Our 406 Agronomy consultant oversight
allows for improvement and profitability of all farming processes powered by safe, accurate and reliable agricultural advice. We continue to earn the loyalty of our farming communities, one customer at a time. Our core values of; passion, integrity, teamwork, commitment, resourcefulness, respect and quality define us as we sustain and grow today’s farming and agricultural industry. Our unique brand of Agronomic service focuses on the individual farmer; value-priced consulting advice is focused on maximizing profit per bushel to improve farm profitability. We are an advocate for agriculture and our 406 Agronomists take pride in sustaining and building production agriculture.
Lance graduated from Montana State University-Bozeman in 1994 with dual Bachelors of Science degrees in Range Management and Animal Science. He has over 30 years experience in a variety of aspects of agriculture. Along with retail experience assisting producers with their crop production and nutrient challenges, Lance managed all aspects of a large, commercial cow/calf operation. In 2011, he was awarded Conservation Partner of the Year for his involvement in restoration of rangelands. In addition to his CCA, PASp enhancement, Lance is a licensed commercial drone pilot.
Santiago graduated from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma with a Bachelor's degree in Agronomy. While in college, he worked at the University farm and completed an internship for a small grains custom harvest company. After completing his degree, he worked for Crop Guard Research in Hinton, Oklahoma as a Field Biologist performing soil samples, pesticides residue trials as well as fertilizer, herbicide, and seed treatment trials. He has been an Agronomy Coach in Havre, Montana since 2017.
His work experience has given him knowledge in a variety of crops, their different stages and also the special attention to details they require in order to make better agronomic decisions with data.
Fernanda is an Environmental Scientist who graduated from the National University at Asuncion, Paraguay in 2015. She has experience in managing projects related to environmental performances and industrial safety. She is working with the 406 Agronomy team in assisting producers not only with their agronomic challenges, but also applying her computer skills as our data specialist. Fernanda is a firm believer in the use of technology in all areas, including agriculture. Not only because it helps maximize profits, but also it assists in achieving sustainability, becoming more efficient and safer for both humans and the environment.
Andrew received his Bachelor of Science from Montana State University - Northern in Agriculture Operation Technology. He has joined our Havre team as an 406 Agronomy Coach in 2019. Before that Andrew has worked on various farms in North Central Montana, along with interning at Columbia Grain.
Andrew believes there is always more to learn in agriculture, so he is motivated to be continuously learning. He looks forward to working with area farmers.
Daniel Lavy went to high school and early college in the Billings area and then moved to central Texas where he graduated with a Bachelor’s in Agronomy from Texas A&M University. After graduation, he remained in Texas as a research assistant for the weed science program at A&M.
Daniel is excited to be joining the 406 Agronomy team as an Agronomy Coach and he is very happy to be returning to Big Sky country.
His interests outside of agronomy include hunting, fishing and just spending time in the mountains, as well as competing in long-course distance triathlon.
Aaron grew up on a family farm by Edgerton, MN called Spronk Seed Farm. He graduated from Dordt University in Sioux Center, IA with a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture. During college, Aaron worked on a banana farm at Northrise University in Zambia, Africa. He also researched nitrate levels in field drainage tile for his senior project. He served as a summer intern for both Nutrien Ag Solutions and Simplot. After college, Aaron worked at Hefty Seed Company for three years in Minnesota where he sold corn, soybeans, and chemicals to farmers. Aaron has a love for people, enjoys learning more about God’s creation, and is focused on increasing the yield of every acre as a 406 Agronomy Coach.
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