Stine, one of the region’s top seed producers is looking for partners for the coming year.

Expected growth in its range of soybean products has the Adel, Iowa, based company looking for local producers to grow seed soybeans. According to District Sales Manager Kyle Olson, the company is looking for 300,000 additional acres to produce Stine beans.

Company officials say there are no geographic restrictions for farmers; the only requirement is that the grower must have on-farm storage for all the anticipated seed production so that they can separate and house the seed they grow.

As a seed production partner for Stine, growers not only receive a premium for growing the product, they also get priority access to the newest, highest-yielding soybean genetics on the market, including numbers that are not yet commercially available or are otherwise sold out. Among the options is the chance to grow Enlist E3 and LibertyLink GT27 soybeans, two of the company’s newest varieties. Each line represents Stine’s latest and best genetic material that has advanced from the company’s Elite Yield Trials combined with the industry’s most sought after traits. Farmers can pick which trait platform they want to accommodate their farming practices.

Olson said most of the top bean genetics in the country have come from Stine’s research and now they want to put that research into practice.

“Growers help us and we’re putting our trust in them,” he said.

The company also offers agronomic support from Stine’s team of agronomists and sales experts. This means that as a seed production partner, growers will receive not only enhanced knowledge of these new varieties bust also best management practices as they move from production to commercial sale.

Producers interested in becoming a seed production partner for Stine in 2019 are asked to contact their local Stine sales representative; or Olson at 402-870-2335, or via e-mail at olsonkyle13@gmail.com.