Wednesday, April 21, 2010

We like who we are… Family Owned!!

There have been comments by some consumers that large, multi-national corporations have gobbled up the small family owned agricultural companies in America. Big business has taken agricultural products into the science lab, resulting in many genetically modified plants… frequently improving production, disease resistance, and creating other benefits. This is much more common in the field crop business, such as soy beans and field corn, and is not nearly as common in the fresh market vegetable marketplace… at least not yet.

Our company, just like it was throughout the 20th century, is a family owned business. The family principles that made Harris Seeds a market-leader over the years remain in place today.

Harris Seeds is owned by the Dickes family of Illinois. Our Chairman, Byram Dickes, grew up on a family farm in Indiana and he understands what it takes to make a good agricultural company tick.

We believe that a family owned business has distinct advantages, as we stay connected and focused with our customers… those good folks that are responsible for making our company successful.

We like being family owned, and we expect to compete effectively against those organizations owned by the large, corporate giants.

We are Harris Seeds… a grower friendly company!

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