Belchim USA Announces Strategic Partnership with AgCall

Belchim Crop Protection USA (Belchim USA) has announced a strategic partnership with AgCall, project management and customer influencing company that creates solutions for North American agriculture and agri-food industry. The partnership expands Belchim USA’s reach deeper into the Corn Belt, roughly covering Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas.

“This is the next phase in the evolution of Belchim USA. Growers trust the Belchim brand to protect their crops against a broad spectrum of weeds. Our partnership with AgCall allows us to be in more the fields, where we belong, upholding our commitment to creating long-term value for growers,” said Tom Wood, President and General Manager of Belchim USA.

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“We are very excited about this strategic partnership. Partnering with industry leaders is what drives us here at AgCall. Together, through the use of dedicated resources, we are creating even more value to the agricultural community through expanding Belchim USA’s presence while producing a better experience for retailers and growers alike,” said Monica Phillips, Vice President of AgCall USA.

“The essence of what we do is meeting growers and retailers in the fields, understanding their issues, and working with them to deliver success. This past year has not been easy. However, our customers’ strength and resiliency in the Corn Belt highlights how critical it is that we continue expanding our efforts and bring them the absolute best solutions to their problems,” concluded Wood.

AgCall Leaders in the Field:

Larry Arndt focuses on the Northwestern Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota market and brings with him a hefty track record of helping grow agriculture companies, strengthening teams, and delivering outstanding results. In his recent tenure with MaxYield Cooperative, Arndt produced business solutions for the sales and marketing of their products and services.

Tom Kupke will head up the South-Central Iowa Focus and Nebraska contacts.  As a sales agronomist, he has worked for Pioneer, Dow, Dupont, Valent, and Aurora Cooperative. Tom has also worked in the field with Universities across the United States with new products and research and marketing these products.  Working through troublesome issues in sales, marketing and delivery have been a forte of his career.

Rick Knifley runs Illinois and has been an associate with AgCall for over three years. With more than two decades behind him in the seed and fertilizer business, Rick is deeply connected in the state of Illinois and brings an impressive Rolodex and reputation to match.

Norman Kinderknecht is in charge of Kansas and has deep roots in Agribusiness. An agronomist himself, Kinderknecht worked with Syngenta, Monsanto and has many contacts throughout Kansas. 

Rick Davidson handles Indiana and is no stranger to the industry. Davidson has directed, managed, and selected teams of 100 plus retailers in cultivating their business by increasing the market share of innovative chemical solutions while providing nutritional benefits to the agribusiness.

Joe Turner will oversee Southwest Iowa and Missouri territories. Turner is the owner of Turner’s Ag Consulting and is also an agronomist and chemical manager, providing technical and mechanical support to his clients as well as field trial and data collection.