Steve Knorr of Advanced Seed has been named the 2018 Golden Harvest National Seed Advisor of the Year. A local, independent Golden Harvest Seed Advisor in Minot, North Dakota, since 2017, Knorr offers in-depth market and agronomy insights and dedicated customer service to farmers.

“Steve’s ability to connect with customers is second to none,” says Drew Showalter, Golden Harvest district manager. “Advanced Seed knows the markets inside and out and has done more for upper North Dakota farmers in two years than I ever could have imagined. Steve is a big dreamer who is also a big doer; he hosts on-site customer events to demonstrate local seed, crop protection and field management trials.”

Knorr was recognized at the 2019 Golden Harvest Seed Advisor Rewards Trip award ceremony, which celebrated the top-performing Seed Advisors from across the country. Out of the 13 district winners eligible for the national award, Knorr was selected as the top Seed Advisor based on excellence in business performance, dealership growth and customer support. Along with offering Golden Harvest corn and soybeans, Knorr is a leading supporter of Enogen corn enzyme technology, an in-seed innovation that benefits farmers who market grain to participating ethanol plants and those who produce grain or silage for livestock feed.

“The Golden Harvest value I bring to customers is what matters most to me,” says Knorr. “I truly believe in the integrity of this company. The folks behind the scenes aren’t here just to sell a bag of seed to farmers; they are here to bring us true value. After one year of trying Golden Harvest corn and soybeans, my customers are coming back and saying, ‘Wow, we’re happy with the products. We want to increase our order for 2019.’”

Seed Advisors such as Knorr offer a portfolio of hybrids and varieties engineered to equip farmers with agronomic options for all field types, soil characteristics and weather conditions. Golden Harvest corn couples high-quality genetics with high-performing Agrisure traits and technologies for insect control, herbicide tolerance and water optimization. Advanced Seed uses E-Luminate, the premier Golden Harvest Seed Advisor digital platform that draws upon extensive agronomic data to make more informed hybrid selection decisions. Golden Harvest soybean varieties feature the best, most complete defense packages combined with the highest-yielding genetics to protect against many of today’s toughest threats.