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BRANDT Joins The Fertilizer Institute

Tampa, Florida (May 15, 2023) – BRANDT, a leading retailer of professional agronomic services and manufacturer of specialty Ag input products, has joined The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) as a member. TFI is the leading voice of the fertilizer industry, representing companies involved in the production, distribution and sale of fertilizer products.

As a member of TFI, BRANDT will have access to research, policy analysis and advocacy efforts focused on advancing the interests of the fertilizer industry. TFI promotes the safe and sustainable use of fertilizer products, fostering economic growth in the agriculture sector.

"We are thrilled to welcome BRANDT as a new member of TFI," said Corey Rosenbusch, President and CEO of TFI. "Their dedication to innovation and sustainability aligns with our mission to promote the responsible use of fertilizer products and support the growth of the agriculture industry. We look forward to working together to advance our shared goals."

BRANDT has a long history of providing high-quality crop inputs and services to growers around the world. Their focus on research and development has resulted in a wide range of innovative products and practices that help growers maximize yield and quality while minimizing environmental impact.

“TFI is the leading advocacy organization for the fertilizer industry; TFI plays a vital role in shaping policy, defining standards and ensuring our freedom to operate every day,” said Rick Brandt, President and CEO of BRANDT. “As we celebrate our platinum anniversary this year, we’re proud to join Corey and the TFI team as we all work together to ensure there’s a positive Ag environment for our next 70 years.”

As part of its mission to represent, promote and protect the fertilizer industry, TFI recently announced the formation of the FERT Foundation, focused on helping educate students on the value of plant nutrition, train the next generation of industry employees and conduct primary industry research.

BRANDT joins TradeMark Nitrogen, a Tampa-based sister company owned by Rick Brandt, as a member of TFI.


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.