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Mid-State Seed’s mutually beneficial partnerships are grounded in more than 30 years of experience with highly skilled, quality people who care about doing the job right and are committed to producing the best soybean seed in the industry.

About Us

Mid-State Seed partners with leading international seed companies and some of the best farmers in the country to produce the finest soybean seed in the world. We condition, treat and package soybean seed developed and grown by our partners. In our Marshall, Missouri plant, we use the best technology and equipment to process more than 50 branded, identity-preserved varieties for distributors around the world. Partnership is truly our business, and at Mid-State Seed our entire team highly values the people we work with every day.

Our location is perfect for growing soybean seed, with ideal soil and weather conditions. We have more than 40,000 acres under production, and we’re continuously adding exceptional growers as our partners. With their help, we maintain excellent purity ratings in seed varieties and unbeatable quality, and we always deliver on time. Since we’re central to Missouri, located 90 miles east of Kansas City, our customers gain even more of an advantage through easy shipping access and lower domestic transportation costs to the state of Missouri and the surrounding states of Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois.

Our History

Mid-State Seed was incorporated in 1974 and later purchased in 1990 by Steve Blalock and Walker “Butch” Fletcher. Back then Mid-State started with just 2,000 acres, but over the years has grown with more than 40,000 acres now in production. We’ve consistently added committed, quality growers who take pride in growing the best seed in the country. We’ve also brought in superior employees, experts who care about the seed we produce and value our partners—our growers and our seed companies. We employ more than 25 dedicated associates, many with over 10-year tenures.

In 2012 Mid-State Seed, Inc. partnered with MFA, Incorporated to form a new LLC, Mid-State Seed.  Mid-State will continue to grow this new partnership led by general manager Steve Blalock.   

At Mid-State Seed, we improve our process year by year, updating our facility with the newest technology, equipment and safety features, as well as continually adding experienced, proficient employees and quality growers. We are dedicated to consistently advancing by improving our technologies and educating our growers—firmly planted in partnership.

Our People

It takes great people to grow, condition and deliver superior soybean seed, and we employ the most conscientious, highly skilled, hard working and honest people in the industry. Every day, they drive success for our company, our growers and our customers.

Our extensively trained crop production specialists consult with our growers throughout the year helping them achieve the highest possible yields through best farming practices. Jack Crumbaugh is right there in the fields with advanced field surveillance technology ensuring premium product production for our growers and our seed companies. They work closely with our home office personnel, Shelly Fauss, our operations manager, and Julie Smith, our grain accountant, making sure all our processes from the field to seed delivery, from crop planning to final payments, are completed with excellence. We employ highly skilled individuals to operate our facility with the meticulous detail our customers deserve including our shipping department headed by Earl Wright and John Miller with more than 40 years combined experience.

Since 1990 our team has been lead by our general manager, Steve Blalock, who has instilled our company values of integrity, excellence and partnership in all our endeavors. We highly value our team members, our partner relationships and our ability to work together to produce the finest soybean seed in the world.

Our Community

Mid-State Seed is firm in our support of agriculture and the Marshall community. Each year, our company contributes more than one million dollars to the local economy through good, stable jobs. We work with local suppliers and bring in new dollars through sales to customers outside the region. We also financially support local organizations including the Fitzgibbon Hospital Cancer Center, Salt Fork YMCA, Missouri Valley College Rodeo Club, Saline Animal League as well as various high schools through their after prom programs. We also support a number of national charities including the Boy Scouts of America, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and American Red Cross.