Construction of a world-class seed processing, treatment and packaging facility at the Snobelen Farms Ltd. Palmerston location will begin this summer, the company announced.
The new facility will produce high-quality seed, offer several seed treatment options and allow Snobelen Farms Ltd. to better serve customers.
The Palmerston expansion is a result of recent growth in the company’s seed and export soybean business. It will focus on processing soybeans, winter wheat and spring cereals seeds and receiving identity preserved (IP) soybeans to complement the existing seed and export facility in Lucknow.
“Adding this state-of-the-art facility to our Palmerston operation positions Snobelen Farms to continue to supply our customers with the highest possible quality product. It also sets us up for future growth in our seed business unit,” said Sam Snobelen, president of Snobelen Farms.
The Palmerston expansion will incorporate a tower structure cleaning and treatment processing line, a new warehouse and separate IP soybean receiving facility. Completion of the project is expected in the fall of 2020.
Mike Snobelen established Snobelen Farms Ltd. in 1971 with the goal of building a sustainable agricultural business. Troy Snobelen, Mike’s son, continued this vision until his passing in February this year. Troy’s commitment to facilitate the growth in the seed business included the purchase of Bramhill Seeds.