Family Owned, Veteran Owned
OUR FOUNDER | Ron Rogers, an Army veteran, started his forage career in 1985 and developed the forage testing program that we use today. Working for various seed companies, he noticed that the genetic varieties of seed corn that worked well for dairy farmers were consistently passed over by management for so-called “multi-purpose” grain hybrids that could be sold to a wider variety of farmers. In 1999 he started Prairie Estates Genetics in order to protect and steward genetic varieties that support and nourish the dairy industry specifically. He has dedicated his life to this work.
THE NEXT GENERATION | Ron’s daughter Nicole graduated from UW-Madison with a degree in Communications. She spent the next twelve years working on the East Coast. In 2012 she moved back to Wisconsin to work with her parents at Prairie Estates Genetics. Nicole was born on a farm and is happy to be home.
OUR TEAM | Our team is connected by our dedication to the dairying way of life. All of our Forage Managers have worked on dairy farms, every employee so far was born and raised in Wisconsin, we heavily represent UW Platteville, we begin our weekly meeting with the same question every time: How can we better serve our customers this week?