"I want to be able to use all of the knowledge gained from previous roles to better serve my customers in the Ontario market and help them all achieve the quality they need to have for their business to be successful in their industry. I have an excellent understanding of the quality that a processor needs to have to meet customer standards and how to help get them there."
Hello, I’m Dennis Roth, the Territory Manager for Nexeed based out of Southwestern Ontario. I want to take the opportunity to give a brief background of who I am and where I come from.
I grew up on a small family farm outside of Tavistock. We had dairy until I was 9 and then switched to beef cow/calf as well as some cash crop. I loved helping out on the farm at an early age where I could often be found doing chores in the barn and helping with the fieldwork. Farming and agriculture was definitely in my blood as many generations before me were farmers.
After completing high school, I attended Ridgetown College where I wanted to focus on Livestock Production and some day take over the farm. It is here where I really developed a love for crop production and all that came with it.
After graduating in 1998, my first position was in the co-op system. I was hired for general labor and to help customers with seed and chemical. I moved up to driving application equipment and running the grain elevator. After 3 years there I moved to another Co-op group where I was the Branch Manager of a couple different sites. Following the co-op system I worked for a IP and seed soybean processor. I was in charge of scouting and chemical application for the family farm as well as selling seed, recruiting growers for our IP and seed soybean programs. Here was where I really started to appreciate the seed and food grain cleaning side of agriculture to be extremely interesting and I knew where I wanted the rest of my ag career to be. I learned so much about the operation of the equipment to the different specs that seed needed to be graded as well as what exporters required of conditioning facilities. I had another couple positions where I learned more about seed production and was a Territory Sales Manager for 2 different seed companies before taking on my current role with Nexeed.
I want to be able to use all of the knowledge gained from previous roles to better serve my customers in the Ontario market and help them all achieve the quality they need to have for their business to be successful in their industry. I have an excellent understanding of the quality that a processor needs to have to meet customer standards and how to help get them there.
I look forward to working with you and your business make the changes you need to do in your seed or food grade plant to achieve quality of product that your customer expects from you.
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