Published on Friday, October 14, 2022
Atlanta, Ind. – Beck’s, the largest family-owned retail seed company and third largest seed brand, was welcomed by Nebraska state leaders in a ceremonial flag raising on Oct. 13, 2022, at Beck’s Goehner facility in Seward County.
“We welcome Beck's Hybrids to the Seward County business community. Beck's Hybrids is an ideal partner because of their commitment to faith, family, and farming,” said Jonathan Jank, president and CEO of Seward County Chamber & Development Partnership. “We truly appreciate their investment in Seward County and look forward to a long and successful business relationship.”
Jonathan Jank, CEO of Seward County Chamber and Development Partnership, provides remarks.
Members of Beck’s management team, Nebraska state leaders, Seward County officials and the Chamber of Commerce, construction and development partners, friends, neighbors, and media representatives gathered for an afternoon of fellowship to officially welcome Beck’s to the state. Following the remarks from state leaders, the Seward American Legion Post 33 and Seward Veterans of Foreign Wars of United States Post 4755 conducted a flag raising.
American Legion Post 33 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4755 conduct flag raising.
“Nebraska’s amazing agricultural productivity is made possible by innovative companies like Beck’s,” said Nebraska Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley. “By researching and developing better-performing plants, Beck’s helps farmers increase yield and optimize the land and water they use to grow crops. Thank you to Beck’s for choosing to invest in Goehner and put down roots here in the Good Life!”
Sonny Beck, CEO of Beck’s, and Mike Foley, Nebraska Lieutenant Governor, greet each other before the event.
Situated off I-80, Beck's Goehner facility will bring superior visibility and recognition to Seward County with new buildings and reconstruction. Beck's will bring multiple new full-time employees to operate the facility and bring farmers localized service and high-yielding, region-specific products. Located on 150 acres, Beck’s new facility in Nebraska will provide western farmers with sales support, distribution, and Practical Farm Research (PFR)®, as well as educational and agronomic opportunities. Beck’s PFR studies are designed with the farmer in mind and highlight different management practices and inputs to help farmers to make better decisions on their farms and increase profitability.
Beck’s new facility in Nebraska will provide western farmers with sales support, distribution, and PFR.
“Establishing our roots in Nebraska is just another way Beck’s provides our customers with the best in seed quality, field performance, and service,” said Sonny Beck, CEO of Beck’s. “Once the Goehner facility is complete, it will provide Beck’s dealers and customers with closer access to products, customer support, agronomic services, and Practical Farm Research. We look forward to supporting our western customers for seasons to come and helping their farms thrive.”
The facility is expected to be fully operational in 2023, with an anticipated grand opening at the inaugural Nebraska Field Show on August 3.
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Beck's- Farmers At Heart® - revolutionized the customer seed buying experience by remaining true to a foundation built on faith, family, and farming. Founded in 1937, Beck's appreciates the farmers who have helped them become the largest family-owned retail seed company and the third-largest seed brand in the United States. The Beck family is now in its fifth generation of family members who work in the business to honor God and help farmers succeed. The Beck family and team of employees help farmers achieve success from generation to generation through authentic customer experiences, product diversity, seed quality, and performance. With a home office located in Atlanta, Ind., Beck's serves farmers throughout the Midwest and Mid-South. For more information about Beck's, visit http://www.beckshybrids.com/. Follow Beck's on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.
Author: Hannah McGee
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