Wheat Growers, a grain and agronomy cooperative with headquarters in Aberdeen, has hired Brad Ruden as the new director for technical service and Todd Peterson as business manager, MZB Precision Farming Systems.
Ruden has worked with the Extension Service at South Dakota State University and most recently with Bayer CropScience as a senior technical service representative.
Ruden earned his bachelor's and master's degrees at South Dakota State University and is finishing his Ph.D. in agronomy there.
Peterson returns to Wheat Growers after working with RDO in Aberdeen. He will help Wheat Growers expand its MZB/Precision Ag business and dedicate time to training and developing MZB partners, according to a news release.
MZB is a multi-layer zone management system for the site-specific application of agricultural fertilizer and seed.