2017 Shur Grow Seeds Book
Shur Grow 2017 (8811 KB)
Shur Grow Wheat
Shur Grow Wheat (4206 KB)
It sounds so simple but the story behind Shur Grow Seed is rich in tradition and history.
Shur Grow Seeds has been one of the real “success stories” in the early years of Heritage Cooperative, Incorporated. Dating back nearly 50 years, Shur Grow continues to focus on “serving the farmers of Ohio”.
Shur Grow was first introduced to Ohio farmers in the early 1960s by The Ohio Grain Company, an agricultural company founded in 1913, whose purpose was serving the farmers of central Ohio. The first seeds offered under the “Shur Grow” brand were primarily common varieties of seeds developed through the “public” sector of the seed industry.
By the early 1980s, most of the top performing hybrids and varieties were beginning to come from “private” breeding companies in the seed industry.
In 1984, Shur Grow introduced its first “elite genetics” that were available exclusively under the Shur Grow brand. By identifying the lines that excelled on the soils in Ohio, the Shur Grow brand experienced rapid growth soon after introduction. Shur Grow was purchased from The Ohio Grain Company in 1992 by Champaign Landmark, Inc. This purchase opened doors to new technologies and plant breeding that strengthened the Shur Grow brand line of corn and soybean seed.
As specific “traits” entered the seed industry in the late 1990s, Shur Grow was positioned to again lead the way for Ohio farmers. As the seed business grew and developed, it was not simply a matter of identifying the best genetics of Ohio soils–you now needed genetics that would offer the traits that insured top performance on Ohio farms.
As the growth of Shur Grow Seeds and Heritage Cooperative become more important to future relationships between us and you, our farmer customers, we want to assure you that you can count on Shur Grow and Heritage Cooperative to not only lead in offering top genetic traits but do it with your profitability always in mind.