Our Story

A Story That Starts in an Alfalfa Field

We stay true to our humble beginnings in every way, never forgetting that our first priority is the American farm and its best interests for the long haul.

Timeline

History of Legacy Seeds

1999

Steve Jensen and Tyler Lee start their seed business.

2000

Bruce Ceranske joins Steve Jensen and Tyler Lee to form Legacy Seeds, Inc. The three work from their homes to build the fledging business.

2000

Plant breeder Dave Huset is hired to independently breed cutting-edge alfalfa varieties.

2000

Idaho leases its first facility to warehouse, blend and package alfalfa seed.

2001

Legacy Seeds enters small seed dealer business in Wisconsin.

2001

Wisconsin leases its first facility to warehouse, blend and package seed.

2004

Corn and soybean trait and genetic licenses secured.

2007

Wisconsin leases a larger facility to accommodate growth.

2010

Wheat genetic licenses secured.

2010

Scandinavia, Wisconsin operations facility leased.

2011

Scandinavia, Wisconsin operations facility purchased.

2012

Scandinavia, Wisconsin operations facility upgraded to add RIB blending and packaging line.

2013

Standlife Genetics® (Aphanomyces Race 2 Alfalfa) registered.

2016

Scandinavia, Wisconsin operations facility updated to add seed treater.

2017

Construction on Waupaca, Wisconsin Research Farm begins.

2018

Legacy Research & Learning center opens.

2018

Partner Steve Jensen retires, and new partner Legacy Seed Companies (now Legacy Agripartners) comes aboard.

2018

DF Seeds LLC of Dansville, Michigan also comes aboard as part of the Legacy Seed Companies (now Legacy Agripartners) family.

2019

Bruce Ceranske named President/CEO of Legacy Seed Companies (now Legacy Agripartners).

2019

Legacy Seeds LLC launches new Minnesota Sales District.

2019

Bret McCorkle comes on board as President of Legacy Seeds LLC.

2020

Colin Steen named CEO of Legacy Seed Companies (now Legacy Agripartners).

Our People

Meet the Legacy Seeds Team

Every person at Legacy Seeds puts farmer priorities first through innovation and good old-fashioned hard work.

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