About Universal Seed

Our History

Universal Seed Company was founded in 1989 by Nick Tichinin. Since then, we have increased vegetable seed production in the Willamette Valley; raising the bar on quality, reliability and professionalism. Today Universal Seed Company is the region’s premier vegetable seed supplier with talented teams of agronomists operating in Oregon, California, Washington and Idaho. We have a seed processing team, second to none, who operate our main processing plant in Independence, Oregon and our satellite facility in La Conner, Washington. Universal Seed has been proudly supplying the world with high quality vegetable seeds for the last 30 years.