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Recognized As KCIA Premier Seed Grower
Ediger, Meade, Kansas was named 2012 Premier Seed Grower by Kansas
Crop Improvement Association at the 2013 Kansas Seed and Crops
Conference held in Manhattan on February 20.
To qualify for the award, members must have several years of
experience as a certified seed producer, their business must have
certified seed as a major component, must exhibit quality
consciousness in all production and sales practices, and must be
involved in public service activities.
Ediger, a fifth generation farmer, grew up on the farm southeast of
Meade, on land that has been in the family for over 100 years. During
his more than 35 years of farming, he has managed a cow/calf operation
and a custom harvest crew, before focusing on the production of
certified seed. Ediger Farms has expanded into a full-scale wheat seed
business, complete with cleaners, certified scales and a seed treater
and has allowed his son, Tyler, a chance to continue the farming
tradition. Ediger has always been determined to provide value to
his customers by supplying them with quality seed that they are
confident to plant. His commitment to certified seed and the KCIA
membership has been displayed by serving on the board of directors,
both as an elected member, as well as a Kansas Seed Industry
Association representative, and in committee work, including research
Darwin and his wife, Roxanna, have three children, six grandsons and
the first granddaughter on the way. Ediger indicated that
a lot of his success has come from his love of the farm and he
embraces the uncertainty and challenges that are part of the business.
He views his role as a farmer to be a good steward of the land, so
that he will have something to pass down to the next generation.
Since its inception in 1930, 159 Premier Seed Grower awards have been
presented. Recipients are selected by ballot with previous year’s
honorees casting the votes. The award presentation is sponsored by the
High Plains Journal.
For further information, call Kansas Crop Improvement Association at
785-532-6118, visit www.kscrop.org,
or e-mail email@example.com.
For more information about this release, please contact
Steve F. Schuler, Executive Director