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BRANDT Co-Founder, Evelyn Brandt Thomas, Celebrates 100th Birthday

Springfield, Illinois (August 25, 2023) – Evelyn Brandt Thomas, co-founder of BRANDT, a leading retailer of professional agronomic services and manufacturer of specialty input products, celebrates her 100th birthday. A century of life and legacy marks a remarkable milestone for Evelyn. It’s a true inspiration and a shining example of her dedication and passion for life, as well as her unwavering commitment to serving others.

Her journey through a century of life is not just a personal achievement but a testament to the remarkable role that the agriculture industry and community involvement has played in keeping her mind sharp and her body resilient.

Evelyn Brandt Thomas has not only witnessed the evolution of farming practices but actively participated in them. Her connection with the land began at an early age on the family farm where her father farmed with horses. Through the decades, she embraced innovations while never losing sight of the fundamental values that have shaped the agricultural landscape.

"I've been blessed with the opportunity to witness firsthand the many evolutions in agriculture and other industries. It’s truly remarkable the advancements in the last 100 years,” said Brandt Thomas. "Working in agriculture isn't just a profession; it's a way of life that keeps you engaged, learning and growing."

As she looks back on a century of memories, challenges, and achievements, Evelyn remains a living embodiment of the profound connection between human health and the land. Her 100th birthday is a celebration not only of her remarkable life but also of the enduring importance of being involved, being present and giving back.

Evelyn's legacy serves as an inspiration to all, reminding us that dedication to a purpose greater than oneself can lead to a life of fulfillment and longevity. As she enters her 100th year, we celebrate Evelyn Brandt Thomas and the countless contributions she has made to the agriculture industry, philanthropic organizations and beyond.

Happy 100th birthday, Evelyn Brandt Thomas.


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.