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.
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.
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 on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BecksHybrids, like Beck’s on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BecksHybrids, or visit the Beck’s Blog at www.beckshybrids.com/blog.
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