Red River Seeds Ltd. was formed in December of 2012 by David & Lorraine Hamblin. We are second-generation select seed growers and have been retailing cereal grains for many years. In the fall of 2012, we were excited to have the opportunity to join Pioneer Hibred as an independent sales representative. Adding Pioneer’s elite product lineup to our already strong cereal portfolio has allowed Red River Seeds to offer a product lineup second to none.
In 2015 we were really excited about the arrival of a new crop to western Canada in Hybrid Fall Rye. We were proud to be the first distributor of Hybrid Fall Rye in western Canada and continue to be a leader in this area. We offer the leading new Hybrids, as well as custom seeding for those who are too busy with other fall activities. For those looking for the cover crop market, we also sell open-pollinated fall rye as well.
With our retail and custom business seeing tremendous growth our infrastructure has been growing quickly to support it. From 2014-2019 we have added 450,000 bushels of grain storage, a grain drying system, a seed cleaning facility including optical sorter and 24,000 sq ft of equipment cold storage. We are looking forward to moving into our new 3,000 sq ft office in the spring of 2020.
As Select seed growers, the farm continues to grow and evaluate new varieties each year. Growing what we sell gives us an opportunity to assess new varieties before they come to market. This gives us the experience and confidence to assist our customers in making their planting decisions.
We are very fortunate to have a tremendous team around us helping to make all of this possible. We have six full-time employees each bringing a unique skill set to the team. Their hard work has been critical in allowing us to grow as rapidly as we have.
We are very proud of our growth and looking forward to continuing to serve our customers with high-quality seed and services.