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  • Thankful for …

    Thankful for …

    November 22, 2023

    Posted by Stine Seed in Stine News

    As you gather with family, friends and loved ones for Thanksgiving tomorrow, we at Stine® want to express our deepest gratitude for your support in 2023. We are incredibly blessed to work with wonderfully talented employees and sales team members, an outstanding dealer and conditioner network, dedicated business partners and hardworking grower customers.

    To celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving, we asked our agronomy team to share what they are most grateful for this year. We hope their responses bring you all the joy and warmth of the season. Happy Thanksgiving from our Stine family to yours! 

    Daniel Greblunas, field agronomist (Nebraska and Kansas)
    Thanksgiving seems to mark the time in the year when my area tends to slow down a little. Farmers have an opportunity to look back on the trials and tribulations they went through during the growing and harvest season to get them to completion. In my personal life, I am very thankful for the health and safety of my friends and family. I am also thankful to have a nice home, two energy-filled dogs and a wonderful wife. Professionally, I am very thankful for the people who I work with, both within Stine and the producers I get to meet throughout the week. The Stine family is very close and is always willing to help tackle any problem you may be facing. Whether I am using their ground for a plot or sitting down to talk with them about Stine, the producers I have worked with have been amazing. They are always friendly, engaging and want to learn about anything new that we may be seeing in the field.

    Bill Kessinger, technical agronomist (Indiana, Michigan and Ohio)
    I am thankful for the people I get to spend my time around. I am first grateful for my family. Where you find one of us, you can almost always find all of us nearby. We work the farm together and battle it out on the sports fields or mats together.  Secondly, I am thankful for the people I work with at Stine. I get to spend a lot of time across a large geography of this great country, and our team is second to none in every part of it. I am truly blessed by the people I am surrounded by every day.

    Adam Sills, technical agronomist (Minnesota, Wisconsin and eastern Iowa)
    I am very thankful for family, my Stine family and having another healthy harvest season and year.

    Faith Hedrick, field agronomist (Illinois)
    This year, I’m thankful for quite a lot. It’s hard to sum it all up! I’m very lucky both professionally and personally. I had the opportunity to take an agronomy position with Stine at the beginning of the summer after finishing my degree at the University of Illinois. I couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunity to learn and grow with this company. I’m also very thankful for the personal growth this year has brought me. I am also grateful for the amazing family and friends I’m so fortunate to have in my life.

    Tyler Dubay, soybean technical agronomist (Illinois)
    I’m thankful for the work-life harmony Stine promotes. They express the importance of family first even when times are tough during harvest, and everyone at Stine works hard when we are working!

  • Find Stine® at an upcoming career fair

    Find Stine® at an upcoming career fair

    October 12, 2023

    Posted by Stine Seed in Stine News

    To say Stine® is getting bigger would be an understatement. We’re not only growing in terms of customers and sales, but we’re also expanding our national (and international) footprint. To meet this growing demand, we’re adding dedicated individuals to our team who are passionate about the agriculture industry.

    “Stine is an incredible company to start or continue your career,” says Todd Schomburg, Stine's recruitment lead. “There are so many opportunities to grow professionally and financially within our organization, all while supporting the greatest industry in the world.” 

    Whether you’re still in school or well into your career and looking for a new adventure, Stine has a role for you. We’re hiring for multiple positions, including summer interns (in select locations) and independent sales representatives (ISR) across the country. Stine summer interns have a unique opportunity for professional growth while gaining extensive knowledge within the seed industry. Interns will have support from a talented group of sales representatives and direct supervision from a knowledgeable Stine regional sales agronomist (RSAs). ISRs serve as the designated brand ambassador for Stine within an assigned territory and represent our brand promise — STINE HAS YIELD. ISRs have the freedom to run their own business while representing a company that’s been at the forefront of agricultural innovation for over four generations. We’re also seeking ISR corn specialists to serve as the primary ambassador of the Stine seed corn brand.

    College students interested in becoming a Stine intern or ISR can find us at one of these upcoming career fairs to learn more about our open positions and connect directly with our brand ambassadors.

    Oct. 24

    Northeast Iowa Community College, Calmer, IA, 9 a.m.–11 a.m. 

    Oct. 25

    Southwest Wisconsin Tech College, Fennimore, WI, 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

    Nov. 1             

    Ellsworth Community College — College Transfer Fair, Iowa Falls, IA, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

    Nov. 17

    Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA, 9:30 a.m.–Noon

    Dec. 1

    Ridgewater College, Willmar, MN, 8:30 a.m.–Noon

    Stine is also hiring for many other positions, including RSAs and field and technical agronomists. Find more details regarding our open careers here, and submit your application directly on the site. View specific roles by location at or

    “Even if your background isn’t in agriculture, we want to hear from you,” says Schomburg. “Stine is rapidly expanding, and it’s likely we have a position that will fit your passion and skillset. If you’re on the fence, reach out to us.”   




    September 14, 2023

    Posted by Stine Seed in Stine News

    Why choose Stine corn and soybeans for 2024? The simple answer is genetics, options and service.

    “STINE HAS YIELD isn’t just our brand promise; it’s how we operate, and it’s at the core of every decision we make as a company,” says Myron Stine, company president. “Stine has the best genetics, the most robust product offerings and the most knowledgeable reps in the industry. When combined, we deliver the resources grower customers need to achieve top-end yield.” 


    Stine has one of the industry’s largest corn and soybean breeding programs, which means we’re testing more new genetics than our competitors. We operate with the knowledge that breeding is a numbers game — the more material you look at, the better your chances of finding the best. We won’t release any genetic material if it doesn’t have proven yield performance in our program. Our approach to breeding is why most of the soybean genetics planted in the United States today started with Stine and why we can deliver new corn genetics to growers’ fields faster than other seed companies.


    Because of our access to our own genetic material and the industry’s leading trait platforms, we can deliver more new options than our competitors year after year. This is a big differentiator for us. For soybeans, this is critical as there’s more adaption of the Enlist E3® trait than ever before. Stine is well placed for growers using this platform as we have the BEST the industry offers, bar none. Our 2024 soybean lineup includes:  

    • 109 lines of Stine brand Enlist E3 soybeans, ranging from 0008 to 77 maturity.
    • Five lines of Stine brand LibertyLink® GT27® soybeans, ranging from 04 to 34 maturity.
    • 23 options of Stine brand XtendFlex® soybeans, ranging from 08 to 50 maturity.
    • 28 options of Stine Elite conventional soybeans, ranging from 02 to 53 maturity. 

    Whether you’re in the market for short corn or a traited product with outstanding above- and below-ground insect protection, Stine has the corn lineup you need. Options include: 

    • 13 Agrisure®-traited lines featuring Stine genetics, including some from our elite MX Series Corn lineup, with options ranging from 83–85-day to 117–119-day relative maturity.
    • 14 Stine GT lines, ranging from 103–105-day to 114–116-day relative maturity.
    • Two Stine GT+ lines— an 85–87-day and a 101–103-day, including one of our MX Series brand corn options.
    • 11 MX Series Corn lines, ranging from 95–97-day to 113–115-day relative maturity.
    • Three conventional lines, ranging from a 109–111-day to a 110–112-day product.


    “We’re particular about who we hire to support our grower customers,” says Stine. “We have the best and most knowledgeable employees and sales reps … period.”

    Our dedicated workforce will do what it takes to fulfill our STINE HAS YIELD promise and deliver value so grower customers can move the needle to higher yields. We work with hundreds of independent sales reps across the country who are passionate about their role in the ag industry and committed to supporting their grower customers when and where they need them. Our talented employees are well-versed in various areas of expertise, including research, data analysis, sales support, marketing and more. Our agronomy team understands success in the field goes well beyond putting the best seed in the ground. They are available to our customers and sales team to guide them on the agronomics of our products, best practices for field placement and maintaining yield throughout the season.

    If you’re looking for a seed company that understands the everyday needs of farming and how products perform in specific environments, look no further than Stine. Contact your local sales rep today. View our 2024 Stine Seed Catalog here.