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For 60 years, Brandt has delivered a common theme: control. Today we offer growers around the world unlimited opportunity by supplying new technologies and innovative processes that help bring greater control against the uncertainties of nature. Through three complementary businesses focused on the global agriculture market, we strive every day to make growers more profitable and the world’s food supply more secure.
  

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BRANDT HIRES CORPORATE COUNSEL

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (January 25, 2016) – BRANDT has hired Emily Cour as Corporate Counsel, reporting to Lee Allen, EVP & Corporate General Counsel. Read More >

BRANDT Releases 2015 Research Farm Results Book

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (January 20, 2016) – BRANDT is proud to present the 2015 results from our Illinois Research and Development Farms in Pleasant Plains and Lexington. On both research farms, the BRANDT team examines farming practices and products in a real-world farm setting. The results from these trials are implemented to assist our customers to maximize production and profitability. Read More >

BRANDT HIRES DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT FOR SPECIALTY FORMULATIONS

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (January 18, 2016) – BRANDT has named John Guglielmi as director of business development for the company’s Specialty Formulations division. Guglielmi will report to Bill Engel, Executive Vice President and GM of the Specialty Formulations Division. Read More >

BRANDT to Sponsor Tractor in Premier Pulling Series

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (January 13, 2016) – BRANDT®, a leading agriculture retailer and manufacturer of agricultural specialty products, will be the primary sponsor of Bret Berg in the National Tractor Pullers Association mini-modified series. Read More >

BRANDT’S BRIAN HASCHEMEYER NAMED ONE OF AGRICULTURE’S 40 UNDER 40

Brian has long been a key member of our Discovery and Innovation Team, working on a wide range of products to improve plant health. We are thrilled to put him in a management role to help set direction for the division,” said Dr. Julian Smith, Director of Discovery and Innovation at BRANDT® Read More >

BRANDT AGRONOMY MANAGER DISCUSSES THE ROLE OF FLUID FERTILIZERS AND MICRONUTRIENTS IN CROP PRODUCTION

December 7, 2015 (Louisville, KY) – BRANDT Director of Agronomic Services, Vatren Jurin, will be making two presentations at the 2015 Fluid Fertilizer Technology Workshop this week. The conference takes place December 8-9 in Louisville, KY and is targeted to agronomists, consultants, dealers, distributors and manufacturers.

BEIJING XINHEFENG AGROCHEMICALS CO., LTD. TO DISTRIBUTE BRANDT® TRITEK IN CHINA



FRESNO, California (November 2015) -- BRANDT has granted exclusive distribution rights for its advanced horticultural oil, Tritek, in China to the company's strategic partner Beijing Xinhefeng Agrochemicals Co., Ltd. (XHF). Key personnel and customers from XHF visited BRANDT Fresno to inspect the manufacturing facilities and undergo product training. Beijing-based XHF already distributes BRANDT's proprietary foliar micronutrient line Manni-Plex.

BRANDT® TO COMPETE FOR 2016 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP



BRANDT and hometown driver, Justin Allgaier, join JR Motorsports on NXS 7

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (October 28, 2015) – BRANDT, a leading agriculture retailer and manufacturer of agricultural specialty products, will join JR Motorsports with driver, Justin Allgaier, for the 2016 NASCAR Xfinity (NXS) Series season. Allgaier will pilot the No. 7 for the entire season, competing for the series championship with BRANDT as the primary sponsor for 18 of 33 races. Read More >

DR. RAMON GEORGIS DISCUSSES BIOPESTICIDE DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL WITH FARM CHEMICAL INTERNATIONAL

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (October, 2015) – Ramon Georgis, director of international business with Brandt – which he calls the top U.S. player in terms of variety of biopesticide offerings – says distributors have become increasingly attuned to biopesticide companies’ products that have grown leaps and bounds in quality, consistency, and formulation ease and application. Read More >

BRANDT'S HASCHEMEYER PROMOTED TO DIVISION-WIDE LEADERSHIP ROLE

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (October 7, 2015) – Brian Haschemeyer has been promoted to Manager of Chemistry and Laboratory Services for BRANDT’s Specialty Formulations division. This new role at BRANDT, a leading manufacturer of specialty products for the agriculture and turf markets, grants Haschemeyer critical division- wide responsibilities, including all formulations development and laboratory services. Read More >

BRANDT'S DR. RAMON GEORGIS DISCUSSES MICRONUTRIENTS WITH FARM CHEMICAL INTERNATIONAL

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (October, 2015) – Growers are always looking for an edge, something to give them a healthier plant that better fights insects and disease while offering a greater yield. Micronutrients and biostimulants can provide that boost. Good fertilizer and pesticide programs can get you most of the way there, says Ramon Georgis, Director International Business for Brandt, maybe to seven on the scale of one to 10 of a plant’s genetic capability to deliver quality fruit and maximize yield. “Bridging that gap comes from a product like micronutrients,” Georgis says. Read More >

DIRECTOR NELSON NAMES 2015 AG AMBASSADOR



New program designed to help promote Illinois Agriculture


SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (August 6, 2015) – Springfield, IL – Director Philip Nelson announced today Evelyn Brandt-Thomas and Glen Brandt, of Springfield will serve as the state’s inaugural Ag Ambassadors. Read More >

BRANDT ACQUIRES MAJORITY INTEREST IN BRAZILIAN COMPANY



Transaction Results in BRANDT's First International Manufacturing Facility


SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (July 8, 2015) – BRANDT, a leading manufacturer of agricultural specialty products, has acquired a majority interest in Target Brasil Fertilizantes Ltda. through its Brazilian subsidiary. Target Brasil manufactures, distributes and sells specialty Ag products throughout Brazil. Read More >

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BRANDT TO BEGIN MARKETING TO PEST CONTROL OPERATOR SEGMENT

Dr. Mohamed Rachadi Joins BRANDT as PCO Business Manager

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (July 6, 2015) – BRANDT, a leading manufacturer of specialty products for the agriculture and turf markets, announced that Dr. Mohammed Rachadi has joined BRANDT’s Specialty Formulations team as PCO Business Manager. Read More >

BRANDT ADDS REGIONAL AGRONOMIST TO SPECIALTY FORMULATIONS TEAM

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (June 10, 2015) – BRANDT, a leading manufacturer of specialty products for the agriculture and turf markets, announced that Becky Dobbins has joined BRANDT’s Specialty Formulations team as a Regional Agronomist. Read More >

BRANDT NAMED PREFERRED VENDOR FOR THE GREEN GRASS GOLF GROUP

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (June 1, 2015) – BRANDT, a leading manufacturer of specialty products for the turf and agriculture markets, has been added to The Green Grass Golf Group’s (TGGGG) list of preferred agronomy vendors. Read more >

REMEMBERING PAM GAINES

Springfield, Illinois (May 11, 2015) – Pam Gaines, a 16-year member of the BRANDT family and accounting database administrator, passed away early this morning after an extended fight with cancer. Pam was a key part of the day-to-day operations of BRANDT's Retail Agronomy Division and her leadership will be missed. A wife, mother and grandmother, Pam was dedicated to her family and we offer them our sincerest sympathy. For service information, see more at Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home.

ILLINOIS SUCCEEDS WHEN OUR FARMERS SUCCEED



State Senator Sam McCann (R-Carlinville), Farmer Tim Seifert and BRANDT Agronomist Ed Corrigan discuss the challenges farmers face year-to-year in Illinois' number one industry and the relationship with state government.

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DORADO NATURAL TO DISTRIBUTE PRODUCTS IN TURKEY


Cagatay Tulunay (Deputy Director, Dorado), Ufuk Ozturk (CEO & Founder, Dorado), Christine Bassaber (Senior Business Manager of Europe, Turkey and Africa, BRANDT), Didier Bassaber (Manager of North Africa, Middle East, BRANDT) and Emre Erbas (Turkey Business Manager, BRANDT) at the Dorado-BRANDT launch event.

Springfield, Illinois (April 16, 2015) – BRANDT, a leading manufacturer of agricultural specialty products, announced today that Dorado Natural will distribute BRANDT’s products in Turkey. Taking on a portfolio of 17 BRANDT agricultural products, Dorado will feature BRANDT’s advanced foliar micronutrients, steric chemistries and proprietary humic acid products. Read more >

BRANDT SPONSORS CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSE ON ORGANIC/SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION

Springfield, Illinois (April 17, 2015) – BRANDT, a leading manufacturer of agricultural specialty products, is the exclusive sponsor of the new Western Farm Press online continuing education course “Organic/Sustainable Agriculture Production” for California licensed agricultural professionals. Read more >

BRANDT® ADDS ZONIX™ BIOFUNGICIDE TO SUSTAINABLE PORTFOLIO

Springfield, Illinois (April 16, 2015) – BRANDT, a leading manufacturer of agricultural specialty products, has added Zonix™ biofungicide to its rapidly expanding line of organic and sustainable products. Read more >

BRANDT OPENS BEIJING OFFICE, SIGNS TWO CHINESE DISTRIBUTORS

Springfield, Illinois (April 13, 2015) – BRANDT, a leading manufacturer of agricultural specialty products, is expanding in Asia by establishing its Chinese office in Beijing and signing two distributors to carry its advanced, high-performance foliar micronutrient products. Read more >

BRANDT HONORED FOR SUPPORTING VALLEY'S GOLD



Fresno, California (March 19, 2015) – On behalf of all 500 BRANDT employees, Karl Barnhart, BRANDT Chief Marketing Officer, accepts the ValleyPBS Champion of the Year award. BRANDT was honored, along with Gar Tootelian and the Meyers Water Bank & Wildlife Project, for outstanding contributions to Ag programming and education. New episodes of Valley’s Gold air every Wednesday at 7 Pacific on ValleyPBS or online at http://valleypbs.org/valleysgold.

LOCAL RACER CHALLENGES THE WORLD'S BEST



Overcoming immense odds, Riverton native Justin Allgaier is competing—and succeeding—at professional sport’s highest level

Springfield, Illinois (March 24, 2015) – Quietly, Justin Allgaier is starting to make some noise in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. A lot of noise. In front of a sell-out crowd Sunday at Auto Club Speedway in California, the Riverton, IL native scored his best career finish in NASCAR’s toughest series, notching a 12th place finish while carrying the colors of local sponsor, BRANDT. Read More >

BRANDT HOSTS ILLINOIS' NATIONAL AG DAY EVENT



Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and Illinois Director of Agriculture Philip Nelson present the Brandt family with an Ag Day Proclamation as BRANDT and the Illinois agriculture community celebrate National Ag Day.

Springfield, Illinois (March 18, 2015) – The Illinois agriculture community gathered at BRANDT global headquarters to celebrate National Ag Day behind this year's theme Sustaining Future Generations. An estimated 200 Ag professionals, FFA members and distinguished guests joined Governor Bruce Rauner and Director Philip Nelson in honoring the agriculture industry and celebrating the abundance provided by American farmers. Read More >

BRANDT® AND THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TEAM UP FOR NATIONAL AG DAY

IL Agriculture Director Philip Nelson will join BRANDT, local agri-businesses and commodity groups to celebrate National Ag Day and the focus on the 2015 theme "Sustaining Future Generations"

Springfield, Illinois (March 13, 2015) – National Ag Day is celebrated each March as a way to recognize producers, agriculture associations, corporations, universities, government agencies, and countless others across the nation for their contribution to all of what agriculture has to offer. On March 18, Illinois agri-businesses, commodity groups, industry associations and media will converge at BRANDT's global office in Springfield, IL to recognize National Ag Day. BRANDT, a multi-generation, family Illinois agri-business has grown from a single location in Pleasant Plains, IL into a globally recognized agriculture brand.

This year's theme is Agriculture: Sustaining Future Generations. Illinois has a strong, rich tradition of agriculture and those roots come from the many generations of farmers and ag producers. In Illinois, the family farm has been passed down from generation to generation, as proof with the more than 9200 registered centennial farms. On March, 18th, we honor those farmers who are sustaining future generations by feeding, fueling and clothing the world.

BRANDT WELCOMES COTE D'IVOIRE AMBASSADOR TO SPRINGFIELD



Rick Brandt and Team welcome H.E. Daouda Diabate (third from left), the current Ambassador of Cote d'Ivoire to the United States, to the BRANDT Headquarters in Springfield.

Springfield, Illinois (March 10, 2015) – As part of its ongoing efforts to diversify internationally, BRANDT welcomed H.E. Daouda Diabate, the current Ambassador of Cote d'Ivoire to the United States, to the BRANDT Headquarters in Springfield to discuss opportunities in the of Cote d'Ivoire.

"We very much enjoyed meeting Ambassador Diabate," said Rick Brandt, President & CEO of BRANDT. "Cote d'Ivoire is a key agricultural market in Africa and the Ambassador brought interesting ideas about how we can work together to jumpstart our business in his country. I want to thank the Ambassador for his visit."

BRANDT currently sells plant nutrition products, particularly targeted to cocoa, in Cote d'Ivoire. Cote d'Ivoire is the world's leading cocoa producer.

BRANDT AND PALUDO WIN SEASON OPENER



Curitiba, Brazil (March 7, 2015) – Miguel Paludo piloted the No. 32 BRANDT do Brasil Porsche to victory in the Brasil Porsche GT3 Series season opener at Autodromo Internacional de Curitiba. The two-time champion worked his way through the field from a 7th starting position. In the closing laps Paludo was able to overtake the No. 00 and hold on to take the checkers.

BRANDT® TO RACE IN BRAZIL PORSCHE CUP

BRANDT do Brasil Sponsors Porsche Cup Champion, Miguel Paludo, to Increase Marketing Presence in Brazil

Springfield, Illinois (March 2, 2015) – BRANDT, the professional agriculture company, is sponsoring its first race in an international motorsports series to grow brand awareness in Brazil. Read more >

BRANDT RELEASES 2014 RESULTS FROM RESEARCH FARMS

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (January 15, 2015) – BRANDT is proud to present the 2014 results from our Illinois Research and Development farms in Pleasant Plains and Lexington. This marks the tenth year for the farm at Pleasant Plains and the third for Lexington. The results from these trials have been implemented by our BRANDT locations to assist our customers in maximizing production and profitability. Click here to view the results >

BRANDT® PROFESSIONAL AGRICULTURE® READY FOR THE 2015 NASCAR SEASON

BRANDT® to be primary sponsor of hometown driver in NASCAR's top series

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (January 12, 2015) – BRANDT®, a leading agriculture retailer and manufacturer of agricultural specialty products, announced today they will return as a primary sponsor of the No. 51 driven by Justin Allgaier in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. BRANDT will be the primary sponsor for 21 races over the 2015 season. Read more >

BRANDT RETURNS TO SPONSOR AG-THEMED SERIES ON PBS

ValleyPBS and Fresno County Farm Bureau Welcome BRANDT To Season Three of Valley's Gold

Springfield, Illinois (5 January 2015) – BRANDT, a global agriculture company with significant operations in Fresno, CA, is returning as a production sponsor for season three of Valley’s Gold, a weekly series on agriculture-related topics produced by ValleyPBS and the Fresno County Farm Bureau. Read more >