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Ferry-Morse Seed Company Grows in Macon, GA

Ferry-Morse Seed Company announced today it is locating a new light
manufacturing and distribution center in Macon’s Ocmulgee East Industrial Park, creating five jobs
and investing $1 million.

“Georgia’s strength in logistics continues to draw distribution centers from companies like Ferry-
Morse Seed Company,” said Ken Stewart, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic
Development (GDEcD). “Our strong network of interstate highways and extensive rail system
connect to our fast-growing ports and the world’s busiest airport, helping companies move goods
all over the world.”

The Kentucky-based company has leased a 115,000-square-foot space in an existing building on
White Elk Springs Court in Macon. Ferry-Morse plans to hire five full-time employees and as many
as 20 during seasonal needs. The Macon facility will manufacture and supply plant propagation
products such as peat, wood pulp and coir pith.

Ferry-Morse Seed Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Jiffy of the Americas, Inc., is the oldest
active seed company in North America. Ferry-Morse caters directly to the consumer market,
selling seed-related products such as seed starter products, grass seed and a variety of gardening
aids to be used for planting seed.

“Ferry-Morse is pleased to locate in the state of Georgia and we look forward to the challenges
that are inherent with opening a new facility. We feel that the Macon area is a strategic location
for our company and our industry and we feel that we will be better equipped to service our
customer base,” said Daniel Schrodt, president, Ferry-Morse Seed Company.

“The Ferry-Morse Seed Company has a long history in the American seed business and we are
delighted that the company has selected Macon for the location of its full bagging operation.
Ferry-Morse will be a great addition to the growing family of companies that have taken advantage
of our strategic location, great workforce and training programs,” said Billy Pitts, chairman,
Macon Economic Development Commission.

The Macon Economic Development Commission is the private/public partnership responsible for
recruiting new business and industry to Macon and Bibb County in Georgia and for the retention of
established companies. If you would like more information on economic development in Macon,
please contact Pat Topping, CEcD, Senior Vice President at 478-621-2030 or visit
www.maconworks.com.

Art Barry, Coldwell Banker Commercial/ Eberhardt & Barry, Inc. represented the building owners
in the transaction. Annie Baxter, Project Manager for the Georgia Department of Economic
Development and Michelle Cooper, Project Manager for MEAG Power, assisted Ferry-Morse in its
location.

For more information on the Ferry-Morse Seed Company, please visit www.ferry-morse.com.

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