Chris Lee

Forages & Small Grain Product Manager

Chris Lee, Seeds Operations Manager for the Forage, Grass, Coyote Brand and Small Grain Division, has over 30 years’ agriculture experience, with 8 of those years as the Senior Agricultural Research Manager in Forage at South Dakota State University.  A note from Chris regarding Coyote Brand:  “Coyote/Mustang Seeds continually strive to bring farmers the latest high quality grass seed and cover crop mixes for any type of operation.  Staying on the forefront of Ag trends, Coyote Seeds has products to fit any forage, small grain or cover crop need.”  Some of the latest trends in forages and cover crops has been an area that Coyote/Mustang Seeds have excelled in.  We have definitely seen a trend for producers needing high quality feed from pasture grasses or a quality cover crop after a  small grain or a row crop and Coyote Seeds has products to fit those needs.

Josh Nelson

Forages & Small Grain Operations Manager

Josh lived in Sinai, SD until he graduated from Sioux Valley High School in 2006.  From there he went on to get his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration From Dakota State University in the spring of 2011.  Josh has been a resident of Madison, SD where he has been employed at Mustang Seeds since August of 2008, when he started as a part-time warehouse team member while attending college.  In the fall of 2014, Josh became the Warehouse Manager and took on a full time position at Mustang Seeds.  In the fall of 2016, he became the Operations Manager on the cover crop and lawn & turf side of the business.

Dave Stephenson

District Sales Manager

Dave Stephenson has been a District Sales Manager at Coyote Seeds/Mustang Seeds since 2012.  Dave began working almost entirely with Coyote Seeds in 2014.  His territory covers the southern part of South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa and he works with over 60 dealers.   Dave graduated from the University of Kentucky with a BS degree in Agronomy/Ag Production.  Before coming to Mustang Seeds he gained valuable experience working in the Coop system.  Dave enjoys working for a family owned business and he feels our service is a huge advantage as we can quickly adjust to the changing needs of our farmers, customers and dealers.

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Coyote Brand Seeds
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Madison, SD 57042

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Featured Crops


Rye is a cold-tolerant grain that geminates in cool soil (34-40° F), making it a major fall-planted cover crop for winter erosion control. The top growth provides soil cover and suppresses weed.

Field Peas

Field peas are used in spring plantings as a source of organic matter and nitrogen.  In late summer, peas can be interseeded with oats to provide ground cover over the winter.

Forage Turnip and Rapeseed

Turnip and rape grow quickly and are good at reducing surface compaction while providing winter cover and fall weed suppression.


Spring-planted oats are used for green manure, while fall-planted oats provide winter-killed ground cover. They are also useful as a nurse crop with legumes, such as hairy vetch and peas, for forage, erosion control and weed suppression.


Buckwheat is a short season annual with a delicate, fibrous root system. Since it establishes quickly, it is useful for weed suppression. It also mellows the soil while improving aggregate stability. It is a scavenger of phosphorus and calcium and mineralizes rock phosphate, making these nutrients available for later crops.

Sundangrass & Sorghum-Sudangrass

Sudangrass and sorghum-sudangrass are midsummer grasses suitable for short, 8-10 week plantings. These crops provide abundant root biomass, which is useful for increasing soil organic matter. Mowing encourages root growth. They suppress root knot nematodes and inhibit weed germination if densely sown.

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