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Mark Denzler

May 30, 2014 - President of 1st Choice Seeds, Mark Denzler, has been with the company for 25 years. A typical work day for Mark begins with planning goals for the day and taking time to touch base with his employees. Before 1st Choice Seeds, he worked in the…

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Brian Marlatt

May 30, 2014 - As a kid growing up in the country of Rush County, Brian knew that his future would revolve somehow around the agriculture side-of-things.  He graduated high school from Rushville and attended college at Purdue University, majoring in Ag Systems Management.  During his studies at Purdue,…

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Joyce Denzler

May 30, 2014 - Joyce Denzler is the Secretary/Treasurer at 1st Choice Seeds. Joyce has been an important part of the company, with her husband Mark, since 1996. Joyce manages the business office and assists with company event planning. Before 1st Choice Seeds, Joyce taught at an elementary school…

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Mark Borden

May 30, 2014 - Mark Borden has been part of 1st Choice Seeds’ team since 2009. As Seed Specialist, Mark assists farmers with their seed needs, making sure each customer chooses the best seed for their farm. Mark appreciates the teamwork mindset that our team possesses. He believes that…

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Kristin Lawson

April 17, 2019 - Kristin Lawson is the newest team member at 1st Choice Seeds. As the Communications Coordinator, her role includes managing our website and social media accounts, as well as planning company events. Kristin also assists with marketing and advertising for our company. She is a graduate…

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Chris Linville

November 17, 2017 - Chris Linville is an expert at assisting farmers choose the right genetics for their field. As Seed Specialist for 1st Choice Seeds, this is his daily mission. His lifetime of ag experience ranges from crop fieldsman to Agronomist, Ag Salesman, and Row Crop Farmer. Chris…

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Steve Miller

August 28, 2018 - Steve Miller is Seed Specialist for 1st Choice Seeds. Assisting customers with their seed and chemical needs is an important part of Steve’s work day. He enjoys working for 1st Choice Seeds because of the direct communication with upper management and the satisfaction he gets…

Steve Miller, Seed Specialist
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Dale Longwell

January 19, 2016 - Dale Longwell has been a Seed Specialist at 1st Choice Seed since 2015. Each day, he works hard to help his customers maximize the return on their seed investment. Before joining the team at 1st Choice Seeds, Dale worked as Sales Manager for a large,…

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Joey Benningfield

August 28, 2018 - Joey Benningfield joined 1st Choice Seeds as Seed Specialist last year, serving farmers in central Kentucky. Daily, he works with farmers to help improve their crops. Joey’s ag experience includes many years in ag sales and row crop farming. Growing up, Joey lived and worked…

Joey Benningfield, Seed Specialist
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Leon Bird

May 30, 2014 - Leon Bird is Seed Specialist at 1st Choice Seeds. Before joining our team, Leon owned Bird Hybrids, LLC. In 2009, his company joined forces with 1st Choice Seeds. While running his own seed company, Leon was able to help advance cover crops as a farming…

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