Wyffels recognized with Service to Agriculture Award

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click image to zoomBill Wyffels, Jr., left, receives the Service to Agriculture Award from the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers from Richard Grever, AFM. Bob Wyffels was not able to attend the awards ceremony. Bill Wyffels, Jr., and brother Bob Wyffels, the senior management team at Wyffels Hybrids, Inc., based in Geneseo, Ill., were recognized with the Outstanding Service to Agriculture Award by the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers during that organization’s annual meeting held at Decatur, Ill., earlier this month.

“It is with great pride that I present this award to two individuals who represent the very best in leadership and entrepreneurship in Illinois agriculture,” said Richard Grever, AFM, Hertz Farm Management, DeKalb, Ill., and chair of the ISPFMRA committee that selected the brothers to receive the citation.

Grever noted that the history of the family business offering seed for sale actually started in 1946 when Bill Wyffels, Sr., began selling oats seed. He explained that as the demand for oats diminished in the 1950s Wyffels turned his focus on selling seed corn and in 1970 began marketing true single cross hybrids.

“When Bill Sr. died unexpectedly in 1994 Bill and Bob moved forward with the family seed business, relying on their father’s longstanding commitment to innovation, integrity and excellence,” Grever explained. “Since that time, Wyffels Hybrids has gone from selling 2,000 bags of seed and having one employee to claiming nearly 2 percent of the U.S. corn market and employing more than 100 full-time people.”

Both of the brothers have been actively involved locally and statewide in youth, civic and industry matters including serving on a the board of directors at a local bank, Henry County Extension service activities, both the American Seed Trade Association and the Illinois Seed Trade Association, University of Illinois agronomy and crop science departments, and the Hamond-Henry Hospital, to name a few.

Bill Wyffels accepted the plaques for both as Bob Wyffels was not able to be present at the ceremony. In his comments, he noted that a third generation of the family is now deeply involved with the organization, and he is confident the company will be in good hands for a long time.

The award has been presented by the Society since 1940. It is the highest award the organization bestows to non-members.


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