OUR STORY

100% Grower-Focused

SureFlex Hybrids started when a plant breeder and the owner of an independent regional seed company came together with a simple idea… to offer farmers the freedom to operate and grow as they wish without having to compromise genetic integrity. As a business that is 100% independently owned and operated, we understand the importance of YOUR bottom line. SureFlex Hybrids is a grower-focused business, where every bag from start to finish is owned by us, and we offer a wide range of hybrids to meet your farm’s operational needs.

We provide what farmers and retailers need from a seed company without the rules and regulations that restrict other seed companies. Our low-cost, family and farmer-centered business is expanding rapidly, and we invite you to learn more about joining the SureFlex family.

Mitch Rowe

Mitch Rowe

Owner

Mitch was born and raised on a family farm and has worked in agriculture his entire life. His background in agronomy and sales includes being a past owner of an independent regional seed company. He understands the entire scope of the seed industry and is dedicated to the success of American farmers. That dedication led him to create SureFlex Hybrids, enabling him to serve farmers and the agricultural industry, free from the pressures of corporate America.

Mitch has a bachelor’s degree in Crop and Soil Science from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

Brad Henning

Brad Henning

General Manager

Brad is a 4th generation farmer, born and raised on a farm near Jackson, Minnesota. Growing up, he was heavily involved in 4-H and FFA. Brad has a bachelor’s degree in Agronomy from the University of Minnesota. After graduation, Brad worked as a production agronomist, then spent ten years as an ag loan officer and banker before joining SureFlex. His entire work experience has been as an agronomist and farm business management advisor.

As the General Manager, he ensures SureFlex produces seed that is above and beyond industry standard, with genetics that work for you. 

Tim Thurmer

Tim Thurmer

Business Development Manager

Tim oversees all marketing efforts to educate the public and surrounding communities on the importance of healthy farming practices and agriculture. In addition, he identifies potential markets, stakeholders and individuals to help promote independence in farming. Tim is also the operator and 5th generation owner of Thurmer Farms near Jackson, Minnesota.

Tim has a Bachelor of Science, Business Management degree, with a Minor in Accounting from Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, Iowa, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Southwest State University, Marshall, Minnesota.

Bryce Christopher

Bryce Christopher

Production Agronomist

Bryce grew up on the family farm north of Jackson, Minnesota. He was active in 4-H and FFA during high school. He studied at Rochester Community and Technical College in Rochester, Minnesota for two years, and then transferred to Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in AgriBusiness. 

 

Taylor Christopher

Taylor Christopher

Production Agronomist

Taylor spent his childhood growing up on the family farm near Jackson, Minnesota. He was active in 4-H and FFA throughout high school at Jackson County Central. He received an associate’s degree from Rochester Community and Technical College in Rochester, Minnesota. He transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, where he majored in soil and crop sciences and discovered his passion for agriculture. While attending UW-Platteville he spent his two summers as an intern for SureFlex. 

Craig Groshens

Craig Groshens

Maintenance Supervisor

Craig spent 15 years at the Pioneer production facility in Jackson, Minnesota in charge of the conditioning tower among other areas. He holds his lead certification and was a volunteer firefighter and EMT.

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