Peterson Genetics partners with the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University

Soybean plants emerging from the ground
Early emerging soybean plants. Photo courtesy of Integrated Crop Management, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. 

AMES, Iowa — Peterson Genetics, Inc. has joined the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University as an industry partner. In this role, Peterson Genetics, headquartered in Cedar Falls, Iowa, will provide financial support to the center and have a representative serving on the ISRC’s industry advisory council, which provides guidance on research funding priorities for the center.

“Peterson Genetics is proud to partner with the Iowa Soybean Research Center, and we’re looking forward to contributing to the continued success of the soybean producers in Iowa and beyond. Providing superior soybean varieties to seed companies is what we do, and we are excited to be a part of the research projects and efforts of the ISRC,” said Mike Peterson, president and owner of Peterson Genetics.

“I am delighted to have Peterson Genetics join the Iowa Soybean Research Center as an industry partner. This Iowa-based company has been a leading provider of soybean germplasm for numerous seed companies for many decades. Peterson Genetics will be a valuable addition to the center’s Industry Advisory Council. Their perspectives will help ensure that the center continues to meet the research needs of Iowa soybean farmers,” said Greg Tylka, director of the Iowa Soybean Research Center and professor of plant pathology and microbiology at Iowa State.

“We welcome Peterson Genetics’ support of the center and look forward to their insights as we work toward providing innovative research that will optimize productivity and sustainability for Iowa’s soybean farmers,” said Ed Anderson, senior director of research for the Iowa Soybean Association and chair of the Iowa Soybean Research Center’s Industry Advisory Council.

The center is a formal collaboration of Iowa State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the Iowa Soybean Association and industry partners. Together, representatives from ISA and the industry make up the ISRC’s Industry Advisory Council. Peterson Genetics is the center’s newest industry representative, joining AMVAC, BASF, Bayer, Cornelius Seed, Corteva Agriscience, FMC, GDM, Innvictis/Simplot, Latham Hi-Tech Seeds, Merschman Seeds, Syngenta and UPL.

About Peterson Genetics, Inc.

Peterson Genetics, Inc. is the leading provider of soybean germplasm to the North American soybean seed trade. The company was founded in 1976 and has been working with seed companies from their location in Cedar Falls, Iowa, for more than 40 years. Soybean research and development are key to the company’s success.

About the Iowa Soybean Research Center

The Iowa Soybean Research Center was established in 2014 by Iowa State University in partnership with the Iowa Soybean Association. The center was founded to increase soybean production and profitability for Iowa farmers through coordinated research efforts involving Iowa State, the Iowa Soybean Association and the private sector. More information on becoming an industry partner of the Iowa Soybean Research Center is available by contacting center director Greg Tylka, 515-294-0878 or