By Joe Dales, Farms.com
Beck's Hybrids, the largest family-owned, retail seed company in the USA has traditionally operated in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, southern Michigan, western Kentucky, Tennessee and eastern Missouri.
Recently Beck’s announced the acquisition of a seed production facility located in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. The 62-acre, fully operational production plant will provide Beck’s with seed processing capabilities, expanded warehouses and offices for sales and agronomic activities.
“We’re excited to bring the Beck’s culture to Iowa farmers through the acquisition of the Mount Pleasant facility,” said Scott Beck, vice president of Beck’s Hybrids. “As a family-owned seed company, serving farmers is not only our job, but a passion that drives us each day. The purchase of the Mount Pleasant facility is a reflection of our commitment to Iowa farmers and our dedication to providing them with the best choices in genetics and traits.”
The company has been researching, testing and evaluating corn hybrids in Iowa to provide products that are designed for their soils. Beck’s will be marketing a wide range of corn, soybean and wheat products. In addition to the Mount Pleasant facility, Beck’s also has a corn breeding and research facility near Marshalltown, Iowa. In 2014, Beck’s is testing about 3,000 hybrids at 11 locations in Iowa.
The Farms.com had the opportunity to learn more about Beck’s Hybrids with Harold Lovin Regional Business Manager who shared his thoughts on the company values, goals and their current expansion into Iowa. The Beck's Hybrids website is http://www.beckshybrids.com