On a single acre in southern Illinois, through the vision of our founder Clarence Akin, a seed company was born.



Clarence Akin attends the University of Illinois where he graduates in 3 1/2 years and studies hybrid seed corn.


Clarence Akin starts the legacy that is now AgriGold by planting his first acre of seed corn and officially starting Akin Seed Company. After talks with the Funk Brothers, Akin Seed Co. soon became an associate grower for Funk G Hybrids.


Lawrence County farmers Jimmy Stansfield, George Lawless, Oscar Leighty, and Andy Goodwin became the first growers to plant Clarence's hybrid seed and the first customers of Akin Seed Co.


As sales increased, Akin Seed Co. expanded by building a corn grading plant in St. Francisville, IL.


To further hybrid research, Clarence began visiting Moloka'i, Hawaii every winter to breed hybrids.


After 38 years, Akin Seed Co. and six other associate growers ended their partnership with Funk G Hybrids and formed Golden Harvest.


Dave Akin moved back to work in the family business and Akin Seed Company quickly started growing.


As sales increased and expansion was needed, Akin Seed Company left Golden Harvest to become an independent seed corn company - AgriGold Hybrids. During that year, the AgriGold logo and slogan were established. Craig Newman joined the company.


AgriGold expanded operations by adding Direct Sales Managers and territories while initiating recruitment at universities.


A climate controlled refrigerated warehouse was added to maintain the highest quality seed possible.


John Kermicle joined the company.


To ensure that growth goals were met and to satisfy the needs of customers, the grading plant at St. Francisville was updated and remodeled. For optimal seed quality, the innovative new "sweet corn harvesting" method was adopted to ensure gentle handling and efficiency. Each ear of seed corn is still hand-sorted to maximize seed quality.


As sales and expansion grew the need for further management arose. As a result, AgriGold hired their first Regional Managers.


The Aroma Park, IL production facility was purchased enabling the company to further expand production.


Sales increased dramatically, making AgriGold the fastest growing seed company in the 1990's.


An alliance with Groupe Limagrain that provided AgriGold with access to research and genetics of the fourth largest seed company in the world, was created on March 17, 1994.


Groupe Limagrain and KWS SAAT created AgReliant Genetics, allowing AgriGold access to premier genetics, the ability to provide improved hybrids and diversified germplasm.


AgriGold introduced the Sheriff Campaign for A6395 and continued its rise as a leading seed corn company.


A new office was constructed in St. Francisville, IL to serve as AgriGold headquarters.


The building that housed the offices of AgriGold Hybrids from 1979 to 2004 was relocated to Bridgeport, IL.


AgriGold now covers 400 counties in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, Nebraska, Kansas and Mississippi.


AgriGold introduced the GIANT that transformed the seed industry.


Agrigold introduces the Hybrid series, simplifying seed selection.

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All orders and sales are subject to the AgriGold terms and conditions of sale as set out in the sales literature, on the back of the order form and on the bags and tags of the products. Please be reminded that the use of traited seed may be contingent on the signature of technology agreements. Please check with your seed representative. All products are subject to availability.
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Sale of hybrid corn seed of AgriGold is allowed only through AgriGold’s authorized dealers and in the U.S. One or more of the parental lines used to produce the hybrid corn seed is proprietary to or licensed to AgriGold. AgriGold grants to buyer a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable right to use the AgriGold hybrid corn seed for the sole purpose of production of grain or forage for feeding or processing. Buyer agrees that it is not acquiring any rights to use the hybrid corn seed or any parental line(s) that may be unintentionally contained herein for purpose other than production of grain or forage for feeding or processing. Buyer shall not reproduce or transfer said hybrid corn seed or parental line(s), nor subject them (nor their pollen or any other plant part) to any breeding, biotechnology process, or any other genetic manipulation techniques, including (but not limited to) tissue culture, genetic fingerprinting or transformation techniques. The parental line(s) may also be protected under trade secret laws. Buyer further agrees that under these trade secret rights, any parental seed and the genetic material contained herein is confidential and must be maintained in confidence. Export of the hybrid corn seed and parental line(s) is prohibited. Unless accepted on the foregoing terms, buyer shall return the seed in the original unopened container within 15 days of purchase for a refund of the purchase price.


By purchasing seed products of AgriGold, the buyer understands that such products are for planting in the year of the purchase and that AgriGold has the obligation to pay royalties to trait providers for the products containing specific traits based on each grower’s agronomic zone. Buyer agrees to report the agronomic zone of each grower who will plant such traited products (including that of the buyer if he is a grower) to AgriGold. Such agronomic zones are defined and assigned by each of the trait providers at their sole discretion, and may be different from one provider to another.

At any time, should AgriGold become aware that the seed product was invoiced for an incorrect agronomic zone or planting year, AgriGold will adjust the invoice to reflect the correct price. In such event, either AgriGold will promptly issue a refund, or the buyer will pay the corrected amount remaining owed to AgriGold.


AgriGold (“Company”) warrants that the seeds in the container are as described on the tag, subject to tolerances established by law. THE FOREGOING EXPRESS WARRANTY EXCLUDES ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY AND THE WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THERE ARE NO OTHER WARRANTIES WHICH EXTEND BEYOND THE DESCRIPTION THEREON. The Company does not warrant that conventional seed produced or sold by the Company is free of genetically modified organisms (“GMO”) nor does the Company warrant that genetically modified seed produced or sold by the Company is free of unintentional GMO for any reason, including (but not limited to) adventitious pollen contamination due to pollen drift caused by wind and/or insects. Company specifically disclaims any warranty as to complete freedom of GMO for conventional seed produced or sold by the Company and Company specifically disclaims any warranty as to complete freedom of unintentional GMO for genetically modified seed produced or sold by the Company. By acceptance and use of the seed, buyer agrees that the Company’s liability and the buyer’s exclusive remedy for breach of any warranty or other reason (if any) shall be limited, in all events, to a return of the purchase price of the affected seed, and in no event shall the Company be liable for any indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages (including damages for loss of business, loss of profits, or any similar loss) whether based on breach of contract, breach of warranty, tort (including negligence), product liability, or otherwise, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. All claims must be presented within a reasonable period of time and not later than thirty (30) days after discovery. Crop yields and quality are due to so many causes and conditions beyond the Company’s control that neither the Company nor dealer warrants yield or quality. Further, any recommendations given for selection or use of the Company’s products are based upon the Company’s best knowledge and for informational purposes only, and the Company does not warrant the results to be obtained with such recommendations. Unless accepted on the foregoing terms, buyer shall return the seed in the original unopened container within 15 days of purchase for a refund of the purchase price.

AgriGold® and Design, AgReliant Genetics® and Design, AdvantageAcre® , We Know Corn, Corn Specialist, and Giants are trademarks and servicemarks of AgReliant Genetics, LLC.

Monsanto Company is a member of Excellence Through Stewardship® (ETS). Monsanto products are commercialized in accordance with ETS Product Launch Stewardship Guidance, and in compliance with Monsanto’s Policy for Commercialization of Biotechnology-Derived Plant Products in Commodity Crops. Commercialized products have been approved for import into key export markets with functioning regulatory systems. Any crop or material produced from this product can only be exported to, or used, processed or sold in countries where all necessary regulatory approvals have been granted. It is a violation of national and international law to move material containing biotech traits across boundaries into nations where import is not permitted. Growers should talk to their grain handler or product purchaser to confirm their buying position for this product. Excellence Through Stewardship® is a registered trademark of Biotechnology Industry Organization. B.t. products may not yet be registered in all states. Check with your Monsanto representative for the registration status in your state.

IMPORTANT IRM INFORMATION: Genuity® RIB Complete® corn blend products do not require the planting of a structured refuge except in the Cotton-Growing Area where corn earworm is a significant pest. See the IRM/Grower Guide for additional information. Always read and follow IRM requirements.


Roundup Ready® crops contain genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup® brand agricultural herbicides. Roundup® brand agricultural herbicides will kill crops that are not tolerant to glyphosate. Acceleron and Design®, DroughtGard®, Genuity Design®, Genuity Icons, Genuity®, RIB Complete and Design®, RIB Complete®, Roundup Ready 2 Technology and Design®, Roundup Ready®, Roundup®, SmartStax® and Design, VT Double PRO® and VT Triple PRO® are trademarks of Monsanto Technology LLC. Herculex® is a registered trademark of Dow AgroSciences LLC.

Ignite®, Trilex®, Poncho®, Aztec®, Balance Flexx®, Capreno®, Laudis®, Option®, LibertyLink®, the LibertyLink logo and the Water Droplet Design, VOTiVO®, and Corvus® are registered trademarks of Bayer Crop Science. FulTime®, Herculex®, Hornet® and SureStart® are registered trademarks of Dow AgroScience LLC. Celebrity Plus®, Clearfield®, Headline®, Status®, Guardsman Max®, and Headline AMP® are registered trademarks and Verdict is a trademark of BASF Ag Products. Accent®, Resolve® Q, Realm® Q, and Steadfast® herbicides are registered trademarks of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company. Stalwart® is a registered trademark of Sipcam Agro USA, Inc. Respect the Refuge and Corn Design® and Respect the Refuge® are registered trademarks of National Corn Growers Association.

Agrisure® Technology incorporated into these seeds is commercialized under license from Syngenta Seeds, Inc. Herculex® Technology incorporated into these seeds is commercialized under license from Dow AgroSciences LLC. Seed products with the LibertyLink® (LL) trait are resistant to the herbicide glufosinate ammonium, an alternative to glyphosate in corn, and combine high-yielding genetics with the powerful, non-selective, postemergent weed control of Liberty® herbicide for optimum yield and excellent weed control.

Callisto®Xtra, Lexar®, Lumax® and Bicep II Magnum® are Restricted Use Pesticides. Important: Always read and follow all bag tag and label instructions before buying or using Syngenta products. The instructions contain important conditions of sale, including limitations of warranty and remedy. All products may not be registered for sale or us in all states or countries. Please check with your state or local extension service before buying or using Syngenta products.

Agrisure®, Agrisure Viptera®, Apron®XL, Maxim®, Cruiser Extreme®, Force®, Bicep II Magnum®, Callisto®, Lexar®, Lumax®, Spirit®, NorthStar®, Princep® , Halex® GT, Dual II Magnum®, and Zemax® are registered trademarks of a Syngenta Group Company. Confidence®, Degree Xtra®, and TripleFLEX® are registered trademarks of Monsanto Technology LLC. Capture® is a registered trademark of FMC Corporation. Impact® is a registered trademark of Amvac Chemical Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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