DAGS joins the Ogden Business Community

This trio of ag experts will soon be moving into their new office, a renovated building on main street, and look forward to serving the Ogden area. From left, Dan Kallem, Brandon Moe and Leanne Samuelson. -Photo provided

A new agronomic outlet, Dynamic Ag Solutions, also known as DAGS, will soon be opening an office on Ogden’s mainstreet, at the corner of Fourth and Walnut. DAGS was formed June 1 of this year by Brandon Moe and Dan Kallem to support and work with local growers.

Kallem has been in Ogden for over 20 years with his wife Susan and two children. He has spent his entire career in the seed business after graduating from Northwest Missouri State University. Most recently, Kallem was general manager at Prairie Brand Seeds in Story City.

Moe is originally from Moorland, Iowa and moved to Ogden three years ago with his wife Deanna and their four children. He was raised on a farm and graduated from Iowa State University in 2002. He spent several years as an agronomist in northeast Iowa and the last 12 years working for Pioneer as a key account manager for Northern Iowa.

They both admit that DAGS was a giant leap for them, but one they are excited about. “We know that the market is crowded, but we also know how much we love the community and we want to truly bring the best product offerings, service level and value to the market for our growers and out community.”

In addition to complimentary agronomic information and service, DAGS will be offering seed, crop protection, crop insurance and precision software. 

Taking the lead on the crop insurance side of the business will be Leanne Samuelson.

“We are lucky and blessed to be working with Leanne,” says Moe. “She has a wealth of experience in crop insurance.”

Samuelson grew up on a farm near Red Oak, Iowa and graduated from ISU with a degree in Ag Business. She worked for Rain and Hail, a leader in the crop insurance industry, for 23 years where she started her career as a Field Supervisor, managing and training agents and adjusters, and worked her way up to VP/Division Manager of the Midwest Division. Leanne and her late husband, Mike, started farming in 1993 and she continues to be actively involved in the current operation.  Leanne is also a busy mom of two boys.

Read more in the Oct. 10 issue of The Ogden Reporter