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BRANDT Adds Technical Agronomist, Bolsters Retail Advisory Services

Research agronomist will bring experience & insights to BRANDT Agronomic Services customers

Springfield, Illinois (April 19, 2021) – BRANDT, a leading retailer of professional agronomic services and manufacturer of specialty input products, is pleased to announce Brian Dintelmann has joined BRANDT as a technical agronomist supporting the company’s agriculture retail locations in central Illinois and Iowa.

Dintelmann, a Belleville, Illinois native, comes to BRANDT after two years as Senior Research Associate at the University of Missouri. His extensive agronomic background, effective communication abilities and customer service skills will be invaluable for BRANDT’s customer base.

“Brian is an impressive agronomist that has a clear focus to help farmers succeed,” said Kyle McClelland, BRANDT Seed and Technical Agronomy Manager. “He will be a tremendous asset to our BRANDT team and our customers here in central Illinois.”

Brian holds a Masters of Science in Plant, Insect and Microbial Sciences; Crop, Soil, and Pest Management/Weed Science from the University of Missouri. He moved to Columbia after earning a BS in Agriculture, Agronomy from Murray State University.

“BRANDT puts a dedicated emphasis on agronomic recommendations as a differentiator in the retail space. It’s a key way they bring value to their customers,” said Dintelmann. “And they aren’t afraid to push the boundaries of production agriculture with new products and new techniques. That’s something exciting to be a part of.”


A leading agricultural company, BRANDT serves 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 return while building a stronger, healthier and more abundant food supply.