ISSUE DATE: 08/03/2009
There's one underlying philosophy at Keesling Seed Farm, Inc., near Chase, Kan., and it's one every employee strives to meet every day.
"The customer is the only reason why we're in business," said Doug Keesling. "They're why our business grows." Keesling, a fifth generation seedsman and farmer, explained that every employee wants to make sure each customer has the information and tools he needs to grow and harvest a successful crop, and ultimately run a profitable business.
The Keesling Seed Farm has come a long way since its early days, but that philosophy has continued. From the first hybrids, to today's biotechnology offerings Doug and his father Don Keesling keep their customers' needs in mind. While Keesling Seed Farm is still farmer-owned, it has grown to a size that's comparable to larger retail seed businesses. Doug and Don Keesling attribute this growth to their available seed varieties, as well as the extra service they offer clients.
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