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American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) reports:

Jim Schweigert has been named President of Gro Alliance, Cuba City, WI, the nation's largest, independent contract seed corn producer.

Schweigert served as the vice president of business development for Gro Alliance and has been a leader in improving seed quality and efficiency through the use of innovative technology and information sharing strategies.

Jim takes the reigns from his father, Lou Schweigert, who has guided the company since 1977.

In the industry, Jim helped to establish the American Seed Trade Association's (ASTA) Future Seed Executives (FuSE) initiative in 2004 and has served on the ASTA board of directors as the Regional Vice President to Canada since 2009. He was also honored as the 2009 recipient of Seed World magazine's "Future Giant" award.

He earned his bachelor's in public relations from the University of Minnesota and a master's in seed technology and business from Iowa State University.

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