AgReliant Genetics, LLC of Westfield, Ind., has acquired the retail seed operations of Dahlco Seeds, Inc. of Cokato, Minn.



Dahlco currently markets corn, soybeans, alfalfa, and other seeds primarily in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and North Dakota. AgReliant Genetics LLC will integrate the Dahlco business into its Wensman and Great Lakes Hybrids seed selling operations. Dahlco dealers and customers in Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota will have access to new products from Wensman Seed, Wadena, Minnesota. Dealers and customers in Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan will have access to new products from Great Lakes Hybrids headquartered in Ovid, Michigan.



Kevin Dahlman, President of Dahlco Seeds, Inc. stated, "I am excited that Dahlco Seeds has joined the AgReliant Team. This will be an outstanding opportunity for Dahlco dealers, customers and Sales Representatives to become part of a dynamic and growing organization. This acquisition will significantly improve the products that Dahlco Sales Representatives will be able to offer to our dealers and customers. AgReliant is the #4 Corn Seed Company in the U. S. and has one of the largest corn breeding programs in the U. S. I personally am looking forward to working with the Wensman and Great Lakes Teams to continue to offer the outstanding service and commitment to farmers that has been part of the Dahlco legacy."



Raphael Journel, President and CEO of AgReliant Genetics, LLC added that "Dahlco Seeds brings a strong history of successfully serving farmers in the northern Corn Belt. AgReliant has enjoyed significant growth throughout the Corn Belt since being created in 2000, and the Dahlco acquisition will help us continue that trend."



Craig Newman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, commented that "We are looking forward to working with Kevin Dahlman and the Dahlco Sales Representatives to offer new products and services to Dahlco dealers and customers from our extensive breeding programs through our Wensman and Great Lakes Brands. Our goal is to provide the Dahlco Team with the best genetics, the highest-performing traits, and the most effective seed treatments in the industry."



AgReliant Genetics, LLC is the 4th largest corn seed company in the United States distributing corn, soybeans and alfalfa in the Corn Belt. AgReliant is headquartered in Westfield, Indiana.



Dahlco Seeds, Inc. is a family-owned seed business with roots going back over 85 years. They have specialized in selling high quality corn, soybean, alfalfa, and other seeds to farmers in the northern Corn Belt. Dahlco is headquartered in Cokato, MN.



SOURCE: AgReliant Genetics.