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March 2014

People Make the Difference

To be a leader in the vegetation management industry for more than 50 years has required a combination of innovative herbicide solutions, backed by experienced people.

Building upon our rich heritage, Dow AgroSciences has undergone a realignment and expansion of our Industrial Vegetation Management (IVM) sales force by combining our IVM and Range & Pasture sales teams to serve customers across the country. The change has already taken place, and the new configuration will allow for better integration within these specialized markets as well as provide greater focus and enhanced customer service.

The new Dow AgroSciences Vegetation Management team will include 32 dedicated sales specialists, six field scientists, two district sales managers and two market development specialists, along with the backing of a team of regulatory specialists, environmental experts and technical authorities.

What does this mean for you? On the surface, it may mean you have a new IVM specialist supporting your area. But behind the scenes, it reaffirms our long-standing commitment to the vegetation management industry at a time when others have chosen to pare back their field support or offer limited or no customer support at all.

Our stance is simple. We develop the most flexible and effective lineup of herbicide solutions for vegetation managers. Then, we stand behind those who purchase our solutions with dedicated service from our team of specialists — each of whom works to hone their expertise and stay connected to the latest industry trends by interacting with: other industry professionals; state, regional and national associations; universities; and consultants.

We’re in this together, because at Dow AgroSciences, we believe there’s a lot more to vegetation management than just chemistry.

VM Views is a new column to the Vistas™ newsletter. In each issue, we’ll ask an industry expert to pen his or her thoughts on a topic relevant to the vegetation management industry. We hope you enjoy this new feature and welcome your feedback or ideas on topics to cover in future issues.