DeLange Seed, Inc. is a family owned business located in southeastern Kansas. Like most small businesses, the company began by marketing seed and related products to our neighbors. Today, it is a substantial regional business with sales in approximately 20 states.
DeLange Seed is a regional seed company headquartered in Girard, Kansas with satellite operations in Sedgwick and Maize, Kansas. We produce, condition, and distribute crop and field seeds as well as turf grasses, bird seeds, wildflowers, and wildlife habitat seeds. Our philosophy has always been that we are selling seed to our neighbors. As a result, quality, price, and service are the foundations upon which our business has been built.
The company was incorporated in 1970. For the past 45 years, it has experienced steady growth under the management and vision of owner/manager Howard DeLange. DeLange Seed currently employs 20 people, including 2 trained agronomists. From production, conditioning, sales, and support staff, DeLange Seed has the expert personnel to help shape your planting decisions and improve your bottom line.
J. Davis Marking, LLC was founded in 1989 by Jan Davis. She had the idea of engraving yardage numbers on the top of irrigation head caps to provide the distance information for golfers to help speed up play. She wanted golf courses to have PERMANENT yardage marking instead of the temporary tags that got mowed off or broken off. Her idea took off and she invested in molds for all Toro and Rain Bird Irrigation caps.
In 2000, her son Michael and his wife Anne joined her in the business. We now supply permanent yardage marking to golf courses in over 40 countries. We also added Hunter Irrigation caps and we furnish driving range markers and fairway markers in addition to irrigation head marking.
In 2014, Alan & Alicia Pitcher took over the day-to-day operations and are located in Kansas. Mike and Anne are still involved with the business but are acting in promotional and advisory roles. We pride ourselves on second-to-none customer service and the finest products in the industry. Give us a call or email us today. We look forward to serving you.
At Koch Agronomic Services we make things grow, with fertilizers and high-efficiency plant nutrient technologies grounded in science. By examining and understanding the science that affects crops and turf, we create technologies that can optimize our customers’ fertilizer investments.
Our global team of chemists and agronomists, working together with universities and government researchers, are committed to developing and delivering products our customers can trust. Products backed by scientific data and validated by independent research.
As part of Koch Industries, Inc., a privately held company with some 100,000 employees operating in 60 countries across the globe, we have access to an incredible array of resources. Our research, processes, systems and people all lead us to unexpected innovations.
You live and breathe your course. And with enhanced efficiency fertilizers (EEFs) you’ll breathe easier. Extended longevities mean fewer applications. This saves time, fuel and frees up your crew to get other work done. With consistent nitrogen (N) delivery, more is taken up by your turfgrass, and far less is lost to the environment through leaching, denitrification, runoff or volatilization.
You have a passion for how your course looks and plays. Seriously consider tailoring nutrition programs incorporating the EEFs listed below. The business advantages they provide can help you more effectively maintain your course in the face of rising costs, tighter budgets and environmental pressures.
For more than 50 years, Sharp Brothers Seed has set the standard for top-quality seed for home, farm and commercial landscape use. Expanding markets dictated development of new and improved varieties of both warm and cool season grasses, various legumes, forbs and wildflowers. These newer varieties have joined the broad variety of seed species and local-source native seed produced to meet consumers’ growing needs throughout the eastern United States, the Great Plains and the inter-mountain areas. High-quality, dependable Sharp Brothers’ Buffalo Brand seed is the standard that is demanded throughout the United States and several foreign countries.
Sharp Brothers Seed is proud to actively support and participate in the on-going efforts of organizations that promote conservation, energy and agriculture.
Today, Sharp Brothers Seed is the largest working seed producer in the United States. Sharp Brothers operates from two locations to serve the U.S. market and beyond. The primary location, and the one that serves the high prairie region, is the company headquarters at Healy, Kansas.