Management of the business is coordinated by three key employees and job functions:
Ken Davis – Commercial Director
Eli Gravert – Station Manager
Allen Becker – Research Director
Seasonal research staff, consultants and service providers are also important contributors to the success of Grow Pro Genetics.
Grow Pro Genetics is a developer of soft red winter wheat genetics. Traditional plant breeding combined with advanced seed technology enable our business to provide a critical input to wheat farmers. The marketplace for soft red winter wheat has seen significant changes over the last 20 years. Evolving with these changes, Grow Pro Genetics has embraced the opportunity to help increase wheat productivity responsibly.
Grow Pro Genetics creates soft red winter wheat varieties specifically for the eastern US growing region. This area includes 22 states, with the primary acreage located in the Midwest.
The central business office for Grow Pro Genetics is in Bourbonnais, IL. Administrative and commercial communication is delivered from this site.
The primary research and development activities take place in Hamel, IL. This research station houses the plant breeding activity including varietal selection, processing, packaging, and inventory of wheat genetics. Our products flow out of the R&D pipeline into two key routes to market: AgriPro branded business and private label licensing. Each channel provides products with unique features, advantages and benefits to farmers.