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CRS Team


The programs at the Carrington Research Extension Center (CREC) would not survive without a good team. To be a good team, members should always think safety first, have a positive mind set, exhibit good work ethic and share the same goals for a productive program. These attributes lead to a functional, productive team. This is the case with the CREC Foundation Seedstocks team, which produce high quality test results/seed lots for our multi-state agricultural constituents.                                           

Chad Richter, our newest seedstock member, is now in his sixth year. His farming background helps our program immensely. He has a wide range of duties including tillage, planting, spraying, equipment maintenance and repair, customer seed load-out, combining and seed conditioning. I would also like to mention that Chad has been a volunteer fireman for many years!

Chad Richter

Rick Richter is our seedstock team’s ‘Mr. Reliable’. After 19 years, he is our go-to person. He started working at the CREC as a livestock technician. After a few years, he started splitting his work time between livestock and seedstocks. Rick’s vast knowledge and background in farming works well within our team. He, like Chad, wears many hats on our team. Rick is my main contact in the field when I can’t be out there. Whether he is working on field preparation, planting, spraying, harvesting, working on maintenance or field scouting he is always productive and seldom found around the yard. Rick is currently serving as a city councilman for Sykeston.

Rick Richter

Scott Fetch is the seedstock team’s ‘Mr. Fix-it’ and maintenance person. Now in his 16th year, Scott is our go-to person for repairs and often has his day interrupted by a breakdown. He is very good at getting the equipment fixed as soon as possible to keep us running. When he’s not fixing equipment, Scott can be seen planting, spraying, irrigating, combining or baling. Scott, who has been a volunteer on many boards, is currently serving as president of the Carrington School Board. 

Scott Fetch

This blog post is written to show my appreciation toward the CREC Foundation Seedstock’s team. The team members are Chad, Rick and Scott and they are the CRS Team.  Their years of experience and ability to be flexible help keep our program effective and efficient. So, thank you, team, for all your hard work and dedication to the program!

Dave Copenhaver
Seedstocks Research Specialist  

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