About Thomas Ag Services



The Story

Thomas Ag Services was founded in Oregon's Willamette Valley in 2010 by Mike Thomas. He saw a need to provide a variety of services to all sectors of the turf and forage seed industry - seed production, marketing, procurement, agronomic consulting, etc. A large portion of the industry's supply chain consists of small companies - farmer producers, plant breeders, production companies, distributors, retailers, etc. Most of these companies scattered around the country have no more than a couple dozen employees, and although they often need assistance in one or more areas of their business, they can't justify hiring more full-time people.

Furthermore, larger companies have increasingly realized they are better off outsourcing services to experts. Mike, therefore, formed a service/consulting group that affordably provides these various services to both small and larger businesses. As the company has developed, Thomas Ag Services has expanded its services to include other segments of the agriculture industry and beyond.

Thomas Ag Services Management

Mike Thomas

Specialties: Seed Production, Seed Procurement/Sales, Business Development

A Graduate of Oregon State University, with a B.S. in Ag Economics, Mike has lived and worked in the mid-Willamette Valley his entire life, and he has spent more than 20 years in the grass seed industry.  Mike began his career on a local seed farm operating equipment and a grass seed warehouse. While in college, he worked as a technician for a USDA grass seed breeding program.

After graduation he was production manager of Barenbrug USA, an international seed company. He was then a general manager and part owner of Lewis Seed Company for 10 years before leaving and starting Thomas Ag Services in 2009. Mike has served in the seed industry as president of the Oregon Seed Council and a board member of the Oregon Seed Trade Association.

Bill Gallagher

Specialties: Seed Production, Seed Procurement/Sales, Business Development

Bill has called the Willamette Valley home and has been involved in the grass seed industry for more than 20 years. Bill has held previous positions while in the grass seed industry and has been involved with multimillion pound contract production programs of proprietary cool-season turf varieties, purchasing and logistics involving a large and diverse producer base. Bill has knowledge of various production areas including the Willamette Valley, Central and Eastern Oregon, the Washington Columbia Basin and Northwest Washington State. 

Bill graduated from Washington State University with a B.S. in Agronomy.

Chris Eubanks

Specialties: Marketing, Agronomy, Business Development

Chris was raised on a poultry and cow/calf operation in western Arkansas. Following graduation from the University of Arkansas, Chris worked as the communications director for the Whitetail Institute of North America (food plot company) and was concurrently the editor-in-chief of several national fishing magazines, managing a full editorial and design staff. He was then hired by the seed and chemical division of Land O'Lakes as a sales manager and agronomist, with a specialty in forage agronomy. During that time he also created and implemented many of the marketing campaigns for their turf/forage/food plot seed division.

Chris later became a full-time consultant, offering marketing and agronomic support for numerous seed companies. He joined the Thomas Ag Services team in 2013 to manage marketing services and provide agronomy support for the company's growing client base. Chris has developed forage, food plot, cover crop and turf seed portfolios for distributors; developed regional and national marketing campaigns; created and managed magazines and newsletters; built websites for many seed companies and other businesses; and provides forage/turf consulting around the country to both farmers and seed distributors.