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We put farmers first-exactly where they belong

Dairyland Seed remains 100% committed to pursuing the success of each of our valued customers as if it were our own. We never stop asking, “How will this help you succeed?” Farming is a tough job, and plenty of things—everything from weather and pest pressure to fluctuating markets—can stand in your way.

We get it. And we’re here to help.

Founded 1907

We’re proud to have delivered for farmers for more than a century and are even more excited about the next 100 years.


From agronomy to accounting, our team is full of passionate ag experts with one common goal—your success.


We have the seed, support and solutions for all types of soils and conditions, from the Dakotas to Indiana.
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The word “dairy” may be in our name, but we do much more than just sell high-performance forage products. Dairyland Seed is a leading industry expert in corn, soybeans, alfalfa and silage. And we’re backed by Corteva Agriscience™, a U.S.-based company dedicated entirely to agriculture.

As a Corteva Agriscience brand, Dairyland Seed has access to more resources and better agronomics, allowing us to offer a wider selection of high-performing, success-building products.


At Dairyland Seed, we never stop seeking out and exploring new and better ways to help our customers achieve success. Our heritage and solid foundation rooted in the seed industry allow us to reach higher, move forward faster and deliver better bottom-line solutions for farmers.

Show Me The Yield

We’ve done a lot of talking over the years about dedicated service, unmatched support and treating our customers like family. That’s all still very much true and core to who we are and what we provide. But now we have the strongest product lineup we’ve ever had. A winning lineup that stands tall against any and all competitors. So it’s time to do a little less talking and let our seed and performance do the talking for us.

Corn...244 Top 5 Finishes in 2022 FIRST and University Trials combined

Soybeans...91 Top 5 Finishes in 2022 FIRST and University Trials combined

Silage...164 Top 5 Finishes for Tons per Acre, Milk per Ton and Milk per Acre in 2022 University Trials combined

Alfalfa...7.1% Yield Advantage for HybriForce-4400™ against Competitors in 816 Head-to-Head, Side-by-Side comparisons from 2017-2022, excluding 2020 seeded plots

Visit our Independent Trial Results and Alfalfa-Top Yields pages for complete results!

A History of Looking Forward


Gary Leeper enters his well-deserved retirement, and Chris Pritchett brings strong leadership skills and fresh perspective to Dairyland Seed, etching his name in the history books as our next General Manager.


As part of Corteva Agriscience™, Dairyland Seed joins forces with team members from Brodbeck®, Prairie Brand®, NuTech® and Seed Consultants® to become their North Central Corn Belt regional seed brand.


After 13 years in the Dairyland Seed family and guided by the principle of “farmers first”, Gary Leeper joins the ranks of historic Dairyland Seed leaders as General Manager.


Dairyland Seed turns the page as it begins its new relationship with parent company Dow AgroSciences, and Tom Strachota continues his leadership as he transitions from CEO to General Manager.


The fourth generation of Strachotas enters the business as Tom’s son T.J. joins the marketing staff. Today, T.J. continues to pursue his passion for seed as Dairyland Seed’s Sales Effectiveness and Marketing Leader.


Another millennium, another groundbreaking product. Following the purchase, expansion and modernization of an alfalfa conditioning facility in the heart of Idaho’s Treasure Valley, Dairyland Seed introduced the world’s first hybrid alfalfa—HybriForce-400.


Dairyland Seed builds on its reputation for innovation by introducing the world’s first herbicide tolerant soybeans, helping to triple soybean sales over the previous year.


Dairyland Seed enters a new era of growth by purchasing the 160-acre Teweles Seed research facility in Clinton, Wisconsin, and the 80-acre research facility in Sloughhouse, California, signifying their place at the table with other seed industry titans.


Realizing the limitless potential of the business their father had built, Orville’s sons Tom and Steve officially become part of the Dairyland Seed family.


The business had outgrown the home out of which Orville and his wife Marie were running it. So Dairyland Seed packed up and moved to its present location near West Bend, Wisconsin, building a modern 21,000 square foot warehouse, processing plant and office complex.


An agriculture icon is born. To unify the corporate name with the name of their successful alfalfa seed Orville changed the name of the company to Dairyland Seed. Plus, as Orville put it, “It was a lot easier to spell.”


With business booming, newly hired sales manager Ray Kubly went searching for a new network to help distribute Strachota Seed’s premium products, and the company became the first to offer farmer-dealers a full lineup of forage seed and hybrid corn seed. Kubly set up 50 farmer-dealers by the end of 1962, and by 1966, the network had grown to 500.


When the times get harder, it’s time to work smarter. Just as Orville sold the country store, the bottom fell out of the market for White Dutch seed. But, as with all visionaries, Orville saw opportunity amid challenge. He noticed that farmers who had cash-cropped clover were now invested in dairying. So to fulfill a now rising need for forage to feed the cattle, insightful Orville put his chips on alfalfa. And the newly named Strachota Seed established Bakersfield Seed Service in California, giving the company access to the finest alfalfa in the country.


In 1940, Simon’s seventh child and only son, Orville, just 20 years old, left Marquette University to run the family business after Simon’s unexpected death. Despite his mother’s pleas to give up the seed side of the business, Orville insisted they continue and strengthen their resolve to purchase and distribute only the highest quality product.


In the early 1920’s, Andrew retired and Simon took over leading the family business, building it to great success.


It all began over 110 years ago. In 1907, brothers Simon and Andrew Strachota began buying White Dutch clover seed from local farmers near their country store in St. Kilian, Wisconsin, and selling to major seed firms in Milwaukee. The seed was popular at the time as a standard part of grass mixes for seeding lawns.

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