Albert Lea Seed pledges $125,000 for Winter Rye & Winter Barley Research at the University of Minnesota

by Matt Leavitt, agronomist and organic team lead; and Mac Ehrhardt, president and co-owner Albert Lea Seed is proud to support two crucial research programs at the University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences: Dr. Jochum Wiersma’s Winter Rye research program, and Dr. Kevin Smith’s Winter Barley breeding program. Why do […]

January 12, 2022 | Categories: , , , , Read More >>

Farm Business Management Tuition Cost-Share Now Available to Transitioning and Certified Organic Midwest Farmers and Ranchers

by University of Minnesota Contact: Joleen Hadrich College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, 612.626.5620 Dec 1, 2021. St. Paul, MN. — The University of Minnesota, in coordination with the Farm Business Management (FBM) program, has additional scholarship money available for transitioning and certified organic farmers and ranchers through the Organic Farm Financial […]

December 6, 2021 | Categories: ,

University of Minnesota Researchers Release First-Ever Winter Barley Variety

MN-Equinox will be available for growers to plant in Fall of 2022 through Albert Lea Seed by University of Minnesota Media Contact: Constance Carlson, UMN Forever Green, 612.709.6790 St. Paul, MN — Researchers from the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics at University of Minnesota announce the release of a new six-row winter barley variety […]

December 2, 2021 | Categories: , , , Read More >>

MDA Advises Farmers with Ties to Pipeline Foods, LLC to File Claims

by Minnesota Department of Agriculture Media Contact: Allen Sommerfeld 651-201-6185 Grain bond claims must be submitted by Jan. 4, 2022 ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is issuing an advisory to farmers who have conducted business with Pipeline Foods, LLC based in Fridley, Minn. The company announced on July 8, […]

November 9, 2021 | Categories:

Albert Lea Seed Moves to Employee Ownership

Positioning Albert Lea Seed for Future Growth, Same Great Products and Service Pictured above, left to right: Matt Helgeson, Ben Hinueber, Elia Romano, Tom Ehrhardt, and Mac Ehrhardt. (Not pictured: Margaret Ehrhardt and Bob Atwell) We’re excited to announce that Albert Lea Seed has established a stock-ownership structure to transition business ownership to our employees, […]

February 25, 2021 | Categories:

Albert Lea Seed Hosting Two February Virtual Conference Events

After our first two virtual conference sessions back in December, we’re gearing up for two new, free virtual conference sessions for farmers. Farm Forages Virtual Conference – February 3, 2021, 10 am – 2 pm (Please pre-register at: Small Grains Virtual Conference – February 4, 2021, 10 am – 2 pm (Please pre-register at: […]

Hybrid Rye Field Days 2019

With only two more hybrid rye field days coming up, farmers should RSVP now. Two upcoming field days (Rose Creek, Minnesota, and East Troy, Wisconsin) will showcase the power of hybrid winter rye for feed, forage, and food/distillation markets. This is not your grandfather’s cereal rye. The Hybrid Rye Field Days will demonstrate how farmers can […]

June 24, 2019 | Categories: