For the past six months, Natalina Sents, an Iowa native, has been living on the road sharing the stories of America’s farmers through blogs and photography on Beck’s Why I Farm Roadtrip. To date, Sents has interviewed more than 70 farmers throughout the Midwest and Northeast, and has even made the trip to Alaska.
Atlanta, Indiana – Beck’s, the largest family-owned, retail seed company in the United States, announced today the purchase of the former BASF Seed Research Facility on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. Built in 2012, the 13,000 square foot facility includes offices, laboratory space, storage and drying for corn breeding nurseries, as well as agricultural equipment needed to grow seed corn and research-focused plant materials.
Atlanta, Indiana – When it comes to precision agriculture technologies, farmers not only want complete control of their data, they want a tool that’s secure, private and easy to understand. Beck’s is proud to announce that it’s precision farming tool, FARMserver™, has been awarded the Ag Data Transparency Evaluator (ADTE) Seal for privacy and security.
January 18, 2016
Atlanta, Indiana – Beck’s is pleased to announce the purchase of the former Syngenta production facility in Paris, Ill., for the use of corn production and processing. The fully operational site in Edgar County will provide Beck’s with seed processing capabilities, additional warehousing, and expanded bulk storage.
“At Beck’s, our growth strategy is methodical, ensuring every decision is focused on helping farmers succeed,” said Scott Beck, president of Beck’s. “As we expand into new regions, our family of employees and farmer-dealers remain dedicated to providing our customers with localized service. Located within an hour of our Effingham, Ill., facility, this new facility will allow Beck’s to maximize efficiency, stay ahead of demand, and deliver products faster.”
The facility features a recently remodeled tower, 400,000 units of drying capacity, 300,000 units of bulk storage capacity, and 71,000 square feet of warehousing. In the first year of operation, the facility will be utilized for warehousing, seed storage, and bulk management. No seed corn production, drying or processing is planned for 2016. In addition to Effingham and Paris, Beck’s has five other permanent locations in Illinois, including production, processing and distribution facilities in Allerton, El Paso, Neoga, and Pontiac, as well as a Practical Farm Research (PFR)® site in Downs.
“Because of the demand for Beck’s products last year and in the current sales year, Illinois is our number one growth state,” said Sonny Beck, CEO of Beck’s. “We’re pleased to add this location to better serve our growing family of customers. It’s imperative we add facilities that allow us to continue providing the best in seed quality, field performance, and service.”
Beck’s offers the world’s most diverse access to genetics and traits through their lineup of high yielding corn, soybeans and wheat. All Beck’s products are treated with Escalate™ yield enhancement system, a proprietary seed treatment, and are backed by a 100% Free Replant Policy. Beck’s also offers an extensive lineup of alfalfa, cover crops and forages. In addition, Beck’s industry-leading PFR program brings farmer-focused research to the farm management process.
For more information about Beck’s products and services, please visit www.beckshybrids.com or call 800-937-2325.
Beck’s is a family-owned and operated seed company that serves farmers in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee, Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin. According to a recent media survey, Beck’s ranks as the sixth largest seed company in the United States and the only one in the top six that is family-owned, making Beck’s the largest retail, family-owned seed company in the United States. To learn more about Beck’s, please visit www.beckshybrids.com. Follow Beck’s Hybrids on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BecksHybrids, like Beck’s Hybrids on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BecksHybrids, or visit the Beck’s Blog at www.beckshybrids.com/blog.
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