Organic and Untreated Seed Sources
Saving Our Seed, a non-profit organization, has a large database of all organic seed suppliers in the United States. They will do a free search through their database for any crop type and variety you are looking for and need organic seed. If they do not find any organic source for the crop and variety you want, their search results are valid for certification purposes as justification for using conventional, untreated seed. Website: www.savingourseed.org
Other websites listing organic seed suppliers:
Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas (ATTRA) list of organic seed suppliers: www.attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/altseed.html
Organic Materials Resource Index (OMRI) organic seed supplier list: www.seeds.omri.org
Seed companies selling organic and/or untreated grain seed (most of these are listed with Saving Our Seed, also):
Sweetwater Creek Seeds, Inc., Williamston, NC
Phone: 252-792-1800(O); 252-714-1234(M)
1056 Scenic Drive
Williamston , NC 27892
Untreated, nonGMO, conventionally-grown corn hybrids and possibly soybeans
Albert Lea Seed House, Albert Lea, MN
Organic grains, soybeans, corn, alfalfas, clovers, and cover crops.
American Organic Seed Co.
Contact: Art Scheele, owner
304 Anson St., PO Box 385
Warren, IL 61087
Organic corn, grass and grain seed.
Blaine's Best Seeds, Rugby, ND
Organic wheat, rye, triticale, spelt, barley, oats, flax, buckwheat, millet, lentils, field peas, alfalfa, dry beans.
Blue River Organic Seed, Lincoln, NE
Organic corn, soybean, grain sorghum, alfalfa, red clover, and Sudangrass hybrids.
Clay Organic Seed Farms, Dakota, IL
Organic seed beans, seed oats and seed corn.
Doebler's, Inc., Callaway, VA
Charlie Milliron, District Sales Manager
Phone: 540-334-1065 or 540-484-2458
Organic hybrid corn seed and forage grasses and legumes seed.
Foundation Direct Seeds/Mid State Supply, Inc., Onalaska, WI
Phone: 800-495-6647 Fax: 608-781-4076
Organic hybrid seed corn and small grains.
Goerger Farms, Inc., Wyndmere, ND
Golden Grains, Sparta, WI
Phone: 608-269-5150 Fax: 608-269-2150
Edwin & Nancy Knoll
Organic seeds including corn, soybeans, grasses, alfalfa& specialty crops. Also certified organic cleaned bin run small grain seeds.
Great Harvest Organics, Atlanta, IN
Phone: 317-984-6685 Fax: 317-984-2364
Organic corn, soybeans, alfalfa, soft red wheat.
Gries Seed Farm, Inc., Fremont, OH
Organic soybeans, wheat, spelt, clover and alfalfa
Lakeland Organics/Bruenner Seeds, Colfax, WI
Jesse Niggeman & Ray Boughton
Organic corn, alfalfa and red clover seed.
Lancaster Ag Products, Bird-in-Hand , PA
Organic corn and soybean seed.
Lawler Farm Center, Lawler, IA
Contact: David Burns
Organic seed & silage corn, soybeans, alfalfa, medium red clover, oats, barley, wheat, timothy.
Merit Seeds, Berlin, OH
Organic corn seed.
Prairie Gold Seeds, Mankato, MN
Organic soybeans, alfalfa and corn
Prairie Hybrids Seeds, Deer Gove, IL
Organic corn seed.
Saddle Pro Seeds
Contact: Lonnie Zeigler
Organic small grains, cover crop seeds.
Superior Organic Grains, Ltd., Seymour, WI
Organic soybean seeds.
Welter Seed and Honey Co., Onslow, IA
Organic corn, soybeans, alfalfa, clover, timothy, oats, barley, triticale, buckwheat, field peas, rye, wheat, ryegrass, vetch.
The following companies sell soil fertility and pest control amendments allowed in certified organic agriculture operations. Be sure to check product labels and confirm organic status with your certifier before using a product.
AMOS Farm and Garden Supply
certified organic fertilizers, soil amendments, organic pesticides
Batman Wildlife Damage Control
800-437-1375; Laurinburg, NC
Blount Fertilizer and Feed
800-682-8505; Bethel, NC
certified organic fertilizer and amendments
Brandt Consolidated, Inc.
Contact: Gregory D. Jackson
Organic herbicides, insecticides, fungicides
919-837-5914; Goldston, NC
McBane Farm and Fertilizer
336-376-3657; Snow Camp, NC
fertilizers, cover crop seed
336-282-3880; Laurinburg, NC
bulk feathermeal and bonemeal
Southern States—many locations throughout the state
157 Yadkin Valley Rd
Advance, NC 27006
Wallace Farm Soil Products
704-875-2975; Huntersville, NC
Wyatt-Quarles Seed Co.
800-662-7591; Garner, NC
Lists of organic seed supply companies located nation-wide can be found on the following websites:
Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas (ATTRA): www.attra.org/attra-pub/orgfert.html
Clemson University: www.clemson.edu/scg/sust/organic_suppliers.html
Growing Small Farms Website ( Chatham County, NC Extension): http://chatham.ces.ncsu.edu/growingsmallfarms/fertlist.html
Organic Grain Storage and Handling Facilities
Looking Back Farm, Tyner, NC
will also broker organic grain sales
White Hat Seed, Bert Eure
Lewiston Woodville, NC
certified to clean and dry organic grain
Smith Grain Company, Billy Smith
certified to clean, dry, and store organic grain
These haulers have experience hauling organic grain from the farm to buyers. It is important that the trucks be cleaned prior to hauling organic grains. A clean truck affidavit will likely be required by the grain buyer.
Kenny and Ben Haines
Looking Back Farm, Tyner, NC
Macha-Pungo Farms, Pantego, NC
Organic Grain Buyers
Bay State Milling
Contact: Michael Pate
507-452-1770 ext. 37
Buys organic wheat for milling purposes
Contact: Russ Powell or Jackie Bunch, 252-459-2143
Buys organic #2 corn, soybeans, and small grains. Paid on delivered basis.
Eastern Grain, LLC
Contact: Bill Blount, 252-825-0616, fax: 252-825-9274
Buys organic corn, wheat, and soybeans. Acts as a broker.
Perdue, soybean crusher
Swan Quarter, NC
Will start buying organic soybeans in fall/winter 2007
Contact: Joe Lindley, 336-376-6190
Buys organic soft and hard red wheat for milling purposes; some rye and corn.
Contact: George Teague (organic dairy farmer), 336-684-4883
Buys organic corn, small grains for organic dairy farms in North Carolina.
R. W. Garcia
Contact: Greg, 828-428-0115 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Buys non-GMO and organic yellow, white, and blue corn for processing for tortilla chips.
Anson Mills, Columbia, SC
Contact: Glenn Roberts (Sales@AnsonMills.com), 803-467-4122
Buys heirloom, open-pollinated varieties of corn, wheat, and rice from stocked seed. Call for more details on their program for growing for seed or production.
Countryside Natural Products, Fisherville, VA
Contact: Reid Putney (email@example.com), 888-699-7088
Buys organic corn, oats, wheat (high protein), and field peas for livestock feed.
Kreamer Feed and Nature’s Best, Kreamer, PA
Contact: Lois Gehers (Lois.Gehers@kreamerfeed.com), 570-374-8148
Buys organic corn, roasted soybeans, wheat, barley, and oats. Pays on delivered basis.
McGeary Grain, Inc., Lancaster, PA
Contact: Dave Poorbaugh (firstname.lastname@example.org), 800-624-3279
Buys organic corn, soybeans, oats and barley primarily for livestock feed. Can arrange freight from NC.
Organic Unlimited, Inc., Atglen, PA
Contact: Ken Rice, 610-593-2995
Buys organic corn, soybeans, wheat, barley, oats, flax, and milo.
Lakeview Organic Grain, Penn Yan, NY
Contact: Klass and Mary-Howell Martens, 315-531-1038
Buys organic corn, soybeans, soybean meal, field peas, barley, oats, wheat, sunflower meal, and triticale for livestock feed. Pays on clean, dry, delivered basis.
Birkett Mills , Penn Yan, NY
Buys organic buckwheat on contract basis.
Sunrich, a SunOpta Company, Hope, MN
Contact: Rhonda Roggenbuck (email@example.com)
Telephone: 800-342-6976 or 810-672-9001(MI office)
Buys non-gmo/ip soybeans, waxy corn, non-gmo corn, organic soybeans, organic corn, organic barley, organic millet, organic sunflowers, organic feed grade products.
Clarkson Grain, Cerro Gordo, IL
Contact: 800-252-1638 (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Buys organic grains.
American Health and Nutrition, Ann Arbor, MI
Contact: 734-677-5520 (Email: email@example.com)
Broker of organic grains.
Bushman Organic Marketing Corp., Decorah, Iowa
Contact: Duane Bushman, 563-382-4480
Buys organic sunflower seed and soybeans (oilseed).
Scoular Company, Omaha, NE
Telephone: 402-342-3500; Fax: 402-342-5568
Buys organic grain crops
NC Extension Specialist and Crop Consultants—with interest and experience with organic production
NC Extension Specialists
Organic Cropping Specialist
Field Crop Specialist – corn emphasis
Small Grain Extension Specialist
Tillage Extension Specialist
Soil Extension Specialist
Coney Creek Agronomics
Address: 252 Collie Road, Castalia, NC 27816
Address: 5664 Fieldstream Dr, Rocky Mount, NC 27803
Organic Field Crop Production and Marketing in North Carolina
Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association
Growing Small Farms – a Chatham County Cooperative Extension website
Center for Environmental Farming Systems