With the main goal of providing choices to our members, in 2014 Farmers Alliance started interviewing seed companies in order to decide what seed offering we were going to have available to our members. After meeting with several seed companies and learning how they operated and what they had to offer to our members, Farmers Alliance made the decision to become a Beck’s seed dealer. Partnering with Beck’s was a simple choice after learning that their business model is very similar to Farmers Alliance, meaning that their main focus is on the farmer and not on selling specific seed products that make them more money. We can say that with certainty, because they were the only seed company that didn’t incentivize their dealers to sell traited products over conventional products. This allows us to keep our focus on placing the right products, on the right acres, regardless of the technology.
Beck’s – Farmers At Heart® – revolutionized the customer seed buying experience by remaining true to a foundation built on faith, family, and farming. Founded in 1937, Beck’s appreciates the farmers who have helped them become the largest family-owned retail seed company and the third largest seed brand in the United States. The Beck family is now in its fifth generation of family members who work in the business to honor God and help farmers succeed. The Beck family and team of employees help farmers achieve success from generation to generation through authentic customer experiences, product diversity, seed quality, and performance. With a home office located in Atlanta, Ind., Beck’s serves farmers throughout the Midwest and Mid-South. For more information about Beck’s Superior Hybrids, Inc., visit www.beckshybrids.com. Follow Beck’s on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube.
Eric started in the Ag Input Supply business in 1995 at Mid-Ohio Chemical in Botkins, after graduating from Waynesfield-Goshen Schools. He was employed as a Custom Applicator and Salesman and stayed with them through their subsequent sales and acquisitions until he became a Manager for them in 2003 as Royster Clark in Sidney, and then Crop Production Services. He eventually left for Auglaize Provico/Advanced Agri Solutions to take on a Manager’s Position for 3 of their retail facilities. Eric wished to continue his passion for Agriculture when he, and his wife Kelli, started their own family business, Farmers Alliance, in 2008. He and Kelli live in rural Wapakoneta with their three boys, Cole, Blake and Carson.
Kelli joined her husband, Eric, in the family business in 2010 as the Office Manager. She is a lifelong resident of Auglaize County and a graduate of Wapakoneta High School & the former Lima Technical College. She and Eric have been married for 20 years and her greatest blessings are their three boys Cole, Blake and Carson. Kelli greatly enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and photography and more often than not, takes pictures of her kids doing what she loves watching them do the most – play sports.
16650 Rinehart Rd.
Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895
Eric Barnes – Owner
Kelli Barnes – Office Manager
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