AGSECO, Inc., is a group of regional seed companies who cooperatively market wheat genetics in Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Nebraska. From its initial start-up of seven like-minded Kansas seed producers, AGSECO has grown to over 40 Associates in four states. AGSECO is committed to continuing to grow and expand into areas not currently serviced by our Associates. AGSECO’s policy, in respect to recruiting new Associates, is to only work with professional seed producers who have experience in certified seed production and have demonstrated integrity in the industry.
AGSECO has a rather unique business model. Most corporations measure their success by the rate of return on investment of their shareholders. AGSECO has never paid a dividend to its stockholders and likely never will. Revenue generated through our operation is reinvested in marketing programs, advertising, plot programs, and other activities to promote and protect the AGSECO brand. We measure our success by the profitability of our Associates and the amounts of royalty we contribute back to our genetic suppliers to help fund their breeding programs.
Additionally, AGSECO has a business relationship with Adaptive Genetics, LLC (a group of Texas seed men). The managing partners of Adaptive Genetics include Justin Seed Company of Justin, Texas; Turner Seed Company of Breckenridge, Texas; and Warner Seed Company of Hereford, Texas.
AGSECO has the existing fixed asset structure, production, conditioning, and marketing capabilities along with the knowledge and financial ability to prosper well into the future.
The value of high quality seed in today’s agriculture is often under appreciated and not well understood. Agronomists tell us that 60 percent of a small grain crop’s yield potential is determined at planting. There are many components that play a role in determining the yield of a grain crop. For example, seeding rate, depth and placement, soil type and fertility, disease and insect infestation, etc. Of all these components, variety selection and seed quality are of paramount importance.
Your AGSECO Associate is a professional seed producer with the knowledge and equipment to professionally advise you on variety selection and to insure you receive the highest quality seed possible from his seed conditioning operation. Wheat seed varieties you purchase from your AGSECO Associate will be certified, weed-free, genetically and mechanically pure seed with high germination and good test weight. University and seed company research demonstrates a two to four bushels per acre advantage from planting certified seed wheat as opposed to farmer saved seed.
Another important consideration in the purchase of AGSECO wheat varieties is the ongoing research and development of new superior varieties. A significant portion of the purchase price of AGSECO varieties is remitted directly back to our breeding partners to allow them to recoup past development costs and invest in future variety research. In order to remain competitive in the global economy, a continuing supply of new and improved varieties is essential. When you purchase AGSECO wheat varieties, you are investing in your future.
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