Company: 1) Verdesian Life Sciences 2) Independent Inputs LLC
Location: Ankeny, IA
Ankeny, IA, February 2, 2016, Dave Schwartz, Executive Vice President of Sales in the Midwest Region at Verdesian Life Sciences and Majority Owner of Independent Inputs LLC, has been recognized by Elite American Executives, for dedication, achievement and leadership in sales and product development.
Farming and agriculture has been the anchor of Mr. Schwartz’ success for more than 30 years. In addition to growing crops, at Verdesian he manages 20 sales professionals and manages three major distributors. He specializes in overseeing product development in the U.S Corn Belt region. He built the company Specialty Fertilizer Products and sold it to Verdesian in 2014. As the majority owner of Independent Inputs, he oversees the distribution of soybean seed treatments from Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Colorado.
In recognition of his longstanding dedication to the industry, Mr. Schwartz has received the Iowa NRCS Soil and Water Guardian of the Year award, the National Ag-Chemical Salesperson of the Year award from Custom-Applicator Magazine and 12 consecutive Presidents Awards from the Van Diest Supply Company. His reputation is a result of incomparable problem-solving and team management abilities. Ensuring the health and safety of soybean and corn crops in the United States is something he naturally excels at, having grown up on a farm.
Mr. Schwartz enjoys working at Verdesian because he can let his passion for agriculture show. The company specializes in plant-health products, nutritional catalysts, seed and soybean treatments and developing technologies for high-value specialty crops. As corn and soybean are some of the most profitable crops in the country, it is important the population stay healthy and productive. He keeps up to date in the industry with affiliations to the American Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America and the Nebraska Agri-Business Association, Inc.
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