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RON KUBER, PAS
President

Serving the dairy and beef industry has been Ron’s life work. After graduating from Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo, he learned sales from one of the best, Dick Bannon, whose greatest lesson was customer service: listen, learn, suggest a solution, and never - ever - offer a service or product that doesn't make sense. 

Ron followed that credo in positions leading to Connor Agriscience, and customer service stands as our cornerstone. Ron's scientific understanding of making and managing forages was fostered by Dr. Limin Kung, Dr. Bob Charley, and Dr. Keith Bolsen. Saving farmers money through better feeds and more of them are his goal.

He is a Professional Animal Scientist (PAS) through ARPAS and a past California Holstein Association board member. He is a member of the Clovis FFA Advisory Council and is a volunteer for the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge. He is a seasoned downhill skier, enjoys surfing, and playing league softball.

 

CONNIE KUBER, PAS
Vice President

Connie grew up on Sapa Ska Farm, home to a small Minnesota Registered Holstein herd. After earning her U of MN Agriculture Journalism degree, she ventured to California to promote US genetics for World-Wide Sires. Connie met Ron at World Dairy Expo and they married in 1983. When their eldest daughter was born she shifted to freelance writing for US and European dairy publications.

She works to provide resources and learning experiences to farmers and ranchers. Having grown up a farmer's daughter, she understands the demands of livestock agriculture. She is a Professional Animal Scientist (PAS) through ARPAS, and a member of the Clovis FFA Agriscience Advisory Council. Connie is a member and avid supporter of Dairy Girl Network, and serves as a mentor in their Inspire program. She also volunteers with North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge.

 

JOE MARTIN
Affiliated Associate

Experience in the California ag industry, coupled with his belief in customer service, are qualities that clients love about Joe. Ron and Joe met as boys at the neighbor's ropings and roundups, and later as Alpha Gamma Rho brothers at Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo. Joe’s positions with the The Upjohn Company and Virtus Nutrition have given him a solid background in bovine physiology and management.

Of particular value is his understanding and experience in dairy cattle reproductive and productive health and it’s connection to nutrition and quality feed. He is well-versed in the science of making and managing forages. Joe has been a contracted Associate since 2009 and we appreciate his service to his clients and his loyalty.

 
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EDDIE MELLO
Affiliated Associate

Having grown up around the central California dairy industry, Eddie understands that reliable customer service and relationships are a valuable and rare commodity. He knows how important it is for his clients to have the products they need when they need them, at a value that is profitable for them. Eddie brings years of experience in making and managing forages as well as a great knowledge of the feed industry and the role nutrition plays in high performance. 

His clients appreciate the great care and service he provides and the respect he has for their business, as well as his infectious sense of humor. Eddie began his association with Connor Agriscience in 2010. He is an integral part of our business. 

 
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STAN MARKS, PAS
Affiliated Associate

Stan grew up on a southern Michigan diversified farm. He earned a B.S. in Dairy Science at Michigan State University (Go Spartans!). Stan has accumulated over 50 years of experience on the production side of the dairy industry.

His past experiences in the industry include Dairy Manager for Producers Bar 20 Dairy Farms, Sales for Sire Power and Alta Genetics, International Dairy Specialist for Alta Genetics and Executive Secretary for California Holstein Association. Stan’s valuable knowledge of high quality forages helps our customers to maximize production, quality and their dollar.

 
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JOHN DYKZEUL
Affiliated Associate

John brings experience from the dairyman’s point of view, having owned the Island Dairy in Modesto for over 20 years. He has done and seen it all while serving on industry boards and organizations including Stanislaus DHIA, California DHIA, DHI West, and the Council for Dairy Cattle Breeders. Experienced in working day to day with the vet, nutritionist and banker, John brings a commonsense approach to a silage program.

After a short two years at Modesto Junior College, the dairy called. For the next 30+ years John worked with his father and family on the Island Dairy. In 2013 John retired from day to day operations and transitioned to landlord. John returned to the industry as a salesman for Animal Health International and later Lallemand Animal Nutrition working primarily with silage and inoculants. John’s experience as both a dairyman and salesman make him the perfect fit for Connor Agriscience and our customers.

 
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MADELINE KUBER
Marketing Coordinator, Accounting Coordinator

Madeline comes to Connor Agriscience with a solid Cal Poly education and experience in large event planning. She handles a wide variety of projects ranging from trade show design and execution, website construction, and event and marketing logistics. Her background in agriculture as well as a disciplined approach, honed by her experience as a collegiate athlete, make her a valuable asset to Connor Agriscience. She understands clear communications, and makes it her job to care for details while seeing our clients' overall success picture. Madeline also works with corporate accounting. She is pictured here (right) with her sister, Catharine (Kuber) Perry. Catharine is a talented artist and freelance designer who develops our graphics for all marketing materials. 

 
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ZAYNE EVANGELO
Associate Intern

Zayne Evangelo was raised in Hanford, CA where he was introduced to the dairy industry through work on his uncle’s farm. His appreciation for the industry continued to grow while showing dairy cattle as a 4-H and FFA member. After high school, Zayne chose to further his interest in the industry at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and he recently received a B.S. in Dairy Science with a minor in Ag Business. Zayne brings a love of the dairy industry and a respect for its traditions with him to Connor Agriscience. His primary goal is to create a partnership with his clients in an effort to assist them in achieving the highest productivity and efficiency.

 

SUMMER CALL
Associate Intern

Summer Call is a rising senior and Dairy Science student at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. A native of Hesperia, CA, Summer comes to us highly recommended by her professors and eager to learn all things silage and customer service. Her previous dairy experience at the University’s dairy is as the Calving Enterprise Student Supervisor and most recently as the Milking Parlor Manager. Her work with Connor Agriscience will focus on our new Silage Analysis Program: evaluating silage piles and bunkers from a sensory viewpoint as well as with new technologies we are testing to help farmers save money and feed better feeds. As an Ag Business minor student, she will also be working with marketing projects and customer relations.