Advanta Seeds Adds Three Sales Managers

AMARILLO, Texas – Advanta Seeds, a leading international supplier of proprietary agricultural crop genetics and seed, announces the hiring of three sales account managers in Texas and the High Plains. Tanner Antonick, Denver Cole and Terry Shelton will be responsible for sales of the Alta Seeds™ sorghum brand and Phoenix® corn brand in the Gulf Coast of Texas, Central Texas and the Texas Panhandle respectively. They will offer agronomic and technical support services to customers through on farm consultation and product training.

“We are expanding our sales force with experienced account managers to offer more personalized service to growers,” says Barry Lubbers, director of sales for Advanta Seeds. “Tanner, Denver and Terry will apply agricultural insight they have accrued throughout their careers and help growers select high performing hybrids to match their farm’s conditions.”

Shelton is a Certified Crop Advisor with more than 23 years of experience helping customers effectively manage crops. He is based in Hereford, Texas.

Cole has worked in agricultural sales for 15 years, using data and trial results to help growers make seed decisions. He is based in Salado, Texas.

Antonick received his bachelor of business administration from Texas Tech University and has worked in field sales in Texas and New Mexico. He is based in Kyle, Texas.

The Phoenix corn product line-up is drawn from the diverse, proven genetics of Syngenta to bring elite hybrids with high-performance Agrisure® traits. Phoenix hybrids distributed by Advanta Seeds are specially selected for the unique growing conditions of the High Plains and Western states. Phoenix brand corn is available through Advanta Seeds in Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas.

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About Advanta

Advanta US is an operating unit of Advanta, a global seed business that combines proprietary crop genetics and plant breeding capabilities with biotechnology to produce high-quality seed products and solutions for its customers around the world. Advanta is a member of the UPL group of companies.