Latest Press Releases

12.05.16

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.

10.04.16

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.

08.05.16

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.

Country Music Trio Honors Farmers on New Album

Beck’s and The Henningsens continue partnership to tell the story of the American farmer

June 16, 2016

Atlanta, Indiana – Beck’s is excited to announce the country music trio, The Henningsens, have released their first full-length album titled, “World’s on Fire.” Included on the album is “Why I Farm,” a song that honors the hardworking American farmer.

“We have enjoyed teaming up with The Henningsens over the last year to honor farmers through the Why I Farm Movement,” said Scott Beck, president of Beck’s. "Since the creation of the Why I Farm Movement in 2013, we have been able to honor farmers by bringing their stories to life through video. With their award-winning songwriting talents, The Henningsens have truly captured the essence of the American farmer through their lyrics.”

                 

The Henningsens, a family band from central Illinois, released their debut album including the song "Why I Farm" to honor the American farmer.

Reaching more than 3.8 million people, the Why I Farm Movement has gained supporters from across the globe. As a seventh generation farm family, The Henningsens felt passionate about joining the movement to honor their fellow farmers. The band, consisting of Brian Henningsen (bass, guitar and vocals), his son Aaron (guitar and vocals), and daughter Clara (lead vocals and guitar), wrote “Why I Farm” as an anthem for farmers and a testimony to people outside the farming community. 

In addition to “Why I Farm,” this highly anticipated album from The Henningsens features 13 songs including "Like a Girl," "Sugar Rush," "Jesus or a Bullet" and the title track, “World’s on Fire”. The Henningsens performed these songs to a sold-out audience at their album release party during CMA Week last week in Nashville, Tenn.

                 

The Henningsens performed the song "Why I Farm" to a sold out audience at their album release party in Nashville, Tenn., on June 8, 2016.

"It's a real honor to be a part of the Why I Farm Movement,” said Brian Henningsen. “The Why I Farm song holds a special place in our hearts. We have been gratified by the way it has been received and are proud to have it on our album. God bless the American farmer!”

The album is available for download on iTunes, Amazon Prime, CDBaby.com, and Google Play. CDs can be ordered at TheHenningsens.com and purchased at live events. The album can be streamed on Spotify, eMusic, Rhapsody, and iHeartRadio.

Beck’s and The Henningsens have scheduled two concerts in 2016 to thank farmers and those involved in agriculture.

• Effingham County Fair | August 4, 2016 | 8:00 p.m. | Effingham County Fairgrounds Grandstand
• National FFA Convention | October 19, 2016 | TBD | Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN

For detailed concert information, to learn more about the Why I Farm Movement, and to watch the official “Why I Farm” music video, visit www.WhyIFarm.com.

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About Beck’s
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.

About The Henningsens
A family band consisting of Clara Henningsen (lead vocals, guitar), Aaron Henningsen (guitar, vocals), and their father Brian Henningsen (bass, guitar, vocals), The Henningsens released their self-titled digital debut EP in 2013, showcasing a sound that is fresh, vibrant, and uniquely their own, with Clara’s expressive vocals center stage, together with gorgeous family harmonies and vivid, compelling songcraft, including their Top 15 debut hit, “American Beautiful,” and the catchy but poignant follow-up single, “I Miss You.”