Myles Andrews has joined the Bleyhl Farm Service, Inc team as manager of its Water Systems department in Sunnyside.
Andrews, 56, brings a lifetime of experience in agriculture to the job. He grew up on a farm/cattle ranch in Iowa, was involved in 4H/FFA, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural economics and farm management from Iowa State University.
His work background includes 25 years in sales, marketing and management in the Ag fertilizer manufacturing industry, and a three-year stint as general manager of an agricultural irrigation company in the Tri-Cities.
Andrews said he knew Bleyhl from his work in the fertilizer industry and respected the company as a "well-grounded cooperative" dedicated to providing quality service and products to its customers.
His goal at Water Systems is to continue to make things better for Bleyhl customers, the company and his co-workers. In addition to selling pumps and irrigation supplies, Water Systems employs a professional engineer to design custom irrigation systems with GPS accuracy. The department is located at 1620 Eastway Ext. in Sunnyside.
Andrews and wife Linda moved to the Tri-Cities area in 1976. Currently they live on Red Mountain, near Benton City, where Linda-an internationally known fused glass artist-works out of a home-based studio. In his free time, Andrews enjoys woodworking and assisting with his wife's projects.
Bleyhl Farm Service is a farmer-owned cooperative with retail stores in Grandview, Sunnyside, Pasco, Zillah and Toppenish, as well as irrigation, petroleum and agronomy departments to serve Central Washington's agricultural needs.