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Our farmers are the backbone of US Chia. We are proud to partner with our expert producers, Tim Dunn and John Seymour, to bring you American grown chia seeds.
Tim Dunn grew up farming all his life with his grandfather and his father, Floyd Dunn. After studying agriculture at the University of Arizona, he returned to Yuma in 1989 and began his own farming operation,Tim Dunn Farms. In 1993, after seeing an increase in the wheat industry, Tim established and became President of Dunn Grain Co., Inc. which buys and sells durum wheat and garbanzo beans throughout the world.
In 1994, Arizona's wheat industry was hit hard by Karnal Bunt. Tim was one of five people in the state of Arizona that served on the Karnal Bunt Task Force. His dedication to all wheat farmers in Arizona was evident as he went from meeting to meeting all over the United States to help clear Arizona's name from Karnal Bunt.
Tim has been involved in many organizations throughout the years. He has been a member of the Yuma County Farm Bureau for 10 years where he has served at the local and state levels. He was named Farmer of the Year by the Bureau and earned the first Agriculture Person of the Year from the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the newly formed Yuma Area Ag Council, the Political Action Committee for the Arizona Farm Bureau, the Arizona Wheat Growers Association board, Arizona Crop Improvement Association and many other community organizations.
Tim has also been a member of the Wheat Advisory Committee of the American Farm Bureau Federation since 1995, and was a 10-year member of the Junior Livestock Committee of the Yuma County Fair.
John Seymour is the owner of Roundstone Native Seed, which is located in the "Big Barrens" of the Kentucky prairie region. Mostly thought of as primarily woodland, Kentucky had more than 3 million acres of tall grass prairie and savannah pre-settlement. With notable prairie remnants on their farm and a working knowledge of field botany, Randy and John Seymour started to produce native seed 16 years ago to help The Nature Conservancy in their quest for ecotype seed to use on their preserves.
From initial selection and hand collection of foundation seed and garden size production plots, Roundstone has grown to thousands of acres in seed production and is one of the largest producers of native seed in the East. The initial concept of environmentally sensitive collection of foundation seed from remnant sites in Kentucky, is now being performed in a host of other states in an effort to develop ecotype seed for the future. What sets Roundstone apart from other producers is their commitment to quality and attention to customer service.
One of the best things about working with farmers in the US is our ability to stay connected to them and to their family farms. We love walking the fields and feel great pride in this opportunity to connect American consumers with American farmers.
John Seymour, Zack Pennington, Tim Dunn, and Cecil Pratt checking on our Arizona grown seeds.
Zack Pennington, John Seymour, and Tim Dunn inspecting the Kentucky crop.