About Us

Jefferies Seeds is a family owned and operated seed business based 5 miles west of Glenboro, Manitoba.  We provide our customers with a variety of seed choices and inputs, to fit their farming operation.

We believe strongly in continued investment in areas including technology, infrastructure, product offerings and services to allow our customers to stay ahead of the curve in a changing agriculture industry.

Our Story

1896

Sid and Mary Jefferies started the farm with 320 acres. At this time, they raised horses, cattle, pigs, chickens and goats.

1929

Archie Jefferies, Sid and Mary’s son, and his wife Lily, took over the farm and expanded it by purchasing another 160 acres.

1960

Ivan Jefferies, Archie and Lily’s son, took over the farm, with his wife Gwen and they continued to grow the farm by purchasing more land.

1988

Ivan and Gwen’s only son, Ron Jefferies, and his wife Wanda, moved into the farm house. Wanda and Ron continued to expand the farm while raising their two boys. Then Ivan and Gwen retired and moved into town.

1994

Ron was looking for opportunities to diversify the farm, so he purchased seed cleaning equipment and founded Jefferies Seeds: a company that is specialized in cleaning grain for other farmers.

2002

Ron sold the cows so that he could focus on his growing business, Jefferies Seeds.  It was also at this time that Ron started planting soybeans and pulses, to obtain seeds to sell to other farmers.

2013

Jefferies Seeds expanded to over 2,000 acres and invested in irrigation systems.

2014

Jefferies Seeds started growing and selling fava bean seeds to farmers.

2018

Jefferies Seeds expanding their processing capabilities and built a brand NEW processing plant that is also fully food certified.

The Jefferies Seeds Team

Ron Jefferies

Ron started Jefferies Seeds in 1994 and has built the business to what it is today. He has been apart of the farm since 1981 when he started farming with his father Ivan. He has graduated with an Ag Diploma from the University of Manitoba and has served as a director on the Manitoba Seed Growers Association, and president of Westoba Credit Union board

Riley Jefferies

Riley is a son of Ron's and joined the business in 2011 after graduating from the University of Manitoba with an Ag Dipolma. He is involved in all aspects of the business including custom corn planting, agronomy, field work, operations, and certified seed sales.

Cale Jefferies

Cale joined the business in 2013 after graduating from the University of Guelph with a degree in Agriculture Economics. Cale is highly involved in the Dupont Pioneer section of Jefferies Seeds along with certified seed operations.

Marvin Hofer

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