Direct-to-grower seed retailer launched

seedsThe newly formed Local Seed Co. says it plans to offer direct-to-grower seeds delivered to the farm beginning with the 2018 season.

Local Seed Co. is the result of majority investments in Dulaney Seed, based in Clarksdale, Mississippi, and T.A. Seeds, located in Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania. Local Seed Co. will maintain operations at both locations, with capital improvements and expansions planned in the near future.

Currently, its offerings include corn, soybean, wheat, rice, cotton and cover crop seed.

For the 2018 season, it will sell to farmers in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. The company plans expand into Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina and South Carolina in 2019.

Local Seed Co. will be led by CEO Charles Michell, with Chism Craig leading product development and field research and development, Reed Trusty managing sales and marketing, Bo Rhea handling recreational seed and wildlife management, and Chris McCracken leading efforts in cover crops development.