Scott Bennett Grand Ronde, Oregon Territory Development Specialist CRV
What education are you bringing with you to this position?
I have a bachelor's degree in animal science from Washington State University.
Please describe your agricultural background.
For the past 21 years, I have been working in the artificial insemination industry, responsible for sales, consulting and training with a major A.I. company. Previously, I worked in production agriculture within the dairy and beef industry.
What territory will you cover?
I am directly responsible for sales and marketing of semen in western Washington, Oregon and northern California. I also assist in eastern Washington and Idaho. CRV is still growing in the U.S., so all of us have to be flexible as to our territories and job descriptions to accommodate the company's needs.
What are your new responsibilities?
Primarily the marketing, promoting and selling of dairy semen. In addition, I am closely involved with dairy sire procurement with an emphasis in Jersey. I will also be helping to develop other territories and assisting other CRV employees as needed.
What excites you most about working in your new role?
I am most excited about helping CRV develop new markets and territories here in the West. Because of our small size, I am able to wear many hats and be involved in a wide variety of projects. I have considerable input in how CRV grows and expands its markets in the U.S.
In addition, it is thrilling to be involved with selecting and purchasing dairy bulls for our future genetic offering. I especially enjoy working with the Jersey breed and breeders.
How will you be of most help to producers in your region or area of expertise?
With more than two decades of experience in the A.I. industry, I bring considerable knowledge in dairy genetics, reproductive programs and what the producers in my region want and need to help remain profitable.
This region is very diverse in its production and management types, which has allowed me to gain considerable knowledge and expertise about large free stall operations, pasture-based grazers, organic operations and everything in-between.
Also, with the tremendous numbers and quality of Jersey genetics in my area, I have gained considerable insight into this fast-growing segment of the dairy industry.
Why did you choose this company?
CRV is effectively a start-up company in the U.S., even though internationally it is one of the strongest and best known in the A.I. industry. It is exciting to be on the ground floor with CRV here in the U.S. and to help us become a leading source of genetics and reproductive solutions to help dairy and beef producers throughout the country.
What goals would you like to accomplish while in this position?
My goal is to continually develop CRV into a well-known and well respected provider of cattle genetics in the U.S. I plan to achieve this by continuing to provide the highest level of service to my customers and dairy producers throughout the U.S.
On the sire side, my goal is to help my co-workers to acquire the very highest quality dairy sires that will help our customers here in the U.S. and around the world to achieve their goals. PD