Research & Learning Center

Founded to help bring new seed varieties to the market that meet the specific needs of our growers, the Legacy Seeds Research and Learning Center conducts disease and yield trials to help cultivate crops that will feed the world for generations to come.

Home to our alfalfa breeding program

Founded in Waupaca, Wisconsin in 2018, the Research and Learning Center started out as a few test plots of alfalfa and small meetings held under canopy tents. Today, the 7000-square-foot building is home to two greenhouses, a lab, shop area and surrounded by 25 acres of research plots. Our team conducts ongoing research, analyzing variety characteristics and performance for alfalfa, corn, soybeans and wheat, collecting data and evaluating performance for our customers.

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The Legacy Alfalfa Breeding Team

Olivia Steinmetz

Director of Forage Research

Olivia has a Bachelor’s of Science in Horticulture and Environmental Studies and a Master of Science in Plant Breeding and Genetics, both from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She joined Legacy Seeds in 2018 and brings a very strong background in pathology to our alfalfa breeding and development program.

James Ferrell

James has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He is currently working on a Master of Science in Plant Breeding at Iowa State University. His experience includes working in research and development of alfalfa and sweet corn. He also worked in agronomy sales covering a dairy-focused territory. By joining Legacy Seeds, James looks forward to helping producers adapt to the ever-changing agricultural environment.

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