Cape Girardeau, MO — Missouri headquartered Concept AgriTek is pleased to announce the further expansion of the sales team with the recent addition of Ethan Jones who will serve as district sales manager for customers and dealers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and the northwest corner of Iowa.
“I’m working to learn Concept AgriTek’s extensive product portfolio and be able to apply the Concept AgriTek “A,B,C’s”, Jones says. “I thought that I knew agronomy, but I have realized in these past few weeks that I have a lot to learn. Concept AgriTek has opened my eyes to assessing agronomy, biology, and chemistry; how important it is to start off knowing what a plant or the soil actually needs and using all of that information to help the grower. It isn’t just selling a product.”
With a degree in Prescision Technology from Lake Area Technical College, Watertown, S.D., Jones has served in sales and agronomy roles for agriculture and seed companies throughout the region. Armed with nearly a decade of experience and an ambition to help growers in his territory, Jones shares that the Concept AgriTek team is a good fit for him personally and professionally.
“I’m so impressed with the Concept AgriTek team. My first week was the annual dealer meeting. The team brought in Dr. James White to talk about biology and root exudates and sitting in the meeting, listening to the conversation, I felt like I was getting back to honest agronomy. Trey (Concept AgriTek’s founder and owner) and Daniel are both so agronomically sound—Daniel is an agronomist and now leads the company. It’s a good change and a nice challenge for me to build my skills. I’m excited for it,” he says.
Jones is also excited about the support he’s already seeing from the rest of the Concept AgriTek team members, who he says, have gone out above and beyond to answer questions and make sure he feels like a part of the team. From phone calls from different regions to personal invitations for one-on-one learning, Jones says that it’s a true family feel.
“We’re as excited as Ethan is to have him on the team,” says Concept AgriTek President, Daniel Hensley. “We grew significantly in 2023 and we have plans to continue that growth in 2024. But we aren’t growing faster than we can manage. Qualifications add up to more than experience and background, our team is cohesive and wants to learn, that’s what it takes to serve the growers we work with. We hire people who truly want to be a part of something that’s a different approach to agronomic sales. Ethan has that drive and is already a valuable member of our team.”
Currently, Jones resides with his wife in Watertown, S.D. and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Jones began his role on December 11, 2023.