Knowledgeable Staff | Outstanding Service | Competitive Pricing
Ed Burtch began working in the family business in the seed cleaning and packaging area in the late 1970’s. Learning the business while acquiring an understanding and working knowledge of what it takes to run a progressive seed company. Ed now handles the contract seed production, distributor accounts, new projects and sales.
Ed’s wife Misti, son Eddie (3rd generation Burtch Seed employee), daughters Claire, Haley, Brooklyn and young son, Beckett, are his true passion. He enjoys watching all types of sporting events and traveling. Ed currently serves as President of Burtch Seed Company.
Mike Burtch is involved in sales and administration for Burtch Seed with over 30 years of seed related experience. Mike started his career with Burtch Seed in 1979, and throughout the years he has been involved in all aspects of the business, continually expanding his knowledge of seed production and sales. Mike works closely with seed breeders in selecting the best varieties to fit our customers needs.
Mike and his wife Melissa, who is involved with the administration of Burtch Seed, have a daughter, Ansley.
Distributor Sales/Assistant Operations Manager
Eddie Burtch is a third generation Burtch Seed employee. Eddie started sweeping floors and bagging seed in 2007 and is now the Assistant Operations Manager and works with distributors on their seed needs. Eddie is a 2017 graduate of Wright State University Lake Campus with an Associates of Technical study degree in Agriculture. Eddie and his wife, Ricki, have two sons: Henry and Oliver.
Nicholas Hayes is a 2007 graduate from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture with an emphases in Turf Grass Management, and minoring in Agri Business. Raised on a family farm and actively involved in the grain farming operation, Nicholas has the knowledge and experience to help you with your agronomy needs.
Mitch Sudhoff is a 4th generation farmer from southern Mercer County, where he and his family grow crops and raise livestock. Mitch is a 2013 graduate of Wright State University Lake Campus with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science in Agriculture and an Associates of Technical Study in Ag Business. Mitch has many years of knowledge and experience in the agriculture industry to help with your forage and agronomy questions and needs.
Josh is our Operations Manager and has been full time with Burtch Seed since the mid ‘90’s. He manages the scheduling, processing, packaging and day-to-day operations of the plant. Josh lives outside of Rockford with his wife, Trish, and daughter, Althea.
Meet the Burtch Seed Sales Team
Mike and his wife Missy, who is involved with the administration of Burtch Seed, have a daughter, Ansley.