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5 Quick Questions: Bob Purlee

BY Dairyland Seed

In this District Sales Manager edition of our 5 Quick Questions series, we highlight a member of our eastern region team. Get to know the dynamic and experienced Bob Purlee! 

How long have you been with Dairyland Seed? 

I started with Dairyland Seed in 2018 when Brodbeck Seed was consolidated into Dairyland Seed. I had been with Brodbeck since 2002. 

Where is your favorite place to vacation? 

Over the last few years, we’ve been going to Michigan during the summer. My wife, Kathleen, and I love spending time with our adult children there. 

What region do you serve? 

I serve northeast Indiana, primarily the greater Fort Wayne area. 

What unique challenges do farmers in your region face? 

My area is challenged by the wide variability in soil types throughout the territory. From heavy clays to sand to loamy soils. This variability makes it challenging to get consistent, even emergence in the spring. Throughout the season, weather can create even more variability in performance.  

What advice do you have to help them overcome these challenges? 

Dairyland Seed offers many resources to help growers overcome these challenges. In my area, we have an extensive plot program that helps growers understand Dairyland Seed hybrids and where they should be planted for optimum performance.

As you’re gearing up for the 2024 season and have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Dairyland Seed team!

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