Betaseed Incorporated Press Release

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March 17, 2016: Bloomington, Minnesota

Betaseed announces the addition of Thomas Koeps as plant breeder at the Kimberly Breeding Station in Kimberly, ID. Mr. Koeps will report directly to Jay Miller, Director of Breeding and Product Management. Over the next several months in his new role, Thomas will transition to the lead for the Curly Top breeding program for North America and will work closely with the Kimberly staff to ensure the success of this program.

Thomas grew up on a small farm outside of Einbeck, Germany and received a MS of Ag Science degree from the University of Goettingen. His interests include hobby farming and outdoor activities. He will be relocating from Germany to Twin Falls, ID.


Betaseed, Inc., headquartered in Bloomington, Minnesota, is North America’s premier sugarbeet seed company.  From our start in 1970, Betaseed has maintained a longstanding commitment to the beet sugar industry, with research and seed production operations in several states and marketing seed to all sugarbeet markets.  Our mission is to develop the best performing seed products and services through innovative people, plant breeding and seed technology. 


Press contact – Rene Scheurer
Phone: 952-233-6941