HISTORY

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

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1934

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

1936

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.

1937

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.

1965

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

1972

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

1973

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

1974

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

1979

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.

1980

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

1982

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

1984

John Kermicle joined the company.

1985

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.

1986

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

1989

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

1990

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

1994

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.

2000

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

2003

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

2004

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

2007

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

2008

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

2009

AgriGold introduced the GIANT that transformed the seed industry.

2012

AgriGold introduces the Hybrid series, simplifying seed selection.

2016

AgriGold celebrated 80 years in the corn industry.

2016

AgriGold launched the initial phase of Advantage Acre®, a precision technology platform.

2017

AgriGold expanded their soybean offer, selecting only the highest yielding varieties, backed by industry leading genetics and the most advanced traits to give growers a whole farm opportunity.

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AgriGold Hybrids
5381 Akin Road
St. Francisville, IL 62460
800-262-7333

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All orders and sales are subject to the AgriGold Terms and Conditions of Sale, which include but are not limited to the Limitation of Warranty & Remedy and Agronomic Zone and Planting Year. All Terms and Conditions of Sale are subject to change from time to time without prior notice. For the most up to date Terms and Conditions of Sale, see the Producers website at www.agrigold.com.

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. Certain 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. Growers should refer to http://www.biotradestatus.com/ for any updated information on import country approvals. 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: 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. SmartStax® RIB Complete® corn blend is not allowed to be sold for planting in the Cotton-Growing Area. See the IRM/Grower Guide for additional information. Always read and follow IRM requirements.

DroughtGard® Hybrids with RIB Complete® corn blend the refuge seed may not always contain DroughtGard® Hybrids trait.

ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW DIRECTIONS FOR USE ON PESTICIDE LABELING. IT IS A VIOLATION OF FEDERAL AND STATE LAW to use any pesticide product other than in accordance with its labeling. NOT ALL formulations of dicamba or glyphosate are approved for in-crop use with Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans. ONLY USE FORMULATIONS THAT ARE SPECIFICALLY LABELED FOR SUCH USES AND APPROVED FOR SUCH USE IN THE STATE OF APPLICATION. XTENDIMAX® HERBICIDE WITH VAPORGRIP® TECHNOLOGY AND IN CROP USES MAY NOT BE APPROVED IN ALL STATES. Contact the U.S. EPA and your state pesticide regulatory agency with any questions about the approval status of dicamba herbicide products for in-crop use with Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans.

Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans contains genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate and dicamba. Glyphosate will kill crops that are not tolerant to glyphosate. Dicamba will kill crops that are not tolerant to dicamba. Contact your Monsanto dealer or refer to Monsanto’s Technology Use Guide for recommended weed control programs.

ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW DIRECTIONS FOR USE ON PESTICIDE LABELING. Products with NemaStrike Technology are not registered in all states. The distribution, sale, or use of an unregistered pesticide is a violation of federal and/or state law and is strictly prohibited. Check with your local Monsanto dealer or representative for the product registration status in your state.

Consult bag tags for E-Z Refuge product herbicide options; only those labeled GT/LL may be sprayed with glufosinate.

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.

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.

AgReliant Genetics® and Design, Advantage Acre® and Design, AgriShield®, and AgriGold® and Design are registered trademarks of AgReliant Genetics, LLC. Agrisure®, Agrisure Artesian®, Artesian, Agrisure Duracade®, Agrisure Viptera® and E-Z Refuge® are trademarks of a Syngenta Group Company. Acceleron®, DroughtGard®, Genuity®, NemaStrike, RIB Complete and Design®, RIB Complete®, Roundup Ready 2 Technology and Design®, Roundup Ready 2 Xtend®, Roundup Ready 2 Yield®, Roundup Ready®, Roundup®, SmartStax and Design®, SmartStax®, VaporGrip®, and XtendiMax®, VT Double PRO® and VT Triple PRO® are trademarks of Monsanto Technology LLC. LibertyLink® and the Water Droplet Design® are registered trademarks of Bayer. Herculex® is a registered trademark of Dow AgroSciences LLC. Respect the Refuge and Corn Design® and Respect the Refuge® are registered trademarks of National Corn Growers Association. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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SEED PIRACY STATEMENT: Seed containing a patented trait can only be used to plant a single commercial crop from which seed cannot be saved and replanted. Examples of seed containing a patented trait include but are not limited to Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® soybeans, and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans. Additional information and limitations on the use of these products are provided in the Monsanto Technology Stewardship Agreement, the Monsanto Technology Use Guide, and the Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® Soybean Technology Use Guide Supplement. U.S. patents for Monsanto technologies can be found at the following webpage: http://www.monsantotechnology.com