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Our Team

Dedicated to bringing you the highest quality seed products on the market for NW Ohio.


Fred Pond

Fred and Marcia Pond purchased the business in 1986 from Ralph Rhodus and have run Pond Seed Company until most recently in 2021. Fred and Marcia have two children, Mallory and Rob. Fred is actively involved in the community and, in his free time he enjoys aviation, golf and many outdoor activities.


Marcia Pond

Marcia started at Pond Seed around 2000 and does the accounting for the business. She is mother to 2 grown children who are both OSU graduates. Mallory has a degree in Horticulture and works at Rural King in Van Wert. Rob’s degrees are in Electrical Engineering and he lives in Iowa employed by Skyworks. Marcia is married to Fred and they are the 3rd generation of Pond’s to have owned Pond Seed since 1927.


Eddie Burtch

Eddie Burtch came to Pond Seed in July 2022, with the merger of Burtch Seed Company and Pond Seed Company. Eddie had been at Burtch Seed Company for 12 years. Eddie is married to his wonderful wife, Ricki Burtch, and they have two boys: Henry and Oliver. In his free time Eddie enjoys spending time with his family, working in the yard, and watching all sports.


Nick Wilker

Nick joined the Pond Seed team in 2014 and currently resides in St. Mary’s, OH with his wife, Michelle, and his son, Connor. He works on his family farm where they raise hogs, cattle and racehorses, along with corn and soybeans. Nick enjoys hunting, shooting, and spending time with his family. He is a graduate from The Ohio State University and is a lifelong Buckeye fan.

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Ross Schroeder

Ross Schroeder began his career at Pond Seed Company in August of 2022. He came to us from AgriGold where he was a DSM since 2019. Ross graduated from The Ohio State University in May 2020 with a B.S. in Agricultural Systems Management. Ross enjoys spending time with his fiancé, Abby, hanging out with friends, and helping out on his cousin’s farm which is located in Leipsic, OH.


Gabe Steyer

Gabe Steyer began working at Pond Seed Company in 2020 and is the son of our long-time employee, Nick Steyer. Gabe also works as a firefighter and EMT, and in his free time he enjoys hunting and watching the Buckeyes with his dog.


Nick Steyer

Nick Steyer has been working at Pond Seed Company for 20 years and has made a great addition to our team. He works alongside his son, Gabe, and he and his wife, Val, reside in Van Wert.

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