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About Us: The Next Generation of Global Agriculture Starts Here

For more than 60 years, BRANDT has provided trusted advice, innovative solutions and unparalleledservice for growers, producers and farmers around the world.


Take control with a partner that has helped growers prosper since 1953

BRANDT is proud to be known as one of the fastest-growing, family-owned companies in the UnitedStates. Since 1953, the Brandt family and their employees have remained true to a philosophyplanted deep in the company's Midwestern roots and forged by an American Spirit that focuses on acommitment to quality people and quality products.

Whether you grow soybeans or sugar cane, corn or cotton, or pomegranates and pineapple, BRANDTis focused on helping you take control of your bottom line. With more than 250 products, BRANDTis preferred by farmers who grow everything from row crops to fruit to vegetables to turf andornamentals. BRANDT products are sold in 48 U.S. states and 45 countries.

BRANDT offers the products, knowledge and customer service to help make its business partners athome and around the world successful. By taking care of its customers, near and far, BRANDT helpsfamilies, farms and communities ensure a safe, secure supply of fiber, fuel and food.

From small-town beginnings to worldwide markets

For more than 60 years, BRANDT has been helping growers become more profitable. The company'sstraightforward approach to doing business worked in 1953 when Glen Brandt and his sister, EvelynBrandt Thomas, founded the company, and it works today. Their belief in innovation, honesty andfirst-class customer service was a help to local farmers, many of whom were their neighbors, in theirhometown of Pleasant Plains, Illinois. That same philosophy, first learned on the family farm, continuestoday in a thriving business that helps bring success to farmers around the world.

For BRANDT, it all starts with family — first it was a brother and sister — and it's still that way todayas Glen's son, Rick, leads the company and its 400+ employees in bringing the latest advances intechnology and proprietary products to markets across the globe.

A corporate strategy to embrace growth

The BRANDT strategy is an entrepreneurial, long-term approach that begins with the human elementby finding, hiring and retaining the best intellectual talent — simply put, good people make goodcompanies. Continuing to provide superior products to a domestic and worldwide customer base is anintegral part of the strategic plan. Aggressive expansion of the business through acquisitions and thedevelopment of new products remain vital to the long-term strategy for growth and profitability.

Technology and innovation drive modern agriculture

From its humble beginnings in the American heartland to its place as a worldwide leader, BRANDT hasalways been on the cutting edge of technology and innovation, a tradition that puts the company at thecrossroads where high-tech and science meet modern agriculture.

Farming, a way of life commonly passed down from one generation to the next, is not the same pursuityour grandparents knew so well. It now relies on myriad data made up of genetics, chemistry, GPSsystems, crop and soil analysis and much more. BRANDT brings all of these tools to bear for today'sgrowers.

With a team dedicated to discovery and innovation, adopting new technologies is familiar groundat BRANDT. With years of trial data, partnerships with leading universities and a 120-acre researchand development farm, BRANDT works hard to create the knowledge that will distinguish its growersand give them the tools to control their business. BRANDT helps its local growers implement customapproaches to crop management and provides cutting-edge products to worldwide customers all withthe goal of increasing yield and maximizing productivity.

The BRANDT Advantage: Three complementary businesses, designed to help the customer grow

Over the years, BRANDT has evolved its business structure to focus on the holistic needs of the growercommunity. From commodities to specialty products to trusted advice, BRANDT harnesses threecomplementary businesses to help growers around the globe succeed.

Specialty Formulations

BRANDT Specialty Formulations is a manufacturer and leading supplier of specialty inputs for theagriculture, turf, ornamental and lawn and garden markets. It boasts one of the largest portfolios ofmicronutrients and OMRI Listed products available today, and its products are used on some of the mostnotable farms, vineyards, golf courses and sports arenas in the world.

BRANDT products are proudly distributed in 48 states and over 40 countries.

Specialty Formulations is at the forefront of new product development and technologies, which are thelifeblood of BRANDT. Our purpose is to help plants achieve their full genetic potential and to developnew technologies that enhance the sustainability of global agriculture. With the growing demand fororganic and sustainable products, BRANDT is well positioned to be a leading manufacturer and supplier,investing in ongoing research and facilities dedicated to producing organic certified products.

Specialty Formulations products include:

  • Nutrients
  • Adjuvants
  • Crop protection
  • Sustainable products
  • Water treatments
  • Soil amendments
  • The BRANDT brand has enjoyed success on the worldwide market with such products as:
  • BRANDT Manni-Plex®
  • BRANDT Smart System®
  • BRANDT Tritek®
  • BRANDT Sequestar®
  • BRANDT OrganicsTM

Dealer Support

BRANDT's Dealer Support business supplies and markets plant nutrients and other fertilizercommodities through a range of distribution centers. Customers include retail dealers, industrial plantsand other distributors.

Retail Agronomy

From years of experience, partnership with academic researchers and more than 10 years of proprietaryinsights from its own research farms, BRANDT's retail business is designed to help professional farmersbe more profitable by using the latest technologies and implementing the latest innovations inagriculture.

BRANDT currently operates 24 agricultural outlets that provide advice, products and services to farmersworking more than one million acres of Central Illinois farmland. Many of these outlets provide customcrop nutrient formulating and application services on site.

It always comes back to profitability: In addition to supplying products to growers, BRANDT CertifiedCrop Advisors provide professional guidance and crop-input recommendations to help ensure ourgrowers' success. Grower effectiveness is also enhanced by BRANDT's customized computer andGPS systems that are designed to track the most essential data: results versus inputs.

Products and services include:

  • Agronomic advice
  • Crop inputs
  • Crop Protection
  • Nutrients
  • Seed
  • Soil Testing
  • Custom Application
Racing to feed the world

As BRANDT builds its business across the U.S. and around the globe, the company has focused itsmarketing efforts on building the BRANDT brand name, ensuring that it is always associated withcutting-edge products and world-class service. To help spread the word, BRANDT has a uniquesponsorship in NASCAR, America's leading brand of auto racing.

Sponsoring a local driver, Justin Allgaier, BRANDT is leading an initiative to build awareness of thebenefits of the agriculture industry. BRANDT's "ag car" is designed to celebrate the men and womenwho work every day to ensure that the world is fed and fueled. As part of this effort, BRANDT is leadinga partnership of other like-minded ag companies and trade associations.