Illinois Foundation Seeds, Inc. Acquires Charter Seed Co.

Jun 7, 2022 3:00 PM ET

Tolono, IL (June 1, 2022)

Illinois Foundation Seeds, Inc. (IFSI) continues to grow.

IFSI announced today the acquisition of Charter Seed Co., a vegetable seed production and vegetable seed sales company based in Nampa, ID.


The purchase of Charter Seed Co. provides Illinois Foundation Seeds, Inc. with a talented and experienced vegetable seed production team renowned for high-quality seed and exceptional customer service.


“We are pleased to add the Charter Seed operations and employees to our team,” says Clinton Naugle, CEO of Illinois Foundation Seeds, Inc. “IFSI and Charter Seed have developed a strong working relationship over the past decade, sharing similar values and a commitment to provide an exceptional client experience. IFSI is dedicated to servicing the seed industry through our advancements in vegetable seed research, licensing world-class dent corn genetics, seed production and distribution services. The addition of Charter Seed enhances our ability to bring quality vegetable seeds to the market.”


Illinois Foundation Seeds, Inc. will integrate the Charter Seed Co. team into daily operations and retain Charter Seed Co.’s Nampa and Melba, ID warehouse and office locations.


“We are excited for this opportunity to expand our vertical integration and product offering in vegetable seed,” continues Naugle. “This acquisition allows us to build on a commitment to both our clients and our employees, that IFSI will be intent on providing a high-quality product while protecting the client experience from order to delivery.”


Gene Hayes, owner of Charter Seed Co., agrees. “Charter Seed Company has always valued the best quality in our products, great customer service and grower relationships. We’re excited to join IFSI, which shares the same values.”


Headquartered in Tolono, IL, Illinois Foundation Seeds, Inc. is a leading research, product development, licensing and production company established in 1937. For over 85 years, in locations worldwide, the IFSI commitment to development and dedication to exceptional quality has remained the same. The IFSI name means you can count on industry-leading products, research, licensing, and service.

Contact Information

Name: Clinton Naugle
Job Title: CEO