AGRI-TREND USA Welcomes New Senior Agri-Coach Fritz Koppatschek!
Fritz is a first generation American. His folks immigrated to the US in the 1950s from Germany. He grew up working on farms and grew his first corn crop when I was in 9th grade. Fritz killed most of the corn by putting the fertilizer to close to the seed. He is currently the President of ABG Ag Services, an ag research and consulting company with locations in Indiana and South Dakota. Our company conducts over 150 research trials on most Midwestern crops. Types of research trials include agrichemical efficacy, fertility, seed and pest trials. They also conduct many early-phase, regulated-biotech trials. In addition to contract research, they conduct training and precision ag work in the area of remote sensing. Fritz has given talks about many agronomic topics throughout the US and Canada. He enjoys helping others better understand agriculture.
Prior to ABG Ag Services, Fritz was a Congressional Science Fellow for the American Society of Agronomy. In that position, he worked for US Senator Tom Daschle, as a legislative assistant for the Research and General Legislation subcommittee of the US Senate Ag Committee. Fritz also worked as a technician for Monsanto in St Louis. His work at Monsanto included growing weeds and working with radioactive surfactants.
Fritz am married to Cindy Koppatschek. Cindy is from Three Hills, Alberta and her family farms in that area. They have three children, Clayton, Sage and Brooke (soil, plants and water). They are very involved in sports and our local church. His family enjoys the outdoors and being together. They travel to Alberta several times a year.
Fritz looks forward to helping as a Senior Agri Coach. He has have knowledge of agrichemical, tillage, pest control, environmental and policy issues. Fritz likes to learn and help others understand complex topics.