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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 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.

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Brian Down

Sales Associate/Operations
(217) 823-3943

Brian joined Saathoff Seeds in September of 2022 previously working in ag retail focused on logistics and field applications. Brian is excited and looking forward to the opportunity to work with customers and utilize prior experience in agriculture applications and sales to help customers achieve success within their operations. Brian and his wife Jennifer enjoy spending time with their two children, Gavin and Teagan, attending sporting events and traveling to state and national livestock shows where they exhibit their livestock projects throughout the summer.

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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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