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 Vision Statement

Our vision is to bring honor and glory to God in all that we do. To always be mindful that we and this company are put in this marketplace for a purpose much greater than ourselves and to put that first and foremost in our attitudes and actions.

Our Mission Statement

To select and produce high quality Non-GMO and Organic Seed Corn that will produce healthy and abundant crops for farmers and their families.

To provide a stable work environment for our employees that encourages personal growth and to give them the same concern, care, and respect that they in turn are expected to give to our customers.

Our Core Values

  • God comes first
  • Integrity
  • Humility
  • Respect
  • Service
  • Quality
  • Efficiency

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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