Ellis Seeds is a family owned and operated agricultural business founded in 1923.
To build on the success and sustainability of our operation for future generations. As a family-run agriculture service operation, we strive to provide a friendly environment with knowledgeable staff. We are committed to supporting both our local and agricultural community.
We aim to be the most trusted provider of seed and seed services, by maintaining control of our own quality, purity and performance. Continual innovation in cleaning, handling and administration gives the ability to provide the highest standard of service to our customers.
Why Ellis Seeds?
We grow the seeds we sell. From the moment we plant the seed in our fields, it is managed to produce the highest quality seed possible. When you purchase your certified seed from Ellis Seeds you can feel confident, because in addition to receiving local performance results and agronomic advice on the variety you buy, we stand by our product right up to the moment it germinates in your field and beyond. Our family lives where we do business and we are like you – proud of the crops we grow.
If you can grow it, we sell it. If we don’t have it in stock, we will find it. At Ellis Seeds we believe in offering a wide variety of products to suit our area, and are always actively trying out new crops on our farm. Our goal is to offer seed selection above the industry’s best.
As members of the Canadian Seed Growers’ Association and Canadian Seed Trade Association we are able to connect with seed growers across the country. This network allows us to maintain a close working relationship with plant breeders, agronomists and seed companies to help provide the best, most current products.
At the end of the day, we know that dollars and cents are what matters to your farm’s bottom line. We understand this, because we’re living it too. We strive to keep our prices competitive with our local marketplace and will work to earn your business by demonstrating that price is only part of the equation. Our packaging of products and services, combined with knowledge of the seed we sell, can help your farm succeed.
We offer many financing options for your farm, including:
• Ellis Seeds in house financing
• Scotia Bank Credit
• FCC Credit
Financing is subject to credit approval.
Simon Ellis, Tech. AG, Owner
As a fourth generation seedsman, Simon is very excited to carry on the tradition of providing high quality seed to growers. Simon has a diploma in agribusiness from Assiniboine Community College. He continues his education at any chance, through seminars, conferences, and through conversations with industry professionals.
Simon is actively involved in advocating for the agriculture industry – he is serving on the Manitoba Seed Growers Association, the Western Grains Research Foundation, and Manitoba Young Farmer’s Committee. He is a past board member of the Keystone Agricultural Producers.
Warren Ellis, Owner
Warren grew up immersed in his father’s seed business, rouging wheat before he was tall enough to see over it. In 1976, he grew his first field of pedigreed barley and in 1984 bought the business and farm from his dad. Warren graduated with a diploma in agriculture from the University of Manitoba, and has also taken numerous management and marketing classes as well as Certified Crop Advisor exams. Warren enjoys working with his family to constantly improve their agricultural operation.
He has served on the boards of the Manitoba Seed Growers Association, SeCan, Manitoba Canola Growers Association, Canadian Canola Growers Association, Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba, Wawanesa Economic Development Board and the Wawanesa Parent Advisory Council.