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Golden Harvest celebrates 50 years as a seed company driven by farmer success

  • After 50 years, Golden Harvest continues to innovate with investments in research and technology
  • Join Golden Harvest to celebrate its 50th anniversary at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill.

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., USA, Aug. 22, 2023Golden Harvest celebrates 50 years as a seed company that partners with farmers to deliver custom solutions for each unique agronomic challenge. Since 1973, Golden Harvest Seeds has been listening to farmers with intention, offering in-depth seeds expertise combined with local agronomic know-how.

Fifty years ago, seven families came together to create a new way to sell seed. That spirit of innovation continues today with investments in research and technology to continually deliver an expanded portfolio of proven corn and soybean products, including game-changing corn hybrids that outperform the competition in trials across the Midwest1 and Gold Series soybean varieties that offer high yield potential, robust agronomic defensive packages and flexibility in herbicide trait choice.

“Golden Harvest is proud to celebrate the milestone of 50 years of experience and partnership alongside farmers,” said Kramer Farney, Golden Harvest head of marketing. “A lot can change over half a century, but our commitment to research and development and to the fast delivery of innovative corn and soybean products to farmers has remained at our core.”

To further commemorate this milestone, Golden Harvest is sponsoring NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Sammy Smith throughout the 2023 season. Smith will be joining the Golden Harvest team at the upcoming Farm Progress Show, taking place Aug. 29-31 in Decatur, Ill. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Smith at the Golden Harvest booth Wednesday, Aug. 30, from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.-noon. Additionally, Smith’s car will be showcased all three days in front of the Golden Harvest tent.

The Farm Progress Show experience also will feature a panel discussion with local members of Congress moderated by Spencer Chase, managing editor of Agri-Pulse Communications. The event will be held Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 11:00 a.m. - noon in the Golden Harvest tent and will highlight House Ag Committee members and State Ag Commissioners discussing the upcoming farm bill and industry issues impacting farmers.

Over the years, Golden Harvest investments in research and development have led to many new industry-leading technologies. This upcoming season, we'll be introducing 24 new game-changing corn hybrids, five new Enogen® corn products and will offer 24 Gold Series soybean products. To continue farmer-focused research, Golden Harvest is reinvesting 9% of every $1 in profit — more than $1 billion annually — into global research and development. On a more local level, new state-of-the-art facilities enhance the team’s efforts in the research space. For example, the facility in Nampa, Idaho, incorporates a $30 million controlled environment trait accelerator. And the Slater, Iowa, facility is home to a Seed R&D Hub where over two million experimental plots are packaged annually.

Golden Harvest is continuing to expand its footprint across the Midwest. “In 2023, we doubled our new trusted advisors and are continuing to gain momentum in the countryside — all in pursuit of better serving farmers. We are continually impressed with what farmers can achieve by pairing elite genetics and trait technologies with innovative agronomic management practices,” said Farney. “As Golden Harvest has done for 50 years, we will continue to push boundaries and always put farmer success first.”

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1 Average yield performance assessments are based upon results of internal Syngenta trials, analysis of public information, field observations and/or internal Syngenta evaluations. For more information regarding yield comparisons against an individual product, ask your Golden Harvest Seed Advisor.

About Golden Harvest
Golden Harvest Seeds has been working with and listening to farmers with intention since 1973, offering in-depth seeds expertise combined with the local agronomic know-how of an independent Golden Harvest Seed Advisor to help identify custom solutions for every corn and soybean acre. Today, each Golden Harvest® hybrid or variety is bred with the individual needs of hardworking farmers in mind. Golden Harvest corn hybrids feature elite genetics with proven performance and the most complete above- and below-ground insect control solutions with the Duracade® and Viptera® trait stacks. Golden Harvest soybean varieties include the industry’s broadest trait choice and exclusive genetics, which set a new standard for performance and yield potential.

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