Meet the Experts
Tom Kroll received a BS in biology at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire and completed his MS and Doctorate in Plant Pathology at Virginia Tech. Tom has been responsible for the development of products with Bayer and, as their Director of Seed Treatments, in coordinating efforts between Bayer and Gustafson. More recently he has been responsible for the establishment and support of the Nufarm seed treatment portfolio.
Nufarm is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Beran as Director, Technical Services, Ag USA. Dan will be responsible for providing technical support to the Nufarm Sales Team and valued customers in the Crop Protection and IVM segments.
Dan joins Nufarm with deep knowledge and experience in agronomy, marketing and sales in his nearly 20 years in the agriculture industry. His most recent role was Field Marketing Director with Winfield United where he was responsible for business process improvements, implementation of marketing strategies, and profit and loss management for their northern business unit. Previous roles at Winfield United included Sales Director for Plant Nutrition and Performance as well as Technical Agronomist. Dan started his career at BASF in Technical Services and Market Development in the Crop, IVM and Pasture/Rangeland segments. Dan holds a Ph.D. in Agronomy from the University of Nebraska.
Before joining Nufarm, Richburg was a graduate research assistant under Dr. Jason Norsworthy at the University of Arkansas where he helped manage more than 200 field trials and earned an M.S. degree in crop, soil and environmental science and weed science. Richburg graduated cum laude with a B.S. degree in plant, soil and environmental science from the West Texas A&M University. He also worked as a research assistant and lead field scout for Agri-Search. Richburg has extensive hands-on experience with pest and crop injury scouting and weed control programs in corn, sorghum, cotton, and soybeans.
Jason Fausey is the Director of Technical Services for Nufarm Americas and currently resides in Fremont, Ohio. Jason joined Nufarm after 15 years of developing new chemistry with Valent Professional Products. Jason entered the turf and ornamental industry after completing his Master of Science and Ph.D. at Michigan State University where he specialized in herbicide physiology.
Richard (Rick) Fletcher joined Nufarm Americas in January 2013 in the role of Technical Services Manager for Turf and Ornamentals. He is part of the team responsible for aspects of product research and development and field technical support for the turf and ornamental business development section. Prior to Nufarm, Rick spent 20 years serving as Director of Product Development for Cleary Chemical Corporation.
Rick received a Bachelor of Science degree in Plant Science and a Master of Science Degree in Agronomy/Plant Physiology from Rutgers University, and has worked in the turf and ornamental markets for over 30 years.