A little about our company and our people...
Jeff Richards recognized a void in agronomic advice and services needed by area growers. With the goal to fill this void, he and Paul established Richards & Son Agri Supply in 1977. Richards farming operations in Southwest Iowa started in 1846 and continue to operate today. Jeff completed high school at Nishna Valley Community Schools and went on to attend Northwest Missouri State University. In 1997 he passed the exams required to become a certified crop adviser. Jeff is a trusted authority in the agricultural community and has a vast knowledge of many agricultural topics. Whether you are looking for a solution to a problem field or you are looking for new farm equipment, Jeff can help you find the best fit for your operation.
Jim Ogg joined the Richards & Son Agri Supply team in 2012. He and his family live near Elliott, IA. He has been involved in the agricultural field for most of his life. He grew up on a farm outside of Ashland, NE and spent many years working along side his wife, Natalie, training race horses. Jim eventually left the equestrian field and started working in the agricultural field again as a crop protection operator. He is a valued asset to our team and will work with you to meet all of your needs.
In 2014, Ashley Peterson joined our sales team as a Channel Seedsman. Ashley grew up in Omaha and went to high school at Millard South. Her college years were spent at Northwest Missouri State for her freshman year before transferring to Midland Lutheran College (now Midland University) in Fremont, NE where she played on the women's soccer team. Ashley graduated with her Bachelors in Business Administration, with emphasis in Marketing and Management. After working at FirstComp Insurance for a couple years, she went back to school at Clarkson College for Physical Therapy Assistant. After graduating, Ashley took a job at Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak and eventually moved to Red Oak and bought a house. She married her husband, Ben, in 2013 and they celebrated the birth of their son, Everett, July 3, 2015. Currently, Ashley works in Creston full-time as Director of Rehab in a nursing home while Ben farms and works for Heartland Foam InSEALators. We are excited to have Ashley as part of our team!
Connie Frink has been with Richards & Son Agri Supply since 1995. Many of you know her as the voice that answers the phone or the woman with the answers about your bill. Connie grew up on a farm outside of Grant, IA. She graduated from Griswold High School and Iowa Western Community College. She and her husband, Gary, have lived in Emerson, IA since they got married and they have a family cattle operation. Connie recently became a very proud grandmother to a beautiful little girl. Connie is more than happy to sit down with you and your bill so that you completely understand your account.