on and is still involved with his family’s farm in Lodi, Wisconsin where he
currently resides with his wife, Brianna, and children, Avery and Bowen. In addition to work, Ryan is
embedded and active in his community being a volunteer fire department captain. He holds the Vice
President role on the Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board, as well as a seat on Lodi Agricultural Fair Board.
In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

illinois

illinois

Jacob Durdan grew up just south of Streator, IL.  He is a 2020 graduate of Monmouth College in Monmouth, IL where he studied economics and business administration.  Jacob spends his free time watching, playing, or coaching basketball.

Jacob grew up around farming as many of his relatives farm in and around Livingston and LaSalle Counties. As an FFA member in high school, Jacob maintained a small indian corn, pumpkin and gourd plot at his grandparents’ farm. With that project, he won the State FFA proficiency award in specialty crop production. During college, Jacob spent his summers home working on his uncle’s farm. There he spent every day maintaining or repairing equipment, maintaining buildings, walking beans, or performing any task the farm required. Jacob is not afraid to dive in and work hard for customers.

Following graduation from Monmouth in the spring of 2020, Jacob pursued an opportunity to teach high school business classes and coach basketball. This opportunity allowed him to expand his communication and organization methods as well as develop a management style that focuses on relationship building and effective communication.

Jacob joins the Integrated Seed Solutions team as the Location Manager, which includes many duties, including managing customer orders, scheduling seed treatments and chemical applications, assisting in the warehouse, working with customers and dealers, and other day to day operations. Jacob brings innovative thinking, organization, and a witty personality to the Integrated team.

Above all, Jacob wants to bring industry leading value and customer service to everyone who works with Integrated Seed Solutions.  He looks forward to working with the Integrated Team and its network of growers.