about Us

Our People:

The Heart of AV Seed

In the serene landscapes of the Western United States, a tradition was sown in 1945 – a tradition of integrity, quality, and unparalleled customer service, known as Arkansas Valley Seed. Now flourishing as AV Seed, our essence remains rooted in the values that have seen generations of customers trusting us for their diverse seed needs.
Our journey began with a pledge – to be a reliable source for high-quality seed, to foster relationships, and to meet the ever-changing demands of the seed world with a personalized touch. Through the years, products and faces have evolved, but the essence of AV Seed – reliability and personalized service – remains unchanged.

Quality and Integrity

Our Timeless Commitment

As we navigate through the ever-evolving landscapes of the seed industry, our commitment to quality at fair prices remains steadfast. We continue to improve and innovate in every facet of customer service, ensuring that from the initial friendly hello to the delivery of high-quality products, your experience with AV Seed is seamless and rewarding.
To our loyal customers who have made AV Seed their go-to seed source, we extend our heartfelt gratitude. And for those considering us for the first time, we eagerly anticipate forging new friendships and lifelong partnerships.

Our Roots:

Sown in Beauty and Tradition

Founded by Bob Appleman in Rocky Ford, Colorado, Arkansas Valley Seed was named in homage to the breathtaking Arkansas River Valley in Southeast Colorado. It was under Bob’s visionary leadership that our Rabbit Ears® logo was conceived, symbolizing quality and value, inspired by the picturesque Rabbit Ears Pass near Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Today, AV Seed, along with our seed partner, has grown to encompass two locations, establishing a robust distribution network across the West. Our reach extends far beyond the boundaries of Rabbit Ears Pass to the north and the Arkansas Valley to the south, providing prompt and versatile mixing services.


Tomorrow, Together

As we continue to grow and adapt, our promise is to never leave behind the time-honored commitment to quality that defines our philosophy. At AV Seed, we are not just providers; we are partners, friends, and enthusiasts of nature’s beauty.
We invite you to join us on this journey – to cultivate, grow, and enrich landscapes, and to continue the tradition of quality and friendship that is AV Seed.

Join Us in Sowing the Seeds of Tomorrow!

AV Seed is not just a provider; we are your partner in bringing life to landscapes, fostering growth, and reclaiming nature’s beauty. Let’s cultivate a greener, more vibrant future together!