Meet Our Team

 

 

Lou & Kris Herbers

Lou & Kris Herbers

 

Lou & Kris Herbers
Owners

Lou and Kris have owned and operated Herbers Seed since 1998. Their top priority is serving their customers with high-quality, industry-proven products and services.

louherbers@herbersseed.com

krisherbers@herbersseed.com

  Bennie Diedericks

Bennie Diedericks
Sales and Scouting

Bennie Diedericks, a South African native has been working in the agronomy field for 9 years. He joined Herbers Seed in 2017.

 bennie@herbersseed.com

 

  Jim Hermansen

Jim Hermansen
Outside Operations Manager

Jim Hermansen graduated from the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse, in 1991 with a bachelor's degree in English Literature. After initially moving to Audubon to work in his father-in-law's farming operation, Jim soon began a career with Puck Custom Enterprises, first helping with the company's specialization in custom manure application and later working as shop manager and product support coordinator for the company's equipment manufacturing business. During those years, he took a short hiatus to serve as a loan officer at Landmands Bank in Audubon. In 2014 Jim joined Herbers Seed as Outside Operations Manager.

 jimh@herbersseed.com

 
Rene Rustvold

Rene Rustvold
Office Manager and Insurance Assistant

An Audubon native, Rene Rustvold took business classes at DMACC before working five years in sales with Griffith Ford/Carroll Car Credit. Rene then worked for Southwest Iowa Real Estate in Audubon. More recently, she spent 10 years with AMVC—working first as a receptionist and then in HR. Rene joined the Herbers team in August 2011.

“I chose to work for Herbers to be able to interact more with customers,” Rene explains. Her goal is to assist customers in a welcoming, professional manner; be prompt in responding to client needs; and be accurate in billings and paperwork.

renerustvold@herbersseed.com

 

Mike Herbers

Technology & Logistics Coordinator

Mike graduated from Creighton University in May 2013 with BS degrees in Economics, International Business & Marketing. He has assisted in the business before going to college and seasonally before joining our team full time after graduating.

Mike coordinates our GPS services including  grid sampling, RTK boundaries, planting prescriptions and data analysis.

mherbers@herbersseed.com

Mike Herbers

Collin Wernimont

Applicator

Collin Wernimont started as an intern in 2016 while taking classes at Kirkwood.  After spending a season, Collin joined the team full-time as a fertilizer and anhydrous applicator.  Collin brings mechanical and fabrication knowledge and a constant interest in improving the equipment used in our operation.

Collin Wernimont

Emily Rumley

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emily Rumley

Accounts Manager/ Office Assistant

Emily Rumley is from Scranton, Iowa.  Emily took agriculture classes at Iowa Central before working 4 years at a feed and supply store in Lake City.

Emily joined the Herbers team in August 2018.

"I chose to work at Herbers Seed to have more interaction with customers.  My goal is to give the customers a welcoming face when coming into Herbers Seed and be able to direct them to the right person and assist with their needs."

    emilyr@herbersseed.com