Beck’s and Indiana AgriNews have started their search for the 2018 Indiana Farm Family of the Year. The award, now in its 21st year, honors an outstanding Hoosier family for work on and off the farm. Nominations are being accepted until November 1. Learn more and download the application here.
Do you know an Indiana farm family who works hard and is involved in their community? Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Farm Family of the Year award. For the past 20 years, Beck’s and Indiana AgriNews have been honoring one Indiana farm family for their work on the farm, service to their community and agriculture industry. The award is aimed at increasing awareness of the important contributions all farm families make to our daily lives.
Nominations can be for a neighbor, friend, or your own family and may be submitted by completing the nomination form and returning it to Indiana AgriNews at 2563 E. 55th Place, Indianapolis, IN 46220. For more information, call or email Jim Henry at 317-726-5391 or email@example.com. Nominations for this year’s award are due November 21.
Click here to download the nomination form.
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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