is part of the 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.

  • American Agriculturist
  • Beef Producer
  • Corn and Soybean Digest
  • Dakota Farmer
  • Delta Farm Press
  • Farm Futures
  • Farm Industry news
  • Indiana Prairie Farmer
  • Kansas Farmer
  • Michigan Farmer
  • Missouri Ruralist
  • Nebraska Farmer
  • Ohio Farmer
  • Prairie Farmer
  • Southeast Farm Press
  • Southwest Farm Press
  • The Farmer
  • Wallaces Farmer
  • Western Farm Press
  • Western Farmer Stockman
  • Wisconsin Agriculturist

NC+ Will Have 50th Anniversary in 2008

NC+ Hybrids, based in Lincoln, will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2008 and will begin to commemorate the event starting this summer and fall at grower meetings and field trial.

NC+ was started in 1958 as a production and marketing organization for farmers to work together as a group rather than individuals to merchandise and grow seed, says Doug Gloystein, operations manager. Today, NC+ serves corn, soybean, grain sorghum and alfalfa producers across the United States.

NC+'s original name was Nebraska Hybrid Seed Growers Association, with the seed sold under the brand name NC+ Hybrids. The company's name was later changed to NC+ Hybrids. Claire Porter, a research associate at the University of Nebraska, originally suggested that growers should form the organization to work together as a group, rather than individuals, in merchandising and growing seed. The company was officially registered and 56 growers were merchandising seed under the NC+ brand. Porter served as the company's first general manager.

NC+ is now a division of Channel Bio Corp. and has more than 100 employees and more than 1,500 sales representatives across the country.

"Our founders were visionary in how they approached the production and marketing of seed and we carry that same visionary spirit with us every day as we look to the future of seed genetics and technology," Gloystein says.

NC+ independently markets the NC+ brand of seed corn, soybeans, grain sorghum, forage sorghum, sudangrass and alfalfa as a division of Channel Bio Corp. For more information, visit

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.