When the C&L Seed Production Group completed construction of the company;s new seed corn dryer in August 2015, owners Chris, Craig, and Dale Stewart and Lyle and Lee Giffin celebrated the event with a grand opening. Operation of the dryer began in early September 2015. But dates and celebrations do not tell the full story.
The celebration did not herald the full realization of their aspirations, nor does the date mark the beginning of their seed production experience.
The Stewart and Giffin Families have been farming the rich, productive farmland in southern Ontario 65 mils east of Detroit, MI, for several decades. Their family operations have been growing seed corn for three generations.