Farming is changing at an ever more rapid pace. Technologies evolve and move forward, and the environment pushes back. The amount of money it takes to farm today is staggering and your risk is at an all-time high. You wear many hats and we understand your need to make good decisions. After all, farming is not just a job; it's your way of life.

Farming is our way of life too, albeit once removed. We work to gain an understanding of where new technology fits and where it doesn't. We listen to you and adapt our recommendations to the way you farm. We also understand that Mother Nature has the largest impact on your business, so we make recommendations based on the most likely weather. That means that sometimes we'll be wrong, but most of the time we'll be right.

What We Do

Improve your return on investment

  • Grid Sampling
  • Nutrisolutions tissue testing
  • VRT custom application
    • Dry fertilizer
    • NH3
  • Seed selection and placement
  • Crop protection products and seed systems
  • Crop scouting
  • Competitive financing through CFA

Improve your agronomic knowledge

  • Answer plots
  • Post harvest meetings
  • One on one consultations about your fields

Manage your risk

  • Prepaid fertilizer contracts
  • Hedging fertilizer purchases with grain sales
  • Early pre-planning for next season = better decisions

Useful starting point for all of your seed decisions

  • Talk to any member of our agronomy team about corn hybrids, soybean varieties, and alfalfa seed.
  • Seed choices from a selection of industry leader
  • Adequate supply to insure we have the seed to meet your need
  • Our own bulk soybean system
  • Impressive new seed treatments available


Agronomy Sales



Kent Thompson

Agronomy Sales

Ben Drake

Agronomy Sales

Email :  Ph: 319-269-1430

Email :  Ph: 319-931-9872

Norm DeJong

Jesup Agronomy Location Manager

Teresa Schmitz

Agronomy Sales

Email: Ph: 319-269-2984 Email :Ph: 319-239-9736
Welcome Ben Drake

Ben Drake is our new to our Hudson Agronomy Sales.

Ben attended Iowa State University graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Agronomy, for the past 13 years he has worked in Ag retail mainly in the Dunkerton area, starting out in operations then moving on to sales then eventually location management back to sales now. Ben & his wife Christie have two children Aaron 7, and Natalie 3.He enjoys spending time outside with the kids, in his spare time he enjoys hunting and fishing.

Summer Intern

Nick McQuilkin will be joining us for the summer as an intern on May 22nd. Nick has grown up on his family’s farm outside of LaPorte City where they raise hogs, cattle, and crops. Nick is currently attending Des Moines Area Community College where he plans to complete his general studies before transferring to Iowa State University for Agriculture Studies. Nick is looking forward to working alongside the ECI staff to learn more about retail agriculture services. He will be working mainly with the staff in LaPorte City.