All about roots in the ground

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.

Our Team in the Golden Triangle

Lance Lindbloom, CCA PASp


   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 Plans


   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.


Mike Everett, CCA


    Mike was hired as a 406 Agronomy Coach in January 2018 to serve the Great Falls area with his agronomic expertise. He has a strong background in soil conservation, nutrient management, and manure management. He graduated from Delaware State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources and focused his studies in Agriculture and Environmental Science. He has also worked with the University of Maryland on various nutrient management studies that include variable-rate nitrogen application, along with phosphorus filter systems in the agriculture setting.

Mike is excited to grow the agronomy business in Central Montana by helping producers manage their crops and farm operations more efficiently.


Andrew Bartel


   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.


Fernanda Balansa



Fernanda is an Environmental Engineer 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.


Our Team in Billings

TJ Knecht, CCA


   TJ graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. in Soil and Crop Science. He has been an Agronomy Coach since 2015. As a Certified Crop Advisor, TJ coaches growers on a wide range of crops, from grass and alfalfa seed in Northern Wyoming to dry-land cereals, oil seeds, and pulse crops in South-Central Montana.

His passion is applying a combination of sound agronomy and precision technology to help growers become more profitable. He looks forward to the growth of 406 Agronomy as they continue to help growers navigate upcoming advancements in agronomy and technology


Tyler Zinne, CCA


   Tyler went to Montana State University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Plant Science with a concentration in Crop Science. While going to MSU he worked numerous jobs during the summer which included the Southern Ag Research Center, WinField United and Northern Seed. After graduation, he worked for Town and Country Supply for almost a year as a Sales Agronomist. He joined the Billings 406 Agronomy team in 2019.

Tyler enjoys expanding his knowledge and skills to solve agronomic problems and he stays up to date with current agronomy trends to push crop yields.