Brandt, a leading retailer of professional agronomic services in Illinois, announced that it has acquired a retail agronomy location in Waverly, IL. Founded in 2004, Lemon Ag Services, Inc. will become part of the Brandt organization, strengthening the company’s commitment to Central Illinois.
The acquisition of Lemon Ag fits Brandt’s aggressive corporate strategy of providing superior agronomic advice and services for customers in central Illinois. The combined company has 25 retail locations throughout central Illinois, serving over one million acres of production farmland. Brandt offers a broad range of products and services, including plant nutrients, crop protection products, precision Ag, seeds and custom application.
“Lemon Ag comes to us with a 10-year reputation of impeccable service,” said Rick Brandt, CEO & president of Brandt. “Lemon has always been a customer-driven company with high-integrity employees who thrive when faced with big goals. That’s exactly what we look for as we continue to expand.”
Lemon Ag will be integrated into Brandt’s Retail Agronomy division, under the leadership of chief operating officer and executive vice president Tim McArdle.
Mike Lemon, founder of Lemon Ag Services, will remain with Brandt as the plant manager, providing strategic operations management and key account leadership.
A leading agricultural company Brandt consists of three divisions—Specialty Formulations, Retail Agronomy and Dealer Support—serving growers around the globe. Founded in 1953 by Glen Brandt and his sister Evelyn Brandt Thomas to help Illinois farmers adopt new and profitable technologies, the company has experienced aggressive growth under the leadership of President and CEO Rick Brandt. Innovation, technology and strong customer service are a few of the core beliefs that drive Brandt today. Brandt’s focus is providing the products and services that give growers the best opportunity for maximum return while building a stronger, healthier and more abundant food supply.