Beck`s Hybrids seed company provides high yield corn, soybeans, wheat and elite alfalfa. All seed products are protected by the Escalate yield enhancement system delivering higher yields, insect protection, improved stand, and seedling health. We access the best genetics and seed technologies from suppliers worldwide. Farmers can get the genetic diversity and trait protection they need, all from one company, Beck`s Hybrids.
Beck's Hybrids is the largest family-owned, retail seed company in the United States, serving farmers in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, southern Michigan, western Kentucky, Tennessee, eastern Iowa and eastern Missouri. Beck's understands what farmers need, because we're farmers, too.
As the largest family-owned seed company, Beck's has access to the best genetics and trait technologies from suppliers worldwide. In fact, Beck's strives to provide all customers with the tools they need to succeed on their farm.
Beck's Leadership Team
Beck's Leadership Team offers over 100 years of combined service to Beck's customers. All team members have diligently worked in various roles within the company providing a wealth of knowledge and experience, second to none in the seed industry.
To provide our customers with the best in seed quality, field performance, and service.
To honor God, by maintaining our relationships with integrity and honesty in all we do.
As an independent, family-owned seed company, Beck's Hybrids is dedicated to providing farmers with complete access to the tools they need to be successful. Instead of purchasing from multiple seed companies, farmers can reduce their overall risk and increase profitability by accessing the best traits and genetics from Beck's.
Farmers have different needs and preferences. That’s why Beck’s Hybrids accesses the best genetics and technologies from suppliers worldwide. With Beck’s, you get the genetic diversity and trait protection you need. This competitive advantage allows you to focus on solutions rather than spending time shopping with multiple seed companies.
In 1901, Lawrence Beck purchased an 80 acre farm in Hamilton County, which is the headquarters of Beck's Hybrids. Then, in 1937, he and his son Francis each planted a three-acre allotment of hybrid parent seed corn offered by the Purdue Botany Department. They planted the crop with a two row, horse-drawn planter and harvested it by hand. This became the first crop of Beck's Superior Hybrids.
Although a lot has changed since 1937, a few things have remained the same. At Beck's, our family and family of employees remain dedicated to developing and growing the best performing seed products in our marketing area. We understand what it takes to be successful. That's why we're dedicated to remaining family-owned and providing our customers with access to a diverse range of genetics and traits, backed by our 100% Replant Policy.
The Beck's Experience
Beck's Hybrids is proud to present a 160-page history book titled, The Beck's Experience: 75 Years of a Remarkable Way to do Business. In the book, author Jerry Steadham explains the spirited growth and experiences that have helped mold Beck's Hybrids into the successful company that it is today.
Once Upon a Very Real Time...
Many books begin with a statement insisting that all of the characters, places, and situations portrayed in them are purely fictitious.
This is a completely opposite kind of book.
The characters, places, and situations are all real... and they really did happen... even the parts that seem too good to be true.
An Era Far Away
The story traces its way back to just after the turn of the 20th century. And to a world very different form the one we occupy.
In 1901, in the heart of Indiana, Indianapolis ranked as the nation's 21st most populated city. It served as a bustling home to just under 170,000 citizens.
One county, and about a half a day's ride to the north (depending on how you traveled), a mere thousand souls or so made up the farm town of Atlanta.
So, the area a few miles southwest of Atlanta was, to use a phrase from the time, 'way out in the country.'
But, Lawrence Beck knew it well. His grandfather and great uncle had settled on large parcels of land just north of there in 1836, shortly after first coming to America from Germany in 1833.