“The ScoutPro team is easy to communicate with and get ahold of whenever I have a question or need crop scouting advice. I would recommend them to anyone!”
– Jim Walker, CHS Shipman
ScoutPro is a provider of agricultural apps that are designed to save you time, while making your business more profitable.
ScoutPro, Inc is a company founded by Michael Koenig, Holden Nyhus, and Stuart McCulloh while the three attended Iowa State University. The idea stemmed from an entrepreneurship class that Michael took in the Fall of 2010; ScoutPro was officially incorporated in May of 2011. Koenig, Nyhus, and McCulloh sought out and partnered with Sudheer Pamuru (CTO) and Dan Noe to begin the initial programming and design work for their scouting application. Initial work was devoted to applications, but since the Company’s start, focus has continued to apply toward building a scouting program for retailers, independent agronomists, grower organizations, and seed companies. Through partnerships with Iowa State University Extension and Kansas State University Extension, ScoutPro continues to provide high-quality information to their users of corn, soybean, and wheat application.
Michael grew up on a farm near Pleasantville, IA and worked as an electrician before returning to Iowa State to pursue his Bachelor’s Degree. He graduated from ISU in December of 2012 with a degree in Agriculture Education-Communications Option. Upon graduation, Michael became the first full-time employee of ScoutPro.
Today, Michael works on day to day activities to take ScoutPro to the next level. Michael is King of the Cold Call and is always willing to stop in and share our story, software, and learn from potential and existing customers. In his spare time, Michael and his family show cattle, go on ATV and family vacation trips, as well as helping out with the local youth group and Christian Family Education opportunities.
Stuart grew up on a farm near DeWitt, IA and attended Iowa State University from high school to pursue his Bachelor’s Degree. He graduated from ISU in the Spring of 2013 with a degree in Agriculture Education-Communications Option. Stuart worked for ISU Extension for 18 months before finalizing his full-time employment with ScoutPro in September 2014.
Stuart is heading up the marketing and customer success portions of ScoutPro. Stuart continues to work on training materials and assist ScoutPro customers with developing, improving, and promoting their scouting programs. When he isn’t at the office, Stuart and his wife spend time at home on each family farm helping out with chores, crop scouting, and fall harvest help. Stuart also enjoys golf, hunting, and gardening.
Holden grew up on a farm near Forest City, IA and attended Iowa State University from high school to pursue his Bachelor’s Degree. He graduated from ISU in the Spring of 2013 with a degree in Agriculture Education-Teacher certification. Holden spent one semester teaching before joining ScoutPro full-time in December of 2013.
From managing the programming team, to keeping the books, submitting necessary forms and documents, Holden is an essential part of ScoutPro’s day to day operations. Holden and his wife enjoy opportunities to help on their family farms, visit local vineyards and breweries, as well as being involved with different local and state FFA volunteer opportunities.