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Nuseed US and Canada

Global strength, local development and support

The confidence that comes with world-class R&D, strict quality assurance protocols, plus locally proven hybrids and support is what you need in your fields. Through traditional sunflower breeding at our research and breeding station in Breckenridge, Minnesota, Nuseed continues to bring top yielding, high quality, herbicide and disease resistant hybrids for all three markets – oil, confection and conoil.

Nuseed is also preparing to enter the North American canola market. Our offer will include top performing commodity canola hybrids and an entirely new opportunity to produce land-based omega-3. Nuseed’s growth in North America is powered by our people and our collaborative business relationships with U.S. Distributor Legend Seeds, Canadian distributors, and R&D expertise from right here at home, and from around the world.

Breckenridge Nursery & Regional Office

Our sunflower hybrids are born and bred in the U.S., Nuseed’s regional office and sunflower nursery are in the heart of sunflower country near  Breckenridge, Minnesota.  We plant our nurseries in sunflower growing areas so that we have the same natural disease pressure as well as other factors that affect our customers’ crop. 

Developing new hybrids with different characteristics that perform and yield better than current options requires testing a huge number of hybrids. The program’s diversity and the variety of products the company is ready to move forward is unparalleled.  And it’s large enough to diversify across multiple seed types.

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Woodland Innovation Center

Nuseed’s facilities within North America also  include the state-of-the-art molecular lab and breeding nursery in Woodland, C.A., where seed production and the increase of inbred lines is carried out as well as the development of experimental hybrid seed.  The combined expertise of agronomists, breeders and molecular scientists is a vital asset to Nuseed’s global sunflower program.

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Top quality production crops

To make all of our new and innovative hybrids available for growers, we have a highly experienced production team who are responsible for managing large scale crops that produce high quality seed. They keep a very close eye on these crops throughout their lifecycle to ensure that all Nuseed seed meets the very high standards our customers expect.

Helpful and friendly service and support

As well as the expertise in our crop breeding teams, we’re also very proud of our immensely dedicated customer service, logistics, quality assurance and business services teams who make sure our seed is thoroughly tested and quality checked before it goes into the bags that are delivered to your seed supplier and make their way to your farm.

Nuseed Representatives

We have a team on the ground to help with any questions you have about our products. 

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Mark Jackson

General Manager, Nuseed Americas

As the North American General Manager Mark leads Nuseed’s business, teams, industry partnerships and growth strategies in the region.

Roger Rotariu

Marketing Lead, NA

Roger’s 25-year career experience in North American canola crop production, including positions with Cargill and Bayer CropScience, will be key to facilitating Nuseed’s fast paced growth in North America. Roger started in 2014 with Nufarm, Nuseed’s parent company, as the Western Canada Marketing Manager and was most recently Nufarm Portfolio and Customer Marketing Manager, responsible for Canadian and North American cereal portfolios. He is also a current Director to the Canadian Seed Trade Association.

Alison Pokrzywinski

Sunflower Product Manager, NA

Alison started her career in agriculture as a sales agronomist in north central South Dakota working mainly with corn, soybeans, wheat, and sunflower. Her passion to help improve yield, oil content, disease tolerance, and lodging in sunflower led her to obtain her Master’s degree researching Genotype by Environment Interaction in Sunflowers for the Northern Plains at North Dakota State University while working in the USDA sunflower breeding program.

Justin Ingalls

Commercial Sales Lead

Justin Ingalls is the Nuseed Commercial Sales Lead and is based out of South Dakota. He brings more than 25 years of agricultural industry leadership experience to the Nuseed team and was most recently at Viafield Cooperative, and before that he was with Legend Seeds as the Sales, Agronomy and Marketing Lead, and also spent five years with Monsanto in various roles of progressive leadership. As Nuseed looks to find new avenues to grow the sunflower brand and build the canola business, Justin will assist in developing plans and creating channel excitement and brings extensive background in mentoring and coaching along with sales program implementation and tracking. 

Trygg Olson

ND Field Sales Leader

As Field Sales Leader, Trygg Olson puts his 20 plus years in the retail agronomy business, as an agronomy manager and agronomist, to work for Nuseed customers. He’s responsible for Nuseed product support and market development for northern Minnesota, North Dakota and northwest South Dakota, as well as an increasing role in Nuseed’s Canadian sunflower business.

Daris Kampfe

SD Field Sales Leader

Daris Kampfe puts his 10 years of ag retail experience at CHS to work as Nuseed’s SD Field Sales Leader.  He started out as an intern with CHS and moved into Agronomy Sales Rep and Agronomy Sales Manager positions during his time there. Daris has lived in Pierre, SD his whole life and graduated May 2010 in Ag Business from Lake Area Tech in Watertown, SD. His responsibilities as a Field Sales Leader will be Nuseed product support and market development for South Dakota.