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BRANDT PART OF RECORD-SETTING YIELD

BRANDT specialty products used on Georgia soybeans to set record yields

Springfield, Illinois (November 26, 2014) – Working through Southern States, BRANDT products were used on farmer Randy Dowdy’s soybeans to establish a new yield benchmark in Georgia, producing more than 100 bushels per acre and smashing the previous Georgia record of 82 bushels.

In combination with progressive farming practices, BRANDT Smart Trio® and BRANDT Manni-Plex® B-Moly advanced foliars were part of the nutritional mix that produced 108 and 110 bushels per acre in two plots. Georgia’s soybean yield average is in the mid- to upper 30s; irrigated fields are in the 70s. Read more >

REMEMBERING PAT SCHADDEL

(Thursday, November 6) BRANDT and the agriculture industry lost a great young leader today. Pat Schaddel, 48, was the manager of the Technical Support Division at BRANDT. Over his 18 years at BRANDT, Pat kept the company on the cutting edge of technology and public policy, while serving many industry associations in various leadership roles. We offer our sincerest sympathy to his wife Rachel and his three children. Pat will be deeply missed by all. For service information, see more at: Butler Funeral Home

BRANDT AGAIN NAMED TO INC. MAGAZINE'S LIST OF AMERICA'S FASTEST-GROWING PRIVATE COMPANIES

Springfield, Illinois (August 25, 2014) – For the fifth time, BRANDT has been named to Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list provides a comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs.

“I am incredibly proud that our team once again made Inc. magazine’s exclusive list,” said Rick Brandt, President and CEO of BRANDT. “My father and my aunt founded this company 61 years ago to help farmers achieve better yields and increase profitability. Thanks to hard-working members of the extended BRANDT family, we continue to do that every day and have built a vibrant, growing company as a result.” Read more >

BRANDT SIBLINGS NAMED ILLINOISANS OF THE DAY AT STATE FAIR

Springfield, Illinois (August 12, 2014) – BRANDT founders Glen Brandt and Evelyn Brandt Thomas (pictured above) were named Illinoisans of the Day at the Illinois State Fair. Evelyn accepted the award on behalf of the siblings at the Illinois Ag Luncheon from Secretary of Agriculture Robert Flider and hall of fame broadcaster Orion Samuelson. Later that evening, BRANDT was part of the winning bid, along with CME Group, for the Lincoln Land Grand Champion Barrow at the Governor’s Sale of Champions for a record $53,000.

BRANDT ACQUIRES RETAIL AGRONOMY COMPANY

Lemon Ag Services, Inc. to be integrated into BRANDT Retail Agronomy division

Springfield, Illinois (August 4, 2014) – BRANDT, a leading retailer of professional agronomic services in Illinois, announced today 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.

"As a family company, we welcome the Lemon Ag employees to the BRANDT family," said Rick Brandt, CEO & President of BRANDT. "With the caliber of people who are joining us, we will truly be a stronger company with our combined resources." Read more >

BRANDT ADDS CORPORATE GENERAL COUNSEL

Allen Bolsters BRANDT Executive Management Team as Corporate General Counsel

Springfield, Illinois (July 28, 2014) – BRANDT, a global agriculture company headquartered in Springfield, announced that R. Lee Allen has joined the company as Corporate General Counsel effective August 1.

Based in Springfield and reporting to Rick Brandt, BRANDT CEO & President, Allen’s primary focus will be on providing legal counsel and strategic advice for all aspects of the business. He was most recently a partner at Sorling Northrup of Springfield.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to have Lee join our senior management team,” said Rick Brandt. “He’s a fine strategic thinker, a terrific negotiator and an excellent leader. He’ll provide additional depth to our senior management team and help make BRANDT a stronger company going forward.” Read more >

BRANDT SPONSORS AG-THEMED SERIES ON PBS

ValleyPBS and Fresno County Farm Bureau Welcome BRANDT to Season Two of Valley’s Gold

Springfield, Illinois (July 15, 2014) – BRANDT, a global agriculture company with significant operations in Fresno, CA, has signed on to be a production sponsor for Season Two of Valley’s Gold, a weekly series on agriculture-related topics produced by ValleyPBS and the Fresno County Farm Bureau. With 13 episodes, Valley’s Gold will air on ValleyPBS through mid-September on Wednesdays at 7pm with encore airings on Saturday at 6:30pm and Sunday at 10:30am. The season will re-air in its entirety through the end of the year. Read more >

BRANDT MARKETING DIRECTOR NAMED TO SPRINGFIELD FORTY UNDER 40

Chandra Roberts Recognized by Springfield Business Journal for Business Contributions

Springfield, Illinois (July 8, 2014) – The Springfield Business Journal today named Chandra Roberts to its 2014 Forty Under 40. Roberts is marketing director for BRANDT’s Specialty Formulations division.

“We are all incredibly proud of Chandra,” said Rick Brandt, President & CEO of BRANDT. “She’s the kind of young leader that helps make BRANDT such a special place.” Read more >

BRANDT PRESENTS AT CHINA WSF CONFERENCE IN BEIJING


Lisa Fan Hui presents BRANDT Smart System at the China International Water Soluble Fertilizer Conference & Exhibition in Beijing.
Beijing, China (19 June 2014) – Today, BRANDT, a leading manufacturer of agricultural specialty products, led a technical presentation at the fifth China International Water Soluble Fertilizer Conference and Exhibition in Beijing. Lisa Fan Hui, BRANDT Technical Sales Manager, China, presented BRANDT Smart System and Manni-Plex technology. BRANDT products were launched in China in 2006.

The conference was organized by the China National Chemical Information Center, an official institute on plant nutrition. More than 400 people from over 20 countries attended, including manufactures, raw materials suppliers, traders, distributors, farmers, researchers and government officials.

BRANDT RELEASES TANK PRO™ APP FOR IOS 7.0

New App Allows Growers and Applicators to Check BRANDT Smart System Compatibility

Springfield, Illinois (June 17, 2014) – BRANDT, a leading manufacturer of agricultural specialty products, has launched its first app, BRANDT Tank Pro™, which is now available for download from the iTunes store.

BRANDT Tank Pro was developed to help growers and agricultural applicators check product compatibility before making critical purchase and application decisions. It focuses specifically on the compatibility of post-emergent herbicides and BRANDT SMART SYSTEM® foliar micronutrients. The app prompts users to select a herbicide and a BRANDT SMART SYSTEM formulation. The app then indicates whether it is safe to proceed with the tank mix, whether to mix with caution or whether to perform additional jar tests. Read more >

BRANDT INCREASES PRODUCT MANAGEMENT IN FRESNO OFFICE

Springfield, Illinois (June 1, 2014) –BRANDT, a leading manufacturer of agricultural specialty products, announced that David Bower has joined the company as Product Manager for the Specialty Formulations group.

Based in Fresno and reporting to Rodger Younker, Specialty Formulations National Sales Director, Bower’s primary focus will be on building out BRANDT’s industry-leading adjuvant portfolio which includes surfactants, wetting agents and colorants. Read more >