Jacob Durdan grew up just south of Streator, IL. He is a 2020 graduate of Monmouth College in Monmouth, IL where he studied economics and business administration. Jacob spends his free time watching, playing, or coaching basketball.
Jacob grew up around farming as many of his relatives farm in and around Livingston and LaSalle Counties. As an FFA member in high school, Jacob maintained a small indian corn, pumpkin and gourd plot at his grandparents’ farm. With that project, he won the State FFA proficiency award in specialty crop production. During college, Jacob spent his summers home working on his uncle’s farm. There he spent every day maintaining or repairing equipment, maintaining buildings, walking beans, or performing any task the farm required. Jacob is not afraid to dive in and work hard for customers.
Following graduation from Monmouth in the spring of 2020, Jacob pursued an opportunity to teach high school business classes and coach basketball. This opportunity allowed him to expand his communication and organization methods as well as develop a management style that focuses on relationship building and effective communication.
Jacob joins the Integrated Seed Solutions team as the Location Manager, which includes many duties, including managing customer orders, scheduling seed treatments and chemical applications, assisting in the warehouse, working with customers and dealers, and other day to day operations. Jacob brings innovative thinking, organization, and a witty personality to the Integrated team.
Above all, Jacob wants to bring industry leading value and customer service to everyone who works with Integrated Seed Solutions. He looks forward to working with the Integrated Team and its network of growers.