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BRANDT Bolsters Agronomy Team to Enhance Research and Sales Efforts in the Western USA

Springfield, Illinois (November 13, 2023) – BRANDT, a leading agriculture retailer and manufacturer of specialty agriculture products, has added a new technical agronomist, Raquel Gomez, to the BRANDT Discover and Innovation team. Gomez will focus on product research, education and sales support in California, Arizona, and Nevada.

Gomez is poised to provide invaluable insights and expertise to drive company growth and innovation by supporting the technology-driven BRANDT product portfolio. She will lead product research, support sales efforts, and provide agronomic solutions for customers across a variety of key markets in tree, vine and specialty crops.

“I’m excited to have Raquel on our team,” said Brian Haschemeyer, VP of BRANDT Discovery and Innovation. “She is a person with a lot of knowledge, drive, and enthusiasm for agriculture. Her experience in research on specialty crops in the west is a perfect fit for BRANDT. I have high confidence she will make an immediate impact to the BRANDT team and our customers.”

Raquel earned a MS in Horticulture from Washington State University specializing in tree crop physiology. Gomez’s contributions are anticipated to enrich the understanding of BRANDT’s innovative products on a regional level.

Media Contact: Abby Glazik, Abby.Glazik@BRANDT.co, 217-547-5800


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. 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.