Fischer Seeds hosted Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch Friday morning to discuss its role in the state’s agriculture industry.
“I heard that Fischer Seeds was a unique company for a number of reasons and I wanted to come and see for myself what made them so successful,” said Crouch.
Located at 3387 South 375 East in Shelbyville, Fischer Seeds, founded in 1938 by Charles and Dorothy Fischer, is a third generation, family-owned and operated company.
“The governor’s office has always been supportive of agriculture and I would see emails that (Lt. Gov. Crouch) is visiting this farm or that farm and seemed like she is always keeping abreast of what the farming community is doing,” said Fischer Seeds vice president Bryan Fischer. “We thought we should have her down here. It was fun just talking about what we do.”
Fischer Seeds vice president Bryan Fischer (right) talks about company operations with Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch (center) Friday morning at the Fischer Seeds facility in Shelbyville.
Fischer Seeds produces food grade corn, food grade soybeans and soybean seeds that are used for a variety of products including snack foods, tortillas and for distillery markets.
“What makes them special is their dedication and commitment to quality,” said Crouch. “Agriculture is big business in Indiana. It represents $31 billion dollars of our gross domestic product. We are the fifth largest producer of corn and soy products, and we are the 10th largest farming state. So Fischer Seeds is actually an important part of the story of agriculture here in Indiana because of their commitment and their dedication to really looking at new ways to have better markets for products and to have more value added to their product.”
Crouch was given a tour of the facility before sitting down to talk with local media and carrying on further discussion with the Fischer Seeds staff.
“They are a well-kept secret that we intend to make better known throughout Indiana because they uphold the values that we hold dear here in Indiana,” said Crouch.