In this tight-knit community in the heart of central Arkansas sits the home of HBK Seed and the U.S. arm of our expanding global soybean seed and trait business.
BayerCrop Science at DeWitt, AR

Solutions for farmers by farmers.  That’s been our motto for more than 30 years, since the Hornbeck family founded their seed company in 1981.  Since 2011, the site has been an integral part of the Bayer family, continuing to research, develop and market top-quality, high-yielding soybean seed varieties with the latest trait solutions and provide outstanding customer service to growers throughout the southern United States.  Spanning processing, bulk storage and warehouse operations, greenhouses, a laboratory, disease testing nursery and a 300-acre research farm, our DeWitt site is a hive of activity year round.


  • Number of Employees: 41
  • Site Leader: Troy Hornbeck

Safety and Environment

Environmental Responsibility

It’s been said that farmers are the original stewards of the land, and that’s certainly true in DeWitt.  Since the beginning, environmental stewardship has been a core value, and that commitment continues today.  From recycling programs to the careful stewardship of our LibertyLink® and other soybean trait solutions through the breeding, trait development, field testing and seed production processes, environmental responsibility is a fundamental value that we live out every day.

Safety Commitment

Bayer values the safety and welfare of all employees, whether they are working in the lab, warehouse, processing plant or in the field.  All of our employees are specially trained in safety practices for their unique jobs, including laboratory safety and hazardous materials handling for those of us in the processing plant and research facilities.  Maintenance and operations staff also observe proper procedures when it comes to operating and servicing equipment and performing heavy lifting or physically demanding tasks in the course of their work.

Community and Cultural Engagement

Community Commitment

The whole Crop Science DeWitt team takes great pride in giving back to the local community both financially and through volunteerism.  Supporting numerous local organizations throughout the year, including schools and youth programs, as well as social service providers, food banks and local sports groups, our community commitment runs deep and wide.
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