Mar 20, 2023
Stokes Seeds names Mid-Atlantic area manager

Stokes Seeds has hired Frank Kern as territory manager for eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Kern will be responsible for seed and service to growers in the region, providing commercial vegetable seed recommendations and collaborating with growers to match seed options to their production and profit goals.

Frank Kern

“Frank’s strong agricultural background, experience with commercial vegetable crops and enthusiasm for supporting growers will allow him to make an immediate impact in this region,” Bruce Ulmer, U.S. sales manager for Stokes Seeds, said in a news release.

Kern earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Widener University, Chester, Pennsylvania, and is a certified custom applicator. He is active in the New Jersey agricultural community, and a member of the New Jersey Vegetable Growers Association and New Jersey Food Processors Association. He brings a wide skill set to the Stokes Seeds team with experience in chemistry sales, fertilizer and vegetable crop production, according to the release. He lives in Woodstown, New Jersey.

Stokes Seeds is a leading distributor of commercial vegetable seed in the U.S. and Canada, with operations in Buffalo, New York; Vineland, New Jersey; Holland, Michigan; Moultrie, Georgia, LaBelle, Florida; and Thorold, Ontario. With 25 experienced territory managers and exciting new varieties, Stokes Seeds continues to be the seed supplier of choice for growers across North America.


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