Legacy seeds hires Mike Velde

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Legacy Seeds, Inc. has announced the recent addition of Mike Velde to their Alfalfa Team as Alfalfa Plant Breeder and Sales Agronomist.

Bruce Ceranske, Owner and Vice President of Legacy Seeds, says that Velde's outstanding skills and integrity are a perfect fit for the Legacy Seeds team. Velde's 35 years of experience in alfalfa breeding and world-wide sales adds to the wealth of experience on the Legacy Alfalfa team.

Velde, who serves as current President of the North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference, will play a key role with the Legacy alfalfa breeding program and sales effort regionally through the Legacy Brands and also Nationally and Internationally.

Velde played an integral role in bringing branch-root, deep set crown and other high yielding dormant and winterhardy semi-dormant varieties to market. Velde is excited to work with Dave Huset, Legacy Seeds' Alfalfa Research Director.

'Dave Huset has a number of outstanding varieties that he has bred that are performing exceptionally well in the marketplace', said Velde in a news release. 'Legacy has an outstanding alfalfa breeding program.'

Bruce Ceranske added that Mike's addition solidifies Legacy's commitment to alfalfa breeding.

'As the last independent alfalfa breeder left in the industry, Legacy Seeds provides many options that several regional and national companies find very attractive,' Ceranske said.