Always working for the future of Michigan farms

Our passion for seeds is matched only by our commitment to the people, farms and communities at the heart of Michigan agriculture.

Chris Varner

Brand President, DF Seeds LLC

Raised on a seed farm near Breckenridge, Michigan, Chris Varner has put her degrees in Crop and Soil Science and Seed Business and Technology to work in streamlining DF Seeds’ production and conditioning processes. The first 18 years of her career were at Glenn Farm Seeds working in contract seed corn production and processing.

Crediting much of her success to lifelong skills learned in FFA, Chris is active in the Michigan Agri Business Association and is a past president of the Independent Professional Seed Association board. The youngest of ten, she has two daughters and a son and enjoys golfing, gardening, reading, and beach vacations.

Teresa Ellsworth-Deforest

Operations Lead

Teresa lives in Dansville, Michigan. She grew up in Stockbridge, Michigan. She enjoys reading, gardening, and helping her husband on the farm.

Warehouse Team

Bob Battige

Delivery Driver and Warehouse Associate

Jared Quinn

Seed Conditioning Manager

Jason Mead

Seed Packaging Manager

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