Colorado Wheat is pleased to announce that we have filled the positions of Seed and Trait Specialist and Communications Coordinator.
Tyler Benninghoven will begin serving as Seed and Trait Specialist in February 2018. Tyler earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Soil and Crop Science from Colorado State University in 2008, with a Minor in Soil Resource Conservation. Tyler’s main responsibility will be to manage and promote PlainsGold wheat varieties, which are developed at Colorado State University, with ownership assigned to Colorado Wheat Research Foundation. Additionally, Tyler will participate in the launch and adoption of the CoAXiumTM Wheat Production System, a new herbicide tolerance trait in wheat, and represent PlainsGold at regional Field Days, industry meetings, and trade shows. Tyler is a Certified Crop Advisor, licensed Commercial Applicator, and licensed Ag Chemical Dealer, who most recently was Regional Sales Manager of Town and Country Supply Association in Billings, Montana.
Madison Andersen will begin serving as Communications Coordinator on January 8, 2018. Madison earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Communications from Oklahoma State University in May 2016, with a Minor in Marketing. Madison will implement communication strategies for all three Colorado Wheat organizations, including development of print and electronic newsletter content, and delivery of information through the Coloradowheat.org website and social media channels. Madison most recently acted as Communications Specialist at the Adams County Clerk and Recorder’s office in Brighton, Colorado, and brings experience from working as Production Assistant for the Oklahoma Gardening Television Show and intern for the Colorado Independent Cattle Growers Association.