Closeup of forage grasses in a pasture with a large hay bale and blue sky

NEWS: Barenbrug USA Appoints Bret Winsett as Forage Product Manager

Barenbrug USA is excited to announce the recent hire of Bret Winsett as Forage Product Manager.

(Tangent, OR 2023)

Headshot of a man in a checkered shirt with trees and grass in background

Barenbrug USA is excited to announce the recent hire of Bret Winsett as Forage Product Manager.

In this position, Bret will provide technical and sales support for Barenbrug USA’s network of professional forage distributors. Additionally, he will be working closely with Barenbrug USA’s research and development team to continue Barenbrug’s goal of bringing new and innovative products to the North American forage market

Bringing over 38 years of experience the last 3 of which have been at Barenbrug as a Forage Sales Territory Manager where he helped grow Barenbrug USA's market share in Canada and the Midwest along with the Northeast. Winsett began his career at FFR Cooperative in 1983. Directing their grass breeding program in several states, he brought several forage grass cultivars, that are available today, to market. While he was at Miles Enterprises he evaluated and sourced new and improved forages for Miles ForagePro and their customers. More recently, he has consecutively worked for Byron Seeds and Hood River seeds. As National Sales Manager for Hood River Seeds Winsett sought to provide the best support to their customers through education, presentations, and one-on-one conversations.

Andrew Crawford, Director of Marketing and Brand Development, comments:

We are very excited to have Bret in this new position. He is a very well-respected figure in the forage and grass industry and has done phenomenal work for us in his most recent position. Bret brings with him a great wealth of skills, specifically focused on developing and producing the best forages possible. We look forward to seeing what he accomplishes in this new position as a valued member of our team.

Winsett completed both his Bachelor of Science in Crop and Soil Science and his Master’s of Science in Plant Breeding and Genetics from Purdue University. He is the current president of the American Forage & Grassland Council as well as a member of the Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council board of directors.

-Andrew Crawford, Director of Marketing and Brand Development

Presently residing in Boonville Indiana with his wife, Bret enjoys playing with his grandchildren, archery, hunting, and fishing in his free time.

Winsett can be reached at