Simplex Seed hosts open house, touts Cyst Tech soybean line

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Simplex Seed owner Greg Winterquist, left, joined Mike Goudie, center, general manager of the Perry branch, and Rodger Reinhart, director of sales and marketing, for Thursday's open house marking the opening of the Perry office.

Sharing a laugh at the Simplex Seed open house Thursday were, from left, Administrative Assistant Marlys Goudie, General Manager Mike Goudie, Accountant Renae Gasche, Accountant Mary Ann Youngbloom and Northwest Iowa District Sales Manager Trisha Kientz.
Sharing a laugh at the Simplex Seed open house Thursday were members of the Perry office, from left, Accountant Renae Gasche, Administrative Assistant Marlys Goudie, General Manager Mike Goudie, and Accountant Mary Ann Youngbloom and visiting from northwest Iowa, District Sales Manager Trisha Kientz.

Simplex Seed, a startup seed company based in North Dakota but with a strong presence in Iowa, hosted an open house Thursday at its new Perry outlet.

Pulled pork sandwiches, roasted soy nuts, homemade cookies and the chance to win $100 in Perry Bucks brought in well wishers from Guthrie Center, St. Charles and places even farther afield to the offices at 913 Evelyn St. in Perry, the former home of Mark Seed.

Greg Winterquist, fourth-generation farmer and owner of Simplex Seed, came to town for the celebration along with many of the company’s district salespeople. General Manager Mike Goudie, Simplex Seed’s point person in Perry, welcomed the many visitors with the help of his local team.

The U.S. distribution cyst nematode, in red, is very wide.
The U.S. distribution the soybean cyst nematode, shown in red, is very wide.

Goudie and Rodger Reinhart, director of sales and marketing, introduced visitors to Cyst Tech, Simplex Seed’s line of non-GMO soybean seeds that controls cyst nematodes, a tiny worm that damages soybean roots and reduces yield.

Described as a multi-line variety of soybean seed, Cyst Tech “let’s you rotate your soy and control soy nematodes without the use of nematicides,” Goudie said. “It’s a natural way to control soy cysts.”

Simplex Seed also sells Liberty Link soybeans and a line of conventional non-GMO beans, Goudie said.

George Pollak of Guthrie Center was the lucky winner of $100 in Perry Bucks.

Rodger Reinhart, center, Simplex Seed director of sales and marketing, greeted visitors to the open house, which included pulled pork sandwiches catered by Hy-Vee.
Rodger Reinhart, center, Simplex Seed director of sales and marketing, greeted visitors to the open house, which included pulled pork sandwiches catered by Hy-Vee.

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