Apex Award Winner 2013
Though an Illinois native, Sam Faggetti’s professional history is deeply rooted in Indiana agriculture. Sam is a Business-to-Business Manager for Winfield Solutions, a Land O’ Lakes Company, where he serves as an embedded employee in sales and marketing management for Harvest Land Cooperative. In that role for 14 years, Sam has had the opportunity and responsibility to work closely with the wholesale markets in seed and crop protection products. He also manages sales and sales specialists for Harvest Land’s energy and agronomy departments.
Sam believes in the value of sound, strategic consultation and leadership training. He was a member of the team that created YieldPro, a comprehensive agronomy consulting system for growers. In addition, Sam assisted in the development of EnergyPro for Harvest Land’s energy business and also EDGE (Educational Development Growth Experience), an extensive leadership program for young, progressive growers in Indiana and Ohio.
Sam has a strong work history in the cooperative system, serving those farmer-owned businesses in various capacities. He has worked with CountryMark Co-op, Frontier Cooperative and Allen County Co-op, in roles that include crop nutrient Account Manager to Manager of Origination
Sam has been highly involved in his community and in leadership programs across the country. His commitment to service includes membership in the National Eagle Scout Association, serving on the REMC Community Trust Board and volunteering with various 4-H, youth sports organizations and county programs. Sam is also a Kansas State University Cooperative Roundtable member and a graduate of the LEAP (Land O’ Lakes Executive Agri-business Program), a Purdue University and Land O’Lakes joint program.
Sam holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois and an Associates Degree from Land of Lincoln Community College. Sam and his wife Jane have a daughter and a son and reside in Lebanon, Indiana.