A new local seed corn production company is putting down roots in Chatham-Kent.
Well, it’s essentially extending the root structures of families that have been farming here for generations.
C&L Seed Production Inc. plans to be in operation in time for the fall harvest, according to one of the company overseers, Chris White.
The company will be owned and operated by two local farming families, the Giffins – Lyle and Lee – and the Stewarts – Chris, Craig and Dale of Jon Ern Farms.
White said ground would break on Communication Road between Talbot Trail and Shrewsbury in September.
“It will be a new facility, with a new warehouse and top-of-the-line dryer and handling equipment,” he said. “We’re very excited for the challenge and the opportunity.”