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SCI acquired by Pioneer

This caught many people (including us) by surprise. Started with little more than a dream of the future possibilities, Seed Consultants, Inc. has been one of Ohio agribusiness’s great success stories over the last two decades. Pioneer’s acquisition of this popular Ohio seed company illustrates the daunting challenges facing small, independent seed companies in today’s world of jaw-dropping research budgets and cutting edge biotechnology. View the story here.

Dan Fox, left, and Chris Jeffries, teamed up to start Seed Consultants, Inc. 20 years ago. The seed company was just acquired by DuPont early this year.

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