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Cornelius Seed Acquires Four Star Seed Company Ensuring Continuation of Family-Owned Independent Seed Company

Bellevue, IA – Cornelius Seed is honored to announce Four Star Seed Company of Logan, IA has become a part of Cornelius Seed. This acquisition will combine the retail businesses of two independent family-owned seed companies with a long history of outstanding performance and service.
Four Star Seed Company, based in Western Iowa was founded in 1984. The company built a foundation of elite genetics and technology, field performance and dedication to their customers throughout almost 40 years in business.
“We believe Four Star Seed and Cornelius Seed have similar cultures and a passion for doing what’s best for our customers,” said Dennis Kenealy, President of Four Star Seed Company. “We are pleased to have Cornelius Seed take the business we have built, and usher into the future. Our customers should feel confident that they will receive the same exceptional service from a team who truly understand the family-owned, independent seed business.”
Dennis Kenealy will be joining Cornelius Seed as the company’s Western Regional Sales Manager and Western Operations Manager, bringing extensive experience in the seed industry. In addition, Four Star Seed’s experienced sales team will be joining Cornelius Seed, continuing the strong relationships they have built with customers.
“Four Star Seed has a solid reputation in Iowa and Nebraska, and we are pleased to expand the Cornelius Seed network,” said Will Cornelius, Vice President of Cornelius Seed. “We look forward to getting to know and building a solid relationship with the Four Star Seed customers and welcome the knowledge their team brings to the company.”
Cornelius Seed is an independent, regional seed company selling seed primarily in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin as well as Minnesota and South Dakota. Cornelius Seed boasts eight decades of ownership under the Cornelius family with a wealth of experience selecting, producing and selling the right seed for the right acre.