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Jan 25, 2022
Stokes Seeds adds Southeast U.S. product development manager

Stokes Seeds has announced the hiring of Eric Zunica as Product Development Manager for the Southeast U.S. region, including North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

In this position, Zunica will be responsible for testing and identifying new products for introduction to the Stokes Seeds product line and ensuring regional and local adaptability. While advancing the Stokes Seeds’ product line, he will strengthen the connection between growers, their varietal options, and their production goals.

Eric Zunica

“We welcome Eric to our growing Southeast U.S. team and look forward to his contributions. His strong agricultural background and commercial production experience have him well positioned to contribute immediately,” Scott Rush, Southeast sales manager for Stokes Seeds, said in a news release.

Zunica earned a bachelor’s degree in Plant Science from the University of Florida and has extensive experience in commercial vegetable and strawberry production, with particular emphasis on green beans. He also brings valuable farm management experience, including equipment, fertilizer, irrigation systems, IPM programs and food safety.

Stokes Seeds is a distributor of commercial vegetable seed in the United States and Canada, with operations in Buffalo, New York; Vineland, New Jersey; Holland, Michigan; Moultrie, Georgia, LaBelle, Florida and Thorold, Ontario. With 20 experienced territory managers, exciting new varieties from world-class vendors and exceptional customer service, Stokes Seeds continues to be the seed supplier of choice for growers across North America.

For more information, contact Stokes Seeds at 800.962.4999 or

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