John Endsley Joins Gro Alliance as Soybean Division Manager

MT PULASKI, ILL. – Gro Alliance, the nation’s largest, independently owned contract seed corn and soybean production company, announces that soybean industry veteran, John Endsley, has been hired as its soybean division manager.


John comes to Gro Alliance with 30 years of seed industry experience and more than 15 years of soybean production and location management experience with Monsanto.  John previously served as the site manager for both Monsanto’s Stonington, Ill. and Mason City, Ill. soybean seed facilities where he was instrumental in overseeing seed production for the commercial launches of both Roundy Ready 2 Yield and Roundup Ready 2 XtendTM soybeans.


“Bringing on an individual of John’s caliber will help us continue our expansion in soybean seed production,” said Jim Schweigert, President of Gro Alliance.  “John also brings experience in corn breeding and nursery service work, which is a great complement to our current activity in Mt Pulaski.”


Founded in 1941, Gro Alliance is the nation’s largest independently owned contract seed corn production company. The ISO 9001:2008 certified company produces GMO, non-GMO, organic, popcorn and soybean seed as well as provides nursery and inbred services for companies around the world. Its headquarters are in Cuba City, Wis. with additional corn seed locations in Howe, Ind. and Mount Pulaski, Ill. It also has soybean seed operations in Mount Pulaski and Breckenridge, Minn.

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