Greg Kumsher 05/12/14 4:22:06 PM
On September 30, 2013, Greg Kumsher of Garner joined Farmers Coop where he will be responsible for agronomy sales, application, and services.
Born and raised on the family farm west of Garner where he now lives, Greg raises corn and soybeans as well as show pigs. The pigs are a project involving his children as well as a retired farmer and a retired ag teacher. “My son, Tyler, didn’t know if he wanted to do it,” Greg commented. “It’s a responsibility thing. We want to teach our kids good work values.”
Greg and his dad were Golden Harvest seed dealers for years, earning consecutive sales increases as well as dealer of the year honors. Their success in the seed business was mirrored in his dad’s snowmobile dealership and repair business which thrived. These opportunities helped Greg get to know lots of people in the area and understand how important service is to success.
Prior to joining Farmers Coop, Greg worked at Hancock County Secondary Roads. He knew Duane Harms and Jason Adams as well as other friends in the Forest City area who recommended the Coop to him. “After talking to Randy the first time I met him, I was convinced this was where I wanted to work,” Greg explained. Farmers Coop’s service philosophy and family-oriented work environment were very attractive to him.
Greg is looking forward to learning all he can about the agronomy business at Farmers Coop, the products, their best use, and application details.
Greg’s wife, Jennifer, a native of Minnesota, teaches talented and gifted classes in the Garner-Hayfield-Ventura Schools. They are the parents of Tyler, 14; Ryan, 12; and Megan, 6. The family enjoys sports though loyalties are divided among the Packers and Vikings. They also have a cabin in Minnesota where they enjoy spending time outdoors, fishing, and camping. You will also find the family enjoying the Hancock County Fair each summer.