Ceres, Inc. (California)

Ceres, Inc. (California)

Ceres, Inc. (California)

Date Founded



4001 Lexington Avenue North,Arden Hills, MN 55126

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Agriculture & Mills

Company Description

Ceres, Inc. develops and markets seeds and traits to produce crops for feed, forages, sugar and other markets. It uses a combination of plant breeding, biotechnology and bioinformatics to develop seed products and biotechnology traits. The company was founded by Walter De Logi, Richard William Hamilton and Robert B. Goldberg in 1996 and is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA.

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Board of Directors

Former Chief Marketing Officer & Senior Vice President-Corporate Strategy at Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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Land O'Lakes, Inc. purchases Ceres, Inc. (California)

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Ceres, Inc. (California) issued USD Units Consisting of Common Stock and Warrants

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Ceres, Inc. (California) raised money in a private placement transaction

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Corteva, Inc. Chemicals - Wilmington, DE

Corteva, Inc. operates as a holding company. It engages in the provision of agricultural products. The firm operates through the following segments: Seed and Crop Protection. The Seed segment develops and supplies germplasm and traits that produce optimum yield for farms. The Crop Protection segment serves the global agricultural input industry with products that protect against weeds, insects and other pests, and disease and that improve overall crop health both above and below ground via nitrogen management and seed-applied technologies. Its services include pasture and land management and pest management. The company was founded in 1802 and is headquartered in Wilmington, DE.

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