Since 1912, DEKALB has led the way in corn seed technology. It was founded in DEKALB, Illinois, U.S. with the intention of improving the lives of farmers by increasing yield. The current DEKALB® product line originated as a farmer cooperative focused on improving soil fertility.

In its 100 years of existence, DEKALB® has transformed into a leader and innovator in the farming industry. In 1934, the first hybrid seed corn was sold. Two years later the “winged ear” logo was introduced, symbolizing the farmers’ potential to lift yields and profits. Since fully acquiring DEKALB® in 1998, Monsanto continues to build on the rich history of the brand, driving product development through intensive research and innovation and extending the reach of DEKALB® across the Asia-Pacific region.