November 30, 2020

Meet Steve Schany, Seed Solutions Specialist

20141008_maxyield_045 (1024x681)There’s very little room for lone rangers in farming today. In crop production, there’s nothing like having a partner who walks with you. That’s why we’re pleased to introduce Steve Schany, MaxYield Cooperative’s new seed solutions specialist for the west area.

We recently caught up with Steve, a certified crop advisor based at our Emmetsburg location, to ask a few questions and help you get to know him better.

Q: What sparked your interest in agriculture?
A: I’ve been close to agriculture my whole life, since I grew up in Emmetsburg and graduated from Emmetsburg High School in 2004.

Q: What’s your educational and professional background?
A: After studying agriculture at Iowa Lakes Community College and earning my ag degree in 2005, I transferred to Iowa State University, where I earned my agronomy degree in 2008. After graduation, I worked in the tech support division at Ag Leader Technology in Ames for a year and a half. I then came back to Emmetsburg and worked as a sales agronomist before joining MaxYield this year.

Q: What attracted you to MaxYield?
A: The quality of the people. MaxYield’s team members are known for their honesty and integrity. MaxYield’s focus on the seed business also makes this an exciting place to be.

Q: What makes a good seed solutions specialist?
A: I view my role as a business partner, not just someone who sells seed. I have a passion for agronomy and want to find the best solutions for each grower. I’ve enjoyed getting to know more growers in the area and appreciate the opportunity to help them solve their seed and agronomy challenges. I like to get my hands dirty and provide solutions to my clients.

Q: How can I contact you?
A: Call my cell phone at 712-260-4491. I look forward to helping you make more informed decisions for the best return on investment.

Editor’s note: Steve and his wife, Amanda, welcomed their first child in early November. In his free time, Steve enjoys fishing, golfing, and snowmobiling. ■

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