We are a family owned business founded in 1985. We provide our customers with agricultural products and services, specializing in corn and soybean production. Our motto is "Yield Greater" and that's exactly what we want to help our customers do: increase their yield goals and in turn, increase their profits.
Meet Our Staff
Dave Mickelson - President and Owner
After graduating with a degree in Agriculture Management, Dave farmed alongside his father, raising livestock. A short time later, he was given the opportunity to become a seed dealer. He has stayed with the same companies through different sales and mergers, maintaining a
good relationship with the agronomists and plant breeders from DeKalb, Asgrow, Agrigold and Prairie Brand seed. This close relationship has provided Dave with knowledge and understanding of product placement on his own farm and his customers farms.
While expanding his lineup of seed offerings, an opportunity came from Asmus Farm Supply to take on a crop protection dealership. Through this expansion of Mickelson Seed & Chemical's offerings, Dave was able to provide crop protection services for his customers, giving them a complete farm approach to increase their yields. This is why Mickelson Seed & Chemical continues to offer the best products on the market and provide customized services for each grower.
Alex Gascho - Sales Agronomist
Growing up on a farm near Badger, Iowa, Alex has always had agriculture in his blood. After graduating from Iowa State University with a double major in Agronomy and Seed Science, Alex began garnering experience in precision agriculture, crop protection and seed sales. In 2014, he became an Iowa Certified Crop Advisor and is proud to offer his knowledge and expertise to the customers of Mickelson Seed & Chemical. He enjoys providing product support and insight to clients.
Kiley Swanson - Operations Manager
Kiley grew up on a farm near Dayton, Iowa. Starting out at a young age helping his parents grow corn and soybeans developed his passion for agriculture. He attended Iowa State University and majored in Agriculture Systems Technology and a minor in Agronomy. Kiley has worked for Mickelson Seed & Chemical since 2011, taking care of the day to day operations both inside and out.
Brian Long - Shop Manager
Brian has lived on a farm his entire life and enjoys being outdoors and working with the land. He graduated from the welding program at Iowa Central Community College in 1993. He worked as a welder for 9 years until an opportunity opened for him to start working with hogs and doing field work in the spring and fall. In 2008 He joined Mickelson Seed and Chemical and works with field operations and delivering seed to customers. Brian has a mechanical background that helps with designing and building projects. He enjoys creating new ways to improve operations here at Mickelson Seed and Chemical.
With the background and experience of the experts at Mickelson Seed & Chemical, it is easy to see that they strive to achieve their mission statement every day:
Mickelson Seed & Chemical exists to provide high-quality service and expertise in the
areas of seed and chemical to help farmers maximize their profits.
Contact us today and let us help you increase your yields and profits. We look forward to working with you to make your farm as successful as it can be.