Greenfield Robotics Corporation and Kauffman Seeds Incorporated are pleased to announce a strategic partnership and investment. Kauffman Seeds, one of the largest wheat seed distributors in North America, has made a strategic investment in Greenfield Robotics.
“We hear about the problems with current herbicides, and farmers are looking for a better solution for weed control, without going back to tilling,” Kauffman Seeds co-owner Dustin Miller said, adding “This is why we’re excited about Greenfield Robotics.”
Kauffman Seeds, founded in 1965, is a full-service seed business, selling and marketing a variety of cover and cash crop seed under the brand Midland Genetics. With its own seed treatment and conditioning plant, Kauffman serves a territory spanning from eastern Colorado to southern Kansas and the Texas Panhandle. Kauffman also holds 10,000 acres for contract growing.
Owned and managed by Tom Clayman and Dustin Miller since 2005, Kauffman Seeds has also been a leader in conservation techniques, investing early in broad selection of cover crop seeds. Kauffman saw the challenges of depleted soil and anticipated the need for agriculture to adopt regenerative techniques. Furthemore, Kauffman has recently acquired a facility which enables more cover crop testing. Kauffman is a trusted advisor for farms making the transition to regenerative techniques.
“We work with farmers every day, listening to their successes and challenges and guiding them toward the seed recommendations that make the most sense for each farm. We hear first-hand about soil erosion, nutrient depletion, and the other challenges that farmers face with soil health,” Miller said.
In addition to the strategic investment, Greenfield Robotics and Kauffman Seeds have partnered on marketing Greenfield’s weed control service to Kauffman’s extensive customer base - early adopters for Greenfield’s zero-till, zero-chemical service.
“I couldn’t be more pleased with this partnership,” says Clint Brauer, Greenfield Robotics Co-Founder and CEO, “Kauffman Seeds has been a key partner for farmers over the past several decades. They have also been on the forefront of soil health and regenerative agriculture. Their customers are making the investments to soil health, and they are also experiencing first-hand the challenges and limitations of chemical herbicides. We are excited to roll out our robotic solutions that control weeds, more effectively than herbicides, while supporting soil health and soil carbon sequestration.”