About Langdon Bros.
In 1935 at the age of 18, Robert (Bob) Langdon planted his first field of single cross hybrid seed corn. It was planted on his family's farm in a field now occupied by Langdon Brothers seedhouse. He stored the bags of seed in an old car in the barn. This was the beginning of Langdon Bros. Seed with their first sale of seed corn in 1936. After Ted Langdon came home from the army, he joined his older brother in the seed business. The two brothers along with 42 year employee & friend, Harry Johnson, worked hard adding soybeans, wheat, oats and grass seed to the seed lineup.
Ted passed away in 1985 and Bob in 2006 leaving the business in the hands of their sons. Max Langdon, son of Ted, Ray & Gary Langdon sons of Bob have been partners in ownership over the past two decades. The three combine with over 115 years of experience in the seed business. Langdon Bros. are proud of their three younger additions to the business, all Purdue University graduates. Third generation family member Matt Langdon, son of Max, along with Eric Aulbach and Troy Millspaugh. The three aren't rookies anymore with almost 50 years of combined experience at Langdon Bros. Seed.
2011 marks the 75th anniversary of LBS as they sometimes call it now days. The company has expanded their seed lineup over the years to include multiple brands of products, seed corn, soybeans, wheat, oats, lawn seed, hay & pasture seed, sweetcorn seed and pasture & lawn fertilizer. In 2004 LBS introduced their own brand of pasture fertilizer and lawn maintenance fertilizer called Turbo Green which has been greeted with great success.
Langdon Bros. has added baseball infield products the last few years. LBS supplies several youth leagues with product now and over 10 central Indiana high schools. They added Ball State to their customer list this spring supplying the university with products for their baseball field.
Langdon Bros. appreciates the support of their customers and would not have enjoyed the last 75 years without them. Saturday, September 10th, 2011 will be the 26th annual field day and the 75th anniversary celebration. The Langdon staff and family look forward to celebrating this special event with customers and friends.