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Beck’s Continues to Invest in the West

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Beck’s, the largest family-owned retail seed company and the third-largest seed brand in the United States, is pleased to announce the acquisition of a new facility in Goehner, Nebraska. Located on 150 acres, the site will provide western farmers with sales support, distribution, and Practical Farm Research (PFR), as well as educational and agronomic opportunities.

“The purchase of the Goehner facility represents our commitment to farmers in our western territory,” said Scott Beck, president of Beck’s. “As we expand west, we are dedicated to investing in opportunities that will allow us to bring agronomic research, diversity in genetics and traits, and industry-leading localized service to western farmers. This new facility will support our farmer-focused mission and allow us to expand our Practical Farm Research program for farmers in western Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota.”

Situated off I-80, Beck’s Goehner facility will bring superior visibility and recognition to the area, with new buildings and reconstruction. The facility will be partially operational in 2022 but is expected to be fully operational in 2023. Beck’s will add multiple new full-time employees to operate the facility and bring farmers localized service and high-yielding, region-specific products. In addition, this facility will have over 100 acres of land dedicated to Practical Farm Research. Beck’s PFR studies are designed with the farmer in mind and highlight different management practices and inputs to help farmers to make better decisions on their farms and increase profitability.

“Over the past 55 years, we’ve experienced an average of 10% growth per year,” said Sonny Beck, CEO of Beck’s. “That’s a direct result of the hard work, faith, and innovation of our family and family of employees. Helping farmers succeed is more than a mission; it’s a passion we feel privileged to live out each day.”

To support growing demand, Beck’s continues to establish roots to support their western expansion. In August 2021, Beck’s purchased a processing facility in Beaman, Iowa for the use of soybean processing and production. On January 1, 2022, Beck’s will acquire the Hartung Brothers facility in Coon Rapids, Iowa for the use of corn and soybean production, processing, and distribution. 

Beck’s offers a lineup of high-yielding corn, soybeans, wheat, alfalfa and Great Harvest Organics, all backed by a 100% Free Replant Policy. Farmers also have access to an extensive lineup of cover crops and forage. In addition, Beck’s industry-leading PFR program brings farmer-focused research to the farm management process.