John Schillinger

John A. Schillinger

President-Owner at Schillinger Genetics Inc.

Schillinger Genetics Inc.

General Information


Assistant Professor  - Michigan State University

Teacher  - University of Maryland


University of Maryland

BS  - Plant and Soil Science , 

PhD  - 

PhD  - Plant Genetics , Michigan State University


Founder  - Schillinger Genetics Inc

President  - Asgrow

Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer  - Heartland Fields LLC

Recent News  

John Schillinger is the Excellence in Technology Transfer award winner.
The Excellence in Technology Transfer award honors an individual who excels in optimizing farmer profitability through business management, yield and sustainable production practices. Schillinger is currently president and founder of Schillinger Genetics, Inc.

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After 9 years of soybean yield testing, joined Schillinger in January of 2009 to manage the efforts at the research center stationed in Vandalia, IL.
Steve Borcherding-A graduate of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with a BS in Plant and Soil Science, Steve is a Nursery Research Associate at the Vandalia, IL station where he is involved with the day to nursery operations in Illinois as well as Schillinger's winter nurseries. Johnny is the District Sales Manager covering Southern/Western Illinois, Eastern Missouri and Southern Indiana. He is working on developing a strong channel to represent the eMerge Brand of products. Johnny is a graduate of Mississippi State University where he majored in entomology.

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Dr. John Schillinger-John "retired" from the presidency of Asgrow Seed Co. in 1999 to form Schillinger Seed, Inc.
After 32 years in soybean research, John took on the new challenge of breeding Food Grade soybeans designed for the soyfoods market. And John has an eye for proven winners-3127, for example, named "Product of the Decade" in 1992 by US AgriMarketing, is just one variety that John developed. John's vision of improved soy products for the food industry has also led to some very unique discoveries in composition that will yield increased value to livestock feeders and create expanded uses for soy protein in other feed markets. John is a graduate of the University of Maryland and holds a PhD in Plant Genetics from Michigan State University.

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