New Channel seedsman comes to Stoutsville

Channel has hired Sean Rittinger of Stoutsville Seed Shed LLC as a Channel Seedsman for the Stoutsville area.

Rittinger’s role will be to work proactively with local farmers to deliver expert advice, customized service and elite seed products to help improve productivity and profitability. Channel Seedsmen focus on getting to know their customers and their farms inside and out, and using that knowledge to provide in-depth, hands-on service and support every step of the way.

Rittinger, a graduate of The Ohio State University, has 18 years of experience in the field as a Monsanto District Sales Manager and is already out in the fields working with farmers to help them make the right decisions for their individual farms. He will be covering Pickaway, Ross and Fairfield counties.

“Building relationships with farmers starts with knowledgeable committed Seedsmen like Sean,” said Matt Bowers, Channel District Sales Manager. “We’re excited to have him onboard and ready to leverage his experience to help make our customers more productive and profitable.”

One of Rittinger’s primary responsibilities will be implementing the Channel Field Check Up Series with local farmers. This series allows Channel Seedsmen to work with farmers throughout the season to observe and monitor crop development.

Walking farmers’ fields allows Channel Seedsmen to diagnose issues and design custom recommendations to increase the farm’s profitability. Year-round farm visits include personal consultations through the four major growth stages: seedling, reproductive, vegetative and maturity. For more information about Channel and the Channel Seedsmanship approach, visit


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