Meet the Team!  07/12/18 7:52:35 AM

        Kim DeWees
Education:
 BS from Purdue University in Agriculture Economics
Team Member Since: 
Po
sition: Owner
What do you do daily: Live the dream!
Favorite thing about working at Vision Ag: The opportunity to serve others
Hobbies: Walking my dogs, boating, reading, gardening, wine tasting, hanging out with friends, hunting, and anything to do with horses
Interesting fact: I grew up on a dairy farm
Favorite food:  Fresh Minnesota fish cooked by Don
One thing you are most grateful for: A welcoming community that I've called home for over 20 years. Loyal customers and an awesome team
 

Angie Hickman
Education: BS in Interior Design from Purdue University 
Team Member Since: 2007
Position: Administration Assistant
What do you do daily: Farm Management, A/R & A/P, some Vision Ag A/P
Favorite thing about working at Vision Ag: All the people I work with
Hobbies: Boating
Favorite food: Chicken and noodles
One thing you are most grateful for: My kids


Nate Brown
Education:
 BS in Agronomic Business and Marketing from Purdue University 
Team Member Since: 2012
Position: General  Manager
What do you do daily: Work with team members to add value to our customers
Favorite thing about working at Vision Ag:Our team, our drive, our passion
Hobbies: Working out, playing sports, working with my hands
Interesting Fact: I am a 5th generation Lumberjack by blood
Favorite food: Anything Italian
One thing you are most grateful for: The opportunities we have in life to create positive outcomes

Scott Maienbrook
Education: BS in Accounting/Information Systems from St. Joseph's College 
Team Member Since: 2012
Position: Controller
What do you do daily: Director of finance, director of HR, work with numbers
Favorite thing about working at Vision Ag: The teamwork and getting the opportunity to work in agriculture in a variety of differing ways
Hobbies: Old Chevy trucks, wood working and following my kids in their many activities
Interesting Fact: I spent nearly 14 years traveling all over the country working with PwC, the world's largest professional services company, but couldn't wait to get back to Rensselaer
Favorite food: Chicken wings
One thing you are most grateful for: My family, especially my kids

Robin Nunnally
Team Member Since: 2013
Position: Strategic Assistant & Office Manager
What do you do daily: Answer phones, wait on customers, accounts receivable, accounts payable, assistanting Nate and Kim with their calendars, and manage inventory
Favorite thing about working at Vision Ag: Working with all the team members
Hobbies: Reading, walking, bowling, being with family
Interesting fact: I am the youngest of nine siblings and there are over 100 people in our immediate family
Favorite food: Bacon
One thing you are most grateful for: My family & my health

 
Kayla Niebert
Education: BS in Agriculture Economics from Purdue University 
Team Member Since:
Position: Sales Rep
What do you do daily: Keep up with customers first and foremost, but depending on the season, I may load starter, make fertilizer recommendations, write prescription planting/nitrogen maps, deliver chemicals, etc.
Favorite thing about working at Vision Ag: The people I work with
Hobbies: Playing volleyball & hanging out with friends/family
Interesting fact: I have traveled to China
Favorite food: Porkburgers
One thing you are most grateful for: I have two: Being close to family and helping make agronomic decisions on a family farm and I got married in February!
 
Jim Miller
Team Member Since:
Position: Tender Driver
What do you do daily: Drive a tender truck and other miscellaneous jobs
Favorite thing about workign at Vision Ag: Being outdoors and seeing the country side
Hobbies: Hunting, bowling and old tractors
Interesting fact: I bowled a 300 game & restored a 1955 John Deere 70 Diesel
Favorite Food: Upside down pizza
One thing you are most grateful for: Family, friends, my health, and being able to do what I want
 
Stan Robertson
Team Member Since:
Position: Application, Lime Coordinator
What do you do daily: Spray, spread, soil sample, lime coordination, tender driver
Favorite thing about working at Vision Ag: The people and love of the industry
Hobbies: Hunting, being with friends, working
Interesting fact: Truck driving is my true calling
Favorite food: Steak and wings
One thing you are most grateful for: Kim DeWees for all she has done for me
 
Darrell Dunlap
Team Member Since:
Position: Driver
What do you do daily: Haul to Brett, Sam, Logan, or Stan
Favorite thing about working at Vision Ag: The people I work with and the customers
Hobbies: Old tractors and raising & feeding cow-calf pairs
Interesting fact: I'm 75 and loving every minute of it!
Favorite food: Anything Pat fixes
One thing you are most grateful for: My family and friends & my health

 
  Kate Hayworth
Team Member Since:
Position: Retail Specialist, Accounting, and Customer Service
What do you do daily: Accounting at Prairie's Edge, ordering products, inventory, customer service, help Robin at Vision Ag when needed
Favorite thing about working at Vision Ag: Being part of an efficient team and family
Hobbies: Horses and spending time with family and friends
Interesting fact: I've worked with Kim since the 1st day she came to Rensselaer and helped train her in her early days of her fertilizer career
Favorite food: Pizza
One thing you are most grateful for: Happy & healthy grandchildren

 
Allison Meyers
Team Member Since:
Position: Retail Specialist 
What do you do daily: Cashier, stock, clean, etc
Favorite thing about working at Vision Ag: People I work with, great owners, helping people
Hobbies: Horseback riding, antiques
Interesting Fact: Originally from San Fransisco, California
Favorite food: Blue Cheese Crusted Ribeye, Dungenous crab, chocolate
One thing you are most grateful for: My family

Bob Chapman
Team Member Since:
Position: Automotive Technician
What do you do daily: Diagnoses & repair on all makes and models of automobiles, specializing in driveability issues
Favorite thing about working at Vision Ag: I enjoy the friendships I've made here and feeling as though I'm part of something special, rather than being a mere employee
Hobbies: Riding and restoring Harley-Davidson Motorcycles
Interesting Fact: In my youth, I raced motocross in the 500 class
Favorite food: Anything fresh off the grill!
One thing you are most grateful for: My wonderful wife, Connie
 
  Rick Hammond
Team Member Since:
Position: Tech
What do you do daily: Repair trucks
Favorite thing about working at Vision Ag: Relative freedom
Hobbies: Fishing, RC Airplanes 
Interesting fact: I don't float, not even in saltwater
Favorite food: Ice Cream
One thing you are most grateful for: Family
 
Jacob Rush
Team Member Since:
Position: Mechanic
What do you do daily: Service tech at Auto Works
Favorite thing about working at Vision Ag: Everyone is really friendly
Hobbies: Video games, working on my Mustang
Interesting fact: I'm colorblind
Favorite food: Pizza
One thing you are most grateful for: My family
 
Troy Rule
Team Member Since:
Position: Service Manager
What do you do daily: Oversee and manage Auto Works
Favorite thing about working at Vision Ag: Auto Works has a great customer base. I like being able to provide for the needs of customers in a crisis. The crew at Auto Works is like family.
Hobbies: Doing home improvements & re-modeling, enjoying the outdoors, golfing, hanging out with family & friends
Interesting fact: I married my high school sweetheart
Favorite food: All food is good!
One thing you are most grateful for: Family, faith, friends
 
Alesia Dobson
Team Member Since:
Position: Bookkeeping and parts
What do you do daily: Look up & order parts, keep stock supplied, enter service & parts records into accounting, write up daily deposits, answer phones & schedule appointments
Favorite thing about working at Vision Ag: Co-workers, our wonderful customers! Having Kim & Don as our bosses (they are awesome!)
Hobbies: Shopping!
Interesting fact: I have a twin sister
Favorite food: Everything! (Except seafood)
One thing you are most grateful for: My children, my family & working with a great group of people!
 
Curt Hannon
Team Member Since:
Position: Feed Specialist/Consultant
What do you do daily: Work with producers and 4-H families developing feed strategies that fit their needs and goals
Favorite thing about working at Vision Ag: The staff and their dedication to the customer
Hobbies: Chasing my kids around the United States whether its a ball game or livestock show
Favorite food: I'm gone a lot so anything home cooked
One thing you are most grateful for: Family

 
Klayton Kohley
Team Member Since:
What do you do daily: Try to stay in a good mood and search for ice cream
Favorite thing about working at Vision Ag: Everybody has grit (and ice cream)
Hobbies: Being outdoors and being with friends (and ice cream)
Interesting fact: I was the 1976 Egg Toss Champion at the Jasper County Fair. I can also eat more ice cream in one sitting than the average man can in a year.
Favorite food: Ice cream!
One thing you are most grateful for: Definitely ice cream

 
Kaytlin Peterson 
Team Member Since: 2012
Position: First impressionist, soil specialist, & bookkeeper
What do you do daily: input delivery tickets, manage A/P account, greet and assist customers, assist in tissue sample collection and other agronomist activities, and head up soil sampling 
Favorite thing about working at Vision Ag: I get to work with a very talented group of individuals that is unique, efficient, and extremely talented. 
Hobbies: Fishing, attending farm/tractor shows, & exploring new places (vacationing).
Interesting Fact: I LOVE to fish, but don't like to eat the fish. 
Favorite food: Steak
One thing you are most grateful for: My family
 
Logan Ritter
Team Member Since: 2014
Position: 
Applicator
What do you do daily: I spread lime 
Favorite thing about working at Vision Ag: I get to work with my buddy, Zach
Hobbies: Hunting ducks and fishing
Interesting Fact: I was the youngest in my graduating class
Favorite food: Fresh caught crappie
One thing you are most grateful for: Great friends and family 
 
  Ken Swartz
Yrs. with Vision Ag:
15 years 
Position: Everything
What do you do daily: Anything that needs to be done
Favorite thing about working at Vision Ag: Working with the people and customers
Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, metal detecting, raising a garden and scrapping
Interesting fact: Older than I look
Favorite food: Crab legs and fish
One thing you are most grateful for: Being born in America where we are free 
 
  Brett Farrell
Team Member Since: 2017
Position: Operator
What do you do daily: Day-to-day maintance
Favorite thing about working at Vision Ag: The people , co-workers, & customers.
Hobbies: raising & selling show pigs, and boating
Interesting fact: I was born in Missouri
Favorite food: Bob & Connies in Remington 
One thing you are most grateful for: growing up in the Ag industry
  Sam Harper
Team Member Since: 2018
Position: Applicator/Mechanic
What do you do daily: Coordinating and participating in shop projects
Favorite thing about working at Vision Ag: Having new experiences, learning new things, and working with great people.
Hobbies: fixing old tractors & vehicles
Interesting fact: I attended UNOH and attended the diesel mechanic program
Favorite food: Grilled cheese
One thing you are most grateful for: being happy to gog to work in the morning 
Colleen Jones
Team Member Since: 2017
Position: Intern 
What do you do daily: Jack of all trades, I participate in completely many different tasks around the plant that vary from day-to-day.
Favorite thing about working at Vision Ag: being able to learn & do different things everyday
Hobbies: cleaning and organizing 
Interesting fact: I've killed 2 deer... with my car... in the same month.
Favorite food: ICE CREAM
One thing you are most grateful for: enjoying going to work everyday.
   


 

 

 
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