Thursday, June 23, 2016

Monday Program History of Akin Seed Company

HISTORY OF AKIN SEED COMPANY WILL
BE TOPIC OF THE JUNE MEETING OF THE 
LAWRENCE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

            The Lawrence County Historical Society will hold its monthly program meeting on Monday, June 27, at 7:00 p.m., at the History Center on the corner of 12th and State in Lawrenceville.  Don Seger, Marketing Logistics Coordinator for AgReliant Genetics, will speak on the history of Akin Seed Company, which, over the course of 80 years, has grown into one of the leading international hybrid seed companies.

            Seger, a native of Vincennes, has worked for the company over 35 years.  His program will begin with company founder, Clarence Akin, and how, as a young graduate of the University of Illinois, he returned home to Lawrence County and planted his first acre of seed corn in 1936 – then, over his lifetime, saw the company brand, Agrigold, become the leading hybrid seed corn throughout the nation. 

            The meeting is free and open to the public.