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Saathoff Seeds

The team at Saathoff Seeds brings their passion for farming to find ways to build success for your operation – offering products they believe in, a variety of services, and trusted agronomic advice.

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Meet the Saathoff Seeds Team

Owner Nick Saathoff has sold seed since 2003 and opened his own operation here in Grant Park in 2014. The business is in his blood – his grandfathers and father were Pioneer Seed representatives over the years, and his uncle also operates an agency in Illinois.

Nick has a passion for farming and has always been involved in production ag. Partnering with a neighbor, he implements the latest in precision technology to maximize efficiency and minimize environment impact. They test products on their own farms – which allows him to make sound recommendations to his customers.

Customers count on Saathoff Seeds for providing exceptional service, trusted advice, and extensive knowledge of products, including how they perform in local soils.

Saathoff Seeds is proud to support the local ag community by partnering with the Manteno FFA chapter to fund dinner for local EMS personnel, providing sponsorships for the Tractors for a Cure organization, the Cystic Fibrosis golf outing and the Grant Park youth baseball and softball golf outing, as well as funding scholarships for the Kankakee County 4-H and youth foundation. Nick has earned a number of awards, including Leader of Distinction, Sales Growth Award, Corn Growth Award, and Pacesetter Award.

Nick and wife Missy have three children who all assist in many ways.

Missy is a teacher at Manteno Middle School and varsity women's assistant basketball coach. She keeps busy with school and family, but always makes time to assist where needed with Saathoff Seeds and the farm. She loves flipping seed boxes – just ask her!

Their daughter Kylie is active in basketball, volleyball and track, and is active in Manteno FFA and 4-H. She loves showing cattle at local and state fairs.

Son Cole is active in sports and enjoys hanging out with friends. He is also active in 4-H, showing market lambs. Cole is a huge help to the seed business and the farm.

Youngest son Colin is the comedian of the family, keeping them laughing between sports activities and hanging with friends. He’s always willing to lend a hand whenever it’s needed.

Team Members

Nick Saathoff

Owner/ President
(815) 592-9258
nick.saathoff@plantpioneer.com

Nick started Saathoff Seeds in 2013 as a Pioneer Seed Agency after over 10 years experience selling retail ag seed chemicals and fertilizer. This experience along with farming on his own helps him understand the needs of his farmer customers. In free time, he enjoys helping his kids with their 4-H livestock, snowmobiling, spending time as a family and getting together with friends. Nick is a member of the Community Presbyterian church in Manteno where he serves on the Stewardship Committee.

Kole Stadt

Sales Associate/ Operations
(815) 370-6398
kole.stadt@plantpioneer.com

Kole joined Saathoff Seeds in January of 2021 after serving as Agricultural Education instructor in Fairbury Illinois at Prairie Central High School. As a native of Grant Park, he is excited to be back in the area and eager to meet with and assist our local growers. Kole brings with him the many skills and talents he obtained while teaching. Working with others to resolve a problem, while still presenting new material and aiding others as they grow and learn was an everyday practice for Kole. The diverse and ever-evolving worlds of both agriculture and education have given Kole the skills and readiness to help our farmers as they grow and adapt to the changing face of modern agriculture.

In his personal life, he enjoys traveling and showing Percheron Draft Horses with his friends and family. Traveling throughout the Midwest competing at local county fairs and state fairs, his family is proud to exhibit a four-horse hitch. In addition, Kole spends time helping his father on his cow/calf operation in any way he can. Kole is a member of St. Peter’s Church of Grant Park where he serves on the youth education committee. “Faith, Family, and Agriculture” are three words that keep him grounded and ready to serve.

Pioneer Sales Representatives based in Eastern Illinois, Near the Indiana Border

You can find us in Grant Park, Illinois, just 26 miles northeast of Kankakee.

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