(Tangent, OR) Barenbrug USA is excited to announce the recent hire of Bret Winsett as Forage Sales Manager for the Professional Divisions. As Forage Sales Manager, Winsett will lead Barenbrug USA’s Forage Program and continue to grow its market share domestically.
Bringing over 35 years of experience, Winsett began his career at FFR Cooperative in 1983. Directing their grass breeding program in several states, he brought several forage grass cultivars, that are available today, to market. While he was at Miles Enterprises he evaluated and sourced new and improved forages for Miles ForagePro and their customers. More recently, he has consecutively worked for Byron Seeds and Hood River seeds. As National Sales Manager for Hood River Seeds Winsett sought to provide the best support to their customers through education, presentations, and one-on-one conversations.
Justin Burns, VP of Marketing and Sales, comments “We are very excited to have Bret joining our team. He is a very well-respected figure in the forage and grass industry. Bret brings with him a great wealth of skills, specifically focused on providing excellent service to each client and delivering an exceptional customer experience. We look forward to having him on board.”
Winsett completed both his Bachelor of Science in Crop and Soil Science and his Master’s of Science in Plant Breeding and Genetics from Purdue University. He is the current president of the American Forage & Grassland Council as well as a member of the Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council board of directors.
"...Bret brings with him a great wealth of skills, specifically focused on providing excellent service to each client and delivering an exceptional customer experience. We look forward to having him on board."
“I have long considered Barenbrug to be one of the premier companies in the forage business with a portfolio of forage products that are second to none. I look forward to working with the excellent team which Barenbrug has put together, to help increase productivity and profitability of the forage and livestock producers we serve.” Winsett comments.
Presently residing in Boonville Indiana with his wife, Winsett enjoys archery, hunting, and fishing in free time.
Winsett can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org