PLAIN CITY, Ohio – Nearly 40 professional technicians, sales representatives, communications specialists, financial staff and interns took part in Select Sires’ employee orientation held June 10 and 11 at the Select Sires headquarters in Plain City, Ohio.
Employees from six member cooperatives, Select Sires Inc. and Select Sires GenerVations Inc. were present for the two-day event where they received superior education to better serve Select Sires’ customers. Following orientation, a majority of the attendees participated in an additional two days of extensive sales training.
“This large group of orientation participants had the opportunity to obtain a wealth of knowledge and information about Select Sires and have an opportunity to visit our headquarters,” said Lyle Kruse, vice president of U.S. market development for Select Sires. “It is evident that our company is growing by adding enthusiastic and professional individuals that have the ability to provide our customers with outstanding service.”
The participants were presented with in-depth information about Select Sires’ programs including the Program for Genetic Advancement™ (PGA™), Select Reproductive Solutions™ (SRS™), Select Mating Service™ (SMS™), StrataGEN®, Aggressive Reproductive Technologies™ (ART™) and Program for Fertility Advancement™ (PFA™). Instruction on the topics of reproductive solutions, fertility research, beef and dairy sire programs, cattle evaluation, herd management products and Select Sires’ gender SELECTed™ process was given as well as a detailed tour of the Select Sires headquarter facilities.
Orientation and sales training participants included: COBA/Select Sires Inc.−Matt Lawrence, Mercer, Pa., Caitlin Gehret, Columbus, Ohio, Amy Schmitz, Columbus, Ohio and Levi Wilson, London, Ohio; East Central/Select Sires−Cody Gabor, West Bend, Wis., Richmond Beckard, Ft. Atkinson, Wis., Steve Stachura, Belmont, Wis. and Cassie Endres, Madison, Wis.; NorthStar Cooperative−Willem Deinum, Middleville, Mich., Keri Colegrove, Leslie, Mich. and Samantha Ainsworth, Lansing, Mich.; Prairie State/Select Sires−Kyle Imel, Chadwick, Ill.; Select Sire Power−AnnaJo Smith, New Haven, Vt.; Southeast Select Sires−Matt Caldwell, Parker, Kans.; Select Sires Inc.−Jacquelyn Sherry, Columbus, Ohio, Holden Hutchinson, Columbus, Ohio and Mandi Ramsburg, Walkersville, Md. and Select Sires GenerVations−Mike Barnum, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Roch Duchesne, Hawkesbury, Ontario, Robert Desmarais, Otterburn Park, Quebec, Joe Folkerts, Sherwood Park, Alberta, Alain Masse, St-Jean Port Joli, Quebec, Stephane Croisetiere, Ste-Agathe, Quebec, Simon Pelletier, Wotton, Quebec, Brian Masters, East Mountain, Nova Scotia, Eric Rinker, Sunderland, Ontario, Dave Massey, Smith Falls, Ontario, Brian Pender, Foresters Falls, Ontario, David Smits, Summerstown, Ontario, Edwin Suebzon, Steinback, Manitoba, Joe Russwurm, Guelph, Ontario, Peter Scharringa, Ariss, Ontario, Dwayne Hartle, St. Thomas, Ontario, Tarah Maw, Petrolia, Ontario, Will Zevenbergen, Allenford, Ontario, Lindsey Cook, Gadshill, Ontario and Scott Swance, Tillsonburg, Ontario.
Based in Plain City, Ohio, Select Sires Inc. is North America’s largest A.I. organization and is comprised of nine farmer−owned and -controlled cooperatives. As the industry leader, it provides highly fertile semen as well as excellence in service and programs to achieve its basic objective of supplying dairy and beef producers with North America’s best genetics at a reasonable price.