Lallemand Animal Nutrition has added two members to its growing staff in the Pacific Northwest region. Rick Choate and Glenn Vander Woude joined the Lallemand sales team in September as territory business managers.

Choate comes from a Pacific Northwest animal products distributor, where he worked closely with key nutritionists and veterinarians. Prior to this, Choate spent several years in the agricultural banking industry. Choate resides in Twin Falls, Idaho, and will be primarily focused on Lallemand's active dry yeast, ProTernative, and Sil-All inoculant products.


Vander Woude was previously a full-time dairy producer in Idaho for 15 years. He is a graduate of Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, with a B.S. in agriculture business. Vander Woude will be primarily focused on Lallemand's active dry yeast, Levucell SC and Biotal inoculant product lines.

"We are excited to have [Choate] and [Vander Woude] on board to strengthen Lallemand's commitment to providing profitable solutions to the animal agriculture industry," said Jeff Ast, commercial director, Lallemand Animal Nutrition, North America. "With their unique experience in the agriculture industry, they will be valuable additions to our team."