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Keota man joins Champion Seed

Joe Tarrence
Joe Tarrence

Keota resident Joe Tarrence has become a dealer for Champion Seed. Tarrence joined the company after 11 years in farm machinery sales.

“In my 11 years in ag machinery sales, I enjoyed working with growers to find the right product to fit their operations,” said Tarrence, an ag technology graduate of Kirkwood Community College and father of three. “I am excited to be able to do that with seed now, too. I’m passionate about agriculture and enjoy helping growers be more profitable. I believe in the Champion product.”

Tarrence’s deep roots in southeast Iowa matched with previous experience working with the region’s farmers and passion for the job, make him ideal to be the face of Champion Seed in a key part of the Corn Belt, added Champion Seed Owner and Manager Seth Hill.

“We know how important it is for seed dealers to be familiar with the challenges our customers face as they work to raise hardy, high-yielding crops. Joe has lived in southeast Iowa his entire life and knows the area’s farmers very well,” Hill said. “He’s an ideal ambassador for Champion Seed, and I look forward to working with him to connect with the corn and soybean farmers of southeast Iowa.”

Tarrence added he’s excited to work with an agricultural company that prides itself on developing strong relationships with customers, and he is looking forward to making Champion Seed a household name among southeastern Iowa corn and soybean farmers.

“I’ve worked in agriculture for a long time, but I’ve never seen company leaders so dedicated to serving every single customer with the same passion and attention,” Tarrence said. “Everyone at Champion Seed truly cares about the success of their customers, and I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of positive difference we can make for farmers here together.”