Leon Bird

Leon Bird is Seed Specialist at 1st Choice Seeds. Before joining our team, Leon owned Bird Hybrids, LLC. In 2009, his company joined forces with 1st Choice Seeds. While running his own seed company, Leon was able to help advance cover crops as a farming practice and establish the radish as a cover crop. Leon has a degree in Agronomy from Delaware Valley University. Leon is the founding member of the Independent Professional Seedsman’s Association (IPSA) and he co-founded an inoculant company, ABM.

“I appreciate the quality of our products and the flexibility that I have to adapt programs to the individual needs of farmers. My customers are very important to me and I want to be worthy of the faith that they have put in me.” – Leon Bird

Leon grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but he later moved to Ohio, where he lived for 40 years. Orem, Utah is now home for Leon and Bunny, his wife. They have six children and thirteen grandchildren. Camping, hiking, and recreational learning are just a few of Leon’s hobbies. He also enjoys teaching Sunday School.

Position: Seed Specialist
Education: Graduate of Delaware Valley University, 1969, B.S. in Agronomy, Biochemistry, & Entomology; graduate of Cornell University & Virginia Paul Tech University, 1971.

Contact Information

Address: 310 E. 3rd Street
Rushville, IN 46173
Phone: 765-938-3000
Mobile: 419-618-1243
Fax: 765-938-3005
Leon Bird

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