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BRANDT Promotes Kyle McClelland to Seed Sales Manager

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (27 April 2020) – BRANDT, a leading agriculture retailer and manufacturer of specialty agriculture products, has promoted Kyle McClelland to Seed Sales Manager. In his new role, McClelland will lead all seed and related technology efforts for BRANDT Agronomic Services.

McClelland has been vital in building progressive agronomic platforms and growing technology adoption since starting at BRANDT in 2016 as a technical agronomist. A 15 year veteran of the seed industry, McClelland will focus on growth through agronomic technology, data utilization and customer service.

“The entire BRANDT team is what makes us successful. I’m humbled and excited for the opportunity to lead our seed efforts,” said McClelland. “Our team’s dedication to service and focus on the grower’s success is unmatched. I welcome the challenge to assist them with all the tools and resources they need to continue to lead.”

McClelland holds a BS in Crop Sciences from the University of Illinois and is a Certified Crop Advisor.

“Kyle has proven himself as a leader in our organization and always has the grower’s best interest. He epitomizes our positioning as the farmer’s trusted advisor,” said Tim McArdle, EVP and COO of BRANDT Agronomic Services. “He will have the best team in the industry at his side and we are excited at the potential this group will bring.”

McClelland is taking on his new role immediately.


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.