Special Edition – Spring 2023

Celebrating 100 Years: How It All Started

We’re celebrating 100 years of business in 2023. Following is a summary of how Albert Lea Seed started, written in 1986 by the late Lou Ehrhardt, founder of the company and grandfather of current company president Mac Ehrhardt



Celebrating 100 Years: Thank You For Your Business

This year marks our 100th year in the seed business. As we reflect on the busy year we just had, we want to take a moment to express gratitude to our employees, loyal customers, and the many stakeholders and folks long gone who have contributed so much to our 100 years of success.


What’s Happening At Albert Lea Seed

It’s been some time since we’ve sent out a newsletter, and we have a lot talk about! Our acquisition of Blue River Organic Seed last summer has meant a great deal of work for everyone in both organizations, and more Zoom meetings than anyone should have to endure. Our work is not done, but we have accomplished a lot.


Albert Lea Seed Welcomes National Sales Manager

Early in life I knew I wanted to be in agriculture,” said Herb Hasenkamp, who joined Albert Lea Seed as National Sales Manager last May. “When I was young, I had a small-scale ‘farm’ in our backyard with toy tractors and equipment.”



Corn Builder CC12: A New Option for Underseeding

Looking for a new underseeding option? Check out our Corn Builder CC12 cover crop mix.


Eight Great Reasons to Seed Grass With Your Alfalfa hay

Most of the hay stands in the upper Midwest are seeded with only alfalfa. If you’re growing alfalfa hay, you may want to consider adding grass to your hay mix for greater diversity in plant species, insect communities, soil microbiological communities, and response to environmental conditions.



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