For Immediate Release


Betaseed, Inc. is Newest Sponsor of Academy for Sciences & Agriculture High School

Vadnais Heights, Minn., (January 22, 2015) – Betaseed, Inc. is the newest sponsor of the Academy for Sciences & Agriculture (AFSA) High School.

“This exciting opportunity for Betaseed allows students focused on science, and specifically agriculture, greater future success,” says Lisa Butzer, Marketing Manager, Betaseed, Inc.  “Betaseed is proud to sponsor agricultural education and to continue the tradition of farming in the United States.”

Located in Vadnais Heights, Minn., a community in greater Minneapolis/St. Paul, AFSA is a public charter school that first opened its doors in 2001.  Since then, AFSA has experienced exponential growth in students attending the school, expanded to also include the middle grades and has achieved educational excellence.

“We are very pleased to have Betaseed, Inc. join with our other sponsors to provide funding for the Academy for Sciences & Agriculture High School,” says Becky Meyer, Executive Director and Principal, AFSA High School.  “Betaseed’s sponsorship represents an investment in youth and the future of the science and agriculture industries.”


Betaseed, Inc., headquartered in Shakopee, Minnesota is the market leader in sugarbeet seed.  Known for strong variety performance, Betaseed has a longstanding commitment to the beet sugar industry focusing its research on developing new varieties to improve the efficiency and profitability of sugar production.  For more information, visit the Betaseed, Inc. website:


The Academy for Sciences & Agriculture High School was founded in 2001 in Vadnais Heights, Minn.   The Academy for Sciences and Agriculture provides a nurturing environment that: (1) Prepares students for post-secondary education, (2) Develops, evaluates and continuously improves student learning experiences, (3) Integrates projects into the curriculum, (4) Meets individual needs, (5) Clearly defines high expectations for student performance, and (6) Respects differences.  For more information, visit the Academy for Sciences & Agriculture High School website:

For more information, please contact:

Becky Meyer
Academy for Sciences & Agriculture High School
(651) 209-3910

Rene Scheurer
Betaseed, Inc.
(952) 233-6941