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Mr. Kevin Klassen

Chief Agronomist 

Background

Mr. Klassen comes from a family of farmers and oversees the NATIVCROP farm in Aberdeen, ID where 25:2 conducts its field trials. He also oversees our field trials at locations around the United States.  Kevin holds a bachelors in business management from Idaho State University. 

Don't just meet. Exceed.”

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Tyler Christopher

Principal Agronomist 

Background

Tyler Christopher to our Nativcrop team. Originally from Lathrop, MO, Tyler graduated last May from Northwest Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Science. Tyler made the move out west this winter and is now serving as 25:2’s agronomist. He is a hard worker with a quick wit and great attitude.

Continuous improvement is better than delayed improvement.

Mark Twain

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Miriam Weeks

Botanist

Background

Miriam Weeks is a graduate from Idaho State University with a bachelor's in biology.  As a botanist for 25:2, she works closely with the CIPHER and JAIS teams as she leads our crop development and seed curation programs in NATIVCROP. 

As long as you're learning, you're not failing.

Bob Ross

Hayden Johnson

Senior Seed Technologist

Background

Hayden is a former FedEx Delivery Driver while finishing his MBA, Hayden would drop off packages at 25:2 and knew he had some common interests. Hayden has a bachelor’s degree in Plant Science with an emphasis in Horticulture and Cropping Systems from Utah State University. He also has experience as a tree farm manager and did an internship with the USDA ARS Forage and Range Research Lab. With his recent graduation with a Master’s in Business Administration, we are excited to have Hayden’s skill set on board as we look to the future of 25:2!

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Gabby Cardona

Seed Scientist

Background

Gabby graduated from Idaho State University with a degree in international studies and Spanish and we are thankful she has decided to come on board full time with 25:2! 

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Jeff Neeser

Agronomist

Background

Jeff is highly respected for his work ethic by his supervisors and fellow employees, and we appreciate his example and energy. Jeff is fun to be around and is an encouragement to those who work with him.

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Ramon Arellano

Agronomist

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Lucas Smith

Seed Technician 

Background

Lucas joined our Nativcrop team in the seed technology lab where he is involved in cleaning, sorting, imaging and packaging seeds for our partners. Originally from Pocatello, Lucas brings a lot of positive energy to the team and we are glad to have him on board!

Always get to where I'm going by walking away from where I've been.

Winnie The Pooh

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Amanda Klassen

Field Worker 

Background

Amanda is apart of the NATIVCROP weeding team that maintains the fields in Aberdeen.

Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you've ever imagined.

Dr. Suess

Leif Jackson

Field Worker 

Background

Leif help outs Nativcrop in the fields by weeding, planting, and collecting data. 

Always get to where I'm going by walking away from where I've been.

Winnie The Pooh

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