Marketing Mgr, King’s AgriSeeds
General Mgr, Southeast AgriSeeds
Joshua started with King’s in the fall of 2011, after graduating from Berry College (Rome, GA) the previous spring. With roots in livestock production, Joshua is passionate about all facets of agriculture and excited to serve producers through King’s. Within his current role, Joshua is responsible for communicating the ideas of King’s to the general public through various media forms. Additionally, he works closely with the King’s Regional Coordinators to help grow the dealer network as well as the scope of the individual dealer to better serve the end users.
Business Manager, Southeast AgriSeeds
LaDon was raised on a dairy farm in northwest Georgia. After graduation from the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Animal Nutrition, he returned to the family dairy farm. He managed the family dairy farm for six years, specializing in herd health. After earning a second degree in Computer Science, LaDon managed technology and operations for community banks. As a member of the bank’s Executive Leadership Team, he implemented several systems and department changes to provide service and support to internal and external customers.
In 2016 LaDon left the financial industry to return to his first passion. Desiring to be involved with the agriculture community, he worked as team lead with Tractor Supply Company at a store local to his family farm. He enjoyed assisting and advising his friends and neighbors with farming solutions.
LaDon lives with his wife Sherry in Trion, their life-long hometown in northwest Georgia. He enjoys his family which includes four grandchildren. He also enjoys working on his farm, which now supports a small herd of Belted Galloways.
Technical Sales Support
Joy grew up on her family’s cattle, crop, and farrow-to-finish hog farm in Morgantown, Pennsylvania where she still works on the weekends. She graduated from Penn State with a B.S. in animal sciences and minors in agronomy and agribusiness management. During her time at Penn State, she worked on the cover crop research farm, participated on the 2015 livestock judging team, and worked on the university’s dairy and cow/calf operations.
Tim lives with his wife in Christiana, PA. He grew up on a dairy farm in Lancaster County, PA. After high school, he earned a BS in Agronomy from Penn State, followed by a Masters Degree in Agronomy from Washington State. After college, Tim worked as a Penn State Extension Agent for nine years, specializing in agronomy and dairy.
After farmers began asking difficult questions about management intensive grazing, he developed an interest and began to learn. Grazing soon became a passion and his home farm, where he milked cows on weekends, adopted a high production hybrid grazing system. This program worked very well, allowing him to move full time to the family farm and relocate the dairy from Lancaster, PA to Springfield, TN. At Fritzglen Dairy, Tim was in charge of developing the business plan, the farm infrastructure, and the forage system, including grazing and the accounting system.
Tim returned to Penn State as a Farm Management Extension Agent for two years, until entering the forage seed business. Tim started with Kings in 2002, when Aaron King approached him about developing the technical and marketing side of the business. In 2007, Tim began the process of purchasing Kings as Aaron set the plan in motion for moving his family to Indiana. In 2008, Tim became majority owner of Kings AgriSeeds and has since worked as the active General Manager, as well as one of Kings’ Technical Agronomists.
Accounts Payable / Receivable
Janet has worked in customer service for many years. She previously worked at a local office supply store in customer service and order entry for corporate accounts.
Janet enjoys working with customers and focusing on the detail required for accurate records in book keeping. Janet lives with her husband just outside Lancaster, PA.
Warehouse Manager, Southeast AgriSeeds
Curtis joins Southeast AgriSeeds with many years of experience in agriculture and warehouse management and distribution. He grew up on a livestock and row-crop farm in West-Central Indiana. He earned an Associate’s Degree in Environmental Horticulture from Floyd College in Georgia and a B.S. in animal science from Purdue. Curtis managed farms for more than ten years in Georgia, and worked for an additional ten years in warehouse, distribution and support services for a third-party logistics company. He also has more than eight years in landscape management under his belt, heading recreation and ground maintenance for a 110-acre church property. Outside of work, Curtis enjoys working around his farm, which is mostly timber, with some pasture.
Sales & Support,
Mid Atlantic States
David lives with his wife in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania. He has over 20 years of experience as a dairy nutritionist, and as active dairy farm owner/manager in Mifflintown, PA. David’s key strength is that he has years of firsthand experience growing and feeding King’s products. David has degrees from Hesston College and Delaware Valley College in Dairy Husbandry. He offers excellent technical advice on crop rotation planning and seed selection.
Mike grew up on a cattle farm in Gettysburg, PA. He is experienced in working with growing companies to implement lean processes, build organizational infrastructure, and develop personnel and teams. Mike holds a BS in Management from York College of Pennsylvania, and his past business experience includes roles as Director of Operations at Hadco (an outdoor lighting manufacturer), General Manager at Hanover Lantern (another outdoor lighting manufacturer), and President at CH Reed Inc. (Industrial distribution). He has also served on the board of directors for Mantec Industrial Resource Center. Mike joined King’s in 2017 and is excited to be part of a company with a strong culture of providing specialized expertise and customer support. He lives in West York with his wife Carrie, and enjoys the company of his daughter Kaitlan and two grandchildren.
Tracey comes to us with many years of customer service experience. Tracey has been in the insurance industry for the last 20 years. She got her agent’s license in 2011 and was servicing/selling insurance for auto, home, and life. Fun fact: Tracey is also the wife of Mr. Tracy Neff who works for King’s (above). Tracey lives in Zion’s View, York County, PA.
Genetic Advancement/Sales & Support
Tracy lives in Zion’s View, York County, Pennsylvania. He grew up on his family’s truck farm in York County, PA. With a B.S. in Agronomy from Penn State University, Tracy began working in the seed industry for Hoffman Seeds (15 years) and Syngenta (5 years). While working as a Product Development Agronomist and Manager of Quality Assurance, Tracy’s main job was to test, develop, and select new products to bring to market from a number of suppliers and monitor the quality of the products being sold. Tracy worked with soybeans, corn, wheat and alfalfa. Tracy has many years of experience in agronomic businesses, as well as planning and conducting test plot research. Tracy provides outstanding technical and product placement support.
Sales & Support, New York, New England and NE PA
With a farming background and many years of seed industry and agronomy experience, Rod offers seasoned expertise in the importance of properly managing crops and selecting high quality seed genetics which combined makes a world of difference in production. Currently residing with his family in Trumansburg, NY, Rod serves as the Northern Regional Coordinator for Kings AgriSeeds, assisting seed dealers and farmers with seed selection and agronomic technical support. In addition, Rod manages an organic farming operation and Cayuga Ag Enterprises, Inc.
Harold has a very diverse agriculture background having worked in numerous different types of agriculture and studied under many of the most famous names in sustainable/regenerative agriculture. Born on a small diverse family farm in Tennessee, Harold spent eight years managing a beef cattle and row crop farm in Indiana before moving to central New York. The current farm Harold manages for his family, features grass finished beef cattle, laying hens and meat poultry, and a variety of certified organic broad acre crops.
Besides his own farming experience Harold was a Kings AgriSeed’s dealer for more than 10 years and worked for Advancing Eco Agriculture as a soil and crop health consultant for 5 years. In this role he provided consulting services and nutrient recommendations for a wide variety of Northeast Farms, fruit and vegetable growers, commodity crop growers and dairies; both conventional and certified organic farms.
Harold is passionate about the role of soil health in overall farm viability and profitability. He sees his role with his farming customers is to help them identify the weak links in the farm operation as a whole. He believes that nature was created to function regeneratively and that management solutions often outperform technical solutions.
Research and Marketing Support
Genevieve’s background includes work on produce farms and gardens, organic farming research at the Rodale Institute, and writing and editing for agricultural websites and publications. In 2010, she graduated from Columbia University with an MPA in Environmental Science and Policy. She joined King’s AgriSeeds in the fall of 2012. Genevieve maintains the King’s AgriSeeds website and email marketing program, and works with other marketing projects and field research trials. She lives in Ronks, PA.
Regional Support Manager, Southeast AgriSeeds, LLC
Paige was born and raised on a row crop farm in eastern North Carolina. She found her passion in animal agriculture while attending NC State University. After working for several years at the University dairy farm, she had to opportunity to work as an extension associate focused around pasture and grazing management for beef cattle. While in this position, Paige’s primary job was to host workshops centered around “Ray’s Crazy Mix”. She continued to work with this mixture while earning her Masters of Science in Animal Science from NC State. She joined the Southeast Agriseeds team in August of 2016 after defending her thesis on clover establishment methods into perennial pasture.
Customer Relations & Dealer Training
Ashley’s passion for agriculture started when she was young. She grew up working on various local dairy farms and raising 4-H livestock animals. She graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Animal Science. After graduation, she worked in the feed and nutrition industry for a time before joining the King’s staff.
Currently, she serves in the office doing customer relations, as well as coordinating the dealer training programs. She is also in charge of managing the KAS research center.