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BRANDT Adds Veteran Technical Agronomist


SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (August 29, 2016) – Kyle McClelland, a veteran Illinois agronomist, has joined BRANDT’s agronomy team as a technical agronomist.

McClelland will report to Tim McArdle, EVP and general manager of BRANDT’s retail division. He will be based in the company’s Springfield, IL headquarters, working across BRANDT’s 23 retail locations.

“This is a significant hire for BRANDT,” said McArdle. “And I’m excited that Kyle is joining our team.”

McClelland was most recently an account manager with Pioneer Hi-Bred, serving Adams, Pike and Brown counties. He is a 2005 honors graduate of the University of Illinois with majors in crop science and agribusiness.

“Working with Ed Corrigan, Dan Froelich and Jacob Winans, Kyle bolsters one of the premier agronomy teams in the industry,” noted McArdle. “These guys are out in the fields, working with our customers, our plant managers and our field advisors to provide the trusted advice that has always been the hallmark of BRANDT.”


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.