Co-founder, President

Jerry grew up in Brownsville Oregon. He began working on a research farm when he was 13 and continued through high school and college,  majoring in agricultural economics at Oregon State University.

In 1987 he started Ag. Research and Consulting providing contract research to Oregon seed companies.  In 1991, he founded his first seed company, Quality Seeds, which he later sold to Olsen Fennell Seeds.  He co-founded Grassland Oregon in 2000 and has been instrumental in breeding and bringing to market numerous high-performing and high-value varieties of turf, forage and cover crops.

Besides being well known for his plant breeding, Jerry is equally well-known for being candid and saying inappropriate things.

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