Danny Leifker

Business Development Lead


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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