Beck’s Hybrids has bought over 4,000 acres along the Scioto River from Imboden Farms in Ross and Pickaway counties. The Beck-Imboden Ohio Farm includes fields south of Columbus and extends just north of Circleville to south of Waverly. The deals were each worth $20 million in Ross and Pickaway counties. As a large irrigated grain producer in the Midwest, Les and Carol Imboden founded Imboden Farms 30 years ago and have been key in designing and installing irrigation systems.
Les Imboden will remain as general manager of the Beck-Imboden Ohio Farm and become an employee of Beck’s Hybrids.
Future plans for the farm include seed production, but for the 2013 year, the farm will continue to raise commercial corn and soybeans. Imboden will also continue to manage the Rivers Edge Golf Club located on the property.