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New Hire David Packard

Published on 05 January 2011

David Packard
Montgomery, Pennsylvania
District Sales Representative
Semex USA

Please describe your agricultural background.
I grew up on a family farm in Bradford County, Pennsylvania.I was very involved in 4-H throughout the years, along with some of the decision making on the farm.After helping with our herd dispersal in November of 2003, I took a position at Arethusa Farm in Litchfield, Connecticut.I spent over five years at Arethusa, managing many aspects of the farm along the way.The last couple of years were spent fitting and consulting for many influential breeders in the Northeast.



What education are you bringing with you to this position?
I received my bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and was involved in the Dairy Science Club. I was also a member of the Alpha Zeta fraternity.

What are your new responsibilities?
I am responsible for semen sales and genetic consulting in 19 counties of Pennsylvania.

What territory will you cover?
I will cover the following counties in Pennsylvania: Blair, Bedford, Bradford, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Huntingdon, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Tioga and Union.

What excites you the most about working in your new role?
I am very excited to work for a company that has so much value to offer its customers.I really have enjoyed working with cattle and have developed a love for genetics.It was the chance to assist customers with their genetics that brought me to Semex USA.

How will you be of most help to producers in your region or area of expertise?
I feel I can be of great assistance to producers in my area.I bring a strong determination to help my customers improve their genetic program while helping their bottom line.My ultimate goal is to grow the customer base and help producers meet their genetic goals.

Why did you choose this company?
I chose Semex because I appreciate their approach to genetics.Their variety throughout the lineup makes it a joy to sell.The many services that we offer are an added bonus for the producer, since I feel the lineup of bulls has such balance that it can stand alone. PD