Andrew Kappes graduated from SDSU in 2013 with a major in Agronomy. Since graduation, he has worked for Agtegra Cooperative out of the Langford location. Andrew continually pushes his producers to test the limits of Ag Technology on their farming operations, which has developed from not only variable rate crop nutrition, but also VR plant population. He started writing variable hybrid seeding prescriptions in the spring of 2015. From there he and his producers have fine-tuned the varieties/Hybrids and rates on each field. Andrew currently has four producers running VR/VH setups on their farms and he is proud to be the agronomist working with Joel Erickson whom, with Andrews agronomy guidance, won a 4R Advocacy Award in 2105 given out by The Fertilizer Institute for on-farm stewardship and following the principles of the 4R’s. Andrew resides in Groton SD with his wife Emily and lab Piper.
At Agtegra Cooperative, our commitment to superior service, relentless innovation and member success is at the forefront of everything we do. Agtegra Cooperative is an innovative, farmer-owned grain and agronomy cooperative serving more than 6,700 active member-owners from 62 locations and 50 communities in eastern North and South Dakota. Dedicated to providing the safest workplace possible for our employees and member-owners, we have received numerous awards for workplace safety. We also give members access to the best products, services and in-field assistance to maximize their production. As a marketer of nearly 240 million bushels annually, we not only offer our member-owners grain and agronomy services, but also aerial application services, fuel, feed, and precision ag hardware and software products and services – all aimed at helping our member-owners improve their bottom line.