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About Hedlin Ag

Since 1976, Hedlin Ag Enterprises has specialized in retained executive search for agribusinesses and agricultural associations throughout the United States. Why has it endured since founded by Larry Hedlin? It’s our philosophy and dedication to strive to be the best, not the biggest.

Retained Executive Search for Agriculture

Kevin Drury

Kevin Drury is the Owner and President of Hedlin Ag Enterprises where he is responsible for conducting all aspects of senior level searches for ag companies and associations since 2001.

Prior to entering the executive search business, Kevin spent thirteen years in the crop protection industry and five years in the information technology consulting industry.  During his time with Dow Chemical and DowElanco (now Corteva) in the agricultural chemical business, Kevin held roles in sales, marketing communications, marketing program development and administration, as well as new product development in Iowa, Michigan, Indiana, and Minnesota.  Prior to acquiring Hedlin Ag Enterprises, Kevin spent five years with Analysts International, a technology consulting company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  During this time, Kevin had staff leadership and branch profitability responsibilities for the company’s Des Moines, IA office.

Kevin is a 1983 graduate of Iowa State University with a BS in Ag Business.   In addition, he received his MBA from Drake University in 1998.    Kevin has been active in the Iowa State University Alumni Association where he has served on the Board of Directors and is a past Board Chair.  He is a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity and is a past board member and president for the Alumni Corporation and Educational Foundation of Eta chapter of Iowa State University.   He currently serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the Agribusiness Association of Iowa.

A native of Holstein, Iowa where he grew up on a grain and livestock farm, Kevin resides in Ankeny, Iowa with his wife, Jeanne.  

Laura Blomme

Laura was born and raised on her family’s grain farm in Southern Illinois.  She graduated from Truman State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration where she also played women’s college basketball. She later graduated from The University of Iowa with a Master’s in Business Administration.


Laura is passionate about the agricultural industry and the people that work in it.  Prior to joining Hedlin Ag Enterprises, Laura served in various sales, marketing, communications and training roles in the seed and equipment industries. She most recently worked for DuPont Pioneer, first as the Commercial Unit Digital Sales Lead for Encirca Services and then as a Territory Sales Manager for Pioneer Seed. Prior to that she was the Director of Marketing for Balzer Inc., an equipment manufacturer in Mountain Lake, Minnesota where she was responsible for all facets of marketing and communications. Before joining Balzer, Laura held roles in sales, training management and marketing at Kinze Manufacturing based in Williamsburg, Iowa. She also served as the Media Spokesperson for the company.


Laura and her husband farm in Victor, Iowa with their four daughters.

"I am very impressed with not only the professionalism of the Hedlin Ag’s search process, but more importantly, the quality of the candidates presented. I would highly recommend Hedlin Ag for any Executive Search!" - Mark S., COO

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