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.
Due to the cold and wet spring we have experienced this year, we are extending the registration deadline to May 20, 2016. We understand that every farmer has different needs, preferences, and unique challenges on their farms. As a result of that, we’ve also decided to regionalize the Journey to 300 and Journey to 100 yield challenges this year in an effort to shift the focus more to the journey and less on the competition. Every soil type, productivity level, region and personal journey to higher yields is unique and they should be evaluated that way. Starting in 2016, there will be...
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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