A more prosperous, sustainable planet

Ceres, Inc. Logo We are an agricultural biotechnology company that develops and markets seeds and traits to produce crops for feed, forages, sugar and other markets. We use a combination of advanced plant breeding, biotechnology and bioinformatics to develop seed products and biotechnology traits to address many of the current limitations and future challenges facing agriculture. These technology platforms, which can increase crop productivity, improve quality, reduce crop inputs and improve cultivation on marginal land, have broad application across multiple end markets, including food, feed, fiber and fuel.

Our Business Areas

Blade® Forage Sorghum Seed and Traits

This business benefits from our core capabilities in plant transformation and biotech traits and combines them with proprietary forage sorghum hybrids and breeding lines with the goal of higher yields and nutritional quality.

Biotech Traits

Ceres’ trait technologies have broad applications across multiple crops, including alfalfa, sugarcane, silage corn and rice.


We market our proprietary bioinformatics technology, known as Persephone, to plant researchers across the world. Persephone is now the primary genome browser at a number of multi-national life science companies.

Land O’Lakes, Inc. completed the acquisition of Ceres on August 1, 2016


Our leadership team includes top scientists and industry experts with extensive experience in a variety of agricultural and biotech businesses.

Meet Our Team

Our History: The Genomics Race

Ceres was founded in 1996 when we joined the race to sequence the plant genome.

See How We Won


Our team is helping address the needs of a more prosperous, sustainable planet through ground-breaking research and strategic partnerships with leaders in biotech, agriculture and bioinformatics.

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