Stine is growing! With a sizable increase in both our corn and soybean sales, Stine is moving forward in the seed industry, and our growth doesn’t stop there.
As we work to introduce new genetics to the industry, we’ve significantly expanded our corn and soybean breeding programs. This expansion will help lead our efforts to new breakthroughs in corn and soybean genetics, and will further solidify our position as having the largest proprietary soybean and corn breeding programs in the United States.
On the production side, we recently completed a much-needed expansion at our corn drying facility at our headquarters in Adel, Iowa. This expansion, which increased our capacity by nearly 40 percent, will assist our rapidly growing corn business.
With this tremendous growth comes the need for more space. In 2016, we expanded our offices to include new facilities in neighboring Dallas Center, Iowa, just a few miles east of our headquarters in Adel. This facility is home to our soybean breeding program, quality assurance laboratories and marketing and sales department.
To paint a better picture of how quickly our sales force has grown, 10 years ago, Stine’s sales team consisted of 67 independent sales representatives in five regions. Today, 178 independent sales representatives in 20 regions promote the brand and deliver high-yielding seed corn and soybeans to growers across the country. And that number will grow to 187 on May 1. And we’re not done yet — we’re planning to add 35 independent sales reps by the end of the year.
Stine continues to experience unparalleled success because we continue to remain focused on what matters most to our customers — developing and delivering the highest yielding seed genetics possible.