Latest Press Releases

05.08.17

Moshav Sharona, Israel and Atlanta, Indiana, USA, May 8, 2017  ̶  Kaiima Bio-Agritech Ltd., a genetics and breeding 
technology company and Beck's, the largest family-owned retail seed company in the United States, today 
announced their agreement to evaluate the integration of Kaiima’s non-GM,  EP™ technology platform,  into Beck’s 
proprietary corn breeding program. This new collaboration follows a recently completed three-year project that 
assessed the EP™ technology’s efficacy in Beck's elite corn germplasm.  

03.30.17

Atlanta, Indiana –Beck’s, the largest family-owned retail seed company in the United States, announced today a collaboration with Indiana State University to train pilots to operate Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) within the new legal structure established by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Under the partnership, Beck’s will have 50 pilots FAA certified to assist customers with scouting their crops throughout the growing season.

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.

Beck’s Purchases Former BASF Seed Research Facility in Kauai, Hawaii

October 4, 2016

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.

“We are excited to acquire this state-of-the-art research facility,” said Dr. Kevin Cavanaugh, director of research at Beck’s. “The southwest side of the island of Kauai provides a perfect environment to grow corn year round, allowing Beck’s to intensify its research efforts and provide farmers with the highest yielding seed products.”

As part of the purchase agreement, Beck’s will assume a license for approximately 1,000 acres of productive land on the island to advance generations of breeding nurseries year round. The land will also be used for parent seed increases and limited hybrid production to quickly deliver Beck’s newest seed innovations to farmers.

“The Beck family is focused on helping farmers succeed by increasing corn yields,” explained Scott Beck, president of Beck’s. “This investment is essential to providing our corn breeders with the tools necessary to develop the next generation of world-class seed genetics for farmers.”

Beck’s will immediately begin moving most of its winter research operations to the facility. The Kauai, Hawaii facility will initially employ seven full-time employees and up to fifty part-time employees at peak operating times.

For more information about Beck’s products and services, visit www.BecksHybrids.com or call 800.937.2325.

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