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New Channel Seedsman comes to Great Bend
Ryan Fanshier to bring local growers personalized service, elite seed products
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Ryan Fanshier

Putting Seedsmanship at Work® into practice, Channel has hired Ryan Fanshier as a Channel Seedsman in Barton and Stafford counties and surrounding area.
Fanshier’s role will be to work proactively with local farmers to deliver expert advice, customized service and elite seed products to help improve productivity and profitability. Channel Seedsmen focus on getting to know their customers and their farms inside and out, and using that knowledge to provide in-depth, hands-on service and support every step of the way.
Fanshier, a graduate of Kansas State University, previously was a plant manager for Cargill Animal Nutrition. He will cover Barton and Stafford counties and the surrounding area and is already out in the fields working with farmers to help them make the right decisions for their individual farms.
“We are excited to have Ryan join the Channel team,” said Channel District Sales Manager Jeremy Abell. “His knowledge and expertise will be a great fit for farmers in our area who are looking for the service and support a Channel Seedsman can provide.”
One of Fanshier’s primary responsibilities will be implementing the Channel® Field Check Up Series with local farmers. This series allows Channel Seedsmen to work with the farmer throughout the season to observe and monitor crop development.
Walking farmers’ fields allows Channel Seedsmen to diagnose issues and design custom recommendations to increase the farm’s profitability. Year-round farm visits include personal consultations through the four major growth stages: seedling, reproductive, vegetative and maturity. For more information about Channel and the Channel Seedsmanship approach, visit