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I grew up on a dryland cotton, sorghum and wheat farm in rural west Texas.  Attended Texas Tech University where I received a BS Degree in Agronomy and a MS Degree in Plant and Soil Science with an Emphasis on Seed Physiology. 

 

I worked for seven years in the cottonseed industry in Texas and Arizona as a quality assurance manager and seed production manager.  I then worked for BASF in California for 5 years as a technical service representative. 

 

Finally, I have worked with Mid Valley Agricultural Services, Inc. since September 2012 as a research agronomist.  Mid Valley’s agronomy team conducts small plot and demonstration research trials to help our growers improve overall crop growth and production.  I have been blessed in life by my wife of 20 years and sons of 17 and 14 years of age.

BEN DUESTERHAUS

Research Agronomist with

Mid-Valley Ag Services