MORE AND MORE FARMERS TRUST BECK'S WITH THEIR SEED NEEDS
Atlanta, Indiana - Beck's Hybrids is excited to announce the purchase of the Brown Seed Enterprises seed processing facility in Neoga, Ill. In June 2009, Beck's Hybrids and Brown Seed Enterprises established a partnership to combine the strength of both companies, enhancing the research, products and services offered to southern Illinois farmers.
"We couldn't be more thrilled to make this announcement," said Scott Beck, vice president of Beck's Hybrids.
"Ouralliancewith Dennis Brown and his team at Brown Seed Enterprises hasbeen successful. But as we continue togrowourcustomerbase in southern Illinois, it'simportant thatwe focus on long-term goals for the benefit of ourcustomers. We believed, along with Dennis, that Beck's long-term goals of expansion and distribution in southern Illinois could be better achieved through the acquisition of the property and facilities."
The former Brown Seed Enterprises facility will be utilized to package, warehouse and ship seed to farmers in Beck's southern marketing area. The agreement includes the purchaseof approximately 13 acres, the facilities andequipment, as wellas seven full-time employees of Brown Seed Enterprises becoming Beck's Hybrids
"Over the last several years, I have been amazed at Beck's growth and operational efficiencies," said Dennis Brown of BrownSeed Enterprises. "This sale is a natural progression of our successful alliance and our mutual goals."
Dennis Brown will continue to operate his other businesses focused on crop research and technology development. Beck's Hybrids will utilize the former Brown Seed Enterprises facility to process seed that will be sold and distributed in the area. Beck's is pursuing the purchase of additional property in the Effingham region to serve as the distribution and Practical Farm Research (PFR)® facility for the seed that is processed at Neoga. Property is still being sought for this new distribution and PFR site.
For more information about Beck's Hybrids, visit www.beckshybrids.com or call 800.937.2325.