Steve Blalock, the general manager of Mid-State Seed, LLC, of Marshall, MO, oversees all corporate operations for the seed-processing company, which was formed in 2012 through a merger of Mid-State Seed, Inc., and MFA, Incorporated, a growers’ cooperative. After serving as the CEO of Mid-State Seed, Inc., prior to the merger, Steve Blalock continues in his current position to manage company operations. This entails negotiating and maintaining contracts for Mid-State to condition, treat, and package seeds from more than 40,000 acres of soybeans grown by top domestic farmers, as well as Monsanto, Syngenta, and other major international agribusinesses. Taking a hands-on approach to management, Steve Blalock is present at Mid-State’s central facility every day to evaluate the efficiency of processing activities at the plant.
Outside of his work with Mid-State Seed, Stephen Blalock has been an active supporter of the local Salt Fork YMCA in Marshall, MO. He currently teaches a spinning class at the community center, and he has earned a Salt Fork YMCA Volunteer Award every year since 2012. In addition, from 2009 to 2013, he received the President’s Club Award for his donations to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.