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Licensing Elite Corn Genetics to Retail Seed Companies

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About Thurston Genetics

Thurston Genetics creates, develops and evaluates high yielding corn hybrids for each maturity zone based on our extensive testing program. We have been licensing elite corn genetics to retail seed companies since 1993. Our experienced team offers expert advice regarding product selection and hybrid placement.

The main office for Thurston Genetics is in Olivia, Minnesota which is known as the “Corn Capital of the World”. It is situated in the heart of the richest agricultural county in Minnesota and is a leader in agricultural innovation. In addition to the Olivia office, we have product teams located throughout the corn belt in the following locations: Crawfordsville, IN; Brookston, IN; St Marys, OH; Kalona, IA; Emmetsburg, IA and Ogden, IA.

BASF Plant Science acquired Thurston Genetics in 2001. We are part of the BASF Agricultural Solutions division, Trait Business Management and Partnering Team within the Global Seeds & Traits Business unit.

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Global Genetic Solutions

We provide our customers the opportunity to access globally developed genetics along with industry leading traits. Corn research programs originate inbreds/hybrids to Thurston Genetics for screening, creating, testing and licensing to our extensive customer base. Our team is committed to discovering and delivering the best possible corn products to the North American corn market.