John Zuelzer & Son Canada Ltd. are Chuck Hilhorst and Rick Lusk

John Zuelzer & Son Canada Ltd. focuses on trading, marketing, and producing the forage and turf seed products that are produced or consumed in the cool season areas around the world.
Chuck Hilhorst (Invermere, British Columbia)

1986 – Established John Zuelzer & Son Canada Ltd. in Carberry, Manitoba. 

Actively involved in the seed industry since 1975, including a period as Seed Department Manager, Manitoba Pool. Past president of both the Northern Seed Association and the Canadian Seed Trade Association, International Division. Acted as Director of the CSTA for 10 years.

1974 graduate University of Manitoba BA Economics.

Rick Lusk (Victoria, British Columbia)

2005 – CSTA International Committee Chairman. 

2000 – Elected president of the Canadian Seed Trade Association.

1996 – 2001: Canadian representative on the International Seed Trade Federation (FIS) Herbage Seed Section Board.

Joined John Zuelzer & Son Canada Ltd. in 1998.

Since 1988 has held positions in the seed industry including research, marketing and Forage Seed Trader for United Grain Growers Ltd. Served as director of the CSTA, the CSTA Seed Multiplication Division and International Division and the Field Seed Institute of America.

1987 graduate University of Guelph B.Sc. (Agriculture).

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Corporate Profile

John Zuelzer & Son Canada Ltd. and co-broker partners have access to many seed specialists around the world including North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. 

We are committed to assisting our clients and meeting their changing needs as the Zuelzer companies have done for many decades. We represent companies in variety marketing agreements, variety acquisitions, variety multiplication agreements, long-term purchase/sales agreements, and coordinates the licensing of varieties in many markets and countries around the world.

Through our day-to-day operations we have extremely close contact with seed companies (both large and small) and the seed industry around the world.