Seed World

Thunder Seed Adds to Service Team

Minnesota’s Thunder Seed hires Krista Kappes as its new customer service representative. She began working part-time for Thunder Seed on March 31 and begins full-time in May after earning a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications from North Dakota State University.
Kappes’ new role focuses on developing grower and dealer relationships as part of Thunder Seed’s sales, marketing and service department. She brings more than four years of experience in the agriculture and seed industry, providing her the skills needed to build key relationships in this role.
“We are really excited to have Krista on the Thunder Seed team,” says Crystal Adams, Thunder Seed chief operating officer. “Her strong work ethic and fun-loving attitude, coupled with her great level of experience and knowledge make her a strong fit for the company.”
Previously, Kappes was a marketing intern at a regional seed company for two years and a tissue culture laboratory technician at NDSU’s Seed Department for four years. Her duties included collaborating with personnel in the certified seed industry, delivering seed to dealers and implementing a creative social media strategy using a wide variety of networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter.