Our Story

In 1972, Lyle Giffin, a farmer in Harwich Township started a seed corn company. For the next 47 years he would continue to provide the farming community with some of the finest corn varieties available on the market.

In the summer of 2003, Lyle recognized the demand for seed products tailored for individual farmers. Country Farm Seeds was established to meet the needs and challenges of farming in the 21st century. The Canadian, family-owned business located in Southwestern Ontario would offer seed that works for Canadian farmers and represents a new choice for growers of corn and soybeans.

The varieties are selected for their performance as a regional adapted variety opposed to overall performance in a large geographical area. Country Farm Seeds tests varieties in numerous locations over a number of years before they are released for distribution. The company continually evaluates modern genetics and germplasm, as well as exciting new traits and platforms.

Country Farm Seeds is dedicated to serving Canadian farmers with the higher yielding products they need to ensure their success. They understand that crop yield is only one portion of the farm profitability equation. They actively seek additional opportunities for customers to improve their bottom line. Competitive seed prices, export premiums for many of the top varieties and of course higher yielding varieties are just a few examples of how they accomplish this.

Discover the Difference

As a proudly Canadian and family owned seed company, in 2018 we will continue to be focused on the needs and profitability of the farmers we serve!

With the help of our talented Sales and Agronomy team, we are excited to introduce a great new product line that has been developed with your individual needs in mind. We have cultivated deep relationships with elite suppliers, giving you access to the most diverse genetics and trait offerings in the farming business today. We have pride and confidence in every variety we sell. Each product is grown, tested, and sold in Canada to meet your specific climate range, ensuring that we have the right seed for your farm. Our line offers competitive yields, and the most modern traits and treatments available – you have every advantage when growing Country Farm Seeds.

Servicing our customers, and offering knowledgeable advice is our top priority. We pride ourselves on maintaining long term relationships, while developing new ones along the way. We agree that when it comes to the sale of seed that you want to work with people you know, selling seed you trust.

Farming is a people’s business and we know that our job isn’t done until after the seed goes in the ground. Located in Blenheim, Ontario, we are producers of quality seed corn and seed soybeans with representatives across Ontario and Quebec, ready to help you grow your farming operation, every step of the way.

At Country Farm Seeds, our family’s heritage is built upon the hard work and innovation of not only our own family, but the families of our employees. We are proud Canadians serving proud Canadian farmers with a belief that hard work rewards all.

As the old saying goes, “None of us are as smart as all of us together”.

 

 

 

Lyle Giffin, CEO

Meet Our Team

LYLE GIFFIN

CEO

ph: 519-676-8671

Lee Giffin

LEE GIFFIN

President

ph: 519-676-8671

Chris Roy

CHRIS ROY

General Manager

ph: 519-358-6900

Grant Watson

GRANT WATSON

VP Marketing & Sales

ph: 519-359-7146

Nick Froese

NICK FROESE

Plant Manager

ph: 519-676-8671

Heather Coatsworth

HEATHER COATSWORTH

Product Development

ph: 519-359-8104

Blake Patterson

BLAKE PATTERSON

Product & Agronomy Support

ph: 519-401-7925

Joel Oliphant

JOEL OLIPHANT

Seed Plant Coordinator

ph: 519-359-9319

Ryan Hargreaves

RYAN HARGREAVES

North Central Ontario

ph: 519-719-0801

Harold Huff

HAROLD HUFF

District Sales Manager

ph: 613-324-0730