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A Passion for Agriculture: Meet Krista Kappes

By May 4, 2015No Comments

From a young age, Krista Kappes has loved agriculture. She’s helped plant the corn and soybeans and repair the farm equipment. When it’s needed, she works from dusk to dawn to make sure the day’s chores are done. But that hard work paid off as harvest time came. This passion for agriculture is carried into her new role as the Thunder Seed customer service representative.

She began working part-time for Thunder Seed on March 31 and will work full-time in May following her graduation from NDSU where she will be receiving a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Communications.

In this new role, Kappes will use her skills to develop grower and dealer relationships as part of the sales, marketing and service department. In addition to her agricultural upbringing, she has more than four years of experience in the seed industry as a marketing intern at a regional seed company and as an NDSU seed department certified seed assistant.

“We are excited to have Krista on the Thunder Seed team,” said Crystal Adams, Thunder Seed chief operating officer. “Her strong work ethic and fun-loving attitude, coupled with her great level of agricultural experience and education make her a strong fit for the Thunder Seed team.”

In her free time, Krista enjoys spending time taking agriculture photos. One of her landscape images won grand prize and another took first place in the scenic landscapes category of the 2014 National Corn Growers Association’s Fields-of-Corn photo contest. Call Thunder Seed at 1-888-6Thunder today and learn how Krista’s expertise can help you.