Welge represents Bayer, which he has served for 30 years, as the director in the Southern Sales Region. In this position, he leads the Southern Region Commercial Operations team in implementing marketing strategy and business planning to achieve strategic objectives. He serves a majority of the southern states represented by SCPA as well as Missouri and New Mexico. Other positions he has held over the years with Bayer include the Head of Marketing, Turf & Ornamentals, Marketing Product Manager, District Sales Manager, EDI Project Administrator, and Field Sales Representative.
Welge graduated from Southern Illinois University with a BS in Agriculture after which he obtained his masters from Mid-America Nazarene University. He is married to his wife Julie and has two daughters, Morgan and Cassidy. Some of his favorite past times include golfing, boating, motorcycles, and outdoor activities.
Having been a member of SCPA since 2014, Welge saw his inspiration to get involved from his previous experience with RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) as Strategic Oversight Council and Chairman of the Communications Committee during his role with Bayer’s T&O organization. “I want to be a strong advocate for US Agriculture and make this strong industry both today and for the future. “
“It is honor to serve on the SCPA Board representing Southern Agriculture which is the most diverse as compared to other areas.”