Become a Channel Seedsman

What Sets Us Apart Sets You Up for Success

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At Channel, we don't have seed salesmen — we have Seedsmen. When you become a Channel Seedsman, you’ll have access to innovative tools and farmer-focused programs that help you deliver expert advice and customized service year-round. You’ll also be armed with elite seed products and the latest trait innovations, and the information you need to place them to perform.

When you’re invested in the success of every farmer — backed by a team that’s invested in your business too — everyone succeeds.

How We Invest in You

To help Seedsmen better serve their farmers and stand out from the competition, we provide innovative tools and easily accessible resources — and we’re constantly working to improve and add to what we offer. It’s our team’s goal to help you achieve success and keep growing, too. Below, see some of the ways Channel invests in you.

Marketing Tools

As a Channel Seedsman, you have access to comprehensive marketing tools and support across multiple channels — some that can be customized for your local business — including:

  • Digital tools to use in conversations with your farmers
  • Direct mail programs
  • Field and facility signs
  • Event support
  • Local marketing materials
  • Sales collateral
  • Financing and programs 
Channel Seedsman Training signs at the Ignite Event show Channel's investment in developing people to become great Channel Seedsmen.

Training and Development

Channel is dedicated to offering the best training and development opportunities designed to help Channel Seedsmen grow both their knowledge and businesses.

  • Seedsman Ignite – Annual customized training that focuses on sales, agronomy and business growth.

  • Seedsman Spark – Regional training founded by the Channel® brand to increase Seedsmen business strategy and planning skills, marketing focus, and network of contacts and resources.

  • Master Seedsman Summit – Destination training and development event for Seedsmen and their spouses.

In-Field Support

Channel Seedsmen are known for offering personalized support and tailoring their recommendations to each farmer’s operation. To help you offer this level of service, Channel provides the following in-field backing:

  • The Climate FieldView™ Platform – Collects and visualizes field data, monitors the impact of decisions, and helps you and your growers make adjustments when needed.
  • An Agronomic Team – Channel Seedsmen have access to a trusted team of advisors, including agronomists and expert personnel.
  • Agronomy Library – Expert articles and videos that keep growers informed on the latest data and science impacting their farm all season long.
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Financing and Discount Programs

When it comes to making purchases, our attractive offers and discount programs help drive sales and loyalty. Channel farmers have two financing options to choose from:

  • Channel Preferred Financing offered through John Deere Financial
  • 0% Interest Financing through the HarvestPlan program

Digital Tools

  • Channel offers a suite of tools that help Seedsmen with their business to be more responsive, supportive and connected to their customers. Tools include:

    • The Climate FieldView™ platform: Track areas of interest in a farmer’s field through photos, scouting pins and notes. Also use FieldView™ to provide a summary of each Field Check Up Series visit, known as a Custom Crop Report.

    • Seedsman Source: An online, real-time tool that provides insights to help grow and develop your business.

    • Inventory iPad app: Makes tracking, receiving and product delivery easy.

    • Quote Generator: Provides access to the most current pricing and discounts.

    • Population Optimizer tool, available on Channel.com: Provides planting rate recommendations.

    • Seed Finder tool, available on Channel.com: Provides access to recommended products based on zip code, crop and desired trait.

Channel invests in Seedsmanship with their Channel Research Center.

Research and Local Guidance

Channel offers elite seed products. But we also offer so much more. As a Channel Seedsman, you’ll have exclusive access to:

  • Our extensive breeding program and pipeline is built on a rigorous selection process using field-proven, precision-breeding technology — helping you deliver Channel® elite seed products, including Channel® Protexus™ corn products that are bred to provide disease tolerance to the five most devastating yield-robbing diseases.
  • The latest trait technology helps you keep farmers a step ahead of potential challenges.  
  • Guidance from the Channel agronomy organization and learning centers keeps you well-informed about the Channel product portfolio and equipped to place products locally.
Channel Seedsman doing an iPad demonstration in the field to a grower

Why Our Year-Round Commitment Is Rewarding

Working for Channel means you get to know each of your farmers and their operation firsthand. With the help of digital tools like the Climate FieldView™ platform, this year-round commitment is delivered through a branded experience we call the Field Check Up Series. It’s what sets Channel apart from other seed brands, and it’s why farmers see their Seedsman as a partner in their success.  

Learn More About the Field Check Up Series

“The support we get from Channel is second to none. It’s pretty awesome to have a company that will back you up. It makes customers feel better about doing business with you, knowing that no matter what you will stand behind a product.”
Dave WallnerChannel Seedsman, Pleasant Plains, Illinois

Join the Team That’s Making a Difference

At Channel, every season is an opportunity to build a lifetime of farming success. We’re committed to making the most of each and every season to help our customers maximize their profitability with expert advice, customized service and elite seed products. If you think you have what it takes to be the best of the best, contact us to learn about becoming a Channel Seedsman.

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