Our Staff

Hello, my name is Ted Griffith and I started working with my great uncle Donald Powell and my father Bill Griffith at Powell Seeds LLC in 1992. I have detasseled seed corn since 1978 when my father joined the family business. Over the years I have seen many changes in farming, the seed industry and our own business. The one thing that has been constant is a great group of customers to work with.

I graduated from Ada High School and The Ohio State University. At Ohio State I studied Agriculture Economics and was a member of the Ohio State marching band.

After college and joining Powell Seeds LLC, I was elected to the Hardin County Soil and Water District Board of Supervisors and the Hardin County Farm Bureau Board of Trustees. In addition I served 9 years on the Ohio State Lima Board of Trustees. I currently am a member of the Liberty National Bank Board of Directors.

I have three children: Tess, TJ and Téa. We are members of the First United Methodist Church of Ada. When there is time I love to play golf.

I truly enjoy farming and agriculture. In addition I have enjoyed the friendships that I have made through the business. I get true satisfaction from helping our customers be successful. To achieve this I am passionate about bringing our customers the best products and service.

Hello, my name is Doug Griffith. I grew up in the family seed business helping with the field work and in the seed plant. I went to Ohio State where I earned a B.S. in Agronomy. From there, I went to the University of Illinois where I completed a master's degree in Agronomy.

After college I embarked on a 27-year career in planting breeding, agronomy, and seed product management with Holden's Foundation Seeds and Monsanto in the States of Iowa, Indiana and Missouri.

I retired in 2017 and my wife and I moved back to Ohio. I came back into the family business and am focused on seed production, selecting new hybrids and varieties, and working with our customers on product selection and agronomic issues.

I am a big Ohio State sports fan and my wife and I like to travel. I enjoy helping our customers select the right seed products for their farm and answering their agronomic questions.


Hello, my name is Bill Griffith. I graduated with a degree in Animal Science from the college of Agriculture at The Ohio State University in 1961. I worked at the Bureau of Markets for the State of Ohio and completed a major in Accounting at OSU in 1965. I became a certified public accountant and joined the accounting firm of Gattner, Highfield, Cutlip and Shoemaker where I worked for 13 years until 1978. At that time, the family moved to Ada and I joined Powell Seeds.

While in Ada, I have served on the Hardin County Farm Bureau Board of Trustees, the Ada School Board and the Liberty National Bank Board of Directors. My wife's name is Phyllis. I have 2 sons, Doug and Ted. We have been members of the United Methodist Church of Ada since 1978.

Hello, my name is Don Spar and I reside in Ada, Ohio with my wife Amy and our 3 children Lorna, Aaron and Isaac. I graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in Agriculture. I have worked for Ada Farmers Exchange, Findlay Implement, Sparks Commercial Tire Company, Ron Fleming Construction and currently farm 200 acres. I have a wealth of knowledge in the Agriculture Industry and have no tilled for 20 years. My community involvement includes Cub Scout Leader for 10 years, Ada Music Boosters and Hardin County Fairboard where I served as President for 3 years.  I will act as Farm Manager in our operation.

Hi, my name is Nancy Motter, Office Administrator for Powell Seeds LLC. My goal is to ensure continuity, a smooth paperwork process and make sure that our customer and employee needs are always met. I truly enjoy meeting our customers and being a part of the Powell Seeds LLC team and family. I grew up on a family farm in Dola and a graduate of Hardin Northern High School. My husband Mark and I have 2 children and 6 grandchildren. In my spare time I enjoy camping, fishing and spending time with family and friends.