Cornelius Seed is celebrating our 85th year in 2020. Five Cornelius generations have led Cornelius Seed over this time. Our family has been fortunate to have great team members who we have depended on to help our business grow. We are proud of the longstanding relationships we have with multiple generations of our customers. We are always excited by the number of new customers we welcome to the Cornelius Seed family every year.
Growing a seed business for 85 years, like farming, has not always been easy. There is no secret formula. The truth is it takes knowledge, forward thinking, planning, attention to detail, and hard work. Most importantly, it takes the right products and services. We pride ourselves on delivering consistent high yielding and solid agronomic seed you can depend on.
Like you, we have endured trials over the past 85 years. 2020 has been an interesting year with sheltering and social distancing. Fortunately for all of us, Agriculture is an essential business. For the first time in my lifetime, supermarkets had shortages of meat and other food staples. It is my hope the American public will now begin to have a new appreciation for the American Farmer.
You can be confident that Cornelius Seed will be here for you now and into the future. While some businesses seem to be paralyzed and not knowing which direction to go today, we do know where we are going. We will continue to deliver products you expect and deserve, and we will continue to provide and improve the services we deliver to you inside and outside of the bag.
While there are many things you cannot control right now, there are some you can control. Starting to develop your 2021 planting plan is something you can control. Working with your District Sales Manager or Seed Rep to start building that plan will give you confidence now. Remember to take advantage of early order and early pay incentives or early financing programs. Order early to take advantage of the best selection of products.
We are excited to add 14 new corn hybrids and 15 new soybean varieties to our 2021 line-up. We continue to evaluate new seed traits and technologies to keep you ahead of the curve. As always, we will keep searching to find products that fit and succeed on your farm. Cornelius Seed will strive to earn our place on your farm year after year.
Plant it. Profit.®
President, Cornelius Seed