Beck's Hybrids has announced a new territory expansion into the western two-thirds of Tennessee, plus 35 additional counties in eastern Kentucky. As the largest family-owned seed company in the United States, Beck's marketing area also includes Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, southern Michigan and the western half of Kentucky. With the Tennessee and Kentucky expansion, more than one million acres of both corn and soybeans, as well as 500,000 acres of wheat has been added to Beck's marketing area.
Beck's Hybrids is the largest family-owned seed company in the United States, serving farmers in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, southern Michigan, western Kentucky and Tennessee.
"Over the last few years, we've noticed an increase in farmers who see the value in working with a family-owned seed company," said Scott Beck, vice president of Beck's Hybrids. "We are looking forward to providing Tennessee farmers with the best in seed quality, field performance and service."
Before adding a new sales territory, it was important to Beck's Hybrids to have the infrastructure in place first, in order to better serve farmers. In July 2012, Beck's Hybrids purchased its first permanent location in Kentucky. Located in Henderson, the land and newly built facility is an ideal location for farmers in Beck's southern marketing area. The 150-acre property will include a distribution center that provides educational and agronomic support.
"When I was first introduced to Beck's Hybrids I was immediately impressed with the uniformity of seed, quality seed treatments, personal service, and most importantly product performance," stated Bartt McCormack, a Beck's Hybrids customer from Pulaski, Tenn. "From close attention to detail to the ability to talk with upper management, the quality service and products Beck's Hybrids produces is above and beyond competitors."
Beck's Hybrids also conducts Practical Farm Research (PFR) studies and will store research equipment for Beck's Southern Choice Trials at the Henderson, Ky., facility. PFR studies are designed with the farmer in mind. These studies include testing different management practices and new technologies to determine how they perform in varying field environments. Choice Trials is a research program that provides farmers with more products tailored for their specific growing conditions. Farmers can expect to tour the PFR studies at Beck's Kentucky Field Show on August 6, 2013.
"Because there is a growing customer demand in our southern marketing area, the Tennessee expansion is a natural fit for Beck's Hybrids," said Sonny Beck, president of Beck's Hybrids. "With our location in Kentucky and a dedicated sales team, farmers in Tennessee can rely on Beck's for their seed needs."