Both Ryan and Kristin were born and raised on farms near Leigh, so farming has always been a big part of their lives. Shortly before they were married on Valentine's Day in 2004, Ryan's older brother approached them and asked if they would be interested in taking over his small seed corn and soybean business. At first they were hesitant. At that time they were the owners of Mullenhoff Trucking and found their days busy hauling pigs and helping manage the family farm. Although neither of them were familiar with the in and outs of the seed business, they trusted their faith in themselves and started Ryan Mullenhoff Seeds. They thought, at the time it would be a short-term opportunity for their family which would soon be expanding. They welcomed their son Jackson Charles on May 4th of 2005.
Over the next couple of years, they quickly found this "short-term" opportunity to become their forever future. In 2010, they added fertilizer and a list of other services prompting them to change their name to Ryan Mullenhoff Sales, LLC. Over the years they have continued to expand both the business, their property and their sales team. They have successfully grown the business into one of the most trusted seed, fertilizer and chemical dealerships in the area, serving over 300 customers from 4 states. Known for their excellent customer service, community involvement, christian values and "energetic" environment, they have been proudly building relationships with farmers for over a decade. In their spare time they enjoy attending sporting events, traveling, golfing, and spending time with family, including with there exchange student from Norway.
Kyle joined the RMS sales team in 2012. Kyle grew up on a farm near Leigh and has his own farming and cattle business, which he enjoys outside of RMS.
In his spare time, Kyle enjoys camping, hunting and fishing.
Kyle and his wife Whitney live near Leigh and have three daughters.
Kyle has in-depth knowledge about all of our products and services that we offer.
Jerry joined the RMS sales team in 2014. Jerry grew up in Columbus and still lives their today. Jerry has his own farming business and prior to RMS worked in the Sales and Service Industry for an Ag Dealer for many years. Jerry has two daughters. He has in-depth knowledge of all our products and services that we offer.
Travis joined the RMS Sales Team in 2018. Travis, who was raised in Columbus, and attended Northeast Community College, comes to RMS with over 15 years of experience in the Ag Business. Travis is a Certified Crop Advisor and has a Pesticide Applicator License.
Travis has in-depth knowledge of all of our products and services that we offer.
Justin joined the RMS Sales Team in 2020. Justin has many years of Farm Hand Experience. Justin is the Head of Maintenance and will be trained in all areas of the business. In his spare time he enjoys golfing, hunting and spending time with his kids.
Brent joined the RMS Sales Team in late 2018. Brent, who has worked in the fertilizer industry for over 15 years is the Head of the REDSTAR Fertilizer Line.
For 13 of those years, Brent was the lead for RMS for it's previous fertilizer dealer.
Brent lives in Logan, IA and if not participating in the rodeo circuit enjoys watching as well as spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Joani comes to RMS with over 35 years of Legal, Purchasing, Secretarial and Accounting experience. Joani has been trained in all areas of our accounting and billing departments.
Joani serves as an EMT on the Creston and Leigh Fire Departments. In her spare time she enjoys camping, attending various sporting events and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Lori joined the RMS Sales Team in 2016. Lori has over 15 years of experience in farm management. Lori resides in Leigh and in her spare time enjoys gardening, cooking, camping and spending time with her 3 children and 3 grandchildren.
Clay joined the RMS Sales Team in 2012. Clay has worked with RMS since the beginning of high school. He graduated from Northeast Community College in 2018 with a Degree in Mechanized Ag.
Outside of RMS Clay enjoys tractor pulling and hunting.
Art joined the RMS Sales Team in July of 2018. Art comes to RMS with over 30 years of trucking experience. Art is the lead truck driver for RMS and REDSTAR. In his spare time Art enjoys watching Husker Volleyball, landscaping, spending time in Tuscon, AZ with family and spending time with his 3 grandchildren.
Fred joined the RMS Sales Team in May of 2019. Prior to truck driving, Fred was an Accountant for over 20 years and worked in the Human Resource Department. Fred has been trucking for several years and in his spare time enjoys visiting his children and grandchildren.