Barenbrug USA Appoints Joe Schmidlen as Professional Forage Sales Manager


(Tangent, OR) Barenbrug USA is dedicated to providing value-added solutions and technologies to the professional forage and turf market. We are pleased to announce the promotion of Mr. Joe Schmidlen to Professional Forage Sales Manager. Starting immediately, Schmidlen will be responsible for Sales for the Professional Forage Sector at Barenbrug USA.


VP of Marketing and Sales, Justin Burns comments, "Joe has done a phenomenal job working with our team and increasing sales and brand awareness for Barenbrug. I am excited to see him take on this new role."

Schmidlen has been the Northeast Forage Territory Manager for Barenbrug USA for the past eight years. His career has been spent in agricultural seed sales management since 1996, and he has been selling Barenbrug products for over twenty years. Schmidlen was raised on a dairy farm in Elkins, West Virginia and received his bachelor's degree in Plant and Soil Science from West Virginia University. His previous agricultural sales management experience had been with two regional seed companies, Doebler's Inc. and T.A. Seeds where he managed a network of seed dealerships.


Schmidlen comments: "I strongly believe that we have the best professional forage team in the industry.  Great teamwork makes many things possible!  I am excited to learn from the group and move forward in this new position."


Currently, Schmidlen resides in Elkins, WV with his wife Debbie and their two sons, Joseph and Seth. In his free time, he enjoys hunting, hiking, and fishing.


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