Bellevue, IA – Cornelius Seed, a leading independent regional seed company, is excited to announce the addition of four experienced professionals to its team following the successful merger with Four Star Seed Company. These new team members bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Cornelius Seed, further strengthening the company's commitment to providing exceptional service to its customers.
Dennis Kenealy, who previously served as President of Four Star Seed Company, will now be taking on the roles of Western Regional Sales Manager and Western Operations Manager at Cornelius Seed. Dennis brings nearly four decades of experience in the seed industry and has been an integral part of Four Star Seed since its founding in 1984. He resides in Logan, Iowa, with his wife Jeanette and together they have one son.
In addition to Dennis Kenealy, Cornelius Seed is delighted to welcome three District Sales Managers (DSMs) from Four Star Seed:
Ralph Lents, a resident of Menlo, IA, with 21 years of experience as a DSM at Four Star Seed. Ralph is deeply involved in the agriculture community, serving as the District 7 Director for the Iowa Corn Promotion Board and is slated to become the board's president next year.
Mike Lund, who resides in Avoca, IA, with his wife Bobbi and four sons. Mike holds a bachelor's degree from Iowa State University and has 15 years of experience with Four Star Seed.
Rick Berendes, based in Remsen, IA, with his wife Sandi. They have four children and eight grandchildren. Rick has an extensive background in the seed industry, with a career spanning since 1986 and 23 years of service at Four Star Seed.
These talented individuals from Four Star Seed Company bring with them a deep understanding of the seed business and strong relationships with customers in Iowa and Nebraska. Cornelius Seed looks forward to building on this legacy and expanding its network to better serve farmers in the region.
"We are thrilled to welcome Dennis Kenealy and his team to the Cornelius Seed family," said Will Cornelius, Vice President of Cornelius Seed. "Their expertise and dedication to the seed industry align perfectly with our mission, and we are confident that their contributions will enhance our commitment to providing the right seed for the right acre."
Cornelius Seed is a family-owned independent seed company that has proudly served the agricultural community for eight decades. With this merger and the addition of these highly qualified team members, Cornelius Seed is well-positioned to continue its tradition of excellence in seed selection, production, and sales.
With eight decades of family ownership, Cornelius Seed remains committed to helping farmers achieve success by offering the right seed for the right acre. With this merger and the addition of these highly qualified team members, Cornelius Seed is well-positioned to continue its tradition of excellence in seed selection, production, and sales.