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EFFECT OF NUTRIVANTAGE® AND/OR CHROMAX® IN GROW-FINISH PIGS

Innovation + Research from Kent Nutrition Group Michael Edmonds, Ph.D., Vice President, Swine and Poultry Nutrition  Developing products and feed programs to help producers raise pork more efficiently to feed a growing population is an ongoing effort at the Kent Research Farm. NutriVantage® Nutrition Optimizer® for swine is a research-driven feed supplement developed to help …

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Meet Dr. Jim Smith – Senior Technical Swine Nutritionist

Growing up, Dr. Smith owned and showed pigs from his grandparent’s farm in Indiana. Now, as Kent’s Senior Technical Swine Nutritionist, he works with producers to formulate customized feeding programs that improve their profitability. Read the full article to find out how.

Built On Trust: Research

Trust is built on our research farm. Find out how our vice president of nutrition and product development, Bruce Read, and his team formulate research-proven products that improve the health and performance of animals day in and day out.

Arcade Plant Renews Rigorous SQF Food Safety and Quality Certification

For the third year in a row, Kent Nutrition Group’s Arcade Plant has achieved the prestigious Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification, receiving a 100% grade on the rigorous audit, which is recognized by retailers, brand owners and food service providers worldwide. “With the lack of labor, and turnover, this is huge for our team,” said …

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KNG Welcomes Jenna Miller

Jenna Miller has joined Kent Nutrition Group as a pricing coordinator with Product and Marketing. A graduate of Iowa State University, Jenna previously worked as a manager for Riverside Grain & Feed. In her new role with KNG, she will work with the pricing team, filling some analyst duties and working with the Midwest pricing. …

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KNG Welcomes Katie Rudisill

We are happy to announce that Katie Rudisill has joined the marketing department at Kent Nutrition Group. As Customer Relationship Manager & Loyalty Lead, Katie will work on enhancing our digital ecosystem to include a CRM platform. She’ll be instrumental in growing our marketing funnel by capturing leads, implementing a nurturing program and strengthening loyalty …

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Meet Kale Causemaker — Performance

Kale Causemaker has returned to the Kent Nutrition Group after nearly a decade to help build the Innovation Solutions Department. All the while experiencing a full circle moment with the product NutriVantage®, which was only becoming a concept when he previously started in 2006.

Solutions for Small Herds

With the number of cattle herds that are 10-head and under continuing to grow, the need for easy to feed, nutritionally-sound products is greater than ever before. Home Fresh cattle products are providing the solution to these growing needs, checking all the boxes small scale cattle producers are looking for.

Q&A with Dr. Brandon Koch, Ruminant Nutritionist

A big part of the driving force behind our innovations is the passion our team has for the beef industry. To learn about what fuels our teams’ passion, we asked Dr. Brandon Koch a few questions. Read to learn what products he thinks provide the biggest impact for our customers.

Amy’s #MyTrustStory for Kent Feeds

Amy credits Kent Feeds for her daughter’s success in the show ring after being recommended to her by a local veterinarian. Learn more about Amy’s #MyTrustStory and her Charolais cow-calf herd located in West Virginia.

Q&A with Tyler Schleich, Territory Sales Manager

A big part of the driving force behind our innovations is the passion our team has for the beef industry. To learn about what fuels our teams’ passion, we asked Tyler Schleich a few questions. Read to learn about his time in the beef industry personally, and professionally.

Q&A with Taia Johnson, Territory Sales Manager

A big part of the driving force behind our innovations is the passion our team has for the beef industry. To learn about what fuels our teams’ passion, we asked Taia Johnson a few questions. Read to learn about what she enjoys most about the beef industry.

Joel’s #MyTrustStory for Kent Feeds

Joel Knutson runs his busy cattle and crop operation in New Hampton Iowa, selling breeding stock and buying up to 100 feeder cattle to finish out every year. Find out how Joel uses Kent Feed products to optimize his cattle’s performance as he shares his #MyTrustStory.

Q&A with Kevin Allman, Territory Sales Manager

A big part of the driving force behind our innovations is the passion our team has for the beef industry. To learn about what fuels our teams’ passion, we asked Kevin Allman a few questions. Read about what product he feels has made the biggest difference for our customers.

Q&A with Logan Lafrenz, Territory Sales Manager

A big part of the driving force behind our innovations is the passion our team has for the beef industry. To learn about what fuels our teams’ passion, we asked Kevin Allman a few questions. Read about what product he feels has made the biggest difference for our customers.

KNG Welcomes David Martise

We are happy to announce David Martise has joined KNG as a member of the product management team. Continue reading to learn more about Dave and his role in the Kent Nutrition Group.

Meet Wade McLeod- Integrity

With both of his parents working as CPAs, Wade McLeod says accounting has always been in his blood. Continue reading to learn how our current VP of Finance ended up working for the same company is dad worked for years prior: Kent Corporation.

Mike Speaker – Integrity

Mike Speaker – Territory Sales Manager —  Mike Speaker worked on his grandfather’s hog farm when he was 12 years old, riding his bike a half-mile to help tend to the 100 Hampshires that they were raising in Southern Indiana. Today Speaker lives on that same property, in his grandparents’ old farm house, which has …

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Jacinda Trask – Reputation

Jacinda Trask – Director, Retail Store Division — Jacinda Trask was just 26 years old when she was hired by Blue Seal Feeds to run 11 retail division stores in five northeastern states. With an MBA, a degree in accounting and years of managerial experience for a big-box retail chain, she began working with the …

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Tara Howell – Service

Tara Howell – Senior Manager, Sales Support As a member of the sales support team at Kent Nutrition Group, Tara Howell works cross-functionally with departments throughout the company. Her team is responsible for employee and dealer training, locating stores where customers can purchase products, providing recommendations for particular lines of feed, commodity ingredient sales and …

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Bill Warnstaff – Reputation

Bill Warnstaff – Fulfillment Services Coordinator When he first started working for Kent Nutrition Group 21 years ago, Bill Warnstaff’s job was to maintain one of the biggest visual identifiers for Kent Feeds: its familiar black, red and yellow signs. “I was on the sign truck that went all around the Midwest and I put …

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Kent Heckman – Integrity

Meet Kent Heckman – KNG Pricing Manager Figuring out the best price to charge for quality products can be a tricky business. Kent Heckman calls it “a balancing act” that can make or break a company’s bottom line just as easily as it can attract or alienate valued customers. Heckman is well-aware of this. As …

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Jason Lents – Quality

Jason Lents – Senior Director of Operations Jason Lents grew up raising cattle and showing livestock in Southwest Iowa, using Kent feed because he always appreciated the quality that came with it.  But until he went to work for the company as an engineer five years ago, he didn’t fully appreciate the level of attention …

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Built On Trust: Integrity

If anyone understands the importance of first impressions – especially when it comes to attention to detail – it’s Sherry Reno. As the tradeshow coordinator for Kent Nutrition Group, Reno manages roughly 90 events around the country each year. They range from national shows in big city convention centers to educational workshops at local dealerships. …

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Dealer Spotlight: Mister Feed, Cabot PA

Congratulations on 30 years of service! Stop in and find out why farmers and producers near Cabot, PA trust the team at Mister Feed to deliver quality Blue Seal feed time and time again.

Kent Corporation Selected as a 2020 US Best Managed Company

MUSCATINE, Iowa — Kent Corporation, headquartered in Muscatine,Iowa, is honored to have been selected as a 2020 US Best Managed Company. Sponsored by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal, the US Best Managed Companies program is a mark of excellence worldwide and recognizes private-company success based on strategy, execution, culture and financials. “Kent Corporation is …

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Meet Randy “Boomer” Rosenboom

Boomer has been with Kent for 21 years, helping producers with nutrition, risk management and profitability. “A lot of the advice we give them is just as valuable as the feed.”

Meet Meagan Stephens and Bryan Beaver

Territory Sales Managers, Northeast Region For customers that Meagan Stephens and Bryan Beaver serve in the Northeast part of the country, the word “quality” has long been synonymous with Blue Seal feeds. But they believe what really sets their products apart is the service that comes with them, from helping customers develop rations and sourcing …

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Meet Tyler Schleich

Territory Sales Manager, Central Region A few years after Tyler Schleich graduated from college, a recruiter alerted him to a job opportunity in the feed business. Tyler grew up on a farm with commercial beef and pork operations in Western Illinois, and he always had an interest in the feed business, especially for cattle. But …

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Meet Jeff Bogus

What are the three things large producers and backyard farmers demand from their feed? Jeff Bogus knows. Read the article to find out how Kent delivers and why Jeff says it makes a huge difference.

Meet Dennis Crawford

Dennis grew up on a farm in northeast Iowa and remembers always having bags of Kent feed around for their dairy cows, cattle and swine. Now he works with Midwest producers to improve efficiencies by finding the right feeding programs for their operations. Read to find out how he does it! #BeefMonth #BuiltOnTrust

Built On Trust: Reputation

Steve Frieler has been selling Kent Feeds for two decades. Find out why he trusts his reputation to Kent, and how he helps customers stay profitable. (Spoiler: Feed efficiency.)

Meet the Websters

Phil and Lisa are 5th generation sheep farmers who also raise pigs—hundreds of pigs. Read the full article to find out why they choose Home Fresh for their sustainable, animal-centered operation.

Meet Dr. Jim Smith

Growing up, Dr. Smith owned and showed pigs from his grandparent’s farm in Indiana. Now, as Kent’s Senior Technical Swine Nutritionist, he works with producers to formulate customized feeding programs that improve their profitability. Read the full article to find out how.

Investing in the Future!

Kent Corporation is investing in the future of innovation to help our growing world do more. We thought that called for celebration, so we hosted a Kent Cy-Hawk tailgate at the University of Iowa vs. Iowa State University football game!

Meet Darron Dolezal

Dolezal Farm Supply is a third-generation family farm supply business carrying feed for hogs, cattle, sheep, chickens —and even camels. Read the full article to find out how they build great relationships with their customers. (HINT: Inventory. And his dad’s great cooking.)

KNG Awards Two IFAA Scholarships

Each year, thousands of Iowa students participate in 4-H and FFA beef, swine, poultry and other agricultural projects. Through scholarships like these, KNG supports the next generation of leaders in agriculture.

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