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AgVenture Seed Adds Mississippi Territory

Date Posted: July 15, 2004

KENTLAND, IN (July, 2004) -- Dulaney Seed, Inc., of Clarksdale, Mississippi, has signed an exclusive Territory Agreement with AgVenture, Inc. and will market the AgVenture brand of corn and soybean seed in Northwest Mississippi. Terry (photo) and Edwin Dulaney, co-owners of Dulaney Seed, are graduates of Mississippi State University and are partners in Dulaney Brothers Farms; started by their grandfather in 1913. They have operated the farming operation since 1974 and have been in the seed business since 1991.

The Dulaney brothers are third generation ag business leaders in Coahoma County and have operated as a family farm with a 4th generation entering the work place.

“Dulaney Seed was born in 1991 as a sister business to the farm. Dulaney’s have adopted new technologies quickly and use a conservative approach as we make changes. The AgVenture Satellite is an opportunity for us to market soybeans and corn to our established customers.

"We feel that with our vast agricultural knowledge of the region, we will be able to provide outstanding varieties and service to our retail and wholesale customers,” explains Terry Dulaney. “AgVenture provides a platform for Dulaney Seed to advance our company from good to great. The exclusive sales territory and opportunity to expand sales territory affords us the controls to direct our company in a direction that we feel is right for Dulaney Seed and our customers.”

Terry states, “We see this venture as the launching pad for Dulaney Seed to build new value in our business. Building a brand is exciting and challenging. We hope to make AgVenture products and service another name for profit for our customers.”

AgVenture Seeds, founded in 1983, is the largest network of independently-owned seed companies in the United States. AgVenture provides its network of 24 independent, family-owned and managed companies with seed products that meet exacting standards for quality combined with leading edge genetics and technology. This unique marketing approach allows each individual company to match the corn hybrids and soybean varieties it sells to the specific needs of the geographical area it serves. It also enables the entrepreneurs who own the marketing companies to maintain their own inventory, set their own pricing, and create their own marketing programs based on customer needs that exist in their particular part of the country.

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