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Source: Advanta US news release

Advanta US, a leading international supplier of proprietary agricultural crop genetics and seed, has hired Tim Jacobsen as its western region sales manager.

Jacobsen will manage sales of both private label seed and the Alta Seeds brand west of the Rocky Mountains. His other responsibilities will include technical and agronomic support, product training, test plot supervision and business development.

"Tim has a strong background of working with farmers in the western states, and especially California," says Steve Ligon, NAFTA business director for Advanta US. "His combination of experience as an agronomist, educator and salesman makes him an excellent addition to our team."

Jacobsen has more than 30 years of agricultural experience in agronomy, product development, research and sales. His previous work has included positions with companies such as Syngenta, Resource Seeds, Inc., Horizon Ag Products, and Crop Care Services.

Jacobsen has also worked as an educator and researcher at California State University - Fresno. Most recently he served as a district sales manager for Sorghum Partners.

Jacobsen earned a master of science degree in plant science from California State University - Fresno and a bachelor of science in agricultural soil science from California State Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo.

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