About Us

Twenty years ago, when the majority of seed companies transitioned to using genetically modified seeds, my grandfather H.W. Hostetler, the founder of Prairie Hybrids Seeds, resisted the temptation to sacrifice a healthy environment, and made the decision to continue producing only non-GMO corn seed. Prairie Hybrids lost business as farmers switched to GMO crops.

This was a difficult time, and my grandfather’s commitment to Prairie Hybrids was tested through the years, but he continued to teach me the importance of the non-GMO seed business. A well-respected seed advisor counseled us to stay the course and remain non-GMO. It was the right decision. Now, consumers know the facts behind GMO, and the trend has moved toward non-GMO and hybrid field corn seed.

Because of Grandfather Hostetler’s decision, Prairie Hybrids was able to stay in business and profitable, whereas many companies who converted to GMO seed had to sell-out to larger companies or go out of business. I tell you this today because it has been a tremendous blessing by our Creator to stay focused on healthier seeds and soil for animals and humans.

– G. Hostetler


Our Core Values

Prairie Hybrids has grown through the years, but our core values have remained the same: to honor our Creator and Savior first of all. Furthermore, we continue to work on maintaining high-quality seed and selecting strong, high-yielding genetics that our customers prefer.

The Prairie Hybrids Difference:

  • We are independently owned and operate as a family-style business
  • We only offer 100% non-GMO field corn seed
  • We have a proprietary research program for building soil health and breeding high-quality seeds
  • We have one of the largest selections of the best genetics available
  • We process our own field corn seed to ensure seed quality

Our research team has soil on their boots because they’re out in the fields, not just in laboratories. And when you call, you’ll speak with a person, not a machine. That’s the Prairie Hybrids difference!

Sales Focus Area

Our high-quality corn varieties are available for sale throughout the country, with a sales focus area in the upper Midwest including northern Illinois, northeast Missouri, northwest Missouri, eastern Nebraska, Iowa, southern Minnesota, and southern Wisconsin. Check out our comprehensive list of dealers.


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