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The Forage Specialists


Our goal is to help you develop forage and cropping systems that are balanced and profitable. We have a strong dealer network serving farms from Virginia to Maine. Our dealer network is supported by several agronomists and livestock professionals. Our core strength is in forage systems and cover crops.

In addition, we also carry Masters Choice corn that is not only a superior corn for livestock farms, but excellent for grain production as well. This web site and our Product Information Guide are samples of the information that we have to offer you, as our customer.

We offer a vast product line of improved varieties and hybrids, and strive to educate you not just on our products but mainly where they fit on your farm. Currently, we offer a wide range of individual species and many mixtures as well.


Tim Fritz – Forage Agronomist/Owner/General Manager. Tim grew up on a dairy farm in Lancaster County, PA. After high school, he earned a BS in Agronomy from Penn State, followed by a Masters Degree in Agronomy from Washington State. After college, Tim worked as a Penn State Extension Agent for nine years, specializing in agronomy and dairy.

After farmers began asking difficult questions about management intensive grazing, he developed an interest and began to learn. Grazing soon became a passion and his home farm, where he milked cows on weekends, adopted a high production hybrid grazing system. This program worked very well, allowing him to move full time to the family farm and relocate the dairy from Lancaster, PA to Springfield, TN. At Fritzglen Dairy, Tim was in charge of developing the business plan, the farm infrastructure, and the forage system, including grazing and the accounting system.

Tim returned to Penn State as a Farm Management Extension Agent for two years, until entering the forage seed business. Tim started with Kings in 2002, when Aaron King approached him about developing the technical and marketing side of the business. In 2007, Tim began the process of purchasing Kings as Aaron set the plan in motion for moving his family to Indiana. In 2008, Tim became majority owner of Kings AgriSeeds and has since worked as the active General Manager, as well as one of Kings’ Technical Agronomists.

Tim lives with his wife in Christiana, PA. He can be reached at the office, (717) 687-6224 or via e-mail timfritz@kingsagriseeds.com.

RodRod Porter – Sales & Support serving New York, New England and Northeastern PA.

With a farming background and many years of seed industry and agronomy experience, Rod offers seasoned expertise in the importance of properly managing crops and selecting high quality seed genetics which combined makes a world of difference in production. Currently residing with his family in Trumansburg, NY, Rod serves as the Northern Regional Coordinator for Kings AgriSeeds, assisting seed dealers and farmers with seed selection and agronomic technical support.  In addition, Rod manages an organic farming operation and Cayuga Ag Enterprises, Inc.

You can best reach Rod on his cell phone, (607) 227-0836 or via e-mail rodporter@kingsagriseeds.com.

Jen Wilcox

Jen Wilcox – Sales and Agronomic Support serving in Central and Western New York. Jen lives in Fabius, NY and grew up on a small family dairy farm in the area where she still helps out from time to time. As a licensed Commercial Applicator and Certified Crop Advisor, Jen has most recently applied her agronomic expertise as an Applicator and Scout for Tully Ag Center in Tully, NY and as a Professional Scout for Reeves Farm in Baldwinsville, NY. Prior to that, Jen worked with Ag Consulting Services as a scout. Jen has a high level of energy and over the years has helped out a variety of farms that needed help milking. She now owns a small hobby farm where she raises pigs, beef and chickens. Jen earned an Associate’s Degree from SUNY-Cobleskill in Plant Science with a concentration in Agronomy in 2004, and a  B.S. from Morrisville State College in Agricultural Business Development in 2012. She joined Cayuga Ag in 2016 to help serve King’s growing market in the Northern Region.  Jen can be contacted at 315-256-5505 or by email at jenwilcox@kingsagriseeds.com


David Hunsberger – Sales & Support serving the mid-Atlantic states. David has over 20 years of experience as a dairy nutritionist, and as active dairy farm owner/manager in Mifflintown, PA. David’s key strength is that he has years of firsthand experience growing and feeding King’s products. David has degrees from Hesston College and Delaware Valley College in Dairy Husbandry. He offers excellent technical advice on crop rotation planning and seed selection.

David lives with his wife in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania and you can best reach David on his cell phone, (814) 880-5186 or via e-mail davidhunsberger@kingsagriseeds.com.


Tracy Neff – Genetic Advancement/Sales & Support. Tracy grew up on his family’s truck farm in York County, Pennsylvania.

With a B.S. in Agronomy from Penn State University, Tracy began working in the seed industry for Hoffman Seeds (15 years) and Syngenta (5 years). While working as a Product Development Agronomist and Manager of Quality Assurance, Tracy’s main job was to test, develop, and select new products to bring to market from a number of suppliers and monitor the quality of the products being sold. Tracy worked with soybeans, corn, wheat and alfalfa. Tracy has many years of experience in agronomic businesses, as well as planning and conducting test plot research. Tracy provides outstanding technical and product placement support.

Tracy lives in Mount Wolf, York County, PA. You can contact Tracy best on his cell phone at (717) 891-2343 or by e-mail tracyneff@kingsagriseeds.com.





Tracey NeffTracey S. Neff – Customer Relations. Tracey comes to us with many years of customer service experience. Tracey has been in the insurance industry for the last 20 years. She got her agent’s license in 2011 and was servicing/selling insurance for auto, home, and life. Fun fact: Tracey is also the wife of Mr. Tracy Neff who works for King’s (above). Tracey lives in Mt Wolf, York County, PA.

You can reach Tracey at the office at 717-687-6224 or by email, tneff@kingsagriseeds.com.



Ashley Umble– Customer Relations and Dealer Training Coordinator.

Ashley’s passion for agriculture started when she was young. She grew up working on various local dairy farms and raising 4-H livestock animals. She graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Animal Science. After graduation, she worked in the feed and nutrition industry for a time before joining the King’s staff.

Currently, she serves in the office doing customer relations, as well as coordinating the dealer training programs. She is also in charge of managing the KAS research center.

You can best reach Ashley at the office (717) 687-6224 or by email ashleyumble@kingsagriseeds.com

Susan K. Mellinger – Office Manager. Susan graduated college in 2011 with a degree in Agricultural Business and started working for King’s in January of 2012. Susan’s primary tasks include arranging shipments in and out of Kings, Organic compliance, creating and maintaining all seed tags as well as general office oversight. Susan also assists with Customer Relations.


You can reach Susan at the office (717) 687-6224 or by email susanmellinger@kingsagriseeds.com


Joshua Baker –  Marketing Manager, King’s AgriSeeds/General Manager, Southeast AgriSeeds, LLC. Joshua started with King’s in the fall of 2011, after graduating from Berry College (Rome, GA) the previous spring. With roots in livestock production, Joshua is passionate about all facets of agriculture and excited to serve producers through King’s. Within his current role, Joshua is responsible for communicating the ideas of King’s to the general public through various media forms. Additionally, he works closely with the King’s Regional Coordinators to help grow the dealer network as well as the scope of the individual dealer to better serve the end users.

Josh is best reached on his cell phone, (717) 682-6134, or at joshbaker@kingsagriseeds.com

Paige Smart

Paige Smart – Regional Support Manager, Southeast AgriSeeds, LLC. Paige was born and raised on a row crop farm in eastern North Carolina. She found her passion in animal agriculture while attending NC State University. After working for several years at the University dairy farm, she had to opportunity to work as an extension associate focused around pasture and grazing management for beef cattle. While in this position, Paige’s primary job was to host workshops centered around “Ray’s Crazy Mix”.  She continued to work with this mixture while earning her Masters of Science in Animal Science from NC State. She joined the Southeast Agriseeds team in August of 2016 after defending her thesis on clover establishment methods into perennial pasture. Paige can be reached at (910) 309-0931 or PaigeSmart@SoutheastAgriSeeds.com.

Genevieve Slocum – Research and Marketing Support. Genevieve’s background includes work on produce farms and gardens, organic farming research at the Rodale Institute, and writing and editing for agricultural websites and publications. In 2010, she graduated from Columbia University with an MPA in Environmental Science and Policy.  She joined King’s AgriSeeds in the fall of 2012. Genevieve maintains the King’s AgriSeeds website and email marketing program, and works with other marketing projects and field research trials. She lives in Ronks, PA.

Genevieve can be reached at (717) 687-6224 or genevieveslocum@kingsagriseeds.com.

Janet Susan #18 (11-9-12)

Janet B. Groff – Accounts Payable / Receivable- Janet has worked in customer service for many years. She previously worked at a local office supply store in customer service and order entry for corporate accounts.

Janet enjoys working with customers and focusing on the detail required for accurate records in book keeping. Janet lives with her husband just outside Lancaster, PA.

Please contact Janet at (717) 687-6224 or janetgroff@kingsagriseeds.com if you have any billing issues or questions.


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