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Wyffels Hybrids shows commitment to the future with new Iowa site

Recently, Wyffels Hybrids, a seed corn company headquartered in Geneseo, Ill.. announced plans for a new site based in Ames, Iowa. The new facility will be in the Prairie View Industrial Center on approximately 150 acres near Interstate 35 and Highway 30, and will ensure the company’s growing customer base continues to enjoy industry leading products and support throughout the growing season.

“Our western business has been a critical part of our growth for many years, and we’re excited about taking this step towards the future,” says Jacob Wyffels, Wyffels Hybrids Vice President of Production. “Our customers expect a certain level of quality and personal service. This new site will be key to meeting those expectations in many aspects for years to come.”

Adding a site in the center of the western portion of the Wyffels marketing footprint is the next step in the evolution of their growing business. The new Iowa site will expand as further growth drives the need for additional capabilities. The land purchased from Alliant Energy provides an ideal location, with access to talent and research from Iowa State University and two major interstates for transportation/distribution.

“It is a pleasure to help facilitate the connection of our customers and prospective customers with Alliant Energy Growth Sites, like the Prairie View Industrial Center,” said Dennis Jordan, director of customer communications and economic development for Alliant Energy. “Centrally and conveniently located in the heart of Iowa, Ames is known for its healthy, stable economy, flourishing cultural environment and the world-renowned Iowa State University. Wyffels Hybrids will succeed here and Alliant Energy is pleased to be part of its impressive growth.” 

Wyffels looks forward to being part of the Ames community.

“We are thrilled with this announcement,” said Dan Culhane, president and CEO of the Ames Chamber of Commerce and Ames Economic Development Commission. “The first company to land in the new Prairie View Industrial Center, with the prominent brand of Wyffels Hybrids, is such a great win for the Ames region. This company perfectly aligns with some of the core strengths of Iowa State University and our board of directors could not be more pleased. We are grateful that the Wyffels family has selected our community to make this investment and create meaningful employment opportunities.”

Wyffels Hybrids plans to begin shipping from the new Ames site in spring 2024.
“Our western business has been a critical part of our growth for many years, and we’re excited about taking this step towards the future.”
Jacob Wyffels, Wyffels Hybrids Vice President of Production, Wyffels Hybrids

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