AGRI-TREND® USA is pleased to welcome new AGRI-TREND Agri-Coach, James Brown with Vitalis Precision Ag, LLC based in Round Rock, TX to our growing Network!
I was born in Galveston, Texas, on the island. I helped my Aunt and Uncle on their farm with corn, beans, and hogs. I also truck farmed tomatoes to subsidize my college education provided by the G.I. Bill. After graduating, I specialized in asexual propagation of 35 plant species from 1976-1981. I managed golf courses from 1981 until 1995 which involved all cultural practices on several varieties of grasses. I developed a consulting/contractor business which involved soil testing, prescribing fertilizers and IPM programs as well as physical construction and repairs to athletic surfaces. I utilized GPS and laser technology to assist 300 I.S.D.'s and 90 cities in the four state region. My knowledge of soils, fertilizers and associated chemistry is an asset that I use daily. I heard about AGRI-TREND through Michael DePew, who operates ETS, a lab that I have worked with on many school projects as well as several horse race tracks and rodeo arenas around the country. I sample, test, evaluate, and write prescriptions to help solve soil problems ranging from structural stability to chemical imbalances and cultivation practices. I think that as an Agri-Coach, my knowledge of soils, chemistry, and cultivation practices, combined with the Senior Agriculture Advisors provided by AGRI-TREND is a valuable asset. Anyone involved in an aggressive agricultural lifestyle or endeavor today has so much to navigate with new products, old problems and regulations. They know it takes a team to be successful. AGRI-TREND utilizing us as their boots on the ground and the senior advisors to develop spot on programs will help get the most production for the least cost.