BRANDT Hires Senior Agronomist to Support Specialty Formulations Group
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (October 25, 2018) – Brad Walker has joined BRANDT’s Specialty Formulations team as a senior agronomist reporting to Brian Haschemeyer, Director of Discovery and Innovation. Brad will be based in Windsor, CO.
Brad has more than 26 years of crop consulting experience and served as director of research and agronomy for Centennial Ag Supply before joining BRANDT. His primary responsibilities in this new position will include technical training, education, development and technical sales support for the company’s nutrition, sustainable and adjuvant product lines. He will also oversee field trials that support new product development, sales and marketing efforts.
“We are thrilled that Brad has joined the BRANDT Discovery and Innovation team,” said Haschemeyer. “He is a seasoned technical professional with deep agronomic experience who will bring a tremendous amount of value to our customers.”
Brad is a Certified Crop Advisor and an expert in soil fertility, nutrient management, insect and disease management and irrigation. He is a member of the American Society of Agronomy, National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants, and Independent Agricultural Consultants of Colorado. He holds a B.S. degree in Soil Science from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
A leading agricultural company, BRANDT consists of three divisions—Specialty Formulations, Retail Agronomy and Dealer Support—serving 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 maximum return while building a stronger, healthier and more abundant food supply.