Sklarczyk Seed Farm began in 1942 when Michael and Theresa Sklarczyk purchased a farm in Johannesburg, Michigan. What was first a small lab in the basement of their home has grown into one of the largest seed potato producing companies in the world.
Today, Sklarczyk Seed Farms is run by third generation seed farmer Ben Sklarzyk end employs over 30 people. The operation consists of over 50,000 sq/ft of greenhouse production space and a laboratory devoted specifically to seed potato tissue culture. Over 4 million seed potatoes are produced in two crops each year, which are shipped throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Chile, and the Middle East.
Community involvement is also an important aspect of Sklarczyk Seed Farms. They are proud to have been a member of Michigan's Adopt A Highway program since 1996. Ben's father Don Sklarczyk is also very active on the Johannesburg Lewiston School Board and the farm supports local programs whenever possible.
Sklarczyk Seed Farm recognizes the importance of environmentally-friendly sustainable practices and the benefits they will provide for our future generations. That is why they were the first farm in Otsego County and one of the first Greenhouse operations in Michigan to become verified under the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP). Sklarczyk Seed Farms is proud to have been MAEAP certified since 2007.