Owner’s Don and Janine Hijar founded Pawnee Buttes Seed Inc. in 1998 on the idea that a seed company should sell more than just a bag of seed. The company is still locally owned and operated out of Greeley, Colo.
Don’s love for the land and agriculture started back on his family’s farm in Sugar City, Colo. At a young age he knew one thing for certain, he never wanted to be a salesman and even now he doesn’t fully claim the title. He certainly isn’t the typical salesman who just “slings seed.” He wants to spread education and help each customer find the correct seed for the job; he’s done just that for 32 years. Don’s love of the environment combined with his 40 years of experience in the natural resources and seed industry have given Pawnee Buttes Seed the ability to provide quality seed with technical expertise at reasonable prices.
It hasn’t been without trials and tribulations. Don lost his best friend, wife, and business partner, Janine in 2013. A loss the shook him to his core. However, each day he carries on with her influence to guide him.
He leads a team of two salesmen, Dave Rady and Glenn Ledall. Each have worked with Don for over ten years, they are knowledgeable, honest, skilled, and dedicated to educating each customer on preparing, planting, establishing, and managing their land. The combined experience of Don’s team along with their commitment to provide sound information to each customer has made Pawnee Buttes Seed successful in pasture, turf, reclamation, CRP, CREP, WHIP, and EQIP seed sales.