Gro Alliance Promotes John Endsley to Director, Soybean Division
MOUNT PULASKI, Ill. – Gro Alliance announces it has promoted John Endsley to Director, Soybean Division. Endsley previously held the role of Soybean Division Manager.
Endsley joined Gro Alliance in 2016 and has led the company’s soybean seed production and conditioning business expansion. In 2020, Gro Alliance added custom breeding services in the form of single-row increases, breeder seed increases and small plot production making it one of the only companies in the U.S. to offer custom soybean breeding and production services from 00 to 4.7 maturity.
“John’s expertise in team-building, agronomy and seed quality has been a major factor in the growth and success of our soybean seed division,” said Jim Schweigert, president of Gro Alliance. “Adding the additional custom breeding services allows us to be an integral part of our clients’ entire supply chain from variety development to large scale production.”
Prior to joining Gro Alliance in 2016, Endsley served as the site manager for both Monsanto’s Stonington, IL and Mason City, IL soybean seed facilities. There, he was instrumental in overseeing seed production for the commercial launches of both Roundy Ready 2 Yield and Roundup Ready 2 XtendTM soybeans.
Founded in 1941, Gro Alliance is the nation’s largest independently owned contract seed corn and soybean seed production company. It provides GMO, non-GMO, organic, regulated, popcorn and soybean seed production as well a full suite of seed corn and soybean nursery services for companies around the world. Its headquarters are in Cuba City, Wis. with additional seed corn locations in Howe, Ind. and Mount Pulaski, Ill. It has soybean seed operations in Mount Pulaski, Breckenridge, Minn. and Leland, Iowa. It has nursery operations in Chile through its joint venture, CIS Alliance.