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:

Organic Agronomy Training Series pilot sessions offer education for agronomists, crop advisors

As demand for organic grain products soars, newly certified organic grain farmers — or those in the process of transitioning to organic grain — struggle to find reliable technical service and support as they navigate this new production system. Upcoming two-day pilot sessions of the Organic Agronomy Training Series (OATS) can help agronomists, crop advisors, extension agents, […]

October 9, 2019 | Categories:

Cover Crop Usage Exploding in U.S.

The USDA released its Census of Agriculture, and within that data, the results showed a jaw-dropping 67 percent increase in the use of cover crops by U.S. farmers from 2012 to 2017. Across all U.S. states, farmers reported planting 15.4 million acres of cover crops in 2017 compared to 10.2 million acres in 2012. Also of […]

April 29, 2019 | Categories: ,

The Return of the Prodigal Agronomist

We are very happy to announce the re-hiring of Matt Leavitt! He’s back! Matt Leavitt, Organic Agronomist, re-joined the Albert Lea Seed team. Just in time for the new year, Matt has returned to take over some of his previous duties (in combination with Bairet Eiter and Margaret Snith) and he will be adding some new […]

December 22, 2018 | Categories: