Kauffman Seeds was started in 1965 by Edward Kauffman as an Alfalfa seed cleaning business. In 1972 Jerry and Lois Wyse started taking over the business from Lois’s dad. At that time, certified wheat was added to the business. The middle eighties saw the introduction of Soybeans both in production and processing. Seed wheat, alfalfa, and soybeans were the mainstay of the operation. In 1995 Midland Genetics was formed as several seed companies joined forces to launch a breeding program to get ready for the introduction of Roundup Ready Soybeans. Corn, Grain Sorghum, and Forages were added to the selling lines all under the Midland Genetics brand name. In 2005 Tom Clayman and Dustin Miller purchased Kauffman Seeds from Jerry and Lois Wyse. The current ownership has maintained the business as it was and has added cover crops to facilitate more of our customers’ needs.
Kauffman Seeds knows It isn’t only about the highest yield, but how much profit you make per acre. We want to make sure every customer has a good feeling about what they are doing with seed purchased here. We are here to serve and help answer your questions regardless of how trivial they may be.
We work with all farmers regardless of their size operation. In addition to selling on a retail program, we also do contract production on Wheat, Soybeans and other specialty crops for this area. During the last few years a greater emphasis has been placed on Cover Crops for the No Till farmers. Selling seed into twenty-five states and still counting. Kauffman Seeds’ main interest is in making sure all our customers get the best quality seed for their needs, whether selecting field crops or cover crops. We constantly look for the newest products in the market place that offer customers the best chance for making a profit.
Wheat Varieties from Kansas Wheat Alliance provided by Kauffman Seeds:
is a medium maturity variety that has had very good success in some areas. It has good stripe and stem rust tolerance, but is a good candidate for a fungicide application as well.
Zenda is a medium-early variety with good plant health. It was released as a replacement for Everest, but doesn’t quite have the same FHB resistance as Everest did. It has a very good yield history but is moderately susceptible to drought.