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FFR Cooperative, after 55 years in Agricultural Research, is closing the business.

As of March 31, 2016 FFR will have no employees on staff, however there will be some activity remaining in closing accounts, both receivables and payables.

The forage business has been transferred to Southern States Cooperative.

The wheat business has been transferred to the respective cooperatives selling the varieties (Land O'Lakes, Southern States, Tennessee Farmers and Growmark).

Answer plots previously maintained by FFR will be handled internally by Land O'Lakes.

The offices and research farm are for sale, listed at Hageman Realty.

Questions regarding business may be directed to Frank Spelbring.

If you have financial business still open with FFR, please contact: Jim McCarthy

Field Research Specialists
Plant Breeding
Yield Trials
Agronomic Trials
Corn, Silage, Soybeans, Wheat, Forages
Biomass Crop Development

Member Cooperative Owners
Land O'Lakes Winfield Solutions
Southern States Cooperative
Tennessee Farmers Cooperative

FFR is an inter-regional cooperative working behind the scenes to provide plant breeding and agronomy services in support of many seed brands and agronomy programs.  FFR provides research services to members, affiliated regional cooperatives, independent seed companies and providers of seed related products and services in the eastern cornbelt and mid-atlantic agricultural production region.

FFR uses modern field research and technology equipment and strategies to evaulate crop performance and input technologies designed to make crop production more efficient.  Data from FFR field research enables customers to evaluate various management techniques and practices to help determine "best practices" strategies for cooperatives and farmers in their crop production systems.

FFR also plants and maintains high quality plots for training salespeople and technical agronomists so that resources of the agribusiness system can be efficiently delivered to farms.

FFR New headquarters near Lafayette, IN was finished in 2001. Contact Information
Phone Number
Postal Address
4846 E 450 N
Lafayette, IN 47905
Electronic Mail