Ever wonder how a regionally concentrated seed company like ours competes so successfully with the industry's corporate giants?
As an independent seed company, Cornelius Seed has broad access to genetics and traits from multiple providers. Our product-development team searches for germplasm to maximize profitability for our customers.
Cornelius Seed focuses on products that excel in Iowa, southern Wisconsin, northern Illinois and southern Minnesota known as Cornelius Country. This concentration allows for yield advantages in our products developed for specific circumstances including soil types and management practices. This sets us apart from large companies who select for broad geographic performance.
Cornelius Seed manages the many facets of seed production. We pride ourselves in putting the best product in the bag because our name is on the bag.
Cornelius Seed knows your soil, unlike the big seed companies, because we farm it too. It’s what gives us the unique ability to provide local, data-driven recommendations for products capable of maximizing your profit.
We’re family owned and operated. We live and work in the center of Cornelius Country. This gives us a keen understanding of local growers’ needs. That’s a far cry from having corporate headquarters in a metropolis or foreign country.
"I like doing business with a local, family owned seed company. Cornelius Seed supplies me with superior products, services I want, and a personal connection."
“I plant Cornelius Seed because of the relationship we have built over the years. The employees and the family owners are good to work with. And the product will go head to head with anything.”
“I work with Cornelius Seed because they’re a team I can rely on and I know I’ll get the support when I need it for my customers.”
"I plant and sell Cornelius Seed. Product performance and seed quality are excellent. I really like that Cornelius Seed is a local family owned company who treats their customers and dealers like family."
“I appreciate Cornelius Seed’s service along with the fact they are an independent company who offers top genetic lines in several trait packages.”
"Cornelius Seed is a progressive, family-owned company that literally works for its customers. They combine quality genetics with the best available traits to help regional producers increase their bottom line."
“Our family has been involved with Cornelius since 1952. We have tried other brands enough to know we want to stay!”
“The company with the most choices of the highest quality and value products.”
“Being a third-generation Cornelius dealer, I really enjoy the family ownership, local decisions, great products and the excellent support staff.”
“I have not seen the quality of seed and/or service from Cornelius ever being topped by anyone, even as a second-generation grower.”
"I see consistently high yields from a family owned seed company. Independent so they can choose technologies that best suit their farmer/customers."
"It is a very good feeling to deal with a company where they all know who you are immediately when they see you. They truly understand that our success is their success."