Our Story

In 2005, Blue River Organic Seed was established by a few individuals with a common vision.  We wanted to give organic farmers an opportunity to stay true to their organic farming practices and principles without having to sacrifice performance.  

Co-founder, Maury Johnson was the driving force behind the development of NC+ Organics, a division of NC+ Hybrids.  Johnson's continued drive and vision, combined with the long-time corn research and development expertise of the other founders formed the Blue River team.  With a clear mission in mind, Blue River set out to provide high quality seed and exceptional genetics specifically for organic farming environments across the nation.

In 2016, Blue River welcomed Stuart Grim to the role of General Manager.  Stuart is a seasoned member of the Blue River team, previously serving as Blue River's Parent Seed Manager & Head of Operations.  Grim has assumed the new leadership role, replacing Maury Johnson, who now focuses on Blue River's West Region sales and oversees production of alfalfa and sorghum products.

"I'm proud to be able to support the development of organic products that offer an increased value and reliability to organic farmers."

-Stuart Grim