ProVision Partners Cooperative Agronomy Division is your dealer for seed and fertilizer

Tom Hoffman, CCA
Agronomy Division Manager

Tom has been with our cooperative since 1999 and currently resides in Stratford. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Soil & Crop Science from UW Platteville. Tom has had 7+ years as a Territory Sale Manager with a national seed Company.

Tom has the knowledge necessary to make your experience with ProVision Partners Cooperative effortless and trouble-free.

Korey Sutton
Auburndale Location Manager

Korey grew up on a dairy farm in Stratford. Sutton spent 7 years in the Army, and received his Bachelor of Science degree from UW-Superior with a major in Business Communications and a minor in Marketing & Management. Korey has worked with ProVision Partners since October of 2000, starting out in the feed mill and was moved to Auburndale in October of 2013. In his free time he enjoys fishing and spending time with his family.

Doug Kops
Unity Location Manager

Doug has recently joined ProVision Partners as the Unity Location Manager. He received his bachelors degree in Agricultural Education from UW-River Falls. Upon graduation, he worked in the dairy genetics field for 14 years with Select Sires and Alta Genetics. Since then he has worked in heavy truck sales and management for the past 18 years. 

He brings his knowledge of the local area, agricultural background and a wealth of willingness to "Get It Right" for everyone attitude. Doug has been a lifelong resident of the Unity area. He and his wife Jan reside on a hobby farm just out of town. They have 3 grown children, 5 grandchildren, and 3 step grandchildren. When Doug is not working for you, you can find him on his hobby farm or going down the road on his motorcycle. 

Dale Walz, CCA
Agronomy Sales

Dale joined the agronomy sales team in the spring of 1996. With over 30 years of experience, he is the expert in deer food plots. Dale was raised on a dairy farm near Bloomington, WI. He graduated from Bloomington High School, and earned his Associates Degree in Agriculture from Western Wisconsin Technical Institute of LaCrosse.

Dale, his wife Missy, and their four children live in Granton. He is very active in the community. He serves as a trustee for the Village of Granton, President of the Granton Park Board, Director of the Southern Clark County Sportman Club and is an active member of St. Anothony's Church in Loyal.

Jerry Trachte, CCA
Agronomy Sales

Joining ProVision Partners in April 2009 as a Sales Agronomist at our Auburndale location.

Jerry, a native to the area, grew up on a dairy farm south of Marshfield, and attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where he earned his B.S. degree in Resource Management with Soils Efficiency. Trachte brings many experiences in his field. He is a National/State certified Crop Advisor; he was president of Midland Coop's Agriculture Group in region 1, and was a district sales manager for Old's Seed Company out of Madison. For 8 years Jerry helped develop field agronomist programs for Land O' Lakes-Midland. Before joining the PVP team, Trachte was employed at Olsen's Crop Service for 13 years.

Jerry and his wife reside in the Plover area. They have one daughter and three granddaughters that live in the Mosinee area. In his spare time Jerry likes to hunt, fish and enjoys the warmer weather.

Steve Hanvold CCA, CPAg
Agronomy Sales

Steve joined the agronomy team in 2014 out of the Stratford location and currently resides in Wausau, WI. Steve received his bachelors of science degree in agricultural economics in 1987 from UW-River Falls with minors in soil science, agronomy, and "regular" economics.

Steve grew up in the Pigeon Falls, WI area and attended Whitehall High School. Steve is active in Wisconsin agricultural organizations and enjoys traveling and relaxing in his free time. 

Dan Zierke, CCA
Agronomy Sales

Dan joined ProVision Partners in September of 2011 and resides in Steven's Point. 

He received a double major in Resource Management and Soil for UW-Steven's Point. Upon graduation, Dan managed a vegetable produce farm in the Plainfield area for 11 years before becoming an agronomist with FS Cooperative.He became the 6th CCA in the state of Wisconsin in 1994 and currently serves on the Wisconsin State CCA board.

He and his wife Jane have 3 grown children and a new grandson. His hobbies include camping, backpacking, fishing and Taekwondo, in which he holds a master's rating. 

Ron Schuh
Agronomy Sales

Ron started with Harmony, now ProVision Partners, in 2006 and started with the coop system in 1990. Ron received a degree in Ag Business from UW-River Falls.

Ron grew up in Colby but now lives in Spencer with his wife, Sheri and 4 children. In his free time Ron enjoys being outdoors, fishing, camping and hunting with his family. 

James Ferrell
Sales Agronomist

Ferrell grew up in northern Illinois and worked for a seed reasearch company during the summer.  A graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a B.S. in Biology in 2015 Ferrell gained experience working for Forage Genetics in La Crosse, WI  as a member of their research and development team before joining the ProVision Parnters Agronomy team in November 2016.  Ferrell currently resides in Stevens Point with his wife.

Brad Murry, CCA
Sales Agronomist

Murray grew up on a dairy farm west of Mosinee, WI and graduated in 2015 with a B.S in Soil and Crop Science, and a Minor in Agri-Business from the University of Wiscsonin-Plattville.  Murry joined the ProVision Partners agronomy team in the spring of 2016.  Brad became a certifed crop advisor (CCA) in the fall of 2016.  In his free time Murry enjoys helping out on the family farm.

Steve Lau
Agronomy Sales

Steve grew up on a dairy farm four miles outside of Stratford.  After high school , he farmed for nine years.  He then worked in security, as a welder, a sales representative and exterminator  for Orkin Pest Control out of Eau Claire.  Steve joined Central Wisconsin Cooperative as a commercial applicator, a position he held for 15 seasons.  Now an employee of ProVision Partners, he has worked in grain hauling and performed maintenance and repair on the cooperative's fleet.  He started in agronomy sales September 2016, helping customers make plans on seed, fertilizer and chemical inputs.