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Dustin Barnes Joins Total Seed Production as Farm Operations Manager

Dustin Barnes, Farm Operations Manager, Total Seed Production

Dustin Barnes Joins Total Seed Production as Farm Operations Manager

Tipton, IN- Total Seed Production, Inc. (TSP) welcomed Dustin Barnes to the organization in January 2021 as the new Farm Operations Manager. In his role, Barnes will manage the entire farm operations team, overseeing planting, field maintenance, and harvest. “I’m proud to be an integral part of an industry-leading organization. I’ve been very impressed with TSP as a whole with their open communications and problem solving. They have a strong team that works well amongst one another,” stated Barnes. With #Plant2021 quickly approaching, Barnes has hit the ground running and is preparing for his first season with the company. “We are very excited to have Dustin join our team; with his wide range of farming and seed industry experience he brings a lot to our farming operation. He is joining a fantastic management team and we are looking forward to Dustin’s fresh eyes to help improve our operation during all seasons,” stated Aaron Conaway, TSP president.

Barnes brings a strong project management background to TSP with his degree in Business Administration & Management from Indiana Wesleyan University and Project Management certificate from Cornell University. He started working in agriculture at age thirteen during the summer for a popcorn breeding company and his love for the agriculture industry began. Since then, Barnes has worked in seed production, hybrid research, and for the last 2 years in corn and soybean research and development. “I’ve always had an interest in agriculture and enjoy the changing of the seasons and the variations of work that comes with it. I’m pleased being back in seed production on a large scale because that’s where my heart is at,” stated Barnes.

Born and raised in New Richmond, Indiana, Barnes is a true-blue Hoosier who now resides in Pyrmont, Indiana with his wife, Daymia, and son, Nash. When he isn’t spending time with his family and friends, Barnes enjoys working on classic cars and vintage motorcycles. You might also catch him at an occasional drag race when they speed through town. 

Total Seed Production Inc. is family owned and operated by 4th generation seedsmen and is one of the largest, vertically integrated seed corn and soybean seed producers in the United States. The custom-contract producer’s home office and production facility are located in central Indiana and services customers throughout the entire USA, Canada, and Mexico. 

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