Water regulations are prevalent and political in much of Kansas. However, the southeast section of the state faces fewer water restrictions and a growing interest in irrigation, making it an excellent spot for our latest Valley dealer.
Last week, SCK Seed and Irrigation Services in Belle Plaine, Kan., joined the Valley dealer network. John Hervey started a Golden Harvest seed dealership about 10 years ago, and later switched to Channel Seed Brand. The dealership sells seed, chemicals, fertilizer and, now, Valley irrigation equipment.
“We’re in an area where irrigation is starting to get big,” Hervey says. “People are beginning to see the benefits of irrigation.”
It’s only in the last few years that center pivots have started being used in this area, so there is a strong market for the No. 1 center pivot in the industry and the legendary, Valley commitment to customer service.
Hervey, his father and his brother also farm about 15,000 acres – a 100-mile stretch from just south of Wichita, Kan., to the Oklahoma border. Hervey knows the challenges and opportunities Kansas growers encounter on a daily basis, and that experience will provide valuable insight into the four-county region that SCK will serve.
We are pleased to welcome the SCK team to the Valley family.