WABASH, Ind. — AgVenture McKillip Seeds based in Wabash, Ind., recently unveiled a brand-new soybean production plant. The 84 x 64 square foot facility offers state-of-the-art technologies and innovative systems that extend the company’s soybean processing capacity by more than five-fold. In addition, a new 180 x 120 square foot warehousing facility will be completed this summer.
“This extensive investment in proficiency and impeccable quality represents our commitment to our customers and their profitable future,” said Troy McKillip, owner at AgVenture McKillip Seed.
He said the new facility is designed and developed for their customers’ benefit.
“As technologies advance on the farm, we work hard to bring the cutting-edge science to the seed. Our investment in this soybean production facility offers our growing customer base the very best in soybean seed care,” McKillip said. “The technologies and equipment we have in our soybean processing plant allow us to meticulously handle soybeans and to precisely apply and distribute seed treatment products for optimal performance.”
More capacity and the latest in color sorters, new cleaners, bucketed belts, etc. make for ease of handling of soybeans.
“That means our customers have more expedient access to their soybean seed, processed, treated, and ready for them. It’s faster and much more responsive so we can meet the customers’ demand much faster in-season,” McKillip added.
In addition, the new plant’s innovative design and equipment help make the plant safer for employees while taking the quality of the seed handling to a higher level.
Mitch Snyder, AgVenture McKillip Seed Marketing Manager added, “We have always worked with and for our customers. We work hard together to bring them best seed products – specifically adapted to their soils, conditions, and growing environments. The new plant brings exacting precision to seed treatment application. The value that brings our customers is so important in making them more profitable today and for the future. We are really pleased to see what a difference it will make already in the 2021 crop.”
AgVenture Business Development Manager, Chuck Schneider said, “We are very proud to recognize McKillip Seed’s progressive commitment to the precision and accuracy that directly impact their customers’ bottom lines. The forward-thinking and innovative science they’ve incorporated into the facility will benefit their customers and the community for years to come.”
Since 1935, the McKillip Family has served the area’s agricultural community providing leading-edge seed products and professional seed support. Now, four generations of family members continue the tradition of enhancing their customers’ ability to farm profitably and exceed their farming objectives. AgVenture McKillip Seeds is proud to be part of AgVenture for the past decade and a half, a relationship that has supported their independence and access to unique seed genetics developed to perform optimally in the local soils and growing conditions.
— AgVenture McKillip Seeds
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