November 17, 2020
Dear Fellow Frontiersmen,
In this time of thanksgiving, I want to express sincere gratitude for you – our growers, team, and suppliers – our family. Working with you increasingly close over recent years has been an amazing opportunity. I appreciate your high standards, persistence, and fine sense of humor even in some fairly dark times. Focusing on the future rather than getting stuck in day-to-day difficulties, it is a pleasure working hard with you to help our business thrive.
I am pleased 2020 has been a roaring success for our growers’ yield monitors. Our corn and soybean varieties have performed well across the Corn Belt, winning test plots and crushing the competition in side–by–side trials. But we do not rest on our laurels. Frontiersmen’s proven performance line-up is further enhanced with the introduction of several elite varieties and cutting-edge biotechnologies that help boost yields while benefiting the environment. Coming into 2021 we will be rolling out an expanded testing initiative across all of our territories. New contenders will be released in our plots across the country this spring, and will be reported for your analysis in the fall.
With enhanced leadership from our new General Manager, Brian Davis, and long-time Partner, Jordan Rathke, we are making marked improvements to our management, research and development, and sales capabilities. While we are experiencing steady growth, our core principles and values remain unchanged; we seek to operate the most outward focused strategy in the seed industry. Any referrals of like-minded Seed Specialists, DSMs, dealers, and growers with a keen interest in accessing the best possible seed technology, are appreciated.
We are excited to extend a warm welcome to new members of our team, and to all the new growers planting Funk’s Frontiersmen seed! You will come to learn we do things different than the competition. For example, bucking the trend, Frontiersmen is maintaining its coveted Travel Club. We have lined up a fantastic trip to Arizona this January, accessible via land or air. It will be a fabulous opportunity to gather in the sun to make new friends and circle the wagons with old ones. To find out more, please reach out to us at 1-800-247-6489 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Warm best wishes,
Ben Funk, Chief Executive Officer