Business Showcase

Business Showcase

Business Showcase

Beginning in 1951 Carl Bamert began Bamert Seed in an effort to produce native grass seed for farmers that had enrolled in the government “soil bank” program.  Since then the business has grown to be one of the most successful and innovative in the industry.

Bamert Seed sells over two hundred varieties of seed, fifty of which they produce locally.  Ninety percent of all their sales come from seeds they produce themselves. The majority of their products are sold to producers in the continental U.S., however, they ship internationally as well.  The result of their quality products can be seen in residential lawns, at the Muleshoe Heritage Center, golf courses, and even amusement parks around the country. Bamert Seed also provides its products for prairie restoration, wildlife habitat and food plots, reclamation, conservation programs, and DOT projects. 

Bamert Seed was recently invited into a study with the University of Tennessee to research biofuels.  The University of Tennessee chose Bamert Seed products after testing several companies and finding their switchgrass to be the highest quality.

The facility employs eighteen full time workers. To produce their products many employees must modify their job description throughout the year.  Most of the farming and harvesting will be done through September and October.  Cleaning and processing seed then takes priority because it is important for them to get the seed dry within hours of harvest.  The focus then shifts to marketing and sales. Current local challenges for Bamert Seed include finding the appropriate workforce to fit their needs.  Industry wide they are focused on breaking into new area markets.

From visiting Bamert Seed it is evident that they are committed to innovative practices and facilities combined with old fashioned hard work. A formula that leads to a quality product.