Farm Progress is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Serving: United States
New seed company to help growers make informed buying decisions

New seed company to help growers make informed buying decisions

Funk Seed, founded by Bill Funk, will offer a better understanding to growers about the technology behind the seed they plant.

Funk Seed is a new company founded by Bill Funk, who says his business model will help growers know more about the varieties they are buying, and to also pre-select their seed before it’s even produced. Funk says the model will help growers maximize profits and avoid confusion about what they are planting.

We published a corn seed guide in September to help growers break down the choices available today.

Funk said growers will be able to track their seed from the time it’s planted through harvest. After harvest, seed will be tested for genetic purity, vigor, trait purity, germination, seed protectant loading rate and more, which will give growers information about the quality of seed they’ve purchased.

Like what you’re reading? Subscribe to Farm Industry News Now e-newsletter to get the latest news and more straight to your inbox twice weekly.

Funk Seed will sell its own branded seed, in addition to Syngenta’s Innotech brand corn and soybean seed for the 2014 planting season. Corn hybrids will have Agrisure trait stacks and technology, such as Agrisure Duracade, Agricsure Viptera and Agrisure Artesian. Fun Seed will also offer Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield through Innotech soybeans. Seed will be available to growers in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois.

For more information, visit or call 765-463-4707.

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.