Derrek grew up on a small farm in Eastern Indiana where he developed his passion for agriculture. His passion grew and eventually led him to Purdue to grow his knowledge on ag business and agronomics. He worked in Research at the University and obtained internships which gave him his first career opportunity in the seed industry. Through this opportunity, he was fortunate to work alongside great growers and assist them in breaking yield barriers while focusing on maximizing profit, as well as enhancing their precision ag experience. When Derrek isn’t working or helping on the farm, he enjoys spending time with his friends and family camping, riding at the motocross tracks/trails, and tubing at the lake.