I’m The New Kid On The Block at Durvet…By Emily Garcia

emily-garciaPost written by Emily Garcia, Marketing Coordinator

Being the new kid on the block at a new job, a new school or a new neighborhood can be tough.

But it also offers a unique opportunity to see your surroundings in a new perspective that others may not.

For the past month or so, I’ve been the new kid on the block at Durvet.  Time has flown by and my days have been filled with learning about the company and the people that make Durvet what it is.

I wanted to take a moment to share a few of my observations about the individuals that I’m lucky enough to call my new colleagues:  Continue reading “I’m The New Kid On The Block at Durvet…By Emily Garcia”

At Durvet, Trade Show Season Is Upon Us…By Bill Boots

Bill BootsPost written by Bill Boots, Livestock Brand Manager | Animal Health Industry Lifer | KC Sports Fan | Basketball Junkie

Trade Show Season. Those words may mean different things to different people, but at Durvet, it means we’re about to get VERY busy.

For us Durvet folks, trade show season is usually centered around two times of the year, Spring and Fall. Trade shows are basically of two varieties:

  1. Industry-Related Shows – Annual industry-related trade shows, such as the National Cattleman’s Trade Show, held in conjunction each year with their national meeting…or the World Pork Expo held every year in June in Des Moines, IA…or the World Dairy Expo, held every October in Madison, WI.
  2. “Buying Shows” – These are put on by our individual member distributors.

Continue reading “At Durvet, Trade Show Season Is Upon Us…By Bill Boots”

Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD): It’s Coming Like a Tidal Wave…By Mark Niblo

Mark NibloPost written by Mark Niblo, Marketing Director at Durvet | Long Distance Runner | Iowa by Birth-Kansas City by Choice

The elections will be over and January will be here before we know it.

When you walk into the local feed store after the first of the year, many will be surprised to find out what is no longer available to use for controlling diseases in farm animals.

When I talk to people that have a have a few chickens, some pigs or a goat hanging around, they tell me that they don’t regularly use a veterinarian. Instead they rely on their local farm and fleet or feed store for all the medicine they need to keep their flocks and herds healthy. Continue reading “Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD): It’s Coming Like a Tidal Wave…By Mark Niblo”

The Molt is Coming! The Molt is Coming!…By Kassie Kreissler

Kassie KreisslerPost written by Kassie Kreissler, Marketing Specialist | Event Coordinator | Social Media Expert | Live Music Supporter | Rancher | Horse Trainer

Have your hens started losing their feathers? Is the coop filled with feathers?

Cooler weather and shorter days mean the molt is coming and your chickens are going to look rather naked.

But there’s nothing to worry about…this is natural! They must do this in the Fall to prepare for the cold temperatures ahead in the winter months. Continue reading “The Molt is Coming! The Molt is Coming!…By Kassie Kreissler”

Have You Thanked The Unsung Heroes In Your Life Lately? …. By Todd Muenstermann

Post written by Todd Muenstermann, President

Have you thanked the unsung heroes in your life lately?

I had the privilege of meeting one of Missouri’s finest a few days ago…a Missouri Highway Patrolman named Cpl Rick Scism. I know what you’re thinking!  You’re thinking that means Todd got caught speeding or doing some unlawful deed, right?  Well, fortunately for me you’d be wrong.

Speeding was what our former President, Bob Hormann, very often got caught doing. In fact, I’m certain Bob still has his traffic attorney on speed dial!  No, meeting Cpl Scism wasn’t about any lawlessness on my part. It was to discuss a young man named Jack Shull who’s the 22-year-old son of one of my best friends. You see, it turns out Jack wants to become a Missouri Highway Patrolman, which is something to be admired in my humble opinion. And the more I think about it, perhaps more so today than ever before. Continue reading “Have You Thanked The Unsung Heroes In Your Life Lately? …. By Todd Muenstermann”

Don’t OVER SELL Yourself…By Callista Bond

Callista BondPost written by Callista Bond, Creative Entrepreneur | Graphic Designer | Photographer | Artist | Planeteer

We’ve all read the sales leadership articles on how to sell, make the competition disappear, or make your interview great. Whether it’s selling a product, a service or yourself as a potential future employee, a lot of these articles make several good and valuable points. Have confidence, know your product, and know your customer. However, not all selling tips are created equal. It’s easy to get carried away and OVER SELL.

I see OVER SELLING frequently. For me, over selling is when someone comes off as inconsiderate, overwhelming and desperate in his or her attempt to sell to me.

As a graphic designer, I get hammered with marketing pieces and phone calls from packaging companies, printers, website firms, SEO and web marketing agencies…the list goes on and on and on. We live in a world that is filled with advertising and selling…more than we can compute…and it can become quite overwhelming… and annoying. Continue reading “Don’t OVER SELL Yourself…By Callista Bond”

Meet The DuraMom!…By Valarie Paris

Valarie ParisPost written by Valarie Paris, Controller | Entrepreneur | Debt Free Enthusiast | Boyscout & Softball Mom | Blogger

When I responded to the ad for Controller at Durvet, the listing described the duties of the position: Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Billing, and Banking. There were other items that were discussed in my interview like liability and health insurance, Human Resources, and the yearly audit.

But there’s one important piece that was never discussed that has become the most rewarding part of the position I took: DuraMom.

According to the Urban Dictionary, the definition of Mom is, “The woman who loves you unconditionally [from birth], the one who puts her kids before herself, and the one you can always count on above everyone else.” Continue reading “Meet The DuraMom!…By Valarie Paris”