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Big Cob Hybrids Celebrates 10 Years

Nebraska-based company provides corn and soybean seed to area growers


A milestone has been reached for Big Cob Hybrids, a top provider of corn and soybean seed based out of Seward, Nebraska, as it celebrates 10 years of service to farmers in the Western Corn Belt in 2019.

Established in 2009 by Ben Benson and Jim McGowen, Big Cob Hybrids started with a small line-up of corn and soybean seed and quickly began to grow with the help of Benson’s father, Dr. David Benson. Dr. Benson is one of the most experienced corn breeders in the industry, holding over 51 patents for his breeding efforts, and whose extensive corn product knowledge and product commercialization experience helped develop Big Cob into a truly competitive regional brand powerhouse.

“One of the major myths of the seed business is that small, independent seed companies can’t provide the quality of seed or genetics that the large national companies can,” said Ben Benson, who serves as the current CEO of Big Cob Hybrids. “Over the past ten years, Big Cob has proven that, through our partnerships and licensing, we have access to world-class genetics that are regionally better than our competitors. Add that to our proprietary Farm-Fit Planning process, and our Nebraska and Kansas growers can be confident that they have made wise planting decisions by placing the right seed on the right acres.”

Now with 10 full-time employees and 20 Area Seed Representatives, Big Cob’s growth is evidence of the company’s continued commitment to provide exceptional corn and soybean seed selection as well as proven, experienced crop planning guidance based on each individual farmer’s management practices and field conditions. Earlier this spring, to serve its growing seed inventory demands from Kansas growers, Big Cob opened an additional storage and distribution location just northwest of Hoxie, Kansas.

“It is very exciting to commemorate a decade of service to farmers in the Western Corn Belt,” said Benson. “The farmers we serve throughout Nebraska and Kansas have been a blessing to work with and we look forward to our joint success for many years to come.”

For more information about Big Cob Hybrids’ mission to provide the highest quality, farm-specific seed available and guide farmers towards maximum yields and reduced anxiety at planting time, visit

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