Moving to the ExtraordinaryJay and Cara Myers
On the surface, Jay Myers appears to be just another average hard-working, Upper Midwest farmer. Farming 2,000 acres of corn and soybeans in the rich black soil near Fargo, he is an active member of both the North Dakota Soybean Growers and Richland County Crop Improvement associations. He sells seed corn for Mycogen® and grows soybean seed for Syngenta® and Pioneer.® He’s planting his 20th crop this spring. Plus, he’s a great husband to wife Cara, who works as a CPA at Microsoft in Fargo, and a proud dad of son Travis, 12, and daughter Abby, 8.
But there’s more than what meets the eye. Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, Jay is somewhat of a superhero when you look at his Conklin identity. Together with his wife Cara, they became Conklin Directors after four years as Independent Business Operators (IBOs), capturing the coveted 2008 Bob Conklin Award of Excellence at National Convention. This award recognizes the Director or Director couple who demonstrate outstanding leadership and selfless contribution to the entire Conklin organization. By nearly tripling their sales last year from $600,000 to $1.6 million, they also carried away the largest National Convention bonus check of any Directors totaling $46,730.
“Since joining Conklin four years ago, my life has become a whole lot better,” says Jay. “When I’m not out in the fields (roughly from Thanksgiving to April Fools Day), I’m able to expand my Conklin organization. I can continue farming and also build another business for additional income.”
When Jay was first introduced to the Conklin business opportunity, he was impressed that Francis Childs’ continuous world championship yields were achieved with the Conklin AgroVantage® system. Francis Childs was an active AgroVantage promoter and an eight time National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) National Champion who still holds onto the world-record corn yield title. In addition, Jay also found for the first time an agricultural products company that offered superior education and training with a practical approach.
When his schedule allowed him to attend his first Conklin Business Seminar, Conklin’s foundational training for new members where he got to meet the company owners Charles W. and Judy Herbster, he got so excited that he couldn’t sleep that night. He knew then that had to hop on board.
Since Jay started using the full gamut of the AgroVantage System’s products, he has become a regular NCGA state champion for North Dakota, placing first or second in record corn yields.
After five years in the business, Jay is fully capable of leaping over tall buildings in a single bound for many reasons. “There are so many incredible things about Conklin,” says Jay. “Our family is able to experience luxury travel to such exotic places as Cancun and the Caribbean through the Destinations program. We are receiving ever-increasing generous bonus checks. My circle of influence is ever expanding. I’m much more excited about our life now because our days take us beyond farming fields.”