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1 2010 SCC Meeting Cullum Seeds LLC: Company Profile & Overview Lanny Ashlock - Agronomist

2 2010 SCC Meeting: Cullum Seeds – Company Overview Past: Cullum Seeds came into existence in about 1978 when Sherm Cullum purchased the former Zigenhorn Seed Company located in Fisher, AR. ( Zigenhorn Seed was recognized for its’ exceptional quality rice seed )

3 2010 SCC Meeting: Cullum Seeds – Company Overview Location: Fisher, AR (pop. of 265) is located in Northeast Arkansas in Poinsett County (which has the greatest concentration of rice of any county in the nation).

4 2010 SCC Meeting: Cullum Seeds – Company Overview Past: Mr. Cullum built upon the Zigenhorn reputation but expanded into seed production and sales of public certified soybean and wheat varieties thru the 80’s & 90’s in NE AR & SE MO.

5 2010 SCC Meeting: Cullum Seeds – Company Overview Situation in 1980’s & 90’s  Income was generated by sales of certified public varieties of rice> soybean>wheat  03/15/1984 Cat. 4 tornado strikes Fisher does major damage to seed plant and warehouses  Cullum Seeds was sold in 1997

6 2010 SCC Meeting: Cullum Seeds – Company Overview New & Present Ownership: Carl Phipps – Operations Mgr. Kelly Phipps, Cullum Seeds – CEO. Mark Waldrip, partner & owner of East AR Seeds

7 2010 SCC Meeting: Cullum Seeds – Company Overview company consisted of a seed processing facilities & warehouses at Fisher & Waldenburg (about 20 employees).

8 2010 SCC Meeting: Cullum Seeds – Company Overview Major sources of Income : 1997 Certified rice seed – Public Varieties Certified soybean seed – Public varieties Certified soybean seed production - Private seed Certified wheat seed – public varieties

9 2010 SCC Meeting: Cullum Seeds – Company Overview Changes in Early 2000: Economic survival decision: to obtain soybean & wheat genetics & market own brand (Armor beans & Armor wheat) Employed 2 outside salesman in AR

10 2010 SCC Meeting: Cullum Seeds – Company Overview Changes : Entered the corn business by obtaining private sources of corn genetics (Belle Corn Hybrids) Employ an additional salesman and an agronomist/sales manager Begin to expand sales territory to include WTN, WMS

11 2010 SCC Meeting: Cullum Seeds – Company Overview Changes in Obtained Delta King soybean & wheat genetics Implemented bean marketing program based on soil texture : ( Armor- Silt loam, Delta King- Clay/Gumbo ) Expand genetic sources of corn, soybean, wheat and rice genetics Formed partnership with JWray Seeds located Paducah, KY (2007)

12 2010 SCC Meeting: Cullum Seeds – Company Overview Present Situation (2010)  Income generated by sales of certified public, & Clearfield varieties of rice  Income generated by sales of proprietary lines with newer traits of soybean>corn> wheat

13 2010 SCC Meeting: Cullum & JWray Seeds – Overview Present Situation (2010-continued)  Sales in 7 mid-south states consisting of 7 outside salesmen (including Sales Mgr.)  Income generated by sales of proprietary soybean>corn> wheat and both public and private lines of rice  Established new Corporate headquarters in Jonesboro, AR

14 2010 SCC Meeting: Cullum Seeds – Company Overview Seed Production* (~acres) ,00020,00040,000 * Experienced Seed Producers: most produce seed for Cullum (& JWray Seeds) of multiple crops

15 2010 SCC Meeting: Cullum Seeds – Company Overview University OVT’s (No./entries) cornNA4/76/10-17 soybean1/4(exp)6/4-207/8-21 wheatNA2/2-75/2-6

16 2010 SCC Meeting: Cullum Seeds – Company Overview Company Personnel: Jeff Armstrong – Seed Production Mgr. & OVT Coordinator & Agronomist Jeff Pangle – Corn Lead & Agronomist

17 2010 SCC Meeting: Cullum Seeds – Company Overview Cullum Sales Force Matthew Harvey – NE AR Tommy Killibrew – So. MS & LA Terry Montgomery – West & Central AR Curt Preston – SE AR Will Worsham – No. MS & AL Don Henderson – Retail Sales

18 2010 SCC Meeting: Cullum Seeds – Company Overview JWray Seeds Sales Force Jason Bahr – MO Lane Dill – TN Jimmy Wray – Sales Mgr. & KY

19 2010 SCC Meeting: Cullum Seeds – Company Overview Concluding comments:  We’re a regional company with a regional focus (customer & products).  We really strive to service what we sell.  We live in the communities of our customers, seed producers, seed dealers and employees (~45 employees).  It is a competitive business but we strive to be professional, personable and ethical.

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