As you gather with family, friends and loved ones for Thanksgiving tomorrow, we at Stine® want to express our deepest gratitude for your support in 2023. We are incredibly blessed to work with wonderfully talented employees and sales team members, an outstanding dealer and conditioner network, dedicated business partners and hardworking grower customers.
To celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving, we asked our agronomy team to share what they are most grateful for this year. We hope their responses bring you all the joy and warmth of the season. Happy Thanksgiving from our Stine family to yours!
Daniel Greblunas, field agronomist (Nebraska and Kansas)
Thanksgiving seems to mark the time in the year when my area tends to slow down a little. Farmers have an opportunity to look back on the trials and tribulations they went through during the growing and harvest season to get them to completion. In my personal life, I am very thankful for the health and safety of my friends and family. I am also thankful to have a nice home, two energy-filled dogs and a wonderful wife. Professionally, I am very thankful for the people who I work with, both within Stine and the producers I get to meet throughout the week. The Stine family is very close and is always willing to help tackle any problem you may be facing. Whether I am using their ground for a plot or sitting down to talk with them about Stine, the producers I have worked with have been amazing. They are always friendly, engaging and want to learn about anything new that we may be seeing in the field.
Bill Kessinger, technical agronomist (Indiana, Michigan and Ohio)
I am thankful for the people I get to spend my time around. I am first grateful for my family. Where you find one of us, you can almost always find all of us nearby. We work the farm together and battle it out on the sports fields or mats together. Secondly, I am thankful for the people I work with at Stine. I get to spend a lot of time across a large geography of this great country, and our team is second to none in every part of it. I am truly blessed by the people I am surrounded by every day.
Adam Sills, technical agronomist (Minnesota, Wisconsin and eastern Iowa)
I am very thankful for family, my Stine family and having another healthy harvest season and year.
Faith Hedrick, field agronomist (Illinois)
This year, I’m thankful for quite a lot. It’s hard to sum it all up! I’m very lucky both professionally and personally. I had the opportunity to take an agronomy position with Stine at the beginning of the summer after finishing my degree at the University of Illinois. I couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunity to learn and grow with this company. I’m also very thankful for the personal growth this year has brought me. I am also grateful for the amazing family and friends I’m so fortunate to have in my life.
Tyler Dubay, soybean technical agronomist (Illinois)
I’m thankful for the work-life harmony Stine promotes. They express the importance of family first even when times are tough during harvest, and everyone at Stine works hard when we are working!