We are passionate about our company

Providing our customers with high quality and personalized products for their farm with great customer service
Our Team
The BASS Hybrids team is comprised of a group of dedicated individuals who are passionate about breeding and providing customers with high quality, personalized products. Although each team member has their respective responsibilities, we are fluid and believe in working together in any capacity to provide our customers with the best hybrids and services for their farm.
Ed Baumgartner
Owner
I grew up farming in Olivia, Minnesota on our family’s farm. I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BS in Agronomy and Plant Genetics in 1983. I worked in corn breeding and hybrid development for Keltgen Seed for 13 years before moving to Mycogen Seeds in Santa Isabel, PR in 1997 where I spent the next seven years working on continuous nursery work and corn breeding. In 2004 I returned to the mainland US to work with Dow Agrosciences in product development. In 2005 I returned to Puerto Rico and started our own company, 3rd Millennium Genetics which focuses on corn breeding and contract research. In 2013 I opened 3MG North in Olivia, Minnesota and extended our contract research ad breeding work to the mainland US. In 2016 I added BASS to our current companies where I continue to focus on our passion for corn breeding and developing new hybrids.

DEB BAUMGARTNER

Owner

A nurse by formal training, Deb now uses her attention to detail in all aspects of Ag research services conducted by 3MG North. She also has the best handwriting and is tasked with recording most of the field notes. She helps keep Ed on task and gives the best hugs.

Raechel Baumgartner Delgado
I grew up around plant breeding, and I have been interested in genetics since I was introduced to the subject at age 11.  After high school, I attended Iowa State University, where I graduated in 2007 with a B.S. in Agronomy and a Biology minor.  In 2009 I earned my M.S. degree in Plant Breeding.  For five of the six years I attended ISU I worked with soybean breeding programs on campus, and while finishing up my degree I made the transition into corn breeding with 3rd Millennium Genetics.  I work mostly with product development, project management, and research. My focus now is data management and project organization.

KEVIN OLEKSY

Kevin has worked as a carpenter, engineer and project manager in his career. Working for 3MG North is his first time in the Ag industry and living west of the Mississippi, he has quickly come to love both. A New Jersey native, Kevin has lived up and down the East Coast. He received his MFA in Technical Engineering for Entertainment from UNC Chapel Hill, worked as a Theatrical Engineer in NYC for Hudson Scenic and finally traded in subways for snowdrifts.

Mark Kubesh

Graduated from the U of M with a degree in agronomy.

PAT BAUMGARTNER

Pat has worked in some form of agriculture since he graduated from NDSU in 1990 with a BS in Industrial Engineering and Management. He worked for 10 years in the Animal Feed Industry as a Plant Manager and Central Engineering support and project management. In 2001, Pat moved into the Ethanol Industry designing and installing all components of a dry grind ethanol plant involving dry materials – from the corn coming in, to the DDGS going out. This included the drying equipment for the DDGS, which took him to his next career as Project Engineering Manager, selling, building, and delivering dryers and evaporators all over the world to various industries. Pat has 3 wonderful daughters and enjoys his time on the water in a boat or in the snow on a snowmobile. He has been known to enjoy music to the point where he likes to share it with everyone, provided the speakers have enough power.

Contact Us:

29307 US Hwy 212, Danube, MN 56230

320-522-3765

  info@basshybrids.com