About Us

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Who We Are

Established in 1999, Premier Crop Systems is a precision ag data analysis software company that enables Hundreds of agronomic advisors to ‘think deeper’ with their growers by identifying and correcting yield limiting factors. Our customers can make difficult agronomic decisions easier by providing detailed spatial data.

OUR MISSION

To assist growers and their trusted agronomic advisors in creating real value from their geo-referenced agronomic data by converting data to knowledge supporting improved production decisions in an economic and sustainable manner.

Meet the Team

Dan Frieburg

President

Dan Frieburg

President, Dan Frieberg, grew up on a farm in Iowa & graduated from Iowa State University. His career includes wholesale fertilizer sales, retail management, serving as CEO of the Iowa Fertilizer & Chemical Association & later the Agribusiness Association of Iowa & business consulting. Dan loves Diet Pepsi & has a good hair day, everyday.

Mark Stelford

GENERAL MANAGER

Mark Stelford

Mark Stelford, General Manager, joined PCS in 2013 from John Deere’s Intelligent Solutions Group. His work spans over 20 years in precision ag, starting with what became one of the first commercially available yield monitoring systems. Looking at Mark’s height, you would think he had a history of a playing volleyball. However, much to his wife’s disbelief – he was actually a member of a “nerdy chess team”.

DARREN FEHR

DIRECTOR OF SALES & MARKETING

DARREN FEHR

Darren Fehr grew up on a dairy and grain farm in Central Saskatchewan, Canada. He graduated from the University of Guelph in 2013 with his MBA, Agribusiness. He spent several years in the livestock genetics industry managing sales and distribution networks in Canada, South America and Africa. Since then, worked for Syngenta both in Canada and the US before joining PCS in February 2018. Darren loves golfing, hockey and really any sports.

RENEE HANSEN

MARKETING LEAD

RENEE HANSEN

Renee Hansen, Marketing Lead; graduated from Iowa State University with a BFA. She has been in the design and marketing field for 20 years. Before coming to PCS, Renee worked at Winfield United in marketing and communications. Her husband farms ground in Hampton, IA and they live in Ames, IA with their three kids. You will find Renee cheering on her kids at numerous sporting events, cheering on the ISU Cyclones or coaching a spin class.

SARAH WINDHORST

ACCOUNT MANAGER

SARAH WINDHORST

Sarah Windhorst, Account Manager, grew up on a farm along the Mississippi. She graduated from Iowa State in 2008, & joined PCS immediately following. After a couple years with Premier followed by two years in Monsanto soybean research, she returned to PCS in 2012. Outside of work, she spends her time teaching her toddler the fine art of cat herding on their acreage near Ames, IA.

BRENTON ROSSMAN

ACCOUNT MANAGER

BRENTON ROSSMAN

Brenton Rossman, Account Manager, grew up on a grain and livestock farm in northwest Iowa. He graduated from Iowa State University in December of 2015 and started with Premier Crop in early January 2016. Brenton considers himself to be an advocate for agriculture, avid traveler, loyal Cyclone fan since birth, and a connoisseur of peppermint gum.

DIANE SONDEGRATH

TIER II TEAM LEADER

DIANE SONDEGRATH

Diane Sondgeroth, Tier II Team Leader, has been a part of the PCS team since 2012. Upon graduation from Upper Iowa University, Diane worked for Action Xpress as General Manager for five years. Diane enjoys playing with her two Huskies and taking the path less traveled on her ATV.

DAN JONES

PRECISION AG TEAM LEADER

DAN JONES

Precision Ag Team Leader, Dan Jones is from Norwalk, Iowa. After graduation from Kaplan University in 2010, he came to work for PCS in 2011. While Dan is a huge fan of the New York Knicks, he firmly believes every ball wants to be a Frisbee – in his free time you are almost guaranteed to find Dan at a disc golf course.

ETHAN HARRIS

PRECISION AG SPECIALIST

ETHAN HARRIS

Ethan Harris, Precision Ag Specialist, joined the PCS team in late 2014. He grew up on a grain and livestock farm in Southwest Iowa and graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in Business Management and Marketing. On Sunday afternoons, you’ll typically find Ethan rooting for the Kansas City Chiefs or strumming a tune or two on his guitar.

LAUREN JONES

PRECISION AG SPECIALIST

LAUREN JONES

Lauren Jones, Precision Ag Specialist, from West Des Moines, Iowa joined the PCS team in late 2016. She graduated from Truman State University with a degree in Agricultural Science and a minor in Biology. In her free time Lauren coaches volleyball, plays fetch with her Great Dane (Hazel), and babysits her niece and nephew.

KELSEY ANDERA

PRECISION AG SPECIALIST

KELSEY ANDERA

Kelsey Andera, Precision Ag Specialist, joined the PCS team after graduating in 2013 from Iowa State University with degrees in both Agronomy and Environmental Science. Kelsey has an Old English Sheep dog, Moscato, who is not only 1 of 1,000 registered dogs of her breed in America, but who also weighs almost as much as Kelsey does.

ELISABETH HAAGER

PRECISION AG SPECIALIST

ELISABETH HAAGER

Raised in Bettendorf, Iowa, Precision Ag Specialist Elisabeth Haager, joined the team in late 2014. She attended Luther College, where she was kept busy by playing soccer & graduating with degrees in both Environmental Studies & Anthropology. In Elisabeth’s spare time, she loves playing soccer & exploring the trails of Des Moines on her bike.

BRIANNA PROCTER

PRECISION AG SPECIALIST

BRIANNA PROCTER

Brianna Proctor, Precision Ag Specialist came to PCS in late 2016 after being a certified nurse’s aide for NurseForce Inc. Brianna enjoys cuddling up to a hot cup of coffee a good book and one of her cats. In the summer time you can find Brianna at the nearest lake. Brianna enjoys fall because it’s the time of year when sweaters and scarfs are acceptable as the norm.

RACHEL MILLER

CUSTOMER SUPPORT SPECIALIST

RACHEL MILLER

From Ankeny, Iowa; Rachel Miller joined the PCS team in late 2017 as a Customer Support Specialist. She graduated from Grand View University with degrees in Biology and Biotechnology. When her nose isn’t in a book or she isn’t behind her sewing machine with her latest project, Rachel can be found at the park with her dog, Skye.

AARON RAHE

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION ADVISOR

AARON RAHE

Aaron is an Agronomic Information Advisor for PCS. A native of Eastern Iowa, Aaron grew up on a grain & livestock farm. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Iowa & his prior work experience includes 5 years of service in the U.S. Navy. Besides being an Account Manager, Aaron also carries the title of “International Man of Mystery” with having traveled to 14 different countries.

TONY LICHT

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION ADVISOR

TONY LICHT

Agronomic Information Advisor, Tony Licht, grew up on a grain & livestock farm in central Iowa. He has been with Premier Crop since March 2010, & resides in Carroll, IA with his wife and children. Most notably, Tony is left handed, right handed, and his shirts never wrinkle.

BEN RAHE

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION ADVISOR

BEN RAHE

Ben Rahe, Agronomic Information Advisor, grew up on a crop & livestock farm in Eastern Iowa. He graduated from Iowa State in 2000 & has worked in precision ag since then, both for a major supplier & at the retail level, joining PCS in 2008. Ben has many hobbies, some of which he is good at & others, he is great at. Example: snow skiing across water. He doesn’t always do it, but when he does, he does it flawlessly.

JOSH SPONHEIM

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION ADVISOR

JOSH SPONHEIM

Josh Sponheim, Agronomic Information Advisor, grew up near Osage, Iowa on a grain & livestock farm & graduated from Iowa State in 2004. He joined PCS with an agronomy & precision ag background gathered while working in Retail Agronomy since graduation from ISU. Josh is known as “Spoon” to friends, a hold over nickname from high school derived from sports announcers unable to correctly pronounce his name.

ADAM WALTERS

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION ADVISOR

ADAM WALTERS

Adam Walters, Agronomic Information Advisor, grew up on a farm in Northwest Iowa. He graduated from Iowa State in 2011 with an Agricultural Business degree. Before joining PCS in September 2015, he spent 4 years at a large precision ag supplier in central Iowa where his love for technology and helping farmers understand it grew significantly. You can find him at ISU sporting events or back at home on the farm.

TYSON WOODS

PRECISION AG SPECIALIST

TYSON WOODS

Tyson Woods, Precision Ag Specialist, grew up on a grain and livestock farm in Southwest, Iowa and graduated from AIB with a degree in Business Administration. Prior to coming to PCS in 2013, Tyson was a personal banker at MetaBank. Even though Tyson may be relatively new to farming his own 68 acres, one could consider him a professional when he rides his unicycle.

Mark Pierce

Account Manager

Mark Pierce

Account Manager, Mark, grew up on a farm in Central Iowa before studying Agricultural Business at Iowa State University. He later received an MS in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University & an MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. He began his career in the seed industry, before taking on his current role with Premier Crop Systems. Mark once taught a German Shepherd how to bark in Spanish.

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