Dervin was born and raised on a dairy farm in south central Pennsylvania. He began his career in 1989 working in dairy nutrition and feed sales. In 1994, he became a District Manager for a regional seed company that was a distributor for the Garst Seed brand. Dervin joined the Garst team in 1999 and served as a District Manager for seven years.
In 2001, he took the national and state exams and became CCA certified by the American Society of Agronomy. Dervin was promoted to Agronomist for Garst in 2006. When Garst was acquired by Syngenta, Dervin resumed his role as agronomist under Syngenta brands and broadened his experience across both the seed and crop protection businesses in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Regions.
Dervin’s primary focus has been on row crops, but since 2013, he has broadened his experience into the tree fruit and vegetable markets. His agronomy role has included troubleshooting, new product testing, product positioning, and the training of sales reps and retailers.
In 2016, Dervin joined PowerAG as Agronomist and continues to serve the crop protection business in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Regions.
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