Nick Bowers

Nick is a fourth generation farmer specializing in grass, clover and meadowfoam seed production. He graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in agriculture in 1983.

Nick and his wife of over 30 years, Donna, own and operate Tydan Farms in Harrisburg, Oregon—the grass seed capital of the world. Tydan Farms produces annual ryegrass, meadowfoam, white clover turnips and wheat. About 1/2 of the annual ryegrass on their farm is produced for KB Seed Solutions for cover crops.

Nick began his involvement with development of annual ryegrass as a cover crop in the early 1990s while serving on the Oregon Ryegrass Commission.  Nick has extensive experience and knowledge in the use of annual ryegrass following corn and soybeans in the Midwest.


Wayne Kizer

Wayne’s great grandfather and grandfather raised their first crop of annual ryegrass in the early 1930s. They purchased their first cleaner in 1940. Since that time, Kizer & Son has grown to farming over 1,300 acres and custom processing of over 10 million pounds of grass seed per year.

Along with the seed processing plant, Wayne farms a variety of crops including royal annual ryegrass, fescue, orchardgrass, wheat and meadowfoam.

Wayne served as the chairman of the board of the Oregon Meadowfoam Growers Association for 10 years, and is still involved with Natural Plant Products. OMG and NPP specialize in the production, extraction and marketing of meadowfoam seed oil to cosmetic companies worldwide.



KB Seed Solutions does more than provide you with seed. We will bring leadership and knowledge to help integrate annual ryegrass into your operation to make you more successful and profitable.