Federal Hybrids was founded in 1932 by Allen Thurman of Cedar Rapids, IA. It was a family-owned company that sold seed in Eastern Iowa. Even though their coverage area was small, they were very innovative and successful in their marketing area. Federal Hybrids was one of the first companies to promote single-cross corn in the United States.
Tim Butikofer purchased Federal Hybrids from the Thurman family and moved the operations to Elgin, IA.
When Tim bought the company, he had a vision to expand the marketing area. In 2009, Federal Hybrids opened a second office in West Bend, IA, which is now the Corporate Headquarters.
Federal Hybrids markets corn, soybeans and alfalfa seed in 15 states throughout the United States and is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing, independent, family-owned seed companies in the Midwest.
Federal Hybrids offers an excellent portfolio of the leading-edge genetics and technology that will significantly boost profit on every acre you plant. We understand that proper genetic and technology selection based on your soil types, cultural practices, and yield goals will increase your productivity and yield.
Federal Hybrids continues its long-term, well-established relationship with the major genetic and trait providers, who have a strong history of innovation.
Thank you to all of our dedicated customers. Federal Hybrids is honored to have served the American farmer for over 80 years with the latest in seed technologies, traits, and genetics.