Our mission: Help farmers win.
Hybrid 85 is an independent seed company hailing from Omaha, Nebraska, founded by Nate Belcher (crop consultant and regenerative ag specialist) and Mike Ackerman (software developer). Like many of the best ideas, it came together around last call.
We were commiserating about our friends and other family farmers increasingly struggling to pay the bills, while the profits of literally three multinational producers soared. Farmers were more and more likely to admit the traits promised by their $250 bag of corn weren’t working.
So we wondered, how much of that price could we cut by removing things that don’t directly contribute to in-field performance? The next day, we started building a seed corn business model that was more beneficial to farmers than shareholders. And we created two easy-to-use online platforms both aimed at helping farmers win:
Farming doesn’t have to be this hard. And we can help.
If you have questions,