Galesburg, IL (September 10, 2018) – John and Holly Hennenfent, owners of Munson Hybrids, announced the acquisition of Munson Hybrids Sales Division by Cornelius Seed and Legend Seeds. Financial arrangements were not disclosed.
Munson Hybrids was started by Carl Munson in 1934. The company was purchased in 1999 by the Hennenfents who built a successful, independent, and local focused business in Illinois and Wisconsin.
“Both Cornelius Seed and Legend Seeds share our values," says John Hennenfent, President of Munson Hybrids. “They are more focused in knowing a farmer’s fields than knowing the corporate boardroom."
Under terms of the agreement, Cornelius Seed will acquire retail sales rights of Munson Hybrids in Illinois and Southern Wisconsin, while Legend will acquire retail sales rights in Central Wisconsin. The Hennenfents will continue to operate production facilities in Galesburg independently.
Cornelius Seed of Bellevue, IA, is an American family-owned seed company that was started in 1935. Over eight decades, five generations have provided performance excellence and agronomic know-how to their customers. Cornelius markets corn, soybeans, alfalfa and grass seed primarily in Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois.
Legend Seeds of De Smet, SD, is an independent seed company started in 1990. Legend focuses in 7 states throughout the upper Midwest with a vision to provide local farmers with proven products, complete customer service, and ultimately more profit per acre.